Ticketed event: $35.00
Coordinated by the ASEE Community Engagement Division and the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center (aka Bennion Center) at the University of Utah, this project will give ASEE participants the opportunity to get an educational experience related to community engagement in addition to providing service to our host city.
Participants can volunteer for one of three project options to volunteer alongside students at the University of Utah. You can learn about and select the project option of your choice through the Bennion Center’s registration page: https://bennioncenter.org/forms/summer-saturday-service.php
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GREET THE STARS! New Members and First-time Attendees Lunch
You must have a ticket to attend this event.
Seating is limited, tickets are available on a first come first serve basis
Are you a New Member or a First-Time Attendee? Join your friends, colleagues, and the ASEE Board of Directors at this special luncheon.
We will discuss an overview of the ASEE Annual Conference and benefits of membership.
Anyone who joined ASEE for the first time since January 1, 2018 and/or is a First-time Annual Conference Attendee is eligible to attend.
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This 90-minute session offers an opportunity for engineering and engineering technology chairs and department heads to have open discussions, exchange ideas, talk through challenges, and build working relationships. The session will be a combination of structured and unstructured discussions. This session is only open to engineering and engineering technology chairs and department heads.
Challenging Scenarios Discussion: The majority of the session will revolve around a "challenging scenarios" exercise, where real scenarios that chairs have experienced will be discussed and considered by those in attendance. You can share your scenario anonymously here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WYXBXV
One of our most popular events!
The Division Mixer kicks off the conference with music, drinks, food, and colleagues. This event is both a networking opportunity and a chance for divisions to showcase and promote themselves to prospective members. Tables staffed by participating divisions may feature contests and prize giveaways.
This event is complimentary for all attendees.
Free ticketed event
A hands-on data-gathering/sharing session on educational improvement, innovation, and reform.
Free ticketed event
[Ticketed registrants will be admitted first—others welcome at the door on a seat-available basis]
For this year’s Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting, participants will be given an opportunity to share their experiences in transforming engineering education, while also contributing directly to a National Science Foundation-sponsored study on this topic. Unlike medicine, the engineering profession establishes new standards for engineering education through a distributed system of governance that mirrors the distributed structure of the profession. At the same time, many of us pursue educational innovation, continuous improvement, and unique institutional solutions in ways that maintain a productive tension with efforts to set common standards in engineering education.
During this 90-minute interactive session, everyone will have an opportunity to participate in one of seven public conversations on the general topic:
1. In what ways do the basic structure of the engineering profession and U.S. higher education impact engineering education reform initiatives?
2. How do we make change happen? What are the actual strategies and practices that we use to bring about educational improvement and transformation?
3. To what extent do our epistemic habits as engineers shape our educational programs, standards, and the assessment tools we use to evaluate our programs?
4. Are we fully cognizant of the social and historical contexts within which we operate? Would greater awareness of context allow us to design more effective educational programs and curricula?
5. What are the major drivers for change? What causes us to become dissatisfied with what (and how) we teach, and how is this translated into action?
6. What are the mechanisms, both formal and informal, through which we coordinate engineering education at the national and disciplinary level, including but not limited to new accreditation standards and new visions for the profession?
7. To what extent does institutional diversity compel us to go in different directions? In what ways do institutional type, rank, and forms of support; our student demographics; and regional industrial needs force us to carve out unique solutions to the challenges of engineering education? Again, how does this vary by institution?
Participants will first be randomly assigned to one of seven breakout groups, although all participants will be given the option to shift to their topic of choice. Conversations will be managed by a facilitator, and structured through a set of subsidiary questions stemming from the main question. A designated scribe will assemble a record of each conversation, and report out on the group’s findings during the final 30 minutes. The results of the conversation will be publicly posted, with further opportunity for participants and those not attending the event to amend their comments and to add to the conversation following the event.
We invite members from all ASEE divisions to join us for this event.
Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting Planning Committee
Atsushi Akera (LEES)
Alan Cheville (ERM, TELPhE)
John Estell (First-Year Programs)
Mary Frank (Architectural Engineering)
Steve Frezza (TELPhE)
Susannah Howe (DEED)
Timothy Kennedy (Community Engagement)
Elien Lane (ECCD)
Jim Lewis (CoED)
Deanna Matthews (E&PP)
Russ Meier (ECE)
Mani Mina (TELPhE)
Daniel Oerther (E&PP)
Rick Olson (Industrial Engineering)
Gurlovleen Rathore (Student Division)
Beena Sukumaran (WIED)
Joe Tranquillo (Biomedical)
Julia Williams (LEES)
For those interested in: Academia-Industry Connections, Advocacy and Policy, Broadening Participation in Engineering and Engineering Technology, K-12, and New Members
Dr. Akera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer, and does research on the history of engineering education reform. He is author of /Calculating a Natural World: Scientists, Engineers, and Computers during the Rise of U.S. Cold War Research (2006) form MIT Press. He also serves as the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Interdivisional Cooperation.
Dr. Riley is the Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, and has served as Program Director for Engineering Education at NSF. She is the author of two books, /Engineering and Social Justice/ and /Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems/, both published by Morgan and Claypool. She is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Dr. Cheville is Department Chair and the T. Jefferson Miers Chair in Electrical Engineering at Bucknell University. Active in engineering as well as engineering education research, he conducts work on Optoelectronically generated THz spectroscopy and imaging, and the study of engineering education systems and learning environments. He has served as the NSF Program Director for Engineering Education Education (2010-2012), and holds the NSF Director's Award for Program Management Excellence (2012).
Dr. Karlin is Research Professor at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. She holds a PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and does extensive research in engineering education in the areas of student development, faculty development, organizational development, operational excellence, and regional economic development.
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Looking for people to run or walk outdoors with? Don’t know the local scene?
Meet up with your colleagues at the South Plaza of the Salt Palace Convention Center (West Temple and 200 South) at 6:30 a.m. and we’ll head out on a group run/walk highlighting the State Capitol Building, Memory Grove Park, and City Creek Canyon. Pace and distance will be determined based on attendee preference; there will be at least one walking group and one running group available. All runners and walkers are welcome!
ASEE Active! is endorsed by the Ad Hoc Committee for Interdivisional Cooperation and the Connecting Us Team of the ASEE Board’s Strategic Doing initiative, and is focused on building community among ASEE members through participation in healthy recreational activities.
Join us for a frank discussion with select ASEE board members, in which they present the results of a 2017 member survey on ASEE governance and member services. Results and recommendations from an analysis of the survey data will be shared, as well as feedback from fall 2017 and spring 2018 ASEE section meetings. Discussions will focus on how to improve member support and ASEE staff and board transparency.
Best Zone Papers Session
As ASEE reaches the age of 125, we have an opportunity to look back over the broad range of the Society’s activities and, drawing from that experience, project where we might go in the future. What have been our successes? Where might we have done better? How might we do better in the years to come? In this session, a panel of eminent ASEE members will address these questions in three specific areas of ASEE endeavor.
Moderator: Lyle D. Feisel, P.E. (Ret) is Dean Emeritus of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at SUNY Binghamton.
Following service in the U.S. Navy, he received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. From 1964 to 1983, he was a member of the faculty of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, serving as head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1975 to 1983. He served as the founding dean of engineering at SUNY Binghamton from 1983 to 2001.
Dr. Feisel has held many positions in ASEE, including President in 1997-98 and Interim Executive Director in 2010-11. Currently chair of the Prism Editorial Advisory Board, he is a Fellow of ASEE and the National Society of Professional Engineers and a Life Fellow of IEEE. He is an active volunteer in ASEE, IEEE and his community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Dr. Feisel is the author of Lyle’s Laws, for 10 years a regular column in The Bent of Tau Beta Pi and now collected as Lyle’s Laws published by Brooklyn River Press.
Stephanie Adams, Dean of Engineering, Old Dominion University, will discuss the impact of ASEE on the direction of the engineering curriculum, particularly through the various reports that have been developed by the Society. Her presentation will include an outline of the history of those reports and the effect they have had on what is taught in an engineering program. ASEE’s participation in the activities of ABET will also be discussed, along with some predictions of changes in the future.
Donna Riley, Head, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University, will consider the history of diversity in engineering education, recalling a time when women and minorities were a rarity in engineering and the faculties of engineering schools. Her presentation will trace ASEE’s efforts to alleviate some of this disparity and present some information on how the makeup of the engineering workforce has changed over the years. She will also offer her thoughts and insight on what ASEE and the profession can do in this area in the future.
Karl Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and Cooperative Learning Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University, will note that engineering faculty have not always been interested in the theory of teaching and learning—indeed, many are still not—but that the situation has changed somewhat over the years. His presentation will revisit the days when Educational Research and Methods was only beginning to have an impact and map the progress of the art and science of teaching in engineering and the contributions made to that progress by ASEE. He will also look into the future with suggestions of what we might expect in the years ahead.
Ticketed event: $85.00
Please join us for a networking lunch with international colleagues accompanied by a keynote speech from Jose Carlos Quadrado, immediate past president of LACCEI and current vice president of the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto.
Towards an Advanced Personalized Learning
Globally, the educational systems traditionally follow a one-size-fits-all approach to learning, with a single set of instructions provided identically to everybody in a given class, regardless of differences in aptitude or interest. Differences in age, cultural background, occupation, and level of motivation, are mostly ignored in the traditional teaching.
In Europe, as a melting pot of cultural diversity, a growing appreciation of individual preferences and aptitudes has led to more personalized learning approaches, in which the learning process is tailored to a student’s individual needs.
The research in neuroscience and artificial intelligence are providing new insights into the intricacies of neural processes underlying learning by further refining the individualized instruction.
Given the diversity of individual preferences, and the complexity of each human brain, developing methods that optimize learning is a major challenge for the engineers of the future.
Ticketed event: ASEE Annual Awards Lunch - $60.00
The Annual ASEE Awards Ceremony and Lunch
ASEE offers awards in a variety of areas, from best paper, to teaching recognition, to professional and technical honors, to a lifetime achievement award. This event showcases some of ASEE's best and brightest, including our national award winners.
Award winners and their guests are complimentary.
Others can attend for $50.
International Forum Technical Session I
Engineering education: opportunities and challenges at the global level.
Mark Abbott, P.Eng., MBA, spent 15 years in heavy industrial consulting engineering based in Vancouver, Canada, before leaving to join the executive team of Engineers Without Borders Canada six years ago. Three years ago, Mark stepped down from the executive team to help launch and become the inaugural executive director of the Engineering Change Lab. He currently lives in Toronto with his partner Colette and their children Felix (4y) and Stella (1y).
José Carlos Quadrado, BSc, MEng, MSc, PhD, DSc, Habil. in Electrical Engineering and Computers is currently the Pro-President on Internationalization of Porto Polytechnic.
He is the immediate past-president of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) and the past-President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), the Ibero-American Engineering Education Association (ASIBEI), and Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL). He is the past- Vice President of Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) and of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI).
Dr. Larrondo Petrie has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and is a Professor and Associate Dean of International Affairs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science of Florida Atlantic University. She is the Executive Director of LACCEI (Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions) and served in the past as an officer of the International Division of ASEE (American Society of Engineering Institutions). She is Editor-in-Chief of the Latin American and Caribbean Journal of Engineering Education, forms part of the International Advisory Board to the Journal of Engineering Education published by ASEE, and is on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Education Society's Iberian-American publication, called RITA because of its acronym in Spanish. She is Chair of Engineering Education Initiatives in EftA (OAS Engineering for the Americas) and organizes the annual Engineering for the Americas Encuentro (in English: Encounter). She is part of the Education Committee of UPADI (in English: Pan American Federation of Engineering Associations), serves of the Board of ASIBEI (Iberian-American Engineering Education Association), and in the past served as First Vice President of IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Societies)
Myongsook Oh is a professor of Chemical Engineering Department at Hongik University in Seoul. She obtained a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and Sc. D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Before joining Hongik University, Dr. Oh was associated with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Texaco, Inc in the U. S. Starting from her Sc. D. thesis on softening coal pyrolysis, she worked on the conversion of fossil fuels for over 30 years. She has continued working on the coal gasification in Korea, providing leadership in gasification slag rheology and refractory corrosion. The other area that Dr. Oh devotes her effort is to develop women in engineering program and educational contents. With her colleagues, she introduced the concept of engineering education for women (EEW). For last seven years, she organized and chaired the EEW session in the annual conference of Korean Society of Engineering Education (KSEE).. Dr. Oh now serves as a vice president of Korea Federation of Women’s Science and Technology Associations, a vice president of Korean KSEE, and a director of the Regional center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology in Seoul. She also served several government committees such as Energy Technology Advisory Committee and New and Renewable Energy Committee in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Korea. She is an active member of in ACS, KIChE, KSIEC, ASEE, and KSEE. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).
Prof. Funso Falade is a Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Lagos. He was Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is the current Dean of Faculty of Engineering at the University of Lagos. In 2002, Prof. Falade initiated the African Regional Conference on Engineering Education (ARCEE) which led to the establishment of the African Engineering Education Association (AEEA) in 2006 in South Africa of which he was the founding President and remains the current President. He was a Vice-President of International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES; 2008-2012). In 2013, Prof. Falade championed the inauguration of the African Engineering Dean’s Council (AEDC) which took place during the 5th African Regional Conference on Engineering Education 2013 (ARCEE 2013) at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. He has developed a network with African Engineering Educators in Diaspora who now facilitate at Capacity Building Workshop to assist in skills acquisitions by the engineering educators that are home-based in Africa.
Dr. Vinod K. Lohani is W.S. “Pete” Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education and a professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. He also serves as the Director of education and global initiatives at VT’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS). He currently serves as a PI/co-PI on 5 projects supported by the National Science Foundation. His research interests are in computer-supported research and learning system, hydrology and international collaboration. He received ASEE International Division’s Global Engineering & Engineering Technology Educator Award in 2011. He has published ~100 peer-reviewed publications and has worked on various international projects supported by the NSF, United Nations Development Program and European Union.