Stop lecturing about active learning! Integrating good teaching practices into ASEE conference sessions.
As a leading organization in the field of engineering education, ASEE and its members continue to support advances in engineering education scholarship and research. We have helped to change learning environments in many engineering classrooms to support more active and engaging experiences for our students. How might we explore incorporating a similar range of presentation modes and styles at ASEE?
Join us at the 2019 Interdivisional Town Hall to discuss strategies for changing the cultur ... (continued)
Drawing on his 56-year career in higher education, Professor White shares his “Keys to ‘A’s in Teaching.” Having taught more than 4,000 engineering students at Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech, his lecture includes “lessons learned” and “decision points” throughout his journey, as well as the role “luck” played in taking him from being a practicing engineer in industry to being the chancellor at his undergraduate alma mater.
For those interested in: Broadening Participation in Engineering and Engineering Technology and New Members
A native Arkansan, John A. White, Jr., is a 1962 BSIE graduate of the University of Arkansas. After a brief period of employment at Tennessee Eastman Company, in March of 1963, White embarked on an academic career as a tenure-track instructor at Virginia Tech, from which he received his MSIE degree in 1966. From 1963 to 1966, he taught full-time at Virginia Tech. For the next 3.5 years, he taught at The Ohio State University while pursuing his doctorate. After completing the PhD requirements in December of 1969, he returned to Virginia Tech’s faculty, where he remained until December of 1974, a ... (continued)
** This has been moved from Tampa Convention Center Room 8 to Marriott, Grand Salon E** This is a session where mechanics educators get five minutes to present their most effective classroom demonstrations and hands-on activities.
For those interested in: Academia-Industry Connections, Broadening Participation in Engineering and Engineering Technology, K-12, and New Members
Ticketed event: $85.00
**Moved from room 12 to Grand Ballroom D** Via the medium of interactive theater, experience a culturally deaf engineering education space conducted primarily in American Sign Language (ASL). What might engineering look like if deafness and signing were the norm - i.e., what different insights or approaches might deaf engineers have taken in developing it as a field? What would it be like if hearing/speech was an exception to be “accommodated” in engineering classrooms built for visual communication?
Participants will experience firsthand how cultural assumptions, communication mediation, and o ... (continued)
Mel Chua is an electrical/computer engineer and engineering education researcher in the STELAR lab at Georgia Tech. She is also an auditory low-pass filter and multimodal polyglot. In other words, she’s Deaf and uses ASL. Mel also spends a lot of time explaining that she does not study hearing aids. She does not develop sign language gloves. She does not do research on how to support Deaf engineering students. She thinks all these things are important and is glad other people are doing that work. This is not the work Mel does.
Mel wholeheartedly agrees that ASL is a beautiful language, and th ... (continued)
Ian Smith works as a software engineer in San Francisco. He is Deaf and a wheelchair user. Ian studied Computer Science at MIT and Linguistics at Gallaudet University, and recently served as the content expert in Computer Science for the ASLCore project, an initiative to develop academic vocabulary in ASL for college-level subjects and beyond. Ian is the engineer behind elevatoralerts.com, a project using public transit APIs to notify disabled riders of real-time station accessibility. He also co-founded Project Alloy, a nonprofit that sponsors conference attendance for people who are early in their careers and from groups historically underrepresented in technology.