Section meetings have been scheduled for 2004. These meetings
are excellent opportunities to network with other engineering educators
in your area and discover new engineering technology. All members are
encouraged to attend.
New England Section
Northeastern University, Dedham Campus, Dedham, Mass.
Theme: Engineering Education for Engineering Practice
Program Chair: Walter Buchanan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, N.J.
Theme: Engineering Student Retention in the 21st Century in Both Community
and Four-Year Colleges
Meeting Co-Chair: D. Walke, (908) 526-1200, Ext. 8420
Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Ill.
Theme: Engineering Engineering Education
Program Co-Chair: Robert Bloompott, email@example.com, (309) 694-5166
Program Co-Chair: Dennis Kroll, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Auburn University, Auburn, Al.
Contact P. K. Raju, email@example.com,
North Central Section
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Contact: Hossein Mousavinezhad, firstname.lastname@example.org,
September 30-October 1
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kans.
Contact: Jim Lookadoo, email@example.com
North Midwest Section
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Theme: Partnerships for Engineering Education
Contacts: Dev Venugopalan, firstname.lastname@example.org
and Ronald Perez, email@example.com
Gulf Southwest Section
Holiday Inn Hotel & Towers, Lubbock, Texas
Hosted by Texas Tech University
Theme: Innovations, Investigations, Improvements, and
Important Developments in Engineering Education
Contact: Lloyd Heinze, Lloyd.Heinze@ttu.edu
Pacific Northwest Section
April 23-24 (dates may change due to campus scheduling)
Pacific Southwest Section
University of Pacific-Stockton, Calif.
Contact: Rahim Khoie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky Mountain Section
University of Wyoming-Laramie
Contact: David L. Whitman, email@example.com
Go to the main ASEE calendar page, www.asee.org/calendar/default.cfm,
for more listings of engineering conferences and meetings. To add your
zone meeting to this page, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Association for Continuing Engineering
Education (IACEE) will hold the 9th World Conference for Continuing
Engineering Education in Tokyo, Japan, May 16-19, 2004. The conference
is being organized by the college of science and technology at Nihon University
and the Japanese Society for Engineering Education (JSEE) in association
The conference will deal with initial and continuing professional development.
The conference program includes professional visits in Tokyo and its vicinity.
Pre- and post-conference tours will include a visit to the scenic Mt.
For more information, visit wwwsoc.nii.ac/jp/jsee
Japanese Society for Engineering Education
c/o Mita Aruso Building
5-21 Mita 3-chome
Telephone: +81 3 5442 1021
Fax: +81 3 5442 0241
The World Scientific and Engineering Academy Society (WSEAS) will be hold
its International Conference on Oceanology and Ocean Engineering
in the Fiji Islands, June 2004. Visit
www.worldses.org/announcement.htm for the exact conference
date and location. The deadline for submitting papers is March 31, 2004.
Ocean engineering, marine engineering, offshore engineering, naval engineering,
underwater engineering, and electronics and computers for ocean sciences
and technology are among the topics that will be discussed. Submit papers
www.worldses.org/conferences/2004/fiji/ooe/index.html/. For more information,
send an e-mail with "WSEAS" in the subject line to email@example.com.
William DeFotis, associate dean and assistant professor
emeritus at the University of Illinois-Chicago, has been named a fellow
of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The fellow grade
is awarded to an ASME member with at least 10 years of active engineering
practice and who has made significant contributions to the profession.
Defotis earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in journalism
from Northwestern University.
Jim Taranik, interim dean of the Mackay School of Mines at the
University of Nevada-Reno, has been appointed permanent director of the
recently formed Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering. The Mackay
School of Earth Sciences and Engineering was formed after an extensive
reorganization. Taranik came to the university in 1982 as dean of the
Mackay School of Mines from NASA, where he was a branch chief in the senior
executive service and manager of the agency's programs in geology and
geophysics. Taranik earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Stanford
University and a doctoral degree in geology from the Colorado School of