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Section Meetings

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
April 2-3

Northeastern University, Dedham Campus, Dedham, Mass.
Theme: Engineering Education for Engineering Practice
Program Chair: Walter Buchanan,

Mid-Atlantic Section
April 23-24

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-Indiana Section
March 26-27

Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Ill.
Theme: Engineering Engineering Education
Program Co-Chair: Robert Bloompott,, (309) 694-5166
Program Co-Chair: Dennis Kroll,, (309) 677-2746

Southeastern Section
April 4-6

Auburn University, Auburn, Al.
Contact P. K. Raju,, (334) 844-3301

North Central Section
April 1-3

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Contact: Hossein Mousavinezhad,, (269) 387-4057


Midwest Section
September 30-October 1

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kans.
Contact: Jim Lookadoo,

North Midwest Section
October 7-9

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Theme: Partnerships for Engineering Education
Contacts: Dev Venugopalan, and Ronald Perez,

Gulf Southwest Section
March 10-12

Holiday Inn Hotel & Towers, Lubbock, Texas
Hosted by Texas Tech University
Theme: Innovations, Investigations, Improvements, and
Important Developments in Engineering Education
Contact: Lloyd Heinze,


Pacific Northwest Section
April 23-24 (dates may change due to campus scheduling)

Seattle University

Pacific Southwest Section
April 1-2

University of Pacific-Stockton, Calif.
Contact: Rahim Khoie,

Rocky Mountain Section
April 16-17

University of Wyoming-Laramie
Contact: David L. Whitman,

Go to the main ASEE calendar page,, for more listings of engineering conferences and meetings. To add your zone meeting to this page, please send an e-mail to


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 with IACEE.

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. Fuji.

For more information, visit or contact:

Japanese Society for Engineering Education
c/o Mita Aruso Building
5-21 Mita 3-chome
Minato-ku, Tokyo
108-0073, JAPAN
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 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 online at For more information, send an e-mail with "WSEAS" in the subject line to

About People

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 Mines.



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