PRISM - American Society for Engineering Education - 2005 ASEE Annual Conference - June 12-15 - Portland, Oregon February 2005 - 2005 Annual Conference Issue
Special Double Issue: FEBRUARY 2005
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Sunday, June 12

  • 0130 - NSF’s Expectations for Proposals
    7:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Educational Research & Methods
    This workshop will cover three related but separate topics, organized into subsessions or parts, relevant to writing effective educational proposals. Participants may attend any or all of the subsessions. Each subsession will engage participants using a structured, guided-interactive methodology. Handouts will be provided.

  • 0131 - Making the Transition to Active Learning
    7:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    Educational Research & Methods
    This workshop is presented to faculty members interested in introducing active learning into their classes, with a special focus on addressing concerns about how to make the transition from the traditional setting to the active environment. It is presented by several engineering faculty members and staff from Bucknell University, who will focus on providing a practical and hands-on workshop.

  • 0231 - BESTEAMS Training for Engineering Students
    8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    Educational Research & Methods
    The BESTEAMS faculty group (Building Engineering Student Team Effectiveness and Management Systems) will provide a comprehensive overview of the BESTEAMS team-skill training curriculum and materials for implementing it in the classroom. This training material is in the form of independent course modules, complete with presentation materials and group exercises tailored to engineering students.

  • 0247 - Effective TC2K Assessment Practices
    8:30 a.m. - Noon
    Engineering Technology
    If you are studying TAC of ABET’s TC2K assessment criteria and are asking yourself how you can actually measure the ability of your courses and programs to meet their planned objectives, this workshop is for you. Workshop leaders will be representatives from schools who have had successful TC2K assessment visits and have actual experience with a variety of assessment tools and methods that have proved to be both effective and efficient. During the workshop, leaders will describe the focus, characteristics, and purposes of the various assessment tools and methods, and will provide actual examples of how the results from the various tools have been used to direct program improvement. They will also review the practicalities and difficulties of using the various methods presented, and will lead a discussion on how the methods can be adapted to different programs and different organizations.

  • 0330 - Developing Engaging Modeling Activities
    10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Educational Research & Methods
    Are you interested in curriculum reform, real-world engineering problem-solving, addressing ABET criteria, and empowering underrepresented student populations? The goal of this workshop is for participants to learn to develop Model-Eliciting Activity (MEA), open-ended problem-solving tasks for teams of students. In order to have the tools necessary to develop such an activity, participants will begin by taking part in an MEA.

  • 0331 - Creating Schools of Engineering II
    10:30 a.m. - Noon
    Educational Research & Methods
    This is a continuation of the discussion that began at the 2004 conference in which the controversial question of “How do we meet the challenges of preparing the next generation of engineers?” was the focus.

  • 0336 - Undergraduate Associate Deans Forum
    10:30 p.m. - Noon
    Engineering Deans Council
    This forum is intended for assistant/ associate deans with responsibilities for undergraduate education. Presentations and topics of mutual interest to undergraduate deans will be solicited by mid-March, and the most popular and relevant topics will be placed on the program. Registration for this session includes lunch.

  • 0413 - Green Engineering
    12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Chemical Engineering
    This workshop will show ways to seamlessly incorporate green engineering examples, problems, and case studies into chemical engineering and multidisciplinary engineering courses. The workshop will be composed of a general introduction to green engineering followed by working groups to develop a plan to integrate green engineering topics into classes that faculty members are teaching. The workshop will also help educators examine how to use green engineering to satisfy the environmental aspects of the ABET criteria.

  • 0420 - Educational Robots
    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Computers in Education
    This workshop is aimed at engineering faculty members who have an interest in interdisciplinary, team-based design, robotics, and computer applications. The workshop will be led by engineers experienced in integrating robotics into the curriculum, from first-year courses through senior design-projects.

  • 0461 - Communication Skills in the Curriculum
    12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Liberal Education
    This workshop presents models for integrating communication skills into the engineering curriculum in order to meet ABET communication outcomes. The presenters come from three diverse institutions that have developed exemplary programs in communication for engineering students--Roberta Harvey (Rowan University), Judith Norback (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Julia Williams (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology). The emphasis will be on practical issues, with hands-on exercises for the participants. Participants will receive a resource packet including instructional tools and sample communication-based assignments for engineering courses.

  • 0486 - NSF Undergraduate Proposal Writing Tips
    12:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Two Year College Division
    Information will be provided about the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education 2004-2005 programs. The electronic proposal submission process and peer-review process will be discussed. Characteristics of successful proposals and examples of funded projects will be reviewed.

  • 0492 - Effective Assessment of WIE Programs
    12:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Women in Engineering
    Assessment is a key to developing, reporting, and funding Women in Engineering programs. PIs from the National Science Foundation Assessing Women in Engineering (AWE) grant will present a learner-centered training workshop on key assessment strategies, methodologies, and tools.

  • 0530 - Multi-University Collaborative Engineering Design
    2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Educational Research & Methods
    In industry and government laboratories, engineers must work together closely to achieve their goals. In large projects, teams of scientists and engineers live and work at geographically distant sites, and may work for different organizations. Teleconferencing and other technologies are being deployed to overcome the distance without resorting to frequent travel. This workshop will present best practices associated with the deployment of these technologies.

  • 0531 - Learning Science Research Applied to Engineering
    2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Educational Research & Methods
    Many effective educators tie their decisions about instructional activities to their knowledge of their students, e.g., aspects of students’ prior experience, prior domain knowledge, and motivation for studying a topic. All of these can be relevant to instructors. In this interactive workshop we will discuss research findings from the learning sciences community as presented in the National Research Council book How People Learn and link these findings to students in engineering classrooms.

  • 0545 - Writing Successful Proposals to the NSF
    2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Engineering Research Council
    NSF officials provide information and helpful insight into the successful solicitation of research funding through competitive proposals.

  • 0561 - Evaluating Writing Assignments
    Liberal Education
    This workshop is for engineering educators who include writing assignments in their courses. It will cover techniques and strategies for evaluating student writing and managing the paper load. The presenters will be Julie E. Sharp (Vanderbilt University), Marilyn A. Dyrud (Oregon Institute of Technology), and Barbara M. Olds (Colorado School of Mines, NSF). Participants are encouraged to bring their course syllabus and a list of current writing assignments.

  • 0568 - Linking Mechanics, Materials, and Design
    2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    This workshop will focus primarily on the MMD Method. An outline of topics for the workshop follows:

    • Motivation: What’s the problem and who cares?
    • Materials from the mechanics perspective
    • Mechanics from the materials perspective
    • Modern engineering design
    • Linking mechanics, materials, and design: the MMD Method
    • The MMD Method: the integrated curriculum approach
    • The MMD Method: Web-based modules
    • Assessment/evaluation: ABET 2000

    Disciplines and subdisciplines covered by this workshop may include:
    • Aerospace, civil, materials, and mechanical engineering
    • Applied mechanics, structural engineering, materials science

  • 0631 - Tablet PCs in Engineering Education
    4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Educational Research & Methods
    Several software packages are available to support the pedagogical needs of today’s engineering classroom. In this workshop, faculty members will receive a hands-on introduction to the use of Presenter and OneNote, along with a rudimentary drawing package. The presenters will provide instruction for faculty members to become competent with the technology. Most important, faculty members will be shown various pedagogical practices that have been found to be useful in utilizing these technology tools in the classroom. Active learning exercises for various disciplines will be emphasized.


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