PRISM - American Society for Engineering Education - 2005 ASEE Annual Conference - June 12-15 - Portland, Oregon February 2005 - 2005 Annual Conference Issue
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Main Plenary

Dr. G. Wayne Clough
President, Georgia Tech
Title: The Engineer of 2020

Dr. G. Wayne CloughG. Wayne Clough has been a member of the faculty at Duke University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Washington. At Virginia Tech he served as head of the department of civil engineering and as dean of the College of Engineering. In 1993 he was appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Washington, and in 1994 he became Georgia Tech's 10th president.

Clough's research interests lie in geotechnical engineering, including studies of earthquakes, numerical analysis, soil-structure interaction, and underground openings. He is also active in policy studies related to higher education, economic development, and science and technology policy. He has published over 120 papers and reports and six book chapters.

He is the recipient of a number of national awards and honors for teaching and research, including a total of eight from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is one of a handful of civil engineers to have been twice awarded civil engineering's oldest recognition, the Norman Medal, and in 2004 received the OPAL award from ASCE for outstanding lifetime achievement. He received the George Westinghouse Award from the ASEE in 1986 for outstanding teaching and the National Engineering Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies in 2002. In 1990, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Active in national and local professional and volunteer service work, Clough's current service includes: vice chair of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, Co-chair of the National Innovation Initiative of the Council on Competitiveness, member of the President's Council of Advisor's on Science and Technology (appointed by President Bush), Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Trustee of the Georgia Research Alliance, Chair of the Atlanta Regional Council of Higher Education, and Chair of the Engineer of 2020 Initiative of the National Academy of Engineering. He serves on the Board of Advisors of Noro-Moseley Partners, a venture capital firm, and the Board of Directors of TSYS of Columbus, Ga., an international card-processing firm.

He was appointed to the National Science Board in 2004.

Dwight C. Streit
Vice President, Foundation Technologies,
Northrop Grumman Space Technology
Title: Engineering Education Requirements in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment

Dwight C. StreitDwight C. Streit is vice president, Foundation Technology, for Northrop Grumman Space Technology. He is responsible for the basic engineering, science, and technology required to put space systems into orbit, including advanced materials, electronics, structures, and propulsion. Streit joined Northrop Grumman Corp. via the acquisition of TRW in December 2002.

Streit joined TRW as a member of the technical staff in 1987 and held a number of technical and management positions of increasing responsibility. He was a TRW technical fellow, manager of the Microelectronic Products & Technology Development Department in the Electronics & Technology Division, director of Telecommunication Products for the Telecommunications Programs Division, and vice president and executive director of Advanced Semiconductors for TRW Ventures. He was president of Velocium, a TRW company, and most recently was vicepresident, Microelectronics Technology.

Streit is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and was recently elected to the NASA Technology Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of numerous awards. He has over 300 technical publications and some 25 patents issued or pending, and has won best paper awards at major international conferences. He currently serves on review panels for the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board and the Naval Studies Board, and is chair of the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base Resoration Advisory Board. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and chemistry from California State University—Los Angeles, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California—Los Angeles. He is the UCLA School of Engineering 2003 Alumnus of the Year.

Northrop Grumman Corp. is a $28 billion enterprise headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., with approximately 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries.

Distinguished Lectures

Oregon Convention Center; Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15; 10:30 a.m. - Noon

2305-Tapping Engineering's Intellectual Equity: A Strategic Approach to Managing Global Engineering Networks

KRISTIN ZIMMERMAN, Manager, Environment and Energy Policy,
General Motors Corp.

In the real world of engineering, it is often taught that new programs can be planned to "have low cost, high quality, and on-time delivery…pick any two." The suspicion began to grow in the early 90s that it may be possible, just possible…to have all use of Asian capabilities.

Beginning in 1993, General Motors (GM) created a novel operating concept called the Global Laboratory Network (GLN) within their traditional automotive science and technology laboratories. Traditional GM researchers, at first, thought the notion was all about outsourcing. Instead, what GM had really designed was a model for insourcing intellectual equity (person knowledge) to enhance their Research, Development, and Engineering (RD&E) portfolios of projects and programs, specifically aiming for the greatest level of productivity and return on investment around the globe.

The GM Global Science and Technology Policy Vision was truly a global vision. Within two years, the GLN was implemented throughout North America, Europe, and across Asia, and became a cornerstone of the negotiations for GM's joint venture in Shanghai called SGM. Over time, the GLN has set up local/regional nodes to acquire science and technology to insource local talent to support its burgeoning new business ventures, rather than shipping talent and knowledge from the United States overseas in either its physical or electronic state.

Zimmerman joined General Motors Research and Development Center in 1993 and is currently working in GM's Public Policy Center as manager of Environment and Energy Policy, where she is in charge of GM's annual corporate responsibility reporting, and greenhouse- gas reporting policy, and practices for GM's global operations. She is also GM's liaison to the Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary programs, the Department of Energy -Science Bowl programs, and program manager of the GM/The Nature Conservancy Atlantic Rainforest Project in Brazil. She received the 1999-2000 GM Fellowship to the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, D.C., where she worked on policy development to enhance the country's engineering, science, and technology workforce.

Zimmerman has been a technical consultant to numerous entities across academia and industry. In 1999, she participated in a war-gaming scenario development exercise for the Department of Defense. She is the co-owner and president of Med:For Inc., a biomedical/biomechanics consulting firm.

Zimmerman serves the Society for Experimental Mechanics as chair of the education committee and editor in chief of Experimental Techniques, and is a member of both the executive board and the finance committee. In 1993, she was recognized nationally by the Alpha Sigma Mu- Materials Research Honor Society and was inducted into the Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, in 1997.

Sponsoring Division: Energy Conversion & Conservation

2390-Highlighting the
Engineer of 2020

Chair: Don Giddens, Dean of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Panelists: Results of the Engineer of 2020 Project

Stephen Director, Dean of Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Innovation in Engineering Education
Sherra Kerns
, Vice President for Innovation and Research, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Changes in Curriculum to Reflect the 2020 Project Objectives; Paul Peercy, Dean of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Engineer of 2020 Project was initiated by the Committee on Engineering Education of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and is being carried out by the NAE Committee on the Engineer of 2020. Part 1 of the project is "an effort to envision the future and to use that knowledge to attempt to predict the roles that engineers will play in the future," according to The Engineer of 2020, which the NAE published in the summer of 2004. The framework and the attributes of the engineer of 2020 presented in Part 1 will be applied in Part 2 of the project. Part 2 is focusing on re-engineering the undergraduate curriculum to provide engineers with the attributes they will need to be effective in a global workplace in 2020 and beyond. This part of the project will be completed by June of 2005. The panel will explore high-profile examples of significant improvements in engineering education colleges that are being made to meet the needs of engineering education in 2020.

Sponsoring Division: Engineering Deans Council

2391-The Creators' Dilemma: The Struggle to Liberate Innovations and the Internet From the Law

Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law,
Stanford Law School

Lawrence Lessig is one of America's most original and influential public intellectuals. His focus is the social dimension of creativity: how innovation builds on the past and how society encourages or inhibits that building with laws and technologies. Lessig shows us how big corporations use the fear created by new technologies, specifically the Internet, to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture. As more culture becomes digitized, more becomes controllable, even as laws are being toughened at the behest of the big media groups. What's at stake is our freedom—freedom to create, freedom to build, and ultimately, freedom to imagine.

Lawrence Lessig is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society. Lessig represented website operator Eric Eldred in the groundbreaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft, a challenge to the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. He was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries for arguing "against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online."

He is the author of three books: Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity, the Future of Ideas, and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. He is a monthly columnist in Wired magazine. He also chairs the Creative Commons project. Professor Lessig is a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a board member of the Center for the Public Domain, and a commission member of the Penn National Commission on Society, Culture, and Community at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sponsoring Division: Engineering Libraries Division

3305-Creating New Learning Environments for Engineering Education: How Educational Research Drives Change

Jack M. Wilson, President
University of Massachusetts

Formerly the founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UMassOnline, Wilson worked with the five UMass campuses— Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester—to provide online access to academic programs. Wilson is a tenured professor of management at UMass—Amherst and has served the university system as vicepresident for academic affairs.

A well-known entrepreneur and distance educator, Wilson was a co-founder, president, and chairman of LearnLinc Corp. (now Mentergy), a supplier of software systems for corporate training to Fortune 1000 corporations.

Prior to UMass, Wilson was at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was the J. Erik Jonsson ‘22 Distinguished Professor of Physics, Engineering Science, Information Technology, and Management and the co-director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship. During his 11 years at Rensselaer, Wilson served at various times as dean of undergraduate and professional education, dean of faculty and provost. In these roles, Wilson led a campus-wide process of interactive learning and restructuring of the educational program. He was known for the design of the Studio Classrooms, the growth of the Distributed Learning Program, the creation of the faculty of information technology, and the initiation of the student mobile computing (universal networked laptop) initiative.

Prior to Rensselaer, Wilson was a professor of physics at the University of Maryland. He served for eight years as the Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and on the governing board of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). His 31-year career as a professor has included terms as department chair, four dean's positions, director of a research center, and acting provost.

Wilson is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was awarded the Distinguished Service Citation from the American Association of Physics Teachers. He recently completed a term as the chair of the American Physical Society Forum on Physics Education.

Wilson has served as a consultant to many computing and communications firms including AT&T, Lucent, and Hewlett Packard, and an International Consulting Scholar for the IBM Corp. He has authored over 55 scholarly articles, written or edited five books, and given over 200 invited lectures. Wilson has enjoyed over $23 million in funding for his research and scholarly activities.

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Sponsoring Division: Educational Research and Methods

3390-Decade of Change in Engineering Education

Panelists/topics TBA

Industry needs and interests have played a significant role in defining the changes required in engineering education programs over the past decade—however, the predominance of attention has been focused in a domestic (U.S.) context with international competition as a motivating concern. The newer imperatives and opportunities that globalization presents and what this may mean for engineering education, both nationally and around the world, is only in the early stages of discussion. This panel will view emerging global trends from the perspective of what has been accomplished in a decade of education enhancement and reform efforts, in order to suggest strategies and directions for the future.

3391-Engineering Education
to Prepare the NAE's Engineer
of 2020

KARAN WATSON, Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost, Texas A&M University

The National Academy of Engineers published the document "The Engineer of 2020" in 2004 in which they described the information gathered from business, industrial, and academic leaders on what they expect engineering and the work of engineers to be in 2020. In a second phase of this project, the NAE brought professional leaders together to visualize the educational setting and curricula that are needed to develop the engineers for this future vision. The presenter will discuss these visionary perspectives and the change processes that must begin today if we are to meet this vision for engineering.

Watson is the dean of faculties and associate provost at Texas A&M University. In this position she is responsible for the coordination processes for faculty recruitment, retention, development, promotions, awards, as well as grievances and discipline. In 1983 she joined the faculty of the electrical engineering department of Texas A&M University, where she is currently a Regents' Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prior to her current position she served as the associate dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. In addition, Watson serves as the PI on the NSF's Texas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and was formerly a leader for the NSF Foundation Coalition for Engineering Education.

Watson is a fellow of ASEE and IEEE. She was named an inaugural senior fellow of the National Academy of Engineers' Council for the Advancement of the Science of Engineering Education (2003), the IEEE Centennial Medal (2000), the American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentoring Award (1999), the Women in Engineering Programs Advocates Network Founders' Award (1999), the U.S. President's Award in Engineering and Science for Mentoring Underrepresented Minorities and Women (1997), the ASEE Minority Award (1997), the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Medal (1996), and the HP/IEEE Harriett B. Rigas Award (1996).


"Engineering Through a Child's Eye"
Societywide Picnic

Oregon Museum of
Science and Industry
Sunday, June 12
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$35 for registered attendees
$45 for nonregistered attendees
$18 for children 6-12 years

See engineering through a child's eye, imagine a place where you can journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy, feel the power of an earthquake, uncover a fossil, enter the world of virtual reality, or travel the globe in a five-story domed theater. Experience all this, the delicious food, and more at this year's annual picnic, to be held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, a hands-on interactive science museum. Complimentary round-trip transportation will be provided from the Oregon Convention Center.



Bring-a-Student Program
Give a student at your university the chance to experience the 2005 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Each full conference registrant will have the opportunity to bring one student to the conference at no additional charge. This complimentary student registration includes admission to the technical sessions and the exposition, allows students to register for all tours, and includes the conference bag/proceedings, and entry to the annual reception. To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a college or university
    Be registered on a full conference registrant's form

  • Accompany the full conference registrant to registration with their current student ID.
Note: Only one student may be registered as "bring-a-student" per full conference registration.


Emerging Trends in Engineering Education Session
Oregon Convention Center
Monday, June 13
6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Halls B & C

The ASEE Program Planning Committee would like to invite you to join them on Monday evening from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center for "Emerging Trends in Engineering Education." This session will feature cross-disciplinary and innovative papers presented as posters. All papers in this session will be peer reviewed and published in the conference proceedings.
The number of papers in the Emerging Trends session will be limited to 200 and will be grouped by topic. A divisional poster session will run concurrently with this session. A reception with light fare and drink will be provided.

Greet the Stars
(First-Timers Orientation)
Oregon Convention Center
Sunday, June 12
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This is an orientation for new ASEE members and first-time conference attendees. This session provides an overview of the conference and ASEE as an organization. ASEE staff will also be available to discuss member services. Don't miss the opportunity to become familiar with your association. Anyone interested in learning more about ASEE and the annual conference is welcome to attend.

Meet-the-Board Breakfast
Oregon Convention Center
Tuesday, June 14
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
$15 per person
This is your opportunity to meet the ASEE Board of Directors. Enjoy a full-plated breakfast and discuss key issues, ask questions, and share your opinions with ASEE's governing body.

2005 ASEE Annual Awards Reception
Oregon Convention Center
Wednesday, June 15
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Complimentary for all conference registrants
All conference attendees are invited to the ASEE Annual Awards Reception, preceding the Awards Banquet. This is the perfect opportunity to network with your colleagues and toast the 2005 award winners.

2005 ASEE Annual Awards Banquet
Oregon Convention Center
Wednesday, June 15
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$65 per person
Dine and celebrate with the recipients of ASEE's Society Awards and the 2004 Annual Conference Best Paper Award at the 112th ASEE Annual Awards Banquet

Division and Council Receptions and Banquets
Many of ASEE's divisions and councils are hosting receptions and banquets throughout the 2005 conference. Be sure to check the ASEE conference website at, or the "Ticketed Events" section of this program on Page C46.

ASEE Annual Conference
Best Paper Award Program

For the eighth consecutive year, ASEE will recognize five outstanding conference papers from each of the Professional Interest Councils and a Best Zone Paper. One of these six papers will also be awarded the overall Conference Best Paper Award.





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