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American Society for Engineering EducationFEBRUARY 2007Volume 16 | Number 6 2007 Annual Conference PRISM HOMETABLE OF CONTENTSBACK ISSUES
2007 Annual Conference
PARADISE CALLING - WHETHER IT’S BEAUTIFUL BEACHES, RICH HISTORY, INSPIRING MUSEUMS OR FLAVORFUL FOODS THAT DELIGHT YOUR SENSES, HAWAII HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER EVERYONE. BY ROBIN TATU
CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS - MAIN PLENARY
MAIN PLENARY
DISTINGUISHED LECTURES
2007 ASEE PICNIC: WELCOME TO PARADISE!
BRING-A-STUDENT PROGRAM
GREET THE STARS (FIRST TIMERS ORIENTATION)
EMERGING TRENDS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION POSTER SESSION
2007 ANNUAL AWARDS RECEPTION AND BANQUET
DIVISION AND COUNCIL RECEPTIONS AND BANQUETS
BEST PAPER AWARD PROGRAM
TECHNICAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
WORKSHOPS
PROFESSIONAL AND FAMILY TOURS
EXPOSITION
EXHIBIT HALL HOURS AND SCHEDULE
SPONSORSHIP
TICKETED SESSIONS
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MAP
GENERAL/HOUSING INFORMATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS/CONFERENCE STAFF
SESSION CODE GUIDE
HOTEL AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORMS
SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE: FEBRUARY 2007 PRISM


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REGISTER ONLINE: www.asee.org/annual2007  
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS  

The ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition features numerous professional, educational and networking opportunities. Here are some of this year’s conference highlights.

MAIN PLENARY
MAIN PLENARYMAIN PLENARY
Monday, June 25, 2007
Hawaii Convention Center
Grand Ballroom
8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

The ASEE Main Plenary is traditionally the most highly attended session at the conference. Join your friends, colleagues and industry partners for the official “kick- off” of the annual conference.


DISTINGUISHED LECTURES

Hawaii Convention CenterDISTINGUISHED LECTURES
Hawaii Convention Center
Tuesday, June 26
10:30 a.m. - Noon

2390 - Engineers and Public Policy: A View From the Top

Lieutenant General Carl A. StrockLTG Carl A. Strock
Chief of Engineers and Commanding General
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lieutenant General Carl A. Strock was born in Georgia and grew up in an Army family. He enlisted in the Army and received his commission as an infantry second lieutenant following graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1972. After completing Ranger and Special Forces training, he served primarily with infantry units before transferring to the Engineer Branch in 1983. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a registered professional engineer.

Prior to his selection as the chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he was director of civil works, headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In September 2003, he returned from a six-month tour of duty in Iraq as the deputy director of operations for the Coalition Provisional Authority. His previous assignment was director of military programs, headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has held numerous commands in the Army, served in operations Just Cause, Desert Storm, Desert Shield and others. During his career, he has held a variety of engineering positions, including resident engineer in Mississippi and Alabama for the Tombigbee Waterway.

Sponsored by: Engineering & Public Policy Division


2305 - Creativity, Innovation and the New Sciences of Learning: Implications for Engineering Education

Dr. R. Keith SawyerDr. R. Keith Sawyer
Professor of Psychology and Education
Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer is one of the country’s leading scientific experts on creativity, innovation and learning. He has published widely on creativity, learning and play. His previous books include “Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation,” which was featured in Time magazine in January 2006. His seventh book, “The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences,” has just been released.
Dr. Sawyer combines his scientific expertise with a strong hands-on background in real-world creativity. His experience and educational research demonstrates the importance of collaboration for successful innovation and creativity to take hold, not only in corporations, but also in the classroom – where we first gain our true sense of play. After receiving his computer science degree from MIT in 1982, he began his career with a two-year stint designing video games for Atari. His titles included Food Fight, Neon and Magician. From 1984 to 1990, he was a principal at Kenan Systems Corp., where he worked as a management consultant on innovative technologies. His clients included Citicorp, AT&T and U.S. West. Since receiving his Ph.D. in 1994, he has dedicated his career to research on collaboration and group creativity. He has been a jazz pianist for over 20 years and spent several years playing piano with Chicago improv theater groups.

Sponsored by: Education Research and Methods Division


2305 - University-Industry Partnerships

Strong collaborations and partnerships between U.S. universities and industry have a long history of playing a major role in high-quality engineering education and research in the United States. With the decline in the number of central research labs in industry and the shortened time horizon for research and development in many private sector companies, it is important that partnerships between universities and industry be strengthened. As technology continues to advance at an accelerating rate and the global environment becomes increasingly competitive, both industry and academia will benefit from these stronger partnerships.

From a university perspective, stronger partnerships help attract high-quality faculty and students, improve the quality of education that students obtain and enhance the stature and impact of academic research. From an industrial perspective, stronger partnerships provide better access to students, the ability to influence the direction of research and transfer technology for future products and services that benefit industry. The purpose of this session is to explore the potential and barriers to stronger university-industry partnerships, including intellectual property management, and to review some current initiatives/best practices for removing those barriers.


Hawaii Convention Center
Wednesday, June 27
10:30 a.m. -Noon


3305 - Building the Impossible

Caroline BaillieCaroline Baillie
Professor of Engineering Education and
Materials Engineering
Queens University,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Caroline Baillie is the Dupont Canada Chair of Engineering Education Research and Development at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. Her role is to enhance the learning experience of engineering students, developing their understanding of the social and ethical impact of their disciplines, while maintaining her research and teaching interests in materials science and engineering. Between May 2000 and 2003, Baillie was senior lecturer in engineering and deputy director of the UK Centre for Materials Education (UKCME) based in Liverpool – part of the national Learning and Teaching Support Network. Her research interests in materials engineering have developed from a background in composite materials to a focus on natural sustainable composites for low-cost buildings. She is also developing an international interdisciplinary network to explore and promote “Engineering for Social Justice.” She is particularly interested in ways in which science and engineering can help to create solutions for the environment as well as social problems. She has over 100 publications in materials science and education. Her recent books include “Green Composites,” (Woodhead) which looks at the production of environmentally friendly materials, and “Effective Learning and Teaching in Engineering” (Routledge).

3392 - Why Do Engineering Experiential Education Students Have Significantly Better Outcomes at Graduation?

Larry F. HannemanLarry F. Hanneman
Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Director of Engineering Career Services for the College of Engineering
Iowa State University

Larry F. Hanneman provides the overall vision, direction and management for the college career services, competency-based career self-management and experiential education programs. Prior to joining Iowa State University, Hanneman enjoyed a 25-year career with Dow Corning Corp., serving in a variety of analytical chemistry research, environmental research, process research and global regulatory compliance positions. During this time, Hanneman also served as a university liaison and corporate recruiter of undergraduate and graduate engineers and scientists seeking experiential education and full-time employment opportunities. Hanneman’s current professional affiliations include the American Society for Engineering Education, National Association of Colleges and Employers, Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers and Midwest Cooperative Education and Internship Association. His current research efforts in ability-based assessment in engineering education have been recognized with the National Association of Colleges and Employers ChevronTexaco Award, the MidWest Association of Colleges and Employers John D. Shingleton Research Award, an Iowa State University Miller Faculty Fellowship, several ASEE divisional and CIEC best paper, session, speaker and workshop awards and invited workshops at ABET/Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Best Assessment Processes Symposia.

Sponsored by: Cooperative Engineering Division

3391 - Technology Journalism: Strategy to Enhance ABET Competencies and Public Understanding of Engineering

Deborah L. Illman, Ph.D.Deborah L. Illman, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, National Science Foundation
Discovery Corps Editor, Northwest Science & Technology Magazine University of Washington

Deborah L. Illman’s research and teaching activities at the University of Washington (UW) have focused on science and engineering communication and public understanding of technology. She chaired a symposium at the 2004 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on “Public Engagement With Engineering,” and her research on media portrayals of engineers was the cover article of the spring 2006 issue of IEEE Technology & Society. During 2006-07, with funding from a Discovery Corps Senior Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, she is studying issues in communicating about large and long-term multidisciplinary research efforts using the NSF Science and Technology Centers as a case study. Illman is former associate editor of Chemical & Engineering News and is founding editor of Northwest Science & Technology Magazine (NWS&T). Honored with 10 awards, including three “Best of Show” from the Society for Technical Communication, NWS&T has served as a platform for the science and technology writing curriculum she established at UW. Illman is former associate director of the NSF Center for Process Analytical Chemistry, aimed at developing new sensors for on-line monitoring and control of chemical processes. During 1988-89, she was a Science, Engineering and Diplomacy Fellow of the AAAS.

Sponsoring Division: Liberal Education
Co-Sponsoring Division: Technology Literacy Constituent Division

3390 - Open Computation, Expanding the Approach to Scholarly Research in Engineering Education

Clifford LynchClifford Lynch
Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

Clifford Lynch has served as director of the Coalition for Networked Information since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity.

Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems. He is a past president of the American Society for Information Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.

Lynch currently serves on the National Digital Preservation Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress; he was a member of the National Research Council committees that published The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Infrastructure and Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits, and now serves on the NRC committee.

Sponsored by: Engineering Libraries Division



Hawaii2007 ASEE Picnic: Welcome to Paradise!

Hilton Hawaiian Village
Sunday, June 24
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$35 for registered attendees
$45 for nonregistered attendees
$18 for children 6-12 years old

Aloha! Join friends and colleagues at the 2007 ASEE Picnic: Welcome to Paradise! This year’s kickoff event will be held at one of the most picturesque and spacious seaside venues of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Gentle ocean breezes, brilliant stars and exotic flora and wildlife combine to create a paradisiacal environment for this traditional island luau. The spectacular pinnacle of the evening features Polynesian entertainment, with music, song and dance from Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand and the exciting Samoan fireknife dance! Don’t miss it!



HawaiiBRING-A-STUDENT PROGRAM

Give a student at your university the chance to experience the 2007 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 his or her current student ID

Note: Only one student may be registered as “Bring-a-Student” per full-conference registration.



HawaiiGreet the Stars (First Timers Orientation)

Hawaii Convention Center
Sunday, June 24
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. Take advantage of hearing firsthand from the ASEE leadership. ASEE staff members 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.



HawaiiEmerging Trends in Engineering Education Poster Session

Hawaii Convention Center – Exhibit Hall 1
Monday, June 25
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The ASEE Program Planning Committee would like to invite you to join us on Monday from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center for “Emerging Trends in Engineering Education.” This session will feature cross-disciplinary and innovative papers presented as both poster and short oral presentations. 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 papers will be grouped by topic.



2007 ASEE Annual Awards Reception

Hilton Hawaiian Village
Wednesday, June 27
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 2007 award winners.

2007 ASEE Annual Awards Banquet

Hilton Hawaiian Village
Wednesday, June 27
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$75 per person

Dine and celebrate with the recipients of ASEE’s Society Awards and the 2006 Annual Conference Best Paper Award at the 114th ASEE Annual Awards Banquet.



Division and Council Receptions and Banquets

Many of ASEE’s divisions and councils are hosting receptions and banquets throughout the 2007 conference. Be sure to check the ASEE conference Web site at www.asee.org/annual2007 or the ticketed events section.



ASEE Annual Conference Best Paper Award Program

For the 10th consecutive year, ASEE will recognize five outstanding conference papers from each of the Professional Interest Councils and one Best Zone Paper. One of these six papers will also be awarded the overall Conference Best Paper Award.


PARADISE CALLING - WHETHER IT’S BEAUTIFUL BEACHES, RICH HISTORY, INSPIRING MUSEUMS OR FLAVORFUL FOODS THAT DELIGHT YOUR SENSES, HAWAII HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER EVERYONE. For most current program please visit: www.asee.org/annual2007

For most current program please visit: www.asee.org/annual2007

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