David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Tuesday, June 24
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Project Manager, Blended-Wing-Body Program, Boeing
Dr. Robert Liebeck is currently program manager of the Blended-Wing-Body
Program at Boeing. In his 46 years at Boeing, he has served as program
manager on numerous classified advanced-concept airplane programs,
some of which culminated in successful flight vehicles. He has an
extensive list of technical publications, and his airfoil work is
discussed in several textbooks on aerodynamics. Liebeck is also
professor of the Practice of Aeronautics at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology and adjunct professor of Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering at the University of California Irvine, where he teaches
courses in aerodynamics, flight mechanics and airplane design. He
received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering
from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, and received
the university’s College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus
Award in 1996.
Sponsored by: Aerospace Division
The Future(s) of Energetics
Chief Scientist, NASA Langley
As chief scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, Dennis M. Bushnell
is responsible for Technical Oversight and Advanced Program formulation,
with technical emphasis on areas of atmospheric sciences and structures,
materials, acoustics, flight electronics/control/software, instruments,
aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, spacecraft, space access and other
areas. His technical specialties include flow modeling and control
across the speed range, advanced configuration aeronautics, aeronautical
facilities and hypersonic airbreathing propulsion. He is a member
of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the ASME,
AIAA and the Royal Aeronautical Society. He holds numerous awards
and distinctions from governmental agencies, professional societies
and academia, and has served national and international organizations
as a consultant or committee member. He has served as reviewer and
editor for 40 journals. During his 44-year career, Bushnell has
authored more than 252 publications and major presentations, and
delivered nearly 310 invited lectures and seminars, often on the
future of technology and the shape it will take for humans and society.
He is also considered an expert in areas such as the future of computing,
environmental change, climate change, new energy breakthroughs and
revolutionary approaches to agriculture, among other issues. He
holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut
and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Sponsored by: Mechanical Engineering Division
Accessible Design: It’s the Law;
Universal Design: It’s the Marke
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering,
Wayne State University
Dr. Robert Erlandson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
and Bioengineering at Wayne State University, has a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering from Wayne State University and a Ph.D. in Biomedical
Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Erlandson worked
at Bell Telephone Laboratories, was partner and president of a small
consulting firm, and served as vice president for research and technology
transfer for a technology transfer and economic development organization
operated by Wayne State University and the State of Michigan. He
currently directs the Enabling Technologies Laboratory. Erlandson
was awarded the 2006 ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award for exemplary
and exceptional design programs. Other citations include the Michigan
Campus Compact 2000 Community Service-Learning Award given by Michigan
universities to exemplary programs that integrate education, research,
and community service. He has received numerous awards for outstanding
teaching and educational design activities, including the Wayne
State University’s President’s Award for teaching excellence.
Dr. Erlandson has authored over 100 technical papers. Most recently
CRC Press published his book, Universal and Accessible Design for
Products, Services, and Processes, as part of the dissemination
efforts of a five-year NSF grant to develop curriculum material
on accessible and universal design for undergraduate engineering
Sponsored by: Design in Engineering Education Division (DEED)
The Other Side of Engineering Education: A Historian Examines
the Changing Non-Technical Elements
Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social
Sciences, Michigan Technological University
Bruce E. Seely is professor of history and chair of the Department
of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University. He has
written extensively about the history of engineering education and
was the 2000 recipient of ASEE’s William Elgin Wickenden Award
for his article, “The ‘Other’ Re-engineering of
Engineering Education, 1900-1965,” Journal of Engineering
Education (July 1999). He also received the Olmsted Award of the
ASEE Liberal Studies Division in 2004. He has served as program
director for Science and Technology Studies at the National Science
Foundation, and as secretary of the Society for the History of Technology.
His other research interests have included the history of transportation—especially
roads and railroads—and the history of the iron and steel
industry. More recently, Seely has been involved in developing Michigan
Tech’s undergraduate education program in nanotechnology,
focusing on the societal implications of emergent technologies.
Sponsored by: Liberal Education Division
What Would It Take To Expand The Pipeline of Minority Students
Coming Into Engineering?
Director of the Learning Research and Development Center
and Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Lauren B. Resnick, professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science
at the University of Pittsburgh, is an internationally recognized
scholar in the cognitive science of learning and instruction. Her
current research focuses on school reform, effort-based education,
measuring school system performance, developing strategies for scaling
educational reform, assessment for both individual learning and
organizational effectiveness, the nature and development of thinking
abilities, and the role of talk and discourse in learning. Resnick
directs the prestigious Learning Research and Development Center
(1977-present) and is founder and director of the Institute for
Sponsored by: Educational Research and Methods Division (ERM)
Wednesday, June 25
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Are Engineering Students Typical Millennials?
University Librarian, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Richard Sweeney has been university librarian at the New Jersey
Institute of Technology for 10 years. Before that, he directed the
library at Polytechnic University, in Brooklyn, NY, and directed
public libraries in Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio. He speaks frequently
about the Millennial generation at conferences for groups such as
the American Library Association and the Association of College
and Research Libraries. He also consults for libraries on how to
accommodate the new generation.
Sponsored by: Engineering Libraries Division.
Creating a Design Revolution: How Engineering for Extreme Affordability
Can Change the World
Founder, International Development Enterprises (IDE)
After practicing psychiatry for 23 years, Dr. Paul Polak founded
International Development Enterprises (IDE), an international nonprofit
poverty alleviation organization. Since 1981, IDE has pioneered
the development and marketing of affordable income enhancing technologies
within developing countries. Its programs have helped more than
17 million participants increase their net annual income by more
than $300 million annually. In 2004, The Tech Museum of Innovation
named IDE a Laureate for its development of Easy-Drip, an affordable
micro-irrigation system. Polak received Ernst & Young’s
2004 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the social responsibility
category. In 2003, Polak was named one of Scientific American’s
Top 50 Innovators for his work pioneering technology-enabled, market-based
poverty alleviation worldwide. Dr. Polak received his M.D. from
the University of Western Ontario.
Sponsored by: DEED, International Division, and Civil Engineering
Engineering Education in a Flat World
Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Marty Meehan is the second chancellor of the University of Massachusetts
Lowell and the 14th leader of the institution and its predecessor
schools, founded in the 1890s. A UMass Lowell alumnus, Meehan graduated
cum laude in 1978, having studied education and political science.
He received a master’s degree in public administration from
Suffolk University in 1981 and a juris doctor from Suffolk University
Law School in 1986. A resident of Lowell, Meehan represented the
fifth congressional district of Massachusetts in the U.S. House
of Representatives from 1993 to 2007. He also served on the House
Armed Services and Judiciary committees. Widely respected as a reformer,
he established a national reputation for his legislative leadership
in reforming campaign finance laws and protecting people against
the health risks in tobacco use. Among his priorities were maintaining
a balanced federal budget, preserving Medicare and Social Security,
supporting and strengthening the military and supporting economic
growth that is worker- and environment-friendly.
Dean of Engineering, University of Arkansas
Ashok Saxena is currently the dean of Engineering, distinguished
professor and the Irma F. and Raymond C. Giffels endowed chair in
Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Saxena’s research
area is mechanical behavior of materials, specializing in fracture
mechanics and its application to life prediction, reliability and
risk assessment of structural components operated at elevated temperatures.
He is an author of over 160 papers, two textbooks and seven other
reference books. He is a fellow of ASTM and a fellow of ASM International
and the winner of numerous awards, including the George Irwin Medal
from ASTM (1992) and the Outstanding Research Author Award from
the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (1993). Dr. Saxena
previously held the position of Regents’ professor and chair
of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 1985, he was a fellow scientist
at the Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Saxena received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University
of Cincinnati in 1972 and 1974, respectively, in Materials Science
and Metallurgical Engineering and his B.S. degree from the Indian
Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1970 in Mechanical Engineering.
Sponsored by: Indo-US Collaboration.
Sunday, June 22
Greet the Stars (First Timers Orientation)
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m
This is an orientation for new ASEE members and first-time conference
attendees. The 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.
2008 ASEE Picnic: A ’Burgh Block Party Presented by Dassault
Rooftop Terrace – David L. Lawrence Convention Center
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$35 for registered attendees
$45 for non-registered attendees
$18 for children 6-16 years old
See old friends and colleagues and make some new ones at the 2008
ASEE Picnic: A ’Burgh Block Party. Join us as we kick off
ASEE 2008 from the rooftop terrace of the David L. Lawrence Convention
Center. You’ll enjoy an authentic Pittsburgh experience, including
spectacular views of Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Don’t
Tuesday, June 24
ASEE Meet the Board Forum
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Complimentary for all conference registrants
Back by popular demand. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss
important issues facing engineering and technology education stakeholders.
Participants will have the chance to share a dialogue with members
of the ASEE Board of Directors. Network with Board members and other
industry leaders as you discuss key issues, ask questions and share
opinions with ASEE’s governing body.
Wednesday, June 25
2008 ASEE Annual Awards Reception
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 2008 award winners.
2008 ASEE Annual Awards Banquet
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$75 per person
Dine and celebrate with the recipients of ASEE’s Society Awards and the
2007 Annual Conference Best Paper Award at the 115th ASEE Annual
Division and Council Receptions and Banquets
Many of ASEE’s divisions and councils are hosting receptions
and banquets throughout the 2008 conference. Be sure to check the
ASEE conference Web site at www.asee.org/annual2008.
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.