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Join the American Society for Engineering Education in Atlanta for the 120th Annual Conference & Exposition

Exposition Highlights

The 2013 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition features an exciting schedule of activities in the exhibit hall, including refreshment breaks, product demonstrations, and interactive attractions.


Sunday, June 23 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Monday, June 24 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 25 8:45 am – 2:00 pm


The series of “Focus on Exhibits” events will be exclusive. No sessions or other events will be held during these times, providing an excellent networking opportunity in a dynamic atmosphere. Over the course of the conference, there will be more than four hours devoted to the “Focus on Exhibits” events, which will include complimentary food and beverages.


Sunday, June 23

Georgia World Congress Center
Exhibit Hall A1
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

ASEE Focus on Exhibits Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Maplesoft

Come experience our exhibitors’ innovative technology and latest product/service offerings while you network with your fellow attendees. Open to all attendees, this event will feature complimentary beer, wine, and other refreshments.

Monday, June 24

Georgia World Congress Center
Exhibit Hall A1
10:30 am – Noon

ASEE Focus on Exhibits Brunch

Sponsored by Quanser

Join your friends and colleagues as we welcome you to an exclusive Exhibit Hall event featuring brunch and the National Science Foundation Grantees Poster Session. This event is complimentary for all registered participants.

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Georgia World Congress Center
Exhibit Hall A1
10:30 am – Noon
Grantees from various National Science Foundation programs, primarily Transforming Undergraduate Educateion in STEM (TUES) and Advanced Technology Education, will present the results of their grants. This poster session is held in the Exhibit Hall during the Focus on Exhibits Brunch.

Two-Year College Model Design Competition

Georgia World Congress Center
Exhibit Hall A1
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

The annual ASEE Model Design Competition, sponsored by the Two-Year College Division, will be held on Monday, June 24. Teams of freshman and sophomore engineering and engineering technology students will design and build a robot to collect 12 orange colored golf balls and deposit them in a box in the center of the 8’ X 8’ track. Additionally, student teams will participate in an Exhibition Session where they will display their robot on a table and discuss their design with competition judges, students, and conference attendees. The Exhibition Session will be held from 8 am to 11 am on Monday, June 24 in the Exhibition Hall. Robot testing will begin at 1 pm in the Exhibition Hall.

ASEE Focus on Exhibits Ice Cream Social

Georgia World Congress Center
Exhibit Hall A1
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Join your colleagues on the Exhibit Hall Floor for a tasty ice cream treat! This event is complimentary for all attendees.


ASEE Focus on Exhibits Closing Lunch

Georgia World Congress Center
Exhibit Hall A1
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Take advantage of your last chance to see the most innovative products and services, and join your friends and colleagues for complimentary lunch in the ASEE Exhibit Hall!


Georgia World Congress Center
Exhibit Hall A1
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The ASEE divisions invite their friends and colleagues to learn from contributed papers spanning a myriad of disciplines in engineering education.


Exhibit Hall A1 – Registration Area
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Take this opportunity to meet and interact with the ASEE Board of Directors. This session will take place in the Registration Area inside Exhibit Hall A1.

ABET Sessions

Join ABET senior staff and volunteer leadership, as well as representatives from industry, and academia in a three-day session series. Topics include: program assessment, ABET accreditation policies and processes, quality assurance and stimulating innovation in technical education.

ABET is pleased to present the following sessions at the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference:

ABET Program Assessment Workshop

Sunday, June 23

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ticketed event: $175.00 advanced registration and $185.00 on site registration. Seven hours (includes brunch).

The one-day ABET Program Assessment Workshop is designed to help faculty and administrators develop their program assessment skills. Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of continuous quality improvement of student learning through the design of assessment processes, development of measurable student outcomes, and application of data collection and data reporting methods. This workshop is interactive and those attending will work in small groups applying the concepts learned throughout the day. Participants will receive a workshop booklet containing all slides and reference materials.

ABET Session: What’s New in ABET Accreditation?

Monday, June 24

7:00 am – 8:30 am

The ABET General Criteria for Accreditation have undergone several changes in recent years to bring the criteria across the four ABET Commissions (Applied Science, Computing, Engineering and Engineering Technology) into a consistent language and process where appropriate.

In October 2012, the ABET Board of Directors voted to approve, effective for the 2013-14 review cycle, changes to the harmonized General Criteria – Criterion 2: Program Educational Objectives, and Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement for Criteria.

In summary, the change to Criterion 2 removes the requirement for a program to have a process for the “review and revision” of its program educational objectives (PEOs). The new language requires a documented process that is systematically utilized and effective, involving the program’s constituents, for periodic review of the PEOs so that they remain consistent with the institution’s mission, the constituents’ needs, and the criteria. Further, the change to Criterion 4 removes the requirement for a program to demonstrate graduate attainment of program educational objectives. This change removes the stringent requirement for assessment of program educational objectives as is required for a program’s student outcomes.

This session will highlight how the four ABET Accreditation Commissions are implementing this change to the General Criteria. Instructions to programs undergoing reviews in the upcoming 2013-14 review cycle that have previously received shortcomings against the current Criterion 2 or Criterion 4 language regarding program educational objectives will be reviewed. Self-study questionnaires, changed as a result of these efforts, will be reviewed as well. There will be ample opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions.

ABET Session: Educational Innovation and ABET-accredited Programs

Monday, June 24

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Recent changes in the profession and instructional methodologies require engineering educators to incorporate a range of curricular innovations to respond to 21st century needs and strive to successfully meet ABET accreditation criteria. At this session, panelists from higher education, industry and ABET senior staff will explore specific initiatives that are relevant, rigorous, innovative and accredited or pursuing accreditation. ABET, the world leader in technical education accreditation, supports and facilitates these innovative initiatives by providing tools and frameworks with its criteria and professional development opportunities.

ABET Session: Dispelling Myths – Common Misconceptions about ABET and Accreditation

Tuesday, June 25

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

How are the general criteria developed? How are program evaluators trained and assigned? What’s the process for determining the accreditation status of a particular program? How is ABET involved globally? What input do administrators and faculty have in the ABET process? Why doesn’t ABET just tell us what to do? These are just a few of the questions routinely asked by schools seeking, or holding, ABET accreditation. This session is designed to dispel common myths and answer questions about ABET, accreditation and the accreditation process. It is also an opportunity for attendees to raise their own “is it true…?” questions.
Charles Hickman, ABET
Ashley Ater Kranov, ABET
Joseph Sussman, ABET

ABET Session: How to become a Program Evaluator

Tuesday June 25, 2013

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Wednesday June 26, 2013

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Each year, more than 2,000 academic administrators and faculty, industry officials and technical professionals work together to ensure quality in technical education worldwide by serving as ABET program evaluators and making initial accreditation recommendations. This session provides information for prospective ABET volunteers and covers: 1) the nature of program evaluator work; 2) ABET’s need for new volunteers; 3) the program evaluator “life-cycle”; 4) what’s in it for you; 5) threshold requirements for service and the program evaluator selection process; and 6) training requirements.
Dayne Aldridge, ABET
Charles Hickman, ABET
Dayne Aldridge, ABET


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