The Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network
(WEPAN) is holding its 2004 National Conference at the Hyatt
Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 6-9. Entitled Route to
50/50: Shifting Gears for Inclusion, the conference is part of
WEPAN's mission of attracting more women to engineering. For more
information, visit www.engr.utexas.edu/wep/wepan2004.
The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)
is holding its first annual Summer Workshop on Teaching Management
Science in Marlborough, Massachusetts, July 8-11, 2004. Learning
theory and effective strategies for teaching management science are
on the agenda. For more information, visit
www.informs.org/Edu/TMSWorkshop/ or e-mail
ASEE's new electronic newsletter about the growing
role of engineering in K-12 education is going out to thousands of K-12
teachers and guidance counselors. This month Go Engineering!
will cover the efforts of educators from colleges and universities,
industry, and K-12 who are using engineering outreach programs as vehicles
to teach science and mathematics. News, events, and ideas illuminating
the exciting connections between engineering education and the K-12
classroom will also be covered. Go Engineering! will examine
how these connections are affected by funding and policy development
in Washington, D.C., and across the country.
As a society of engineering educators, ASEE understands
the daunting challenges that teachers face helping students master difficult
material and working with standards-driven curricula and state-mandated
areas of instruction. Go Engineering! will provide information
and links to help K-12 teachers better prepare their students for a
For more information or to sign up for the newsletter,
send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Frank Hart, dean of the School of Engineering and Technology
Science at Bluefield State College in West Virginia, was recently named
the recipient of the 2003 ABET Fellow Award. Presented at ABET's
71st annual meeting, the award recognizes individuals who have given
sustained quality service to the ABET-related professions in general
and to education within the ABET disciplines. Hart received his bachelor's
and master's degrees in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He
worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority after graduation and later
joined the Bluefield faculty as an assistant professor.
Gerald D. Holder, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering at the University
of Pittsburgh, was recently elected a fellow to the American Association
for the Advancement of Science. His election is in honor of his work
in the development of thermodynamic properties and phase behavior in
fluid-solid systems, especially in the area of gas hydrates. Holder
received a B.A. in chemistry from Kalamazoo College and a B.S.E., M.S.E.,
and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.