PRISM Magazine Online - May-June 2000 - Special Conference Issue
conference highlights

Greet the Stars is an orientation session for new ASEE members and first-time conference attendees. This session provides an overview of the conference and of ASEE as an organization. Take advantage of hearing from ASEE President John Weese and ASEE Vice President of Member Affairs, Gerald Jakubowski. ASEE staff will also be available to discuss member services. Don't miss this opportunity to become familiar with your association.

Greet the Stars
Sunday, June 18
4:305:00 p.m.
Adam's Mark Hotel St. Louis

This year the annual Society-Wide Picnic will be held at the St. Louis Zoo. This park is recognized as one of the top ten zoos in the country and will be open exclusively for ASEE members and guests during the picnic. Some of the many attractions and animal exhibits that will be open during the picnic are: Jungle of the Apes, Charles Darwin Pavilion (featuring interactive games and exhibits), bears, seals, and small mammals.

In addition, we will be able to see a recent arrival to the park: a baby gorilla that will be almost one year old in June. The li'l fella is a bundle of energy and sure to entertain all picnic attendees.

Round-trip transportation will be provided for this event. Note: Be sure to purchase tickets in advance.

Society-Wide Picnic
Sunday, June 18
6:00-10:00 p.m.
St. Louis Zoo
$25 for registered conference attendees and registered guests; $35 for nonregistered guests; free for children 10 and under

This year's plenary speakers, Robert H. Waterston and Paul C. Lauterbur, are both eminent figures in bioengineering, with claims to fame from opposite ends of the basic/applied reserach spectrum. Don't miss this chance to hear from the inventor of MRI technology, and the leader in the effort to decode the human genome.

Main Plenary
Monday, June 19
8:30 a.m.-10:15
America's Center  

Do you know who your board members are, or have you ever had a conversation with the president of ASEE? If not, this is a chance to interact with ASEE leaders. Come to this plated breakfast and you will have the opportunity to meet the 2000 ASEE Board of Directors, discuss key issues, ask questions, and share your thoughts.

Meet-the-Board Breakfast
Tuesday, June 20
7:00-8:15 a.m.
Adam's Mark Hotel; $25

Make sure to attend one of the conference's exciting mini plenary sessions, sponsored this year by the Corporate Member Council, the Engineering Research Council, the Chemical Engineering Division, and the Educational Research and Methods Division. Each mini-plenary features top-notch presentors discussing important topics in engineering education.

Wednesday, June 21
10:30 a.m.-noon
America's Center

The Annual Awards Reception will take place in the America's Center, preceding the Annual Awards Banquet. All conference attendees are welcome to come and mingle with their colleagues and toast the 2000 award winners. This is the perfect opportunity to meet your friends and network with other engineering education professionals.

ASEE Annual Awards Reception
Wednesday, June 21
6:30-7:00 p.m.
America's Center

This year marks the 107th ASEE Annual Awards Banquet. Join us as we recognize ASEE's Society Awards and the 1999 Annual Conference Best Paper Award recipients. This elaborate affair will be graced with excellent cuisine, music, and dancing. It is the place to be on your final night in St. Louis!

ASEE Annual Awards Banquet
Wednesday, June 21
7:00-10:00 p.m.
America's Center; $50

Many of ASEE's divisions and councils are hosting receptions and banquets throughout the 2000 Conference. Be sure to check the ASEE Conference Web site at , or the Ticketed Events section of this program.

Division and Council Receptions and Banquets

For the third consecutive year, ASEE will recognize six outstanding conference papers--one from each of the Professional Interest Councils and one overall conference paper. To learn more about this conference highlight, please see the Technical Program section.

ASEE Annual Conference Best Paper Award Program