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Deans Address Ethics Issues

    Ethics, engineering, and exquisite weather were the order of the day at the 1999 ASEE Engineering Deans Institute (EDI), held March 21-24 in Maui, Hawaii.

    The meeting's theme was "Ethics in Technology and Social Responsibilities," and the 135 deans in attendance took in a number of speeches and sessions addressing the interactions between engineering, the natural world, and morally sound business practices and decision making.

    The Rev. Robert J. Spitzer, president of Gonzaga University and director of the Institute of Professional Ethics, brought down the house with a rousing speech in which he espoused an organizational vision that adds a "Silver Rule"-Do no harm-to the Golden Rule of "Do good."

    A field trip to the eco-friendly Grand Wailea Resort capped a day-long examination of sustainable development issues, including industry's viewpoint and strategies for incorporating sustainability into major design projects. Next year's EDI will take place March 19-22 in Hilton Head, South Carolina. For more information, contact Don Davis,  (202) 331-3537; e-mail: .

CIEC Debates Corporate Universities

    Industry and university leaders squared off to debate thefuture of corporate universities and their relevance to traditional higher education as part of 1999 ASEE Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), conducted February 1-5 in Palm Springs.

    "Partnerships That Work: Collaborations for the New Millennium," was the conference theme, and a debate on corporate universities was the focus of the meeting's main plenary.

    Plenary speakers included Bill Wiggenhorn, Motorola University; Jim Moore, SUN University; Jorge Klor de Alva, University of Phoenix; John Farrell, NTU Corp.; Alfred Moye, Hewlett Packard; Eleanor Baum, The Cooper Union; Lyle Feisel, SUNY-Binghamton; and Adam Eisenstadt, Corporate University Xchange.

    Mary Bonhomme, general conference chair, said the plenary format, new to this year's conference, was very well received. "The plenary session exceeded our expectations in its ability to engage the participants," Bonhomme explains. "It certainly set a high mark for the remainder of the conference to reach."

    The annual conference is sponsored by four ASEE divisions: Cooperative Education, College Industry Partnership, Continuing Education, and Engineering Technology.

    CIEC 2000 will be conducted January 31 to February 2 in Orlando. "Return on Investment Through Educational Partnerships" is the conference theme. Contact Jack Selter, (407) 823-6742; fax (407) 823-5483; e-mail ; or see  for more information.


Wallace T. Fowler Voted President-Elect

ASEE members elected Wallace T. Fowler, the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, as ASEE President-Elect for 1999-2000. He will assume the position at the 1999 Annual Conference and become president the following year.

Other ASEE officers elected by members on ballots postmarked by March 31 are:

  • Vice President, Finance: Lawrence H. Hare
  • Vice President, Public Affairs: Eugene M. Deloatch
  • Chair, PIC II: John H. "Jack" Grubbs
  • Chair, PIC III: Timothy L. Skvarenina
  • Zone II Chair-Elect: Dan Budny
  • Zone IV Chair-Elect: Paul E. Rainey

Call For Nominations

The ASEE Nominating Committee, chaired by Most Immediate Past President Lyle D. Feisel, requests member participation in nominating board officers for ASEE's 2000 elections. Officers to be nominated for society-wide positions are: President-Elect; Vice President, Member Affairs; Chair PIC I; Chair PIC IV; and Chair PIC V.

All nominees must be individual members or institutional member representatives of ASEE at the time of nomination and must maintain ASEE membership during their term of office. Nominating Committee members are not eligible for nomination. The slate of candidates selected by the committee will not exceed two candidates per office.

Candidates for President-Elect must be active members who have served or are serving on the Board of Directors. Candidates for Vice President, Member Affairs, are restricted to those members who have served as Zone Chairs.

Candidates for Chair of the Engineering Technology Council, Chair of the Engineering Research Council, and Chair-Elect for Zone I and Zone III will be nominated and selected by their respective councils and zones, as the ASEE Constitution stipulates.

For each proposed candidate for a society-wide office, submit a biographical sketch of fewer than 400 words that documents career contributions, ASEE offices held, awards and recognitions received, and educational background. Include comments on leadership qualities, ability to cooperate with others to achieve objectives, and willingness to serve if elected. A listing of members who meet constitutional eligibility requirements for the offices of President-Elect and Vice President, Member Affairs, is available from the Executive Director's office at ASEE headquarters.

Send nominations in writing, marked confidential, by May 15. For nominations for the office of President-Elect, please include an advocacy statement. Mail nominations to Lyle D. Feisel, Chair, ASEE Nominating Committee, ASEE, 1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.


Campus Rep Program Honors Top Recruiters

ASEE's successful "Spread the Word" membership promotion continued for the fifth year, and the campus representatives from ASEE's geographical sections who recruited the most new members during the last year will receive awards at the 1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Charlotte. ASEE headquarters will host a complimentary reception in their honor on Monday, June 21, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. All ASEE campus representatives are invited to attend this free event.

Overall Awards

  • Highest Number of Faculty Members Recruited:
    Noel N. Schulz, Michigan Technological University
  • Highest Percentage of ASEE Faculty Members:
    Hugh Jack, Grand Valley State University

Section Awards

  • Gulf Southwest:
    John A. Weese, Texas A&M University*
    James B. Farison, Baylor University** Illinois-Indiana:
    Patricia Fox, Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis***
  • Middle Atlantic:
    Hewlon Zimmer, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy*
    C. Stewart Slater, Rowan University**
  • North Central Section:
    Donald L. Feke, Case Western Reserve University*
    George H. Staab, Ohio State University*
    Paul C. Lam, University of Akron*
    Hugh Jack, Grand Valley State University***
  • North Midwest:
    Noel N. Schulz, Michigan Technological University*
    S.I. Mehta, North Dakota State University**
  • Pacific Northwest:
    Marilyn A. Dyrud, Oregon Institute of Technology***
  • Pacific Southwest:
    Allen Plotkin, San Diego State University*
    Shashi Sathisan Nambisan, University of Nevada-Las Vegas*
    Nikos J. Mourtos, San Jose State University**
  • Rocky Mountain:
    Joseph K.C. Cheng, University of Southern Colorado***
  • St. Lawrence:
    William C. Beston, Broome Community College***
  • Southeastern:
    Earl Dowell, Duke University*
    Mary Jasper, Mississippi State University***

*Highest number of faculty members recruited
**Highest percentage of faculty members recruited
***Highest number and highest percentage of faculty members recruited

Books By Members

Analysis and Design of Energy Systems (3rd edit.). By Bartow K. Hodge and Robert P. Taylor. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ; 1999, 483 pp., $98.

Appropriate Technology. By Barrett Hazeltine and Christopher Bull. Academic Press, New York; 1999,  364 pp., $49.95.

Biological Process Engineering. By Arthur T. Johnson. John Wiley & Sons, New York; 1999, 732 pp., $89.95.

Bioseparation Process Science. By Antonio A. Garcia. Blackwell Science Inc., Boston; 1999, 488 pp., $96.

Creating Quality Process Design for Results: Process Design for Results. By William J. Kolarik. McGraw-Hill Text, New York; 1999, 656 pp., $55.

Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials. By Zafer Gurdal, Raphael T. Haftka, and Prabhat Hajela. John Wiley & Sons, New York; 1999, 353 pp., $89.95.

Design Project Tutorial Using SolidWorks 98. By Donald E. Coho. Schroff Development Corporation Publications, Shawnee, KS; 1999, 209 pp., $49.95.

Engineering Unit Conversions (Engineering Reference Manual Series). By Michael R. Lindeburg. Professional Publications Inc., Belmont, CA; 1999, 168 pp., $28.95.

Environmental Transport Processes. By Bruce E. Logan. John Wiley & Sons, New York; 1999, 654 pp., $89.95.

Experimentation and Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers (2nd edit.). By Hugh W. Coleman. John Wiley & Sons, New York; 1999, 275 pp., $69.95.

FE/EIT Sample Examinations. By Michael R. Lindeburg. Professional Publications Inc., Belmont, CA; 1999, 111 pp., $26.95.

Foundations of Electric Circuits. By J.R. Cogdell. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ; 1999, 386 pp., $35.

Fundamentals of Linear State Space Systems. By John S. Bay. WCB/McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York; 1999, 650 pp., $67.50.

Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management. By Andrew P. Sage and William B. Rouse. John Wiley & Sons, New York; 1999, 1,248 pp., $185.

How to Solve Problems (5th edit.). By Donald Scarl. Dosoris Press, New York; 1998, 188 pp., $10.95.

Industrial Applications of Genetic Algorithms (International Series on Computational Intelligence). By Charles Karr and Michael L. Freeman. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL; 1999, 320 pp., $89.95.

Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Materials. By Robert C. Creese. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York; 1999, 416 pp., $150.

Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York; 1999, 713 pp., $89.95.

101 Solved Civil Engineering Problems (3rd edit.). By Michael R. Lindeburg. Professional Publications Inc., Belmont, CA; 1999, 200 pp., $33.95.

Calls For Papers

ASEE divisions, sections, and publications are welcome to publish calls for academic papers in ASEE PRISM. Please submit your calls at least 12 weeks prior to desired publication and try to keep them under 200 words. All calls will also be published on ASEE's home page. Send submissions to: ASEE Today, fax (202) 265-8504; e-mail:

ASEE PRISM seeks opinion pieces on topics related to engineering or engineering technology for its Last Word column. Please send your submissions to: ASEE PRISM, 1818 N St., NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036; e-mail:

Authors are invited to submit papers for review for the Journal of Engineering Technology. Refer to the latest issue for complete manuscript requirements, a style guide for authors, and a list of topics of interest. Submit 11 copies of the printed manuscript with abstract and disk to: Timothy Zeigler, Southern Polytechnic State University, 100 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta, GA 30060; (770) 528-5495; fax (770) 528-5455; e-mail: ; or see The Journal of Engineering Education accepts unsolicited manuscripts based upon their contribution to engineering and technology education, development of new ideas, and appeal to a broad readership of engineering educators and others. For review, send six copies to: John Prados, Chemical Engineering Dept., 419 Dougherty Engineering Bldg., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996; (615) 974-2421; fax (615) 974-7076; e-mail:

The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) is looking for engineering problems to use in its Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS), an academic competition for high school students. TEAMS problems reflect the level of rigor found in first-semester engineering courses. See for the required problem format and examples. For more information, contact Joe Essman, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio University, 334 Stocker Center, Athens, OH 45701; (614) 593-1574; fax (614) 593-0007; e-mail: ; or see


The following calls for papers are for the 2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, to be conducted June 18-21 in St. Louis, Missouri. This information is updated regularly at

The Architectural Engineering Division seek papers of interest to engineering, architecture, construction, building, and technology professionals. Topics may include: cooperative efforts between education and industry; research in undergraduate education; innovative teaching methods and curriculum; cooperative programs between universities; international education and teaching experiences; integrating design into the curriculum; using new technology in the classroom; education co-ops and internships; student projects; case studies; and professional and technical issues. Additional topics will be considered.
Submit a 200- to 300-word abstract and a brief biographical sketch by October 15 to: Lisa Wipplinger, Architectural Engineering and Construction Science, 240 Seaton Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506; e-mail:; (785) 532-5964; fax (785) 532-6944.

The Chemical Engineering Division seeks papers on topics pertinent to chemical engineering education. Topics include: undergraduate laboratory; integration of design, safety, and ethics into core curriculum; multimedia or Web-based teaching tools; assessment; accreditation; lifelong learning; and innovative teaching strategies. The division will also consider papers in areas of related interest. Please submit one-page abstracts by November 30 to: Robert M. Ybarra, 143 Schrenk Hall, Chemical Engineering Dept., University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO, 65409-1230; (573) 341-4424; fax (573) 341-4377; e-mail:

The Civil Engineering Division seeks papers on topics that enhance teaching and learning in civil engineering and that fall within the purview of one or more of the division's standing committees: Educational Policy, Professional Practice, Teaching Methodology, and Computer Applications. Submit 300-word abstracts along with a one-paragraph biographical sketch (e-mail preferred) by October 15 to: Samuel P. Clemence, College of Engineering & Computer Science, Syracuse University, 220 Hinds Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1190; (315) 443-2554; fax (315) 443-1243, e-mail:

The Design in Engineering Education Division (DEED) invites papers on any topic related to the role of design in engineering education, including (but not limited to): relationship between design, assessment, and ABET EC 2000; design for product life cycle; capstone design projects; interdisciplinary and industrial design projects; design/build/test projects; innovative or unusual techniques used in teaching design; applying technology in design education; and design for manufacture, design for assembly.
A 250-word abstract is due by September 15; full papers are due December 1. Authors will be notified by January 14. Volunteers are also sought to review the papers and moderate sessions. Contact Steve Klegka, Program Chair, DEED, 2000 ASEE Conference, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Dept., U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996; (914) 938-2665; fax (914) 938-5522; e-mail:

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Division seeks abstracts on the following topics: curricular/design innovations; laboratory development and innovation; asynchronous and Web-based learning networks and techniques; undergraduate research; teaching and learning: methodologies and assessment; implementing ABET Engineering Criteria 2000; and computer engineering vs. electrical engineering issues. Abstracts on general interest in electrical and computer engineering education will also be considered. Submit a 200- to 300-word abstract (and include e-mail, address, phone and fax numbers) no later than October 1 to: Mohammad A. Karim, Program Chair, ECE Division, ASEE 2000, University of Tennessee, Electrical Engineering Dept., Knoxville, TN 37996-2100; (423) 974-3461; fax (423) 974-5483; e-mail: . Authors will be notified by November 15. Full papers are due January 5.

The Energy Conversion and Conservation (ECC) Division seeks abstracts on all division-related subjects. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: ECC curricula, courses, and student projects, and the impact of changing technology on ECC education. Interested authors should send a 300- to 500-word abstract by September 18 to: Sheila C. Palmer, Mechanical Engineering Dept., U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 21402-5042; (410) 293-6511; fax (410) 293-2591; e-mail: .
Indicate if the paper should be peer-reviewed for publication in the Conference Proceedings. Authors will be notified of acceptance of the paper for presentation and/or peer review by mid-October. Full-length papers for peer review are due December 1.

The Liberal Education Division (LED) seeks proposals for complete sessions (usually three presentations) as well as individual papers. LED provides a forum for considering the ways in which the humanities and social sciences can contribute to engineering education, and encourages all scholars interested in the interaction of science, technology, and society to explore the ways that the major insights of their fields can be used to shape the education of engineers.
The division has an ongoing concern with the implementation of ABET's EC 2000 and encourages papers that explore the intellectual and practical dimensions of bringing liberal education into full membership in the community of engineering educators. All topics pertinent to liberal education for engineering students will be considered.
Submit 250- to 500-word abstracts (e-mail preferred) by August 15 to: Joseph Herkert, Division of Multidisciplinary Studies, North Carolina State University, Box 7107, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7107; (919) 515-7997; e-mail: . Please include the paper title(s), institutional affiliation, mailing and e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers.

The Manufacturing Division seeks papers on a variety of topics, including: benchmarking manufacturing programs; models for curricula and courses; innovations in teaching manufacturing developing; enhancing laboratories for manufacturing; using computers and the Internet in manufacturing education; design in the manufacturing curriculum; effective models for research; trends in manufacturing education and research; manufacturing education and research coalitions; competencies and assessment in the manufacturing curriculum; and technological innovations in industry and curriculum. Send abstracts (e-mail preferred) by September 10 to: Eric Tisdale, Ball State University, Industry & Technology Dept., AT 207 A, Muncie, IN 47306; (765) 285-5656; fax (765) 285-2162; e-mail:

The Mechanics Division seeks abstracts on all division-related subjects. Suggested topics include basic mechanics in the integrated curriculum; answering ABET; How do you know your course does what it's supposed to?; design projects and laboratory developments for engineering mechanics courses; and innovative teaching methods in mechanics including software development and multimedia tools.
Submit a one-page abstract by September 30 to: Robert L. Hastie, Jr., HQ DTRA/SWP, 6801 Telegraph Rd., Alexandria, VA 22310; (703) 325-1273; fax (703) 325-2961; e-mail: . Full-length papers are due December 15.


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