calls and awards

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. 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

Section Calls

The North Central Section seeks papers for its April 6-7, 2001, meeting at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, OH. The theme of the meeting is "Engineering Education in the New Millennium." One-page abstracts on the following topics are welcome: linking community, industry and academia; first year engineering programs; Internet-based and Internet-enhanced education; responding to engineering criteria 2000; interdisciplinary training; design in the curriculum; ethics in the curriculum; technology in the classroom; research experiences in undergraduate programs; engineering science and Capstone Design courses; innovations and artistry in teaching; curriculum development and innovation. Other relevant topics will also be considered.

Abstracts are due on or before February 1, 2001, to: 2001 ASEE Regional Meeting, North Central, Attn: Dr. Jorge E. Gattica, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cleveland State University, 1960 East 24th Street, 455 Stilwell Hall, Cleveland, OH 44115- 2425; (216) 523-7274; fax (216) 687-9220; or see .

The Middle-Atlantic Section Spring Meeting will be held on April 20-21, 2001 at Rowan University with a theme of "Hands-on Engineering Education." We are seeking papers in all areas of engineering education, including laboratory development, reinventing the engineering design curriculum, project based learning and interfacing with industry, computer applications and multimedia courseware, ABET/assessment, and integrating communication into the engineering curriculum.

Authors should submit abstracts by December 15, 2000, in Word or PDF, to Stephanie Farrell, ASEE Mid-Atlantic Program Chair, by e-mail at: Please indicate preference of presentation style: podium, poster, or demonstration. Guidelines for preparing abstracts and manuscripts, and additional conference details, are available at:


National Model Design Competition

ASEE's Two Year College Division (TYCD) sponsors a model design competition for first- and second-year students from two- and four-year colleges and universities that is. The 2000 National Model Design Competition, held at the ASEE Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, on June 19, featured designs of a battery-powered car on a U-shaped track. Eric Sheppard, of the National Science Foundation, and Richard Culver, of Binghamton University, were the judges this year.

The size, cost, and number of batteries used in the cars was limited, and the cars could not be remotely controlled. Each of the winning cars took different approaches under these guidelines. The car for Tidewater Community College's Team A, the first-place finishers, had a pie-shaped pattern on the inside of one wheel, designed to allow an infrared sensor to direct the car to start, turn left, straighten out, and stop. The second-place finisher--the Midnight Engineers from Broome Community College--used visible light sensors to emit signals that were interpreted using a micro-controller.

The winning team members of the 2000 TYCD National Model Design Competition are:
First Place: Tidewater Community College: Team A
Team members: David Gary, Tony Brigantic, Scott Smith, Robyn Walker Advisors: Paul Gordy and Steve Ezzell
Second Place: Broome Community College: The Midnight Engineers
 Team members: Heath Strong, Chris Van Housen, Jonathon Pasquale Advisor: William Beston
Third Place: Tidewater Community College: Team B
Team members: Norm Doyle, Krista Hernandez, Tony Brigantic Advisors: Paul Gordy and Steve Ezzell

The 2001 TYCD Model Design Competition will be held in conjunction with the ASEE Annual Conference, June 24-27, 2001, in Albuquerque, NM. This competition will feature battery-powered model vehicles that traverse a ramped, table-top track in two directions. For more details, please contact: William C. Beston, (607) 778-5344; e-mail: beston; or Paul E. Gordy, (757) 321-7175; e-mail:

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