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2010 NOMINATIONS FOR ASEE OFFICERS

Presented on the following pages are candidates for offices to be voted on in the 2010 ASEE elections. These candidates were selected by the 2009 ASEE Nominating Committee, chaired by James Melsa. The nominations were received by the executive director as required by the ASEE constitution. The ASEE Nominating Committee believes that the candidates offered here are eminently qualified and deserve the close consideration of the membership.

Members are reminded that additional nominations of eligible candidates may be made by petitions of at least 200 individual members. Nominees so proposed must indicate a willingness to serve before their names are placed on the ballot. Such petitions and agreements must be presented to the executive director no later than Jan. 1, 2010.

Write-in votes will be accepted for all offices. In all cases, a simple plurality constitutes election. The official ballot, which will be furnished to each individual member by March 1, must be returned by March 31.

Editor's note: Because of space limitations and in the interest of fairness to all candidates, the biographies and statements may have been edited to fit the allotted space.

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT-ELECT

Don GiddensDon Giddens

Don Giddens is dean of the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a position he has held since 2002. Georgia Tech is among the largest colleges of engineering in the United States, with over 440 academic faculty members and 11,000 students, and granted over 2,600 engineering degrees in 2008. The institute emphasizes diversity in all its programs and graduates the largest number of women in engineering at the bachelor's level, as well as the largest number of African-Americans at the doctoral level. The college is consistently ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's top five in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Giddens is active professionally, both as an engineering educator and within his own area of scholarship, biomedical engineering. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has been President of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and is Immediate Past Chair of the Engineering Deans Council of ASEE. He serves on advisory boards for several U.S. engineering programs and received the Georgia Bio-Industry Growth Award in 2007 in recognition of his contributions to the growth of the biomedical industry in Georgia.

Giddens served as dean of engineering at the Johns Hopkins University from 1992-1997 and returned to Atlanta in 1997. He chaired a Georgia Tech/Emory University faculty committee that led to the establishment of a unique Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint academic department within two institutions, one public and one private. As founding department chair, he led efforts to create a new Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering that is awarded jointly by Georgia Tech and Emory University; and, subsequently, he worked with faculty to design a new B.S. degree in biomedical engineering. These degree programs were developed in collaboration with learning scientists, incorporating learning science principles into the curricula, and they have gained national recognition in biomedical engineering education. In 2008, the Biomedical Engineering Department matriculated approximately 800 undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students, reflecting remarkable growth. The joint department is now named the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and it is currently ranked in the top two biomedical engineering departments in the United States.

Giddens is a graduate of Georgia Tech with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering.

Candidate's Statement

My commitment to engineering education has been long-standing. I have served as dean of engineering at Georgia Tech (2002-present) and Johns Hopkins University (1992-1997) and as department chair in aerospace engineering (1988-1992) and biomedical engineering (1997-2002) at Georgia Tech. I chaired the ASEE Engineering Deans Council from 2007-2009, which includes a position on the ASEE Board of Directors. In 1995, I gave the ASME Thurston Lecture on "Engineering Education for a Rapidly Changing World: Useful Axioms and Theorems," in which I presented a series of principles that should be considered in today's fast-paced world - principles that remain timely today. As dean at Georgia Tech, I created the "Innovations in Engineering Education" program, which led to a series of projects to improve curricula throughout the college. During 2007-2008, I chaired a committee of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) that developed the report "Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering," which had its public unveiling at the 2008 ASEE Annual Meeting.

ASEE is now the dominant force in engineering and engineering technology education in the United States and internationally. ASEE initiatives to stimulate educational improvements include: emphasis on learning, as well as teaching; education for a global economy; the imperative of diversity; K-12 preparation; affecting public policy; and the importance of industry partnerships. These are initiatives that I fully support and to which I believe I can contribute, as evidenced by over 40 years of experience in education and research.

As ASEE president, I would build upon the work of previous ASEE leaders. I would emphasize innovations in education in today's rapidly changing world, and I would stress the vital importance of diversity in our widely varied, but robust, engineering and engineering technology programs. We have a number of excellent studies to serve as guides, including the NAE reports, "The Engineer of 2020," "The Gathering Storm," and "Changing the Conversation," as well as a wealth of ASEE papers and reports. We also have great strengths in our national office, with a talented and dedicated staff, and in our Board and membership. I would work closely with the Board, membership, and national office to assist in engaging ASEE with other critical organizations, such as the NAE and National Science Foundation. It is crucial that the ASEE President represent all our programs, act as a catalyst for constructive change, and serve as a spokesperson for engineering and engineering technology education nationally and internationally.

Michael T. O'HairMichael T. O'Hair

Michael T. O'Hair is a professor of electrical and computer engineering technology in the College of Technology at Purdue University, where he served for the past seven years as Associate Dean for Engagement. Effective June 30, 2009, he entered Purdue University's voluntary partial retirement program and returned to half-time teaching and research. He earned a B.S. in technology from Purdue University, M.S. in technology from Western Michigan University, and Ed.D. in higher education administration from Indiana University.

O'Hair has been active in ASEE for over 30 years, serving on the ASEE Board of Directors and as Chair of the Engineering Technology Council. He currently serves as a member of the ASEE Projects Board. He was inducted as an ASEE Fellow in 2007, and received the ASEE James H. McGraw Award in 2006. In addition, O'Hair served as Chair of the Engineering Technology Leadership Institute, sat on the Inaugural Editorial Board for the Journal of Engineering Technology, served as Chair for the Engineering Technology Centennial Committee, and served as general editor for the book Engineering Technology: An ASEE History. He also served on the ASEE Publications Committee, and as Treasurer for the Engineering Technology Division, Illinois/Indiana Section Representative, and Engineering Technology Historian. As historian, he established the national archive for engineering technology education. O'Hair has attended many CIEC conferences and has received a total of six "Best Session" and "Best Paper" awards.

As Associate Dean for Engagement, he worked extensively with K-12 administrators local and state governments, and with industry in Indiana and across the country. During the first four years, he also managed the 10 Statewide College of Technology locations. Through the main campus and 10 statewide locations, he led the engagement efforts to strengthen education and economic development at the local, regional, and state levels. He worked closely with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Indiana Department of Education. He served on the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's State Action Team for Manufacturing. The Superintendent for Public Instruction presented O'Hair with the highest award given by the Indiana Department of Education, the Bell Ringer Award. He has also participated in three national conferences on the scholarship of engagement. His experiences as Associate Dean for Engagement encouraged him to develop and coordinate a well-received Plenary Session at the 2009 CIEC entitled "The Engaged University: The Impact on Engineering and Engineering Technology Education."

Candidate's Statement

It is an honor to be nominated for the poposition of ASEE President-Elect. Over the past 30 years within ASEE, I have made many friends in engineering and engineering technology education and among corporate members. ASEE has a long tradition of engaging industry, and in my journey as a faculty member and administrator at Purdue University, I have valued the importance of reaching out to the community served by those of us in higher education. I have always looked forward to the Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration and the opportunity to meet with corporate members. In addition, I have always valued the importance that K-12 education plays in engineering and engineering technology. As a matter of fact, at my first ASEE Board meeting, there was a lot of discussion about the need to engage K-12. I suggested to Jerry Jakubowski, who was immediate past president at that time, that we should create a K-12 Division. Jerry made the motion, and I seconded it. The motion carried and the process began.

The Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities suggested in a series of six reports that universities need to replace teaching with learning, research with discovery, and service with engagement. Engagement (or outreach) is the process of building mutually beneficial partnerships internal and external to the university. These partnerships can generate opportunities for the university and key stakeholders. Likewise, I believe it is important for ASEE to build mutually beneficial partnerships with key stakeholders, including industry, K-12 education, and state and federal governments.

If elected, I will build on the current strengths with all three stakeholders, take engagement to a higher level, and dedicate the year to engagement and the scholarship of engagement. In the era of global competition, the need to partner with our corporate members is even more critical than in the past. While we have made significant progress in working with K-12, there is much work yet to be accomplished to strengthen the pipeline for students interested in STEM programs. Perhaps the most interesting challenge is finding ways to engage government. For community colleges and regional campuses, engagement might be focused more on local and regional government. For state universities, there are opportunities to assist their own states with economic development, policy, and legislation. At the federal level, we need to find ways to have more influence on policy and legislation. I would appreciate your vote.

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBER AFFAIRS

Frank M. CroftFrank M. Croft

Frank M. Croft is an associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering and geodetic science at Ohio State University. He has served on the OSU faculty since 1984 and was section head for the Engineering Graphics Section from 1999 - 2008. He completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana Institute of Technology, his master's degree at West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, and his doctorate at Clemson University. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and has taught at the University of Louisville and the West Virginia Institute of Technology.

A member of ASEE for over 35 years, Croft is an ASEE fellow and has had leadership experience at the national, zone, section, and division levels. He is currently chair of the ASEE Constitution and Bylaws Committee and a member of the ASEE Projects Board. He has served as first vice president, vice president of Professional Interest Councils, chair of PIC III, and Zone II chair on the ASEE Board of Directors. Within the North Central Section, he served as vice chair and chair. Within the Engineering Design Graphics Division, he served as vice chair, chair, awards chair, and chair of the Nominating Committee. Croft is a recipient of the EDGD Distinguished Service Award (1997) and the NCS Distinguished Service Award (2000).

He has served as the lead professor and administrator for the OSU Engineering Summer Academy Program since 1985. This program allows highly motivated students who have completed their junior year in high school to enroll for college credit in an accelerated freshman engineering course. In addition, he has been a faculty adviser to OSU's Engineers' Council and Tau Beta Pi. He received the Charles E. MacQuigg Outstanding Teacher Award (1994 and 2009). He was inducted into Tau Beta Pi in January 2000 as an eminent engineer by the Ohio Gamma Chapter.

Croft has coauthored several books, written several articles in refereed publications, and has made presentations at ASEE conferences. In addition, he has served as a Ph.D. dissertation adviser and a master's degree thesis adviser. He has been a member of several master's and Ph.D. general examination committees.

Most recently, Croft was elected secretary/treasurer of the International Society for Graphics and Geometry. He is a recipient of the prestigious Orthogonal Medal (North Carolina State University) and currently serves as an ABET program evaluator for General Engineering.

Candidate's Statement

As one of the outstanding professional societies in the world, ASEE offers a wide array of programs and benefits to its members. Engineering educators, whether they are teachers, researchers, or administrators, are served by ASEE in many diverse ways. Its award-winning publications offer insight into the changing world of engineering education. Its structure, through divisions and geographic sections, encourages individual participation and offers members an opportunity to grow professionally and serve the society in various ways. ASEE's strength lies in the individual participation of its members.

ASEE has been my primary professional society since 1973. I have benefited immensely from participation in division, section, and zone activities. Serving in leadership roles as division, section, zone, and PIC Chair, as well as Vice President of PICs, has enabled me to work with a variety of professionals and to learn how the society works at various levels. I have also had leadership roles in other organizations, including the Transportation Research Board. This leadership experience is an important consideration in my candidacy for Vice President for Member Affairs.

One of the true strengths of ASEE is in the geographic zones and sections. Many initiatives have come to the Board through grass-roots efforts. If elected, I would work very closely with the zone chairs and section chairs to develop and implement initiatives that reflect the desires and needs of the zones and sections. For example, the National Outstanding Teaching Award has become one of the most prestigious awards given by ASEE. This initiative came to the ASEE Board of Directors through the zone chairs and is supported by the society's sections. I am a firm believer in grass-roots efforts that are initiated through the sections within ASEE; and, if elected, I would be committed to working diligently along with zone chairs to see such efforts implemented.

This nomination is a tremendous honor for me, and I appreciate the opportunity to stand for election as Vice President for Member Affairs. My 35-plus years of volunteer service to ASEE and my leadership experience at the division, section, zone and PIC levels are evidence of my continuing commitment to our society's growth and development. If elected, I pledge to do my best to keep the society moving forward as the world's premier society for engineering education and to be an effective communicator with the zones and sections. It is with deep commitment that I seek your support to serve in this office.

Ralph FloriRalph Flori

Ralph Flori is an active member of ASEE and a K-12 champion. He recently joined Missouri University of Science & Technology's (Missouri S&T) petroleum engineering faculty as an associate professor (2008), after serving 18 years as a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Engineering Department, where he taught engineering mechanics and engineering design. With B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all in petroleum engineering, from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR, now Missouri S&T), he returned to his roots to assist in building the program and serving students during a fresh time of department growth.

Flori is a recipient of ASEE's National Outstanding Teaching Award (2005) and Midwest Section Outstanding Teaching Award (2004). Since joining the Missouri S&T faculty in 1990, he has won over 20 teaching awards, including the Deans' Teaching Scholar (2004-2006, 2007-09), 16 UMR Missouri S&T Outstanding Teaching awards, and others.

He has served a number of leadership roles at Missouri S&T, including Assistant and Associate Dean of Engineering, and Interim Chair of the Interdisciplinary Engineering Department. For 12 years, he directed a popular summer program, now called the Jackling Introduction to Engineering Program, which was attended by over 400 high school students each summer. Since 2005, he has served as the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Affiliate Director for Missouri S&T. In that role, he has led the training of over 300 high school teachers in pre-engineering subjects, organized counselor and administrator conferences, and led high school certification visits.

A leader in education within ASEE, he has chaired both the New Engineering Educators Division and the Mechanics Division. He was program chair and organizer of the ASEE Midwest Section meeting held at UMR in September 2003. He recently completed a term on the ASEE Board of Directors as Zone III chair (2007-09).

As a multidisciplinary engineer, Flori was educated as a petroleum engineer, and has performed mechanical, geological, materials, and petroleum engineering-related work. He worked for three years at Mo-Sci Corp. designing machines and furnaces and performing material research in advanced glasses, biomaterials, and superconducting fibers. He served a faculty internship at Chevron in summer 2008. His research primarily has been in engineering mechanics education, most notably leading the team that developed the NSF-funded and John Wiley-licensed Best Dynamics software. He updated the Beer and Johnston Statics and Dynamics for Engineers (nonvector) textbooks, which were published in 2007 as the 50th Anniversary editions of these revered texts.

Candidate's Statement

Engineering educators play a pivotal role in the world today. Through research, we discover new ideas and technologies that will address crucial worldwide needs and that will lead to economic development and job creation. Through education, we develop the next generations of young engineers - the "Engineer(s) of 2020" who will stand on our shoulders and continue to discover technological solutions to society's needs.

Companies face tremendous pressure to deliver the highest-quality goods and services at low cost, and to deliver them around the world at unprecedented speed. To accomplish this, companies are undertaking a worldwide search for the best and brightest and most capable talent. They need engineers with a deeper and broader skill set than ever before. The old model of engineering education is not a bad one, but we can do better. Our students need our best.

ASEE is the single leading society that is focused on the entire professional development of the engineering educator and the improvement of engineering education. It is in the best position to address, leverage, and coordinate all of the key elements - faculty preparation and professional development, educational research, technical research, curriculum, and assessment. To develop the "Engineer(s) of 2020," we need the strongest possible ASEE leadership in creating the engineering faculty, curriculum, classrooms, and textbooks of 2016.

As Vice President of Member Affairs, I will first and foremost trumpet the value of ASEE and the crucial role it plays in developing the engineering talent pipeline. I strongly believe in ASEE and its mission. I will promote both numerical growth in ASEE membership and the professional growth of our members.

Finally, one of the most important (and least understood) roles in ASEE is the campus representative. My greatest focus will be on recruiting more campus representatives and ensuring that all campus representatives are more active by promoting their relationship with their deans. I will highlight at every opportunity the key role they play.

It would be my honor and privilege to serve ASEE as Vice President of Member Affairs.

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF CHAIR, PROFESSIONAL INTEREST COUNCIL I

Stephanie G. AdamsStephanie G. Adams

Stephanie G. Adams is associate dean for undergraduate studies in the School of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this capacity, she provides leadership for the education and welfare of current and prospective undergraduate students, including admissions, advising, curriculum development, recruiting, scholarships, transfer matters, assessment and evaluation.

From 1998-2008 she was on the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department. While at UNL, she served as Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Assistant Dean for Research, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, both in the College of Engineering. Adams is an honor graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where she earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1988). She received her Master of Engineering degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia (1991) and her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Texas A&M University (1998).

Her research interests include Team Effectiveness, Collaborative and Active Learning, Engineering Education, and Quality Control and Management. In 2003, she received a CAREER award from the NSF to support her goal of designing, developing, and validating a model for the facilitation of effective teaming in the engineering classroom.

As a member of ASEE, Adams served the Engineering Management Division as Secretary, Treasurer, Program Chair, Chair and Past Chair. During the 2008-09 Academic Year she served as Vice Chair of the Working Group on Scholarly Educational Practice as a part of the Engineering Education for the Global Economy: Research, Innovation, and Practice project.

Adams is a recipient of numerous awards, including the ASEE DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award (2008); at UNL, the Holling Teaching/Advising/Mentoring Award, Henry Y. Kleinkauf Outstanding Assistant Professor Teaching Award and Assistant Professor Service Award and the Chancellor's "Fulfilling the Dream" award; and the Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year award by the National Society of Black Engineers. She was selected as an AAAS/NSF Science and Engineering Policy Fellow (2005) and was an Invited Participant in the U.S. Frontiers in Engineering Symposium hosted by the National Academy of Engineering (2006).

Adams is a member of a number of organizations and presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) and the Advisory Board of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Cooperative Science Center.

B.K. HodgeB.K. Hodge

B. K. Hodge is the Tennessee Valley Authority Professor of Energy Systems and the Environment in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mississippi State University (MSU), where he is a Giles Distinguished Professor and a Grisham Master Teacher. He is a Fellow of ASEE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received a B.S. (1965) and M.S. (1966) in Aerospace Engineering from MSU and an M.S. (1971) and Ph.D. (1973) in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Alabama. He is a registered Professional Engineer.

Hodge has been active within ASEE at the section and national levels. In the ASEE Southeast (SE) Section, he has served in virtually all leadership positions and was the Section's President in 1999-2000. From 2001-2004, he chaired the committee that rewrote and carried to adoption the ASEE SE Section's Constitution and Bylaws. He received the SE Section Tom C. Evans Instructional Unit Paper Competition Award (1990), the SE Section's Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research in 1995, and the Tilman Service Award (2009). Within the ASEE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Division, Hodge has served as Secretary-Treasurer, Chair-Elect and Program Chair. He also served as Division Chair in 2003-2004, and since then he has served the ME Division in a number of ad hoc roles. He has published 13 articles in ASEE-sponsored journals and presented 21 papers at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

Hodge has seven years of industrial experience with Thiokol-Huntsville (now ATK Launch Systems Group) as an aerothermodynamics research engineer and with Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) as a research engineer. He joined the ME faculty at MSU in 1978. In the early 1980s, he developed a capstone course in energy systems design that has served as a model for similar courses in a number of Mechanical Engineering programs and that resulted in a textbook (in its third edition) in print for 25 years. From the Bagley College of Engineering at MSU, he received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award (1990), Outstanding Engineering Educator Award (1997), and Career Achievement Award (2001).

Hodge's long-term research interest is in enhanced heat transfer and advanced energy systems. His archival publications in enhanced heat transfer span 30 years, and he has published widely on a number of thermal sciences topics.

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF CHAIR, PROFESSIONAL INTEREST COUNCIL IV

Bevlee A. WatfordBevlee A. Watford

Bevlee A. Watford is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Founding Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at the College of Engineering, and a Professor of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. She received her B.S. in Mining Engineering and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech. She began her career as an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Clemson University, and then returned to Virginia Tech in 1992 to create CEED. She became associate dean in 1997. Her 22 years of ASEE membership include serving the Women in Engineering Division as treasurer, program chair-elect, and program chair. She is currently serving her second year as division chair. She was also secretary for the Minorities in Engineering Division, and has served on several national-level committees, including the DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award and the Sharon Keillor Award committees. She currently chairs the ASEE Task Force on Diversity.

Watford is also active at the national level in the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), and the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA), Inc. She has served on the board of directors of both organizations, and was the 2001 national conference chair and 2004-2005 president of WEPAN. Her service to NAMEPA includes the positions of regional chair, treasurer and secretary, and she served as the national treasurer from 2000-2002. She is currently a member of the National Academy of Engineering's EngineerGirl Website Committee. From 2005-07, she was on leave from Virginia Tech, serving as a program manager in the Division of Undergraduate Education for the NSF.

Watford was selected as the 1989 Young Engineer of the Year by the State of South Carolina Chapter of the Society of Professional Engineers. She received the 2002 Black Engineer of the Year award in the category of college-level educators, and the 2003 ASEE Minorities in Engineering Award. She was the 2008 recipient of the WEPAN Founders Award in recognition of her service to WEPAN and her efforts to increase the participation of women in the engineering profession.

Watford has focused her research efforts on engineering education, particularly the research and implementation of activities that enhance the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students. She has received numerous grants from NSF as well as from foundations and corporations to support her work.

Sandra A. YostSandra A. Yost

Sandra A. Yost, CSJ, is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she has been a faculty member since 1996. She received her B.E.E. and M.Engr. degrees from the University of Detroit (1981 and 1982), and her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame (1996), all in electrical engineering. She is active in curriculum development and faculty development, and serves as Assessment coordinator for her department, as well as Director of Assessment for the College of Engineering and Science. She is active in outreach efforts to encourage precollege students from underrepresented groups to consider engineering as a career. Yost has also served as Co-Director of the university's Women's Studies Program.

She has been a member of ASEE for about 20 years. She began her service to the Society in 1991, after having been awarded the 1991 Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award by the North Central Section. She started as the North Central Section Campus Representative Coordinator while on the Engineering Technology faculty at Penn State University (Beaver Campus), and continued to serve the section after completing her Ph.D., as Program Co-Chair of the 1998 Spring Conference, as Section Vice Chair (1998-99), and then Chair (1999-2001). Since then, she has served as Zone II Chair on the ASEE Board of Directors (2004-06), Best Paper Chair for the North Central Section (2005-07), Director for the Women in Engineering Division (2005-07), and Program Chair for the Educational Research and Methods Division (2008). Yost is currently serving as ASEE Vice President for member affairs.

Her recent awards include being named Engineering Teacher of the Year at the University of Detroit Mercy (2004) and Outstanding Campus Representative (2005) at both the ASEE Section and Zone levels.

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF CHAIR, PROFESSIONAL INTEREST COUNCIL V

Patricia BazrodPatricia Bazrod

Patricia Bazrod is Director of the Graduate Co-op and Georgia Tech Internship Program (GTIP) in the Division of Professional Practice at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Graduate Co-op Program is currently the nation's largest, placing over 800 graduate students annually. This year marks her 25th year in the field of cooperative education. She began her co-op career as an engineering co-op coordinator in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Arizona State University.

Her experiences and education make Bazrod an ideal candidate for the American Society for Engineering Education's office of Chair, Professional Interest Council V. In Cooperative Education, she has made numerous presentations and conducted workshops on the state, regional, national, and international level. Since 1984, she has been a member of ASEE's Cooperative Education Division (CED), where she has served as Chair, Program Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, Chair-Elect, and on the Executive Board as Archivist. She is currently serving as PIC V Assistant Chair for ASEE and has had various leadership roles for the annual Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), including General Conference Chair.

Bazrod has also served as President and Conference Chair for state cooperative education organizations. In addition to her involvement in ASEE, she holds memberships in the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) where she is the newly elected Vice President for the Cooperative Education Networks, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the World Association for Cooperative Education (WACE). She is a recipient of the CED Borman Award for outstanding service to the field of cooperative education (2005) and has served as a trainer and program reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education (ACCE).

Susan MatneySusan Matney

Susan Matney received her B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Florida State University (1974) and her M.S. degree in Adult and Occupational Education from Kansas State University (1978). Her early career experience included teaching and residential counseling in Georgia at a school for at-risk youth and developing curriculum at the Northwest Kansas Educational Cooperative.

Matney's career at land-grant universities includes work in the Cooperative Extension Service through Virginia Tech and the University of Florida, prior to beginning 22 years of service with the Cooperative Education Program at North Carolina State University (NCSU). As Associate Director, she works with undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace, civil, environmental, industrial and systems, and mechanical and integrated manufacturing systems engineering.

Matney served as President of the North Carolina Cooperative Education Association and Secretary-Treasurer of the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education. A member of ASEE since 1989, she has served as Professional Services Chair and Chair of the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division of ASEE. Her leadership within the Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) includes CED Program Chair for CIEC in Tucson, Ariz. (2003) and CIEC Executive Board Chair (2009). She completed the BRIBRIBRIDGES Leadership Program for Women in Higher Education at the University of North Carolina.

At NCSU, Matney has voting membership in the general faculty and is chair of the University Standing Committee on Commencement. She also served as an NCSU Continuous Quality Improvement Team Facilitator and served on Co-op program peer review teams in the Southeast. Within the state of North Carolina, Matney volunteers with the Triangle Radio Reading Service, Wake County Foster Family Program; Fuquay Youth Initiative (After School Program for Middle Schools); and the North Raleigh Exchange Club, serving as board member and secretary. As an educator, community volunteer and proud ASEE member, Matney is committed to serving the community of professionals focused on improving student learning.

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF CHAIR-ELECT, ZONE I

Marie DahlehMarie Dahleh

Marie Dahleh is current past chair of the ASEE Northeast Section (2007- 2009). During her term as chair, the section formalized bylaws, participated in a very successful zone meeting, and held a section meeting with a record attendance of approximately 400 attendees. Prior to serving as section chair, she worked on the program committee for the section meeting. She has served on the board of the Women in Engineering Division of ASEE as well as the Board of Directors of the ASEE Pacific Southwest Section.

Dahleh is assistant dean for academic programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and a senior lecturer in engineering sciences, having served in this position since August 2004. As part of her duties, she oversees the academic office for the school. The office is responsible for graduate admissions and financial aid, and graduate and undergraduate academic program administration, including advising. She is the institutional representative for the ABET accreditation process in the engineering sciences program. She serves as an adviser to the Graduate Student Life Committee, the Harvard College Engineering Society, and Harvard College Engineers Without Borders, and as assistant director of undergraduate studies for both applied mathematics and engineering sciences. She teaches Introduction to Applied Math and coordinates the sophomore forum for engineering. She is coauthor of an undergraduate textbook on mechanical vibration.

Prior to joining Harvard, she spent 10 years at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), first in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and later in the College of Engineering dean's office. Her last position was acting associate dean for undergraduate studies in the college. Prior to UCSB, she was in the mathematics department at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a partial appointment at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She received her Ph.D. (1990) and M.A. (1987) degrees in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University and her B.A. (1985) in Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College.

Kanti PrasadKanti Prasad

Kanti Prasad, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is founding Director of the Microelectronics/VLSI Technology Laboratories at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a professional engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prasad initiated the Microelectronics/VLSI program in 1984, and has taught VLSI Design and VLSI Fabrication courses since its inception. He developed a Local Area/Computer Networks course in the spring of 1986 and a VHDL-based Digital Design course in 1994, and taught both courses until 2001. From the spring of 1998, Prasad also developed and taught an MMIC Design and Fabrication course to meet the growing demand of regional semiconductor industries.

Prasad is a recipient of the ASEE Zone I Best Paper Award (2008). He is also coordinator for Graduate Studies in the VLSI and Semiconductors certificate program. Since the Fall of 2008, this certificate program has been offered online, in response to the high-tech local industry demand. Under this program, Prasad has offered online the MMIC Design and Fabrication course (Spring 2009) and is currently developing the VLSI Design course to be offered online beginning in the Spring of 2010. He has authored over 150 theses, dissertations, and papers published and presented in journals and at conferences of national and international repute.

Along with these high-level graduate courses, Prasad teaches Fundamentals of Electricity to civil and mechanical engineering students. Over the years, he has recruited over 200 industrial members for ASEE. He received the ASEE Best Campus Representative Award in 2003 and 2005, in addition to the Zone I Best Campus Representative Award in 1997, 2000, and 2002, for recruiting the most members for ASEE, both nationally and regionally. He has participated in 20 ASEE national conferences and has presented papers in regional ASEE conferences since 1982. He has been ASEE's campus representative for the past 18 years, and has been section campus representative for the past 10 years. He is also involved in ASEE's International Colloquium and presented his paper entitled "Providing Innovative Microelectronics/ VLSI Education with an Appropriate Mix of Fundamentals and State-of-the-Art Technology to Meet the Challenges of the Industry in the 21st Century" in Budapest, Hungary, in October 2009. His tireless service to ASEE inspires him to run for this office.

CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF CHAIR-ELECT, ZONE III

Terrence L. ChambersTerrence L. Chambers

Terrence L. Chambers currently serves as associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His research interests include engineering design and optimization, artificial intelligence, evolutionary computing, virtual reality, and engineering software development. He has authored numerous technical and pedagogical papers, and has also been awarded nearly a million dollars in externally funded research grants. He currently teaches classes in the areas of 3-D Solid Modeling, Numerical Methods, Finite Element Analysis, and Design Optimization. Chambers is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana.

Chambers has been very active in ASEE since he began teaching. He has served as ASEE campus Representative for his university from 1997 to present. As a member of the Gulf-Southwest Section, he has served as Vice Chair, Conference Organizer, Section Chair, and Past Chair. He also became the first webmaster of the ASEE Gulf Southwest Section. In that position, he created the inaugural website for the ASEE Gulf Southwest Section, which included a searchable database of all papers published in the section meetings. Chambers has attended ASEE meetings every year since 1995 and has published 19 papers at ASEE conferences.

In 2006, the ASEE Gulf Southwest Section recognized his contributions by awarding him the Section's "Outstanding Service Award." He also received the Section's "Best Paper Award" in 2006 and "Honorable Mention" in 1999. In 2001, he received the "Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award," from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation.

Christi Patton-LuksChristi Patton-Luks

Christi Patton-Luks is Applied Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tulsa. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Tulsa, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa.

In addition to teaching courses, such as ChE Problem Solving, Mass Transfer, and Process Control, Patton-Luks serves as faculty adviser to the student chapters of the Society of Women Engineers, Omega Chi Epsilon, and Engineers Without Borders. She has received multiple teaching awards at the college and university level as well as several awards for community service. She has been actively involved in several multidisciplinary research and design projects, which resulted in her being awarded the Challenge X Outstanding Faculty Adviser award in 2005 and being named one of Tulsa's Eco-Heroes in 2008.

Patton-Luks is active in the ASEE Midwest Section, having just completed her responsibilities as past chair. She has been very active with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, serving as chair of the Women's Initiative Committee in 2006, a member of the K-12 Outreach Committee, and a member of the Special Interest Operating Council. She is also a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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 CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS


Beginning Nov. 1, 2009, ASEE will accept nominations for awards to be presented at the 2010 ASEE Awards Banquet, which will be held during the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Louisville, Ky., June 20-23, 2010.Awards that are offered, nomination requirements, and online award nomination forms will be available on the Web at http://asee.org/activities/awards/. Consider nominating one or more deserving colleagues for an award. The deadline for submitting award nominations is Jan. 15, 2010. The deadline for submitting fellow member nominations is Feb. 1, 2010. For questions regarding awards, please contact Awards & Administrative Services at (202) 331-3550 or s.wingatebey@asee.org.

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 2009 ASEE AWARDS

The ASEE National and Society Award Winners and Fellow Member Honorees were chosen by the respective ASEE award selection committees and were approved by the ASEE Awards Policy Committee.

Awardees and Fellow Member Honorees were recognized at the annual Awards Banquet held at the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Austin, TX on June 14 - 17, 2009.

ASEE Award Winners, chosen from amongst their respective geographic sections and professional divisions of ASEE, were also honored at traditional gatherings held during the ASEE Annual Conference or at their annual section and division meetings.

Award Recipients for 2009:

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 2009 BEST PAPER AWARDS


Best Paper - Pic I
Development of a Nanoscale Virtual Environment Haptic Interface for Teaching Nanotechnology to Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired
Dianne Pawlu, Marcia Hoffman, and Maria McClintock, Virginia Commonwealth University; Curtis Taylor, University of Florida

Best Paper - Pic II
Measuring the Impacts of Project-based Service Learning
Angela Bielefeldt, University of Colorado Boulder; Kurt Patterson, Michigan Technological University; and Chris Swan, Tufts University

Best Paper - PIC III
Engineers Who Happen to be Gay: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students' Experiences in Engineering
Erin Cech and Tom Waidzunas, University of California-San Diego

Best Paper - Pic IV
Designing Effective Educational Initiatives for Grant Proposals
Donna Llewellyn, Marion Usselman, and Richard Millman, Georgia Institute of Technology

Best Paper - Pic V
Master of Engineering Program as a Mechanism to Provide Relevant Graduate Education to Working Professionals
Eugene Rutz and Timothy Keener, University of Cincinnati

Best Overall Paper
Measuring the Impacts of Project-based Service Learning
Angela Bielefeldt, University of Colorado Boulder; Kurt Patterson, Michigan Technological University; and Chris Swan, Tufts University

Best Zone Paper Award
Preliminary Results From Teaching Students How to Evaluate the Reasonableness of Results
James Hanson and Patrick Brophy, Rose-Hulman University

 

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 Bridging Generations in Budapest

ASEE's Global Colloquium brings together diverse stakestakeholders

By Stephanie Eng

One hundred and sixty years ago, engineers constructed the Széchenyi Chain Bridge to aid the movement of people and goods across the Danube. By 1849, the hitherto separate communities of Buda and Pest had joined together to form a single entity: Budapest, Hungary. At the 2009 October ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education (GCEE), that bridge remained an enduring reminder of engineering's role in fostering connections. Hosted by the Budapest Polytechnic University, the eighth annual colloquium welcomed some 400 international participants, the highest number to date.

In remarks at the formal opening, Qidi Wu, chair of the National Accreditation Committee of Engineering Education of the People's Republic of China, addressed the challenges that today's engineering educators must meet, including climate change, aging populations. and sustainable development.

The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) held a daylong workshop, discussing the Bologna Process, the attributes of a "global engineer," and how to use technology to enhance engineering education. Engineering and industry leaders shared views on the opportunities and issues in each area, and the leadership roles both need to play in educating future generations.

The GCEE Socio and Political Plenary was again a popular session, providing insight into modern Hungary's political, economic, and social issues. Presenters emphasized the importance of bringing world-class education to the country to mitigate problems arising from the recent economic crisis, an aging population, migration, and the "brain drain." These issues were brought to light during a presentation by Hungarian entrepreneur Gábor Bojár on succeeding in the global market for software development.

At the new but well-received Intergenerational Panel, industry, educator, and student representatives presented visions of the global dimensions of engineering education before participants divided into groups to brainstorm action plans. The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) also provided progress updates from its varied membership organizations.

The weekend preceding the colloquium, the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) hosted its annual Global Student Forum, with two days of workshops, panels, and activities organized around the theme of "Ensuring Equitable and Diverse Global Representation with Engineering Education."

The Global Colloquium continues to offer a valuable opportunity for conversation and partnerships formed across a multitude of institutions. We look forward to having you join this global collaboration at next year's colloquium, hosted by the National University of Singapore, with coinciding conferences for SPEED, IFIFEES, the GEDC, and the IACEE.


Stephanie Eng is ASEE's international programs associate.


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