ASEE PRISM - September 2000
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Calls for Papers

2001 ASEE Annual Conference

The following Calls for Papers are for the 2001 ASEE Annual Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to be held June 24-27. All abstracts and final papers must be submitted electronically at . Abstracts are due November 1; authors will be notified by November 8; and final papers are due March 15.

The Aerospace Engineering Division invites papers for the following sessions: a) Teaching Fundamentals: In With the New, But Not Out With the Old; b) Classroom and Laboratory Innovations; c) Innovations in Space Education; d) International Aerospace Engineering Programs; e) ABET's EC 2000: Lesson Learned; f) Seminar/tour of laboratories, manufacturing facilities. In addition to the topics identified with these sessions, we invite feedback concerning other topics or specialty workshops. If you have any questions, contact the AED Program Chair: Charles N. Eastlake, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Aerospace Engineering, Daytona Beach, FL 32114; (904) 226-6754; e-mail:

The Architectural Engineering Division seeks papers of interest to engineering, architecture, construction, building, and technology professionals. Topics may include: cooperative efforts between education and industry, innovative teaching methods and curricula, 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. For more information, contact: Elizabeth Petry, Ward College, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117; e-mail:; (860) 768-5136; fax (860) 768-5074.

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division invites papers that focus on the following areas, though other topics will also be considered: trends in BAE education, including changes being made in response to ABET 2000; developing educational objectives for ABET 2000; textbooks and other teaching reference materials for BAE; multi-disciplinary teams which include non-engineering students; and novel teaching methods. Questions may be addressed to the BAED Program Chair: Ann D. Christy, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, Ohio State University, 590 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210; (614) 292-3171; fax (614) 292-9448; e-mail:

The Biomedical Engineering division invites papers focusing on the following topics (papers on other topics will also be considered): design in the biomedical engineering curriculum, laboratories for biomedical engineering education, integrating biology and physiology in engineering curricula, curriculum development in biomedical engineering, and learning science and learning technology and their applications in biomedical engineering education. For more information, contact the BIO Program Chair: John D. Gassert, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1025 North Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202; e-mail:

The Chemical Engineering Division seeks papers on topics pertinent to chemical engineering education. Topics include, but are not limited to: mathematics in the undergraduate and graduate curricula; laboratory automation, curse or cure; demonstrations and hands-on learning in the classroom; the latest in pedagogy as applied to chemical engineering; bio-processing in the undergraduate curriculum; up-to-date chemistry for chemical engineers; the five-year curriculum, is it needed now; the graduate core, what belongs in it, and teaching the Internet generation. For more information, contact: David Kauffman, 107 Farris Engineering Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; (505) 277-5521; fax (505) 277-1422; e-mail:

The Civil Engineering Division seeks papers on topics that enhance teaching and learning in civil engineering. The abstracts should fall within the purview of one or more of the division's standing committees: Educational Policy, Professional Practice, Teaching Methodology, and Computer Applications (which develop specific session topics). Questions should be directed to the CED Program Chair: J.P. Mohsen, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292; (502) 852-4596; fax (502) 852-8851; e-mail:

The Computers in Education Division seeks papers in the following areas, though other topics will also be considered: Internet applications in the classroom lab, engineering research; software packages, including symbolic computing and equation solvers; instrumentation and laboratory systems, including data acquisition; digital signal processing, including hardware/software for embedded systems; simulation and animation, including algorithms and artificial intelligence; computer science education for engineers; computer architecture education, including hardware descriptive languages; mobile robots, impacts on engineering and computer science education. Questions should be directed to: Jerry Hamann, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming, Box 3295, Laramie, WY 82071; (307) 766-6321; e-mail:

The Construction Engineering Division seeks papers on topics related to construction engineering and construction technology. Topics include: advances in on-line/Web-based construction courses, innovations in construction curriculum design, international topics in construction education, professional registration issues, university-industry collaborations, and newer ways of testing and assessment. Questions may be addressed to: Virendra K. Varma, Program Chair, Construction Engineering Division, (816) 271-4562; e-mail:

The Educational Research and Methods Division seeks papers on topics of interest which include: active and cooperative learning, advanced classroom technology, diversity, evaluation and outcomes assessment, historical perspectives and lessons, integrated and nontraditional curricula, learning technologies, new learning models and application, research and the classroom, and teaching the art of teaching. Questions may be addressed to: John C. Chen, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill, Glassboro, NJ 08028; (856) 256-5345; fax (856) 256-5241; e-mail:

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Division seeks papers on the following topics: curricular/design innovations, laboratory development and innovation, asynchronous and Web-based learning networks and techniques, undergraduate research, assessment of teaching and learning, novel methods for implementing ABET 2000, globalization of engineering education, entrepreneurship in ECE programs, and trends in computer and electrical engineering education. Other topics of general interest in electrical and computer engineering education will also be considered. Individuals interested in organizing/moderating a session, or participating in the peer review process, should contact: Joseph Hughes, 2001 ECE Division Program Chair; e-mail: Proposals for special paper sessions or panel discussions should be submitted to the ECE program chair no later than September 15.

The Energy Conversion and Conservation Division seeks papers on all division-related subjects. Topics of interest include: 1) ECC curricula, courses, and student projects: curriculum development, course organization and content, laboratory equipment and experiments, student projects, coop/intern programs; 2) Impact of changing technology on ECC education: renewable sources, energy storage, energy conversion and co-generation systems, efficiency improvement, advanced computer applications, industrial and commercial ECC, and aerospace power and energy research and management. Questions may be addressed to the ECC Division Program Chair: Herb Hess, University of Idaho, ECE Dept., P.O. Box 441023, Moscow, ID 83844-1023; (208) 885-4341; fax (208) 885-7579; e-mail:

The Engineering Design Graphics Division invites abstracts on all division-related subjects. Topics of interest include theoretical graphics, graphics education, program development, relationships with industry, and media and Internet-based instruction. For further information, contact EDGD Program chair Jon M. Duff at e-mail:

The Engineering Economy Division is seeking abstracts on topics of interest which include: innovative teaching methods for engineering economy, Web technology and distance learning, integration of engineering economy and design, the role of engineering economy in FE and PE examinations, current trends in teaching engineering economy, and bringing research to the classroom. Persons interested in submitting an abstract, organizing or moderating a session, or participating in the peer review process should contact: Joseph C. Hartman, ASEE Engineering Economy Division Program Chair, Industrial and manufacturing Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, H.S. Mohler Lab, 200 W. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015; (610) 758-4430; fax (610) 758-4886; e-mail:

The Engineering Libraries Division seeks papers on engineering information resources, information literacy, engineering library management, and the information-seeking behavior of engineers. Relevant topics include discussion of intellectual property issues and scholarly publishing, information literacy requirements and competencies for engineers, as well as issues in access to engineering information resources. Questions may be sent to: Mel Desart, Engineering Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2170; e-mail:

The Engineering Management Division seeks papers on the following three topics, but any abstract relevant to engineering management education will be considered: student learning enhancements--tools, methods and success stories utilizing new classroom ideas, state-of-the-art educational technology and distance education; and people issues--leadership development, teamworking, virtual teams and project management; program issues/needs assessment, ABET accreditation, curriculum development. For further information, contact the EMD Program Chair: Hal Nystrom, University of Missouri-Rolla, 202 Engineering Management, Rolla, MO 65409-0370; (573) 341-4624; e-mail:

The Engineering Technology Division and the Engineering Technology Council seek papers on educational activities in all engineering technology disciplines. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following: co-op experiences, distance education, outcomes assessment, innovation in education, technology in education, international experiences, professional development, software, and industry partnerships. Questions may be addressed to: ETD 2001 Program Chair, Pat Fox, IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology, 799 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5160; (317) 274-0807; fax (317) 274-4567; e-mail:

The Entrepreneurship Division invites papers on the following topics; other topics will also be considered: teaching entrepreneurship to engineers and scientists, multi-disciplinary team collaboration with entrepreneurial objectives, product and venture creation in the lab and classroom, intellectual property and business planning, entrepreneurship and tenure issues, creating an entrepreneurial culture, intellectual property and engineering design, and industry's views of technological entrepreneurship. For questions, contact: Phil Weilerstein, Director, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, 100 Venture Way, Hadley, MA 01035; e-mail:; (413) 587-2173.

The Environmental Engineering Division invites papers on topics that enhance environmental teaching and learning. Suggested topics include: innovative approaches in teaching environmental engineering courses, laboratory development in environmental engineering, combining research and education, integration of cross-disciplinary skills, technology-enhanced learning and distance education, global environmental issues, ABET 2000, outreach to non-engineering/non-college populations, local environmental issues in the Albuquerque area, and environmental management. Questions may be addressed to the Environmental Engineering Division Program Chair: Kauser Jahan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028; (856) 256-5323; fax (856) 256-5242; e-mail:

The Division of Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies seeks abstracts on the following topical areas: innovative instructional procedures for laboratory-oriented classes, and introducing beginning engineering or K-12 students to engineering through lab-oriented studies and experimental measurements. In addition, DELOS has a poster session to present/publish procedures for successful laboratory experiments. Please address any comments/questions to the program chair: Ted Fahlsing, Purdue University, 1415 Knoy Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907; (715) 494-6915; e-mail:

The Freshman Programs Division seeks papers on educational activities associated with first-year engineering students. Topics will include: instructional use of computers and computer software, advising and orientation programs, creative problem-solving courses, innovative approaches to first-year engineering education, project-based learning and hands-on courses, retention programs, pre-college programs and linkages with K-12 education, recruitment programs, and integrating design into the freshman year. Questions may be addressed to: Kenneth P. Brannan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409; (843) 953-7685; fax (843) 953-6328; e-mail:

The Graduate Studies Division invites abstracts in the following topical areas which are being considered for sessions: needs and trends in life-long learning; intellectual property issues and policies; novel professionally-oriented M.S. programs; graduate student recruitment, retention and diversity; graduate student teaching experiences; virtual education. Please address any questions or comments to the program chair: Mel I. Mendelson, Loyola Marymount University, Engineering and Production management, 7900 Loyola Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045-8145; (310) 338-6020; fax (310) 338-5896; e-mail:

The Industrial Engineering Division invites abstracts on topics concerning the adaptation of industrial engineering curricula to changing environments. This includes, but is not limited to: new OR techniques in the undergraduate program--for which traditional areas of IE are being squeezed, how IE programs fit requirements of ABET 2000, how Web-enhanced and/or Web-based courses aid or hinder IE, how symbolic solvers change the way various mathematics modeling is taught, and how the concept of multi-disciplinary teamwork is being taught with true multi-discipline. For more information, e-mail IE Division Program Chair Dennis E. Kroll at

The Information Systems Division invites papers with the following focus areas; however, papers on other topics will also be considered: using the Internet for teaching and laboratories, Internet publishing, multi-media courseware and techniques, electronic video production, equipment and software requirements of the Internet, future challenges and opportunities of the Internet, student/teacher interaction via the Internet, and Internet applications in the classroom and lab. Questions may be addressed to the division program chair: Hugh Jack, Grand Valley State University, 301 W. Fulton, Suite 618, Grand Rapids, Mi 49504; (616) 771-6755; fax (616) 771-6642; e-mail:

The Instrumentation Division seeks abstracts on all relevant topics, including: instrumentation applications, data acquisition and processing, PC-based control applications, online measurements, virtual instrumentation in the laboratory, innovative course development, remote sensing and telemetry, upper-level laboratory design projects, and related educational methods. Please direct questions to Peter J. Shull, Program Chair, at e-mail:, or Group Leader, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Penn State University at Altoona, 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona, PA 16601; (814) 949-5698.

The International Division is seeking papers with emphasis on the international aspect of engineering education and technology exchange. Topics such as: multi-media and distance education tools for engineering education, outcome assessment and accreditation; Web-based education; academic standards and grade inflation, globalization of engineering curricula; implications of technology; foreign language and cultural understanding in engineering curricula, and relationships between engineering education organizations in countries throughout the world are among those to be considered. For more information, contact the program chair: Nataraj S. Nataraj, Sinclair Community College, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402-1460; (937) 512-2575; fax (937) 512-2936; e-mail:

The Liberal Education Division seeks proposals for complete sessions as well as individual papers. All topics pertinent to liberal education for engineering students will be considered. Papers are especially welcome on the following topics: ABET 2000, communication, assessment of liberal education, gender and technology, engineering ethics, service learning, and technology and the arts. Questions may be directed to Dr. Sarah Pfatteicher, Wisconsin Engineering Education Laboratory, 333 North Randall Ave., #313, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 53715; phone (608) 265-5925; e-mail: Please include the paper title(s), institutional affiliation, mailing and e-mail addresses, and fax/phone numbers.

The Manufacturing Division seeks abstracts on the following topics: manufacturing of non-traditional products, laboratory education, manufacturing enablers, innovative partnerships, curricular trends, and what the future holds. Other papers/presentations are welcome. For any questions, please contact: Devdas Pai, North Carolina A&T State University, 602 McNair Hall, Greensboro, NC 27411-0001; (336) 334-7620 x316; fax (336) 334-7417; e-mail:

The Materials Division is seeking papers or presentations in the following areas: teaching fracture and failure analysis, teaching materials and process selection, innovations in upper level courses and the use/teaching of new technologies, integration with other curricula. Other papers/presentations are welcome. Contact Mark A. Palmer, Program Chair, at: (804) 827-6275; or e-mail: .

The Mathematics Division is seeking papers on the interrelationship between mathematics and engineering education. Topics include any appropriate subject pertinent to both mathematics and engineering, such as: advanced mathematical problem solving techniques, instructional use of computers and computer software, and methods to better prepare students in mathematics for the technical professions. Questions may be addressed to the current division program chair: Charles K. Roby, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0921; (864) 656-5637; fax (864) 656-4435; e-mail:

The Mechanical Engineering Division is seeking papers in all areas of mechanical engineering education. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: techniques to enhance learning, assessment of learning, curriculum improvement and the intent of ABET 2000, hands-on project experiences, SAE projects to augment ME education, Capstone design programs, industry involvement in academia, integrating design throughout the curriculum, faculty career management and teaching through the mid-life crisis, reaching out to K-12 and to the public, and computer integration into curricula. Questions should be directed to: John S. Lamancusa, Learning Factory Director, Penn State University 314D Leonhard Building, University Park, PA 16802; (814) 863-3350; fax (814) 865-9693; url: or

The Mechanics Division seeks abstracts on all division-related subjects. Suggested topics include basic mechanics in the integrated curriculum, design projects and project-based courses, innovative teaching methods including software development and multimedia tools, and laboratory and experiment developments. For more information, contact: Michael A. Magill, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue University, 1417 Knoy Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907; (765) 494-7514; fax (765) 494-6219; e-mail:

The Minorities in Engineering Division invites papers on the following topics: approaches to retaining and recruiting under-represented faculty, approaches to retaining and recruiting under-represented students, what works when it comes to the mentoring of junior faculty, what works when it comes to the mentoring of students, how to combine research and education, computer literacy and engineering students, how pre-college programs can strengthen the minority pipeline, and diversity in engineering and science. Questions may be addressed to the MIND Program Chair: Ardie D. Walser, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, The City College and Graduate Center of New York, 140th St. & Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031; (212) 650-6619; fax (212) 650-8249; e-mail:

The New Engineering Educators Division seeks abstracts on topics which would include: proposal writing, teaching and educational hints inside and outside the classroom, do's and don'ts for new faculty, tenure and promotion issues, life after tenure, balancing professional and personal activities, and family issues for new engineering educators. Questions may be addressed to: Albert Lozano, Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre Campus, P.O. Box PSU, Lehman, PA 18627; (570) 675-9245; fax (570) 675-7713; e-mail: or

The Physics and Engineering Physics Division seeks abstracts of proposed papers and presentations on topics such as: innovative teaching and assessment methods; ABET accreditation; use of technology in the classroom and/or laboratory; K-12 outreach programs; issues/applications in physics, physics education, engineering physics and societal implications; teaching physics to non-science majors; and other topics of broader interest. For any questions, contact Teresa Larkin-Hein; Division Chair; Dept. of Physics, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016; (202) 885-2766; fax (202) 885-2723; e-mail:

The Two-Year College Division is seeking proposals for sessions and paper abstracts. Topics of interest include: pre-engineering programs, engineering science transfer programs and articulation issues, lower-division engineering courses and projects, core competencies for lower-division courses, linking better relationship (articulation) between two- and four-year programs, recruitment activities and special programs at high schools, new and innovative engineering technology programs, and programs and activities to enhance student learning and retention at a 2-year college. Persons interested in submitting an abstract, organizing or moderating a session, or participating in the peer review process should contact the Two-Year Division Program Chair: Ashok Agrawal, Professor & Chair, Engineering & Technology Department, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO 63135-1499; (314) 595- 4535; fax (314) 595-2218; e-mail

The Women in Engineering Division invites papers on topics of broad interest dealing with women in engineering education. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: innovative ways of recruiting; information technology in the workforce; educating non-majors; educating teachers (both in-service and pre-service); hiring, retention, and development practices; women in engineering programs; and matching teaching and learning strategies. For any questions, please contact: Sarah A. Rajala, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7904, Raleigh, NC 27695-7904; (919) 515-3693; fax (919) 515-8702; or e-mail: