ASEE PRISM - September 2000
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2000 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

St. Louis is often called the Gateway to the West, but in June, the city also became the gateway to the best that engineering education has to offer. More than 1,800 educators descended on the home of the Arch and Mark McGwire's Cardinals to take part in the 107th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, which featured a record number of speakers. Highlights of the four-day event included the Society-wide picnic at the St. Louis Zoo, the first-ever multimedia session, and the ASEE Annual Awards Banquet, which included a gourmet four-course dinner that drew raves.

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Educators and their families (above left) including current and former ASEE presidents John Weese, Wally Fowler, and Cary Fischer (above right) enjoyed a balmy summer evening at the St. Louis Zoo. Entertainment included a stilt walker (right) and a fire eater (below).


Attendees enjoyed themselves whether they were discussing engineering education issues at the multimedia session (above) or taking time to catch up with colleagues (left).

Paul Lauterbur

MRI inventor Paul Lauterbur (left) and human genome pioneer Robert Waterston (right) addressed attendees at the packed main plenary session.

Robert Waterston
new president Wally Fowlerpresident-elect Gerald Jakubowski

Highlights of the conference-closing awards banquet included the passing of the gavel to new president Wally Fowler (middle), and tributes to outgoing president and resident "Superman" John Weese by Fowler (left) and president-elect Gerald Jakubowski (right).

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