By Michael Sanoff, ASEE Today Section Editor/Writer
Ronald W. Rousseau and Fellow Richard M. Felder received
the American Institute of Chemical Engineer's 2002 Warren K. Lewis
Award for distinguished and continuing contributions in the field of
chemical engineering education. Rousseau, chair of Georgia Tech's
School of Chemical Engineering, and Felder, Professor Emeritus of chemical
engineering at North Carolina State University, won the award for their
co-authored text, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes,
now in its third edition. For over 25 years the book has served as the
dominant introductory text in chemical engineering and has been the
top-selling introductory chemical engineering textbook in the United
and professor of mechanical engineering at North Dakota State University
Sudhir Mehta has been appointed associate vice president for
academic affairs. In his new position, Mehta will assist in the development
of new academic programs and guide them through the approval process.
Mehta joined the North Dakota State University faculty in 1984 after
working as an assistant engineer with Tata Consulting Engineers in Bombay,
place winners of the Best Paper contests at the 2001-2002 ASEE Section
meetings have been announced. They are:
Donald Leone, Karen Barrett, and Brian Skelly
Integrating Professional Ethics with a Sophomore Design Course
University of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.
Ashraf M. Ghaly
Incorporation of Internet Programming in Analytical Modeling of
Union College, Schenectady, New York.
Reid Vander Schaaf and J. Ledlie Klosky
Enhancing Introductory Mechanics Using Physical Models
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
(This paper was selected from those submitted at the Spring Zone I meeting.)
Barbara Bernal Thomas
Usability Problem Solving: Designing Good Interactive Software
Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia.
MatLab: A Tool in Teaching of Computational Fluid Dynamics
Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.
Marjorie Rush Hovde
Assessing Engineering and Technology Students' Abilities
to Communicate Effectively: Overcoming Obstacles
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Ind.
Michael P. Hennessey
A Structured Activity Based Approach to Teaching Machine Design
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
Jay R. Porter and Joseph A. Morgan
A Web-based Instrumentation Platform for Use in Distance Learning
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
Larry J. McKenzie, Michael S. Trevisan, Denny C. Davis, and Steven W.
Capstone Design Courses and Assessment of ABET EC 2000: A National
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, and University of Idaho, Moscow,
Incorporating Design in the Introductory Electromagnetism Lab
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.
Mary R. Anderson-Rowland, Why Aren't There More Women in
Engineering: Can We Really Do Anything?
Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
National Zone Paper competition will be inaugurated at the 2003
ASEE annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.
the American Society for Engineering Education's top-ranked monthly
magazine is making headlines. Prism has garnered 13 awards during the
2001-2002 publishing cycle for groundbreaking and comprehensive writing,
as well as spectacular art and design.
was recently honored with six APEX awards (Awards for Publication Excellence
from Communications Concepts, a publishing consulting firm), including
a nod for the best four-color publication with it's special February
2002 issue on the war against terrorism. The November 2001 magazine
earned top writing honors, and Prism fared well with two individual
stories; Role Model for Diversity was the top personality
profile in the contest, and The Trouble With Textbooks came
in first as a feature. The special issue claimed the prize for best
spread on the 25 Ways to Fight Terrorism piece, and the
December 2001 magazine was named best cover.
the Association of Educational Publishers awarded Prism with two Ed
Press awards during this fiscal year. The February 2001 story The
Trouble With Textbooks was a distinguished achievement finalist
for feature writing, and Managing the Unmanagable in the
December 2001 issue won first place for article design.
the first time ever last fall, Prism was recognized for its outstanding
and comprehensive coverage of engineering education by the American
Society for Association Executives. The monthly publication received
five prestigious Gold Circle Awards from ASAE. Prism was lauded as runner-up
for best overall magazine and boasted two second place articles in the
November 2000 issue: Quantum Leap as a scientific story
and An Untapped Talent Pool as a general interest piece.
The February 2001 article, Building Tomorrow's Future,
garnered second place honors in the educational category, and Getting
It Right, published in March 2001, was awarded an honorable mention
as an educational story.
Florida temperatures and abundant sunshine welcomed 134 deans to the
Engineering Deans Institute in early April at the Sanibel Harbour Resort
and Spa in Fort Myers. Program chair Dick Miksad, Dean of Engineering
at the University of Virginia, and the program committee assembled a
wide-ranging group of speakers to discuss this year's topic, The
Impact of Globalization and Entrepreneurship on America's Technology
Base. Raymond Gilmartin, chairman, president, and CEO of Merck,
and Glen Barton, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, headlined the gathering,
both emphasizing the importance of turning out more engineers. Speakers
from IBM and Microsoft offered glimpses of what increasing information
technology capacity might mean for education, the home, and the workplace
in the future. The deans also heard about the effects of the economic
downturn on engineering education, the transition from university research
to market application, and opportunities for partnerships with schools
of business. Other members of the program committee included Lloyd Griffiths,
George Mason University; Robert Mattauch, Virginia Commonwealth University;
Morris Morgan, Hampton University; Malcolm McPherson, Virginia Tech;
and William Swart, Old Dominion University. Also serving was Wendell
Dunn, Professor of Business Administration at the UVA Darden School
ASEE annual conference held in Montreal drew a record attendance. The
main plenary speakers William Wulf, president of the National Academy
of Engineering and John Brooks Slaughter, CEO and president of the National
Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, both talked about issues
of great importance to the engineering community. Wulf spoke of the
urgent need for reform. I think it is only a slight exaggeration
to say that our students are being prepared for practicing engineering
in a world that existed when we were trained, but not for the 21st Century,
he says. Slaughter talked eloquently about the need to attract more
minorities to the profession. And while I argue for the need to
increase the number of minority engineering students, I feel equally
strongly about increasing the number of minority engineering faculty
in our nation's colleges and universities, he said.
3,300 people took part in the 109th annual conference, the largest and
among the most successful to date. The number of papers published from
the conference is also the highest ever, at 1,340. One the highlights
of the conference was the inauguration of Eugene M. DeLoatch, dean of
engineering at Morgan State University, as ASEE's new president.
As he approached the podium to deliver his presidential speech at the
awards banquet, the crowd stood to applaud the historic moment. DeLoatch
is the first African-American to be elected president of ASEE.
seven months of collecting, tallying, and sorting data, Michael Gibbons
can finally rest on his laurels with the publication of ASEE's
2001 Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges.
The annual ASEE profiles book is a leading resource on the status of
engineering education, providing a wide variety of statistics on engineering
schools. For the first time this year, Gibbons began collecting faculty
data by gender and ethnicity. This new information is going to be extremely
useful to universities because it gives them a much clearer picture
of who they are.
veteran of ASEE with a penchant for fantasy baseball, Gibbons comes
to the job quite naturally. Even as a kid he loved statistics, particularly
those connected with baseball. In Little League, he kept a detailed
record of his own stats, including batting and fielding averages. Gibbons
claims to have hit .500 in 1978 when he was twelve, but ASEE was unable
to confirm that figure.
manager for surveys and statistics, Gibbons works hard to ensure that
the data in the annual profiles book is accurate and up to date. He
talks regularly with a wide range of people in the nation's 300-plus
engineering colleges, including deans, department chairs, and institutional
researchers. This past year, over 90 percent of all ABET-accredited
engineering and engineering technology colleges responded to the survey.
Data from this book is available online at www.asee.org/colleges.
A special perk for deans of participating schools and corporate ASEE
members is the ability to manipulate the information using a data-mining
tool located at www.asee.org/datamining.
Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges
and accompanying data-mining tool are a far cry from the earliest incarnation
put out in 1967. This first survey was based on the responses of 163
ASEE engineering college members to a 15-part, paper questionnaire.
Today, the survey is compiled from the responses of 317 engineering
and 80 engineering technology schools to an 80-page online survey. With
more participation and a larger survey, the data is much more indicative
of engineering education's present situation and can be used to
locate trends. One trend noted by Gibbons is a large increase in the
number of bioengineering and computer engineering students and degrees
in the past five years. The collection of data online has also made
it easier to ensure the data's accuracy. ASEE is definitely
at the leading edge in collecting data on engineering colleges,
future, Gibbons hopes to make the data accessible to a larger audience
outside of the ASEE member institutions. Collaborating with a traditional
publishing house is one option that would make the data more broadly
available. Putting together a comprehensive CD-ROM of the data is another
possibility. The data applies to a wide audience, and we need
to look at their respective needs. I frequently receive calls from parents,
students, the media, recruiters, researchers, policy analysts, and engineering
deans. We would like to put them in touch with the most relevant information,
he says. And when it comes to getting the right information out to people
who need it, Gibbons is batting 1000.
for papers and participation has been issued for the 25th International
Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) on May 3-10, 2003, in
Portland, Oregon. ICSE 2003 will feature the latest achievements and
experiences in software engineering research and practice and will give
researchers, practitioners, and educators the opportunity to present,
discuss, and learn. Abstracts for technical papers are due September
9 and papers/proposals are due on October 4 in the following areas:
software engineering education and training track; experience reports
papers; tutorial proposals; panel proposals; and co- located event and
workshop proposals. Research demos and poster proposals, as well as
doctoral symposium applications, are due January 10. For more information,
including submission details, visit http://www.cs.orst.edu/icse2003/.
hosted by Engineering Conferences International (ECI) entitled The
Enhancement of the Global Perspective for Engineering Students by Providing
an International Experience is accepting one-page abstracts until
October 31, 2002, for papers describing unique and successful international
exchange programs, as well as other conference topics. The conference
will be held April 6-11, 2003, in Tomar, Portugal. For more information,
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
31st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering
is accepting paper abstracts until September 15th. The conference will
be held February 2-4, 2003, in San Francisco and will include the following
tracks: information technology and engineering; data mining and knowledge
discovery; computational intelligence; discrete optimization; probabilistic
and statistical models, simulation; and networking/communications, among
many other topics. The conference will provide an intellectually stimulating
and enjoyable environment in which researchers and practitioners in
industrial engineering and related areas can share their research results,
experience, and proposals on information processing in industrial engineering
as it applies to modern real-life problems. Visit www.engr.sjsu.edu/ydessouky/cie/cie31index.htm
for more information.
17th Annual National Educators' Workshop will be held October
13-16, 2002, in San Jose, Calif. Share in the combined efforts of industry,
government, and education to improve materials science, engineering,
and technology. The conference will consist of experiments and demonstrations,
mini workshops, and plenary presentations, along with exposure to valuable
instructional resources. Contact Jim Jacobs at email@example.com
for more information.
Entrepreneurial Engineering, hosted by Engineering Conferences International,
will be held on January 13-16, 2003, in Monterey, Calif. This conference
will assemble entrepreneurs, engineering educators, and faculty members
from business schools to discuss topics such as: attributes of successful
entrepreneurs; models of successful programs teaching entrepreneurship
to engineers; culture at universities that fosters a spirit of innovation
and entrepreneurship; partnerships to create an environment for student
and faculty innovation; and engineering faculty members as role models
of innovation and entrepreneurship. Coming out of the conference will
be a set of recommendations to engineering faculty members, curricular
integration options, model programs available for replication, and contacts
between academia and business that will be published in the journals
of various professional societies. Visit www.engconfintl.org/3as.html
for more information.
2003 Annual Conference
Call for Papers
calls for papers are for the 2003 ASEE annual conference in Nashville,
Tenn., to be held June 22-25. Abstract submissions will be accepted
beginning August 1 and through November 1. Please note that we will
not be able to accept late abstracts for any reason. Abstracts of 250
to 300 words should be submitted online via the CAPS online submission
system at www.asee.org/conferences/
annual2003/caps. ASEE is unable to accept abstracts sent via
mail, fax, or e-mail.
Aerospace Division invites abstracts on topics of interest to aerospace
engineering and technology educators. The division is focusing on the
following topics: how to prepare engineers and technicians for the changing
aerospace environment (including integration of manufacturing principles);
leveraging resources through cooperative ventures; and informing industry
about what aerospace engineers and technicians can do. The division
also welcomes abstracts on curricular, classroom, and laboratory innovations
that support the topics above. For further information, contact program
chair Eric J. Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biological and Agricultural Division seeks papers relating to the
following sessions: trends; assessment strategies; and curricular issues
in biological and agricultural engineering education. Issues discussed
in the session relating to trends will include: changes being made in
response to ABET EC2000; novel teaching methods and multi-disciplinary
approaches; and development of K-12 curricula with a biological and
agricultural engineering emphasis. The session on assessment strategies
will cover: formal and informal methods of assessment and evaluation
of courses and programs; ABET issues; the impact of evaluation and assessment
on biological and agricultural engineering education; the means of assessing
student performance (student portfolios, fundamentals of engineering
exam, program assessment rubrics); and the development of new performance
indicators, among other topics. The session regarding curricular issues
will include: the role of computing instruction and bioinformatics;
biotechnology; nanotechnology; capstone design issues; freshman engineering
programs; recruitment and retention; experiential learning strategies
such as learning communities and service-learning; and laboratory instruction.
Contact Marybeth Lima at email@example.com
Biomedical Engineering Division requests abstracts for papers on
topics relevant to biomedical engineering education. Specific topic
areas include: ethical issues in biomedical engineering education; textbooks
and teaching strategies in biomedical engineering; simulation courses
and biomedical engineering laboratories; education for emerging areas
in biomedical engineering; and industrial interactions in biomedical
engineering education. For more information, contact Mary C. Verstraete,
Program Chair, Biomedical Engineering Division, Department of Biomedical
Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-0302; phone: (330)
972-7691; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemical Engineering Division invites submissions of papers on topics
relevant to chemical engineering education. Topic areas include, but
are not limited to: assessment of chemical engineering programs; the
biology interface; contemporary issues facing faculty; curriculum enhancements;
hands-on activities and classroom demonstrations; laboratory and/or
classroom innovations; advising issues for undergraduates and/or graduate
students; mentoring and professional development of faculty; mentoring
and professional development of students; recruitment/outreach to high
school and community college students; novel elective courses; developments
in the graduate program; green engineering; and incorporation of statistics
in the chemical engineering curriculum. For more information, please
contact Rebecca K. Toghiani at P.O. Box 9595, Dave C. Swalm School of
Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State,
MS 39762; phone: (662) 325-2480; fax: (662) 325-2482; e-mail: email@example.com.
Civil Engineering Division invites the submission of papers relevant
to civil engineering education. General topic areas include: instructional
technologies; effective teaching strategies; curriculum development;
defining the body of knowledge for civil engineering; implementing the
masters degree or equivalent for professional practice; faculty practical
experience; recruiting and retaining students; use of student chapters
to enhance academic experience; and trends in accreditation. For more
information, contact Vincent P. Drnevich at the School of Civil Engineering,
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1284; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computers in Education Division invites papers on the following
focus areas: handheld computer (PDA) applications and ramifications
in education; 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,
including hardware descriptive languages; mobile robots and their impact
on engineering and computer science education; Internet applications
in the classroom and lab, including automated evaluation systems; and
embedded computing, including microprocessor and micro-controller selection
and applications. Outstanding papers on other topics related to computers
in engineering education will also be considered. Acceptance of the
work at both the abstract and manuscript stages of review is necessary
for presentation. The program will consist of conventional technical
sessions as well as one or more poster sessions. All presenters are
expected to register for and attend the conference. Published and presented
papers will be eligible for the Woody Everett Poster Session Award,
John A. Curtis Lecture Award, and National Instruments Award for Instrumentation
Focus. For more information, contact program chair Dr. B. E. Bishop
at the Department of Systems Engineering, United States Naval Academy,
105 Maryland Ave. (Stop 14a), Annapolis, MD 21402; phone: (410) 293
- 6117; e-mail: email@example.com.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Division (ECE) seeks abstracts
on: curricular and 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 engineering criteria 2000; globalization of engineering education;
entrepreneurship in ECE programs; trends in computer engineering and
electrical engineering education, bioengineering and life sciences;
information engineering/technology; wireless and broadband communications;
teaching and learning with technology; pre-college and K-12 learning
initiatives; and optoelectronics. Other topics of general interest in
electrical and computer engineering and computer science education/research
also will be considered. Authors of accepted abstracts will have the
opportunity to submit a full paper, which will be peer-reviewed for
possible inclusion in the conference proceedings. For information on
organizing/moderating a session or participating in the peer review
process contact Dr. Stanley G. Burns, 2003 ECE Division Program Chair,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota
Duluth, 271 MWAH, 1023 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812; phone: (218)
726-7506 or (218) 726-6147; fax: (218) 726-7267, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy Conversion and Conservation Division (ECC) invites papers
on: curriculum development; course organization and content; laboratory
equipment and experiments; and student projects. The division also seeks
papers on coop/intern programs related to the following topics: renewable
sources; energy storage; energy conversion and co-generation systems;
efficiency improvement; advanced computer applications for teaching,
research, and management; industrial and commercial ECC; aerospace power;
and energy research and management. Authors of accepted abstracts will
be invited to submit a full paper for peer review and possible inclusion
in the conference proceedings. For more information, contact program
chair Mark Schumack at the University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering
& Science, P.O. Box 19900, Detroit, MI 48219; phone: (313) 993-3370;
Engineering Design Graphics Division invites papers on topics related
to engineering design graphics, graphics education, computer graphics,
visualization, animation and related themes. For further information,
please contact program chair Frank Croft, CEEGS Department, The Ohio
State University, 2010 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210; phone: (614)
292-6230, e-mail: email@example.com.
The Engineering Economy Division (EED) seeks papers on relevant topics,
including: current trends in teaching engineering economy; innovative
teaching methods for engineering economy; integrating engineering economy
research into the classroom; international aspects of engineering economy;
and the role of engineering economy in FE and PE examinations. The EED
requires all presented papers be accepted for publication in the conference
proceedings. For additional information, contact Ed Wheeler, ASEE-EED
Program Chair, Department of Engineering, 113 Johnson EPS Building,
The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238; phone: (731)
587-7265; fax: (731) 587-7375; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering Management Division seeks papers on but not limited
to the following areas: engineering management education success stories,
including the development of graduate programs, courses, or innovative
teaching practices; the state of the art in educational technology for
engineering management education, including asynchronous learning networks,
distance education, online courses, and other emerging areas; approaches
to outcome assessment and program/course effectiveness; workplace applications
of engineering management skills and concepts with educational implications;
and strategic issues surrounding the evolution and delivery of engineering
management education. While session themes will depend upon the papers
submitted, and papers about any area of engineering management education
will be considered, the above topics are of particular interest to the
division and its members. The division has a policy that a paper must
be submitted for publication in the conference proceedings in order
for it to be presented at the conference. Questions should be directed
to program chair Bill Daughton at the University of Colorado, 433 UCB,
Boulder, CO 80309-0433; phone: (303) 492-3076; fax: (303) 492-1443;
Freshman Programs Division seeks papers relating to educational
activities associated with first-year engineering students. Topics under
consideration include: instructional use of computers and computer software;
creative problem-solving courses; project-based and hands-on courses;
innovative approaches to first-year engineering education; integrating
design into the freshman year; integrated curricula for the freshman
year; advising and orientation programs; retention programs; recruitment
programs; and pre-college programs and linkages with K-12 education.
Both abstracts and papers will be peer reviewed. Final papers must be
written and accepted in order for the work to be presented at the annual
conference. Submission of abstracts and final papers will be via the
CAPS system, following ASEE deadlines. For more information, contact
Tamara Knott, Division of Engineering Fundamentals, Virginia Tech, 332
Randolph Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061; phone: (540) 231-9543; fax: (540)
231-6903; e-mail: email@example.com.
Graduate Studies Division requests abstracts for papers related
to the mini plenary, Graduate Engineering Education and the U.S.
StudentThe Nature of the Problem and Some Solutions, and
the following session topics currently under consideration: the need
within the workforce for engineers with advanced degrees; mentoring
and support programs for women and minorities; innovative professionally-oriented
graduate programs; programs with industry that support the pursuit of
advanced degrees; successful graduate level recruiting programs; perceived
quality of graduate education; and graduate student experiences. Please
address any questions or comments to program chair Ronald J. Bennett,
Director, Engineering and Technology Management, University of St. Thomas,
OSS101, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105; phone: (651) 962-5750;
Industrial Engineering Division (IE) seeks papers relevant to industrial
engineering teaching and learning. Specific session topics will be determined
based on submissions. Suggested areas include: current topics in industrial
engineering (including what they are, how they are taught, how curriculum
is affected, and concentrations or minors in IE or IET); classroom and
industry partnerships; collaboration with other educational disciplines;
IE versus IET curriculums; IE courses being taught in distance learning
format; integrating research in teaching; and innovative teaching methods
in quality, ergonomics, facility layout and materials handling, work
methods, freshman overview courses, quantitative techniques, and other
industrial engineering related topics. Workshop topics will be considered
if submitted to Susan Scachitti on or before September 30. Please note
that the IE division sponsors two awards, the IE division New
Industrial Engineering Educator Outstanding Paper Award and the
IE division Industrial Engineering Division Best Paper Award.
Please visit the IE division Web site at http://imet.bradley.edu/~ied-asee/
to learn more about these awards. For more information, contact program
chair Susan Scachitti at Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th Street,
Hammond, IN 46323; phone: (219) 989-2411, fax: (219) 989-2062, e-mail:
International Division seeks papers with a special emphasis on the
international aspect of engineering education and technology exchange.
Topics include but are not limited to the following: exchange/joint
programs within the international communities/universities; multimedia
and distance education; outcome assessment and accreditation issues;
the environmental challenge and its importance to developing countries;
science, technology, and economic growth in the 21st century; foreign
language and cultural understanding in engineering curricula; academic
standards and grade inflation; digital divide in the world; K-12 projects
to promote engineering among high school students internationally; enrollment
trends in engineering across the globe; and other internationally related
areas of interest. When possible, please indicate three choices at the
top of the abstract for your prioritized session topic, labeling papers
which don't fall into the above categories as potpourri.
Please note that the division requires submission of the full final
version of the paper in order for it to be accepted for presentation
at the conference, in either a technical or poster session, as well
as for publication in the proceedings. Also, a poster session may be
used to accommodate papers that do not fit into a session but are worthy
of publication in the proceedings. It is strongly recommended that you
submit abstracts early. For more information, contact program chair
Nick M. Safai, Chair of Engineering Department, SLCC, 4600 S. Redwood
Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123; fax: (801) 957-4960; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liberal Education Division (LED) seeks proposals for both sessions
and papers. The LED provides a forum for considering how the humanities
and social sciences contribute to engineering education and encourages
all scholars interested in the interaction of science, technology, and
society to explore how their insights can be used to shape the education
of engineers. The division has an ongoing concern with the implementation
of ABET's EC2000 and is also interested in the following topics:
best practices for meeting ABET criteria; best teaching ideas for integrating
the humanities and social sciences into the engineering curricula; plagiarism
and copyright issues; technology literacy for non-technical majors;
writing and speaking in the engineering disciplines; teaching English
as a second language in engineering contexts; global engineering education
and societal contexts; and interpersonal skills in the engineering workplace.
Please include the paper title, institutional affiliation, mailing and
e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers in all submissions and proposals.
Questions may be directed to program chair Julia M. Williams at the
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803; phone: (812)
877-8186, fax: (812) 877-8909, e-mail: email@example.com.
Materials Division is seeking papers related to materials education
with a concentration in the following areas: activities for the materials
classroom, hands-on or in-class exercises that liven up a lecture and
make an abstract concept easier to understand; pre-college activities
in materials science, bringing materials science into the K-12 science
experience; core materials engineering courses with a focus on innovations
in materials engineering curricula and the core courses for materials
majors; and teaching materials as part of life-cycle design, incorporating
materials to better teach materials science. We will also continue to
sponsor an interactive session highlighting the best materials-related
experiments presented at the National Educators Workshop. When submitting
an abstract, please indicate your intention to publish in the proceedings,
preference will be given to those authors planning to publish. Abstracts
accepted where the author intends to publish are with the understanding
that the author(s) will prepare an acceptable paper for the conference
proceedings. For more information, contact division chair Mark A. Palmer,
Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, Kettering University,
1700 West Third Avenue, Flint MI, 48504-4898; phone (810) 762-7973,
fax: (810) 762-9924.
Mathematics Division is seeking papers on the interrelationship
between mathematics and engineering education. Topics include any subject
pertinent to both mathematics and engineering education. Areas of interest
include but are not limited to: using math technology, including hand-held
devices, to enhance engineering/mathematics instruction; integrating
math, science, and engineering; freshman programs; outreach and K-12
mathematics education; facilitating communication between math, science,
and engineering educators; advanced mathematical problem-solving techniques;
methods to better prepare students for the technical professions; and
integrating math in the mechanical engineering curriculum. Questions
may be addressed to program chair Anton J. Pintar at the Department
of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend
Drive, Houghton, MI 49931; phone: (906) 487-3132; fax: (906) 487-3213;
Mechanical Engineering Division seeks papers in all areas of mechanical
engineering education. Papers are invited that involve: innovative teaching
and learning strategies; course and curriculum assessment and improvement;
laboratory courses, experiments and hands-on projects; capstone design
programs and design throughout the curriculum; integrating humanities,
science, electrical engineering, materials engineering, etc. in mechanical
engineering courses; integrating research and education; integrating
mathematics into the mechanical engineering curriculum; faculty career
management; industry involvement in academia; outreach programs; national
competitions; and other trends in mechanical engineering education.
Instructional areas of interest also include, but are not limited to:
thermo-fluid and energy systems; mechanical systems; smart materials
and structures; MEMS; mechatronics; nano- and bio-mechanical systems;
computers and information technology; sustainable design; and motor
sports. All abstracts accepted will be expected to publish to present
at the conference. For more information, contact program chair Dale
A. Wilson at DWilson@tntech.edu.
Mechanics Division is soliciting papers and presentations from all
areas of engineering mechanics, vibrations, and acoustics. Topic areas
include, but are not limited to: basic mechanics in the integrated curriculum;
design projects for fundamental engineering mechanics courses; laboratory
and experiment developments in mechanics education; and innovative teaching
methods in mechanics including software development and multimedia tools.
Best presentation awards will be given out for each session as well
as an overall best division presentation award and an overall best division
paper award. In addition to submitting papers via the CAPS system, authors
are also encouraged to send an electronic version of the abstract and
full-length paper via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, contact program chair Sudhir Mehta at the
Mechanical Engineering Department, North Dakota State University, Fargo,
ND 58105; phone: (701) 231-7871; e-mail: sudhir.mehta@ndsu.
Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND) seeks abstracts for papers
from all interested engineering/engineering technology educators. Possible
topics include: minority faculty development toward promotion and tenure;
computer literacy among minority students; attracting minorities into
engineering/engineering technology programs; and issues of concern for
minority engineering/engineering technology faculty members. A joint
session is being planned with the New Engineering Educators Division
on the topic, Mentoring New Minority Faculty Members, and
MIND is cosponsoring a mini plenary with the Graduate Studies Division
(GDS) on the topic, Graduate Engineering Education and the U.S.
StudentThe Nature of the Problem and Some Solutions. MIND
is also sponsoring a presentation by the National Academy of Engineering
(NAE) Committee on Engineering Education (CEE) on The Engineer
of 2020. This is a reform initiative of the 21st century, expected
to be an important catalyst for achieving workforce objectives related
to the social and technological health of the nation. For questions
regarding abstract submission, contact Willie K. Ofosu at Penn State
Wilkes-Barre, P. O. Box PSU, Lehman, PA 18627; phone: (570) 675-9137;
fax: (570) 675-7713; e-mail: email@example.com.
New Engineering Educators Division seeks papers from new and experienced
educators in all engineering disciplines. Possible topics include: proposal
writing and sources of funding; teaching and educational hints inside
and outside the classroom, including classroom teaching techniques;
development of rapport with students; student evaluation methods; practical
tips for first-time teachers; tenure and promotion issues; balancing
professional and personal activities; family issues for new engineering
educators; and mentoring new minority faculty members. If you have insight
into these topics or want to share your experiences with us, please
consider submitting an abstract. If you are interested in reviewing
papers or moderating sessions or have questions regarding abstract submission,
please contact Keith V. Johnson, NEE 2003 Program Chair, East Tennessee
State University, Box 70552, Johnson City, TN 37614; phone: (423) 439-7813;
fax: (423) 439-7830; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physics and Engineering Physics Division seeks abstracts of proposed
papers on topics of broad interest to the physics and engineering physics
community. Possibilities include: ABET-accreditation issues; how to
teach physics; recruitment and retention in physics and engineering
physics; engineering aspects of engineering physics programs; the teaching
of introductory physics (majors and non-majors);
K-12 outreach programs; innovative teaching and assessment methods as
well as other topics. For further information, contact either program
co-chair Joan Dannenhoffer at email@example.com
David Probst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
and retaining female students and faculty; women in engineering programs;
issues for women in graduate engineering programs; issues for women
in engineering administration; outreach K-12 programs for attracting
young women to engineering careers; and new research for women in engineering.
If you have any questions contact Carol Richardson, WIED Program Chair,
Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical, Computer,
and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, 78 Lomb Memorial Drive,
Rochester, New York 14623; phone: (585) 475-2105; fax: (585) 475-2178;
The following members received the Fellow grade of membership in recognition
of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology
education. This was conferred by ASEE's Board of Directors at the
awards banquet held at the ASEE annual conference in Montreal.
Rochester Institute of Technology (retired)
Frank M. Croft, Jr.
Ohio State University
Denny C. Davis
Washington State University
Paul N. Hale, Jr.
Louisiana Tech University
J. David Irwin
Sudhir I. Mehta
North Dakota State University
Donald N. Merino
Stevens Institute of Technology
Burks Oakley II
University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
C. Stewart Slater
Garver Lamme Award
Eleanor Baum, dean of engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement
of Science and Art, was awarded the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award in recognition
of her leadership in the engineering education profession through academic
leadership at two colleges of engineering; for her contributions to
engineering accreditation, international accreditation, and post-secondary
accreditation; for her professional society leadership, including service
as the president of ASEE and of ABET; for her guidance of major national
studies of engineering education; and for her service as a pioneering
role model for women in engineering.
in 1928, the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award recognizes excellence in teaching,
contributions to research and technical literature, and achievements
that advance the profession of engineering college administration.
J. Berger Award
Jack L. Waintraub, chair of the Electrical Engineering Technology Department
at Middlesex County College, received the Frederick J. Berger Award
for his work as a teacher, author, administrator, and program evaluator.
He has devoted his career to the improvement of engineering technology
education. His leadership has resulted in the creation of exemplary
instructional programs, rigorous program assessment standards, and professional
development to ensure that educators are prepared to face the challenges
of an ever-evolving workplace. Under the NSF-funded New Jersey Center
for Advanced Technological Education, which he created, all of these
strands were brought together in the development of an innovative, integrated
engineering technology program that serves as a model for educators
across the country.
J. Berger Award, established in 1990 by Frederick J. Berger, recognizes
and encourages excellence in engineering technology education. It is
presented to both an individual and a school or department for demonstrating
outstanding leadership in curriculum, techniques, or administration
in engineering technology education.
F. Carlson Award
Cynthia J. Atman, director of the Center for Engineering Learning and
Teaching, and associate professor of industrial engineering at the University
of Washington, was awarded the Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation
in Engineering Education in recognition of her work as director of the
Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching at the University of Washington.
She has broken new ground in enhancing learning in engineering education.
She is one of the driving forces behind the implementation of active
and cooperative learning at the University of Washington and her work
is having impact both nationally and internationally. The vehicle for
this work is the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT).
F. Carlson Award is presented to an individual innovator in engineering
education who, by motivation and ability to extend beyond the accepted
tradition, has made a significant contribution to the profession. The
award is sponsored by the Xerox Corporation.
Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education
Audeen W. Fentiman, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering
and geodetic science and chair of the nuclear engineering program at
Ohio State University, was awarded the Sharon Keillor Award for Women
in Engineering Education for her work as an outstanding classroom teacher
and her leadership of the educational development programs that increased
the retention of engineering freshmen at Ohio State University. This
year she extended her college level program to a high school engineering
advanced placement program. The hazardous waste fact sheets that she
and her research team developed have helped educate the public, and
her expertise led an Ohio Legislature committee to have her teach them
about hazardous waste issues
Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education recognizes and honors
outstanding women engineering educators.
H. McGraw Award
Albert L. McHenry, dean of the College of Technology and Applied Sciences
at Arizona State University East, received the James H. McGraw Award
for his major contributions and outstanding service to engineering technology
education over the past 36 years. He is recognized nationally as expert
and leader in engineering technology education at both the undergraduate
and graduate levels.
H. McGraw Award, sponsored by the ASEE Engineering Technology Council
and funded by the Glencoe Division of MacMillan/ McGraw-Hill, is presented
to an outstanding contributor to engineering technology education.
Merryfield Design Award
Clive L. Dym, Fletcher Jones Professor and chair of the Department of
Engineering at Harvey Mudd College, received the Fred Merryfield Design
Award for his outstanding leadership in engineering design education
through his innovative design textbooks, his successful implementation
of curricula built around practice-based design experiences, his inspired
mentoring of generations of engineering students in the art and science
of design, and his development of the Mudd Design Workshops as the premier
forum for intellectual exchange among engineering design educators.
Merryfield Design Award, established in 1981 by CH2M Hill in memory
of Fred Merryfield, is presented to an engineering educator for excellence
in teaching of engineering design and acknowledges other significant
contributions related to engineering design teaching.
in Engineering Award
Sara Wadia-Fascetti, associate professor of civil and environmental
engineering at Northeastern University, received the Minorities in Engineering
Award for her work in strengthening the pathways for women to pursue
careers in engineering through the CONNECTIONS Program, a collaboration
with the Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council of the Greater Boston
area. Through her leadership, this partnership, since 1999, has offered
weekly after-school activities for Boston city girls, opened a Computer
Clubhouse on Northeastern University's campus, and institutionalized
programs for college women, including a career management course.
in Engineering Award, established in 1979, is given to an engineering
educator for exceptional achievement in increasing participation and
retention of minorities and women in engineering.
G. Quinn Award
Robert P. Hesketh, professor of chemical engineering at Rowan University,
received the Robert G. Quinn Award in recognition of his outstanding
and sustained contributions in laboratory instructions. As one of the
founding faculty members of the engineering program at Rowan University,
he has spearheaded the effort to develop the industrial component of
the four-year sequence of the multidisciplinary engineering clinic.
In addition, he has created courses that have integrated experiments
and lectures in an inductive framework within chemical engineering.
He has made many major contributions in laboratory methods that demonstrate
chemical engineering practice and principles. He has helped advance
the state-of-the-art in laboratory-based education nationally through
his many publications, presentations, and seminars at ASEE and workshops
supported by NSF.
G. Quinn Award was established by Agilent Technologies in honor of Robert
G. Quinn and his contribution to thousands of engineering students and
his direct influence on the Agilent Higher Education Program. The award
is presented to an individual for outstanding contribution in providing
and promoting excellence in experimentation and laboratory instruction.
Elgin Wickenden Award
Patrick T. Terenzini, professor and senior scientist at the Center for
the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University, received
the 2002 William Elgin Wickenden Award in recognition of his paper,
Collaborative Learning vs. Lecture/Discussion: Students'
Reported Learning Gains, which was published in the January 2001
issue of the Journal of Engineering Education.
Elgin Wickenden Award, sponsored by the Journal of Engineering Education
Editorial Review Board, is presented to the author of the best paper
published in ASEE's Journal of Engineering Education (JEE), the
scholarly archival journal for the Society. JEE's Editorial Review
Board selects the best paper published during the previous January to
October publication cycle.
Alberto F. Cabrera, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Carol L. Colbeck,
John M. Parente, and Stefani A. Bjorklund, Pennsylvania State University.