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Richard O. Anderson will be ABET's president-elect for 2003-2004. As president-elect, Anderson will chair ABET's Educational Policy Committee and act as program chair for the 2004 ABET annual meeting. He begins serving in November 2003. Anderson is a principal engineer with Somat Engineering, Inc. in Detroit and a registered professional engineer in eight states. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University and his M.S. in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Hassan Aref was recently appointed dean of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering. Aref, who had been a department head at the University of Illinois, accepted the Reynolds Metals Professorship and gained tenure in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. Born in Egypt, he earned an undergraduate physics degree from the University of Copenhagen and went on to get his doctorate in physics with a minor in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell University.

David P. Billington has received one of the five 2003 Director's Awards for Distinguished Teaching Scholars from the National Science Foundation. The awards recognize the recipients' past efforts at connecting scientific research and education and their proposals for continuing their work. Billington is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor at Princeton University's department of civil and environmental engineering. He intends to use the grant that accompanies the award to develop teaching materials for beginning engineering students and the general student body.

John A. Brighton, provost of National-Louis University, has been named as the new leader of NSF's Directorate for Engineering. As the head of the directorate, Brighton will manage a budget of approximately $540 million. The Directorate of Engineering's mission is to help ensure that the United States maintains its pre-eminence across the frontiers of science and engineering leading to fundamental discoveries, technological innovation, and economic growth.

James M. Tien, chair and professor in Rensselaer's Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems and professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, was recently awarded the inaugural Yamada Corporation Professorship. The endowed professorship is sponsored by the Tokyo-based Yamada Corp., maker of industrial equipment for air and spacecraft, defense and information systems, and biotechnology. It grew out of a $1 million education grant made by then-President and CEO Masashi Yamada in appreciation of a Rensselaer alumnus's efforts to bring to Japan the table on which the 1905 treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War was signed.

Sara J. Wadia-Fascetti, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University, has been honored with a Presidential Award for Excellence. These awards recognize scholars and organizations that have increased the participation of women, minorities, and students with disabilities in the sciences.

After 36 years of service to the Army, Robert Whalin will be retiring as the director of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, Md. Whalin will be returning to academia as associate dean and professor of engineering at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. He has been director of the ARL since December 1998, and served as the first permanent civilian director of the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Miss. prior to that appointment.

David M. Woodall, dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT). The Provost is the principal academic officer of OIT and is responsible for all activities and supporting resources relating to curriculum, teaching, scholarship, outreach, assessment, and accreditation.

In Memoriam

James Sherwood Charlton died on April 29, 2002, in Atlanta, Ga.. He received his B.S.E.E. with honors from the University of Arkansas, and an M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. From 1973 to 1981, he was a research scientist at New York University, the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and the University of California Medical Center at San Francisco. In 1981, he became an associate professor of electrical engineering and graduate studies coordinator of electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas. Charlton served as a member of the graduate council and the faculty senate at the University of Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to the J. Sherwood "Woody" Charlton Scholarship Fund for students interested in amateur radio and electrical engineering c/o the College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

ASEE Members Elected to the National Academies

The National Academy of Engineering has announced its newest members, and ASEE would like to congratulate its members among the elected. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer and honors those who have made "important contributions to the literature of engineering theory and practice, including significant contributions to the literature of engineering theory and practice." ASEE members elected to the NAE in 2003 are:

Georges Belfort, professor of chemical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. was selected for advances in bio-separations using membrane filtration, affinity processes, and membrane bioreactors for biotechnology.

Anjan Bose, dean, College of Engineering and Architecture, Washington State University, Pullman, was elected for the development of training simulators and computational tools for reliable power-system operation and for contributions to education and research on power systems.

Christine A. Ehlig-Economides, global account manager and consultant, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Houston. She is being honored for contributions to the testing of wells and the characterization of reservoirs, including the management, integration, and visualization of data from multiple disciplines.

R. Peter King, professor and chairman, department of metallurgical engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. His election is based on the development of techniques for quantifying mineral liberation and for leadership in Internet education about mineral processors.

Ronald G. Larson, department chair and G.G. Brown Professor of Chemical Engineering, department of chemical engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, was selected for elucidating the flow properties of complex fluids at the molecular and continuum levels through theory and experiment.

Peter W. Sauer, Grainger Chair in Electrical Engineering and professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The NAE is honoring Sauer for technical contributions to the modeling, simulation, and dynamic analysis of power systems and for leadership in power engineering education and research.

ASEE also congratulates William D. Nix, an ASEE member who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003. Nix is the Lee Otterson Professor of Engineering Emeritus in the department of materials science and engineering at Stanford University.

ASEE Members Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Several ASEE members are among the 187 fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. The academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other scholar-patriots "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people." Included in this year's electorate are Uma Chowdhry of DuPont Engineering and Prism columnist Henry Petroski of Duke University for contributions to engineering sciences and technologies. ASEE member Lawrence S. Bacow of Tufts University was also recognized for his contributions to educational, scientific, cultural, and philanthropic administration. They join the ranks of George Washington, Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein, and more than 150 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Books by Members

Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, 3rd edition
By John J. Uicker, Jr., Gordon R. Pennock, and Joseph E. Shigley
Oxford University Press, New York, N.Y.; 2003
752 pp., $110.

Call for Sponsorship

The Future City Competition to be held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 23-25, 2004, invites corporations and other organizations to sponsor a special award. The cost of sponsorship is $1,000, and the benefits include sponsors' name and special award listed in the Future City 2004 "Teacher/Volunteer" handbook and on Sponsors will also be included in a national press release. Now in its 12th year, the Future City competition has been recognized as one of the most successful middle school educational programs in the country.


The National Institute of Health Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative Consortium is sponsoring a symposium, "Digital Biology: The Emerging Paradigm," on November 6 and 7 at the Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Md. The symposium will look at issues arising from the convergence of biomedical and computational research, including (1) the mounting scientific imperative to study biological systems at multiple levels of organization, (2) the growing need to use quantitative approaches to large-scale analysis of biomedical data, and (3) the potential impact of computer networks on biomedical research. The symposium is intended for all current and potential NIH investigators interested in learning how advances in computation and informatics are changing biomedical research.

2004 ASEE Annual Conference Call for Papers

The following calls for papers is for the 2004 ASEE annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, to be held June 20-23, 2004. Abstract submission will begin on Aug. 6, 2003, and end at 3 p.m. EST on October 29. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the CAPS system at Each abstract should be between 300-350 words and submitted to the ASEE division that best suits the content of the abstract. Please note that authors may not submit the same abstract to multiple divisions. If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, contact Michael Dingman, ASEE's Director of Technical Programs, at (202) 331-3523 or

The Aerospace Division invites abstracts on topics of interest to Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Technology by all engineering and technology faculty and students. For the 2004 conference, the division seeks abstracts that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- Teaching Innovations in the Aeronautical Engineering and Technology classroom and laboratory.
- Methodologies and tools for outcome-based assessment in aerospace programs and courses.
- Student experiences in design and manufacturing for aerospace at all levels, including capstone experiences.

Participants are also encouraged to submit papers that will advance aeronautical engineering and technology education through a focus on contemporary issues and opportunities. Potential areas may include security, human factors, student research, and environmental issues. Accepted abstract's authors will be invited to prepare a draft paper for peer review for publication in the conference proceedings. The Aerospace Division requires that a paper be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings in order for it to be presented at the conference. For further information, contact the ASEE 2004 Aerospace program chair Raymond E. Thompson, Purdue University, at or (765) 494-9965.

The Architectural Engineering Division seeks papers from academia and industry related to engineering, architecture, construction, building, and engineering technology. Topics may include: cooperative efforts between education and industry, innovative teaching methods ("outside the box") and curricula, international education and teaching experiences, integrating design into the curriculum, using the new technology in the classroom, co-ops and internships, case studies, capstone projects, research, professional, and teaching areas. For more information, contact Gouranga C. Banik, Ph.D., P.E., Southern Polytechnic State University, 1100 S. Marietta Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30060, (770) 528-3711, fax (770) 528-4966, e-mail

The Civil Engineering Division invites submissions of papers on topics relevant to civil engineering education. General topic areas include incorporating leadership into the curriculum, experiences in undergraduate research, professional ethics in the classroom, creative methods to engage students in the classroom, teaching engineers to teach-assessing the outcomes, the civil engineering body of knowledge, engagement of practicing professionals in the classroom, meeting educational needs and expectations of engineering learners, and the role (if any) of classical solution methods in civil engineering. For more information, contact Professor Wilfrid Nixon, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4105 SC, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, e-mail

The Computers in Education Division invites papers for the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference. The Program Committee has identified the focus areas listed below, but outstanding papers on other topics related to computers in engineering education will also be considered:

- Internet Applications in the Classroom and Lab, including auto- mated evaluation systems
- Mobile Robots' Impact on Engineering and Computer Science Education
- Computer Engineering Curricula, especially first-year courses
- Mobile Computing (PDA, laptop, tablet PC, etc.) Applications and Ramifications in Education
- Software Packages, including symbolic computing and Equation solvers
- Instrumentation and Laboratory Systems, including data acquistion
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP), 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
- Embedded Computing, including microprocessor and microcontroller selection and applications

Criteria for selection/publication: The Computers in Education Division has adopted a Publish to Present rule for the ASEE Annual Conference. The two-step review process will consist of an abstract review followed, if favorable, by a full manuscript review. Acceptance of the work at both stages of review is necessary for presentation in CoED sessions. Abstracts are judged on their level of innovation, technical merit, demonstrated outcomes, and relevance to engineering, science, and technology education. Complete manuscripts will be judged on these same criteria as well as on accuracy, completeness, readability, and rigor of presentation. The CoED 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. Persons interested in proposing a workshop through CoED should contact Program Chair Dr. B. E. Bishop, Dept. of Systems Engineering, United States Naval Academy, (410) 293 - 6117, e-mail


The Construction Engineering Division seeks papers on topics related to construction engineering education and practices. Topics include new trends and advances in construction engineering education/curriculum/pedagogy, delivery methods, undergraduate student research/projects, applied and service learning, international collaborations, and other topics of interest to construction educators. For abstract submission dates, refer to the ASEE conference Web site. For more information, contact Virendra K. Varma, Program Chair, Construction Engineering Division, (816) 271-4562, e-mail

The Continuing Professional Development Division is interested in receiving submissions of abstracts that address innovative programs for educating the technical workforce. The CPD division is particularly interested in case studies and lessons learned from relevant experience. Topics of particular interest include: Training engineers to respond to homeland security threats, programs in manufacturing informatics, innovative methods for evaluating efficacy of educational programs, cost-effective use of instructional technology, and unique collaborative industry/academia professional development programs. Other innovative and timely topics are always welcome For more information, contact the program chair, Eugene Rutz at University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering, P.O. Box 210018, Cincinnati, OH 45221, (513) 556-1096, e-mail

The Educational Research and Methods Division seeks papers and workshop proposals on topics related to ERM's primary objectives. These objectives include: the dissemination of knowledge on learning and teaching; the encouragement of efforts to improve instruction through development of innovative materials and techniques, sound instructional design, and improved evaluation methodology; and the enhancement of the status of teaching in the university and beyond. Papers are invited on topics such as active and cooperative learning, advanced classroom technologies, attracting and retaining a diverse population of students, evaluation and outcomes assessment, the design of learning environments and technologies, historical perspectives and lessons, integrated and non traditional curricula, lifelong learning, new learning models and applications, research and the classroom, and teaching the art and science of teaching. Acceptance of a peer-reviewed abstract leads to the invitation to submit a full paper. Acceptance of the final paper will again depend on a successful peer review of the full paper. Only those authors who receive a successful peer review of the full paper will present at the conference; their papers will be published in the conference proceedings. ERM Division is a Publish to Present division. All abstracts and ultimately papers will be submitted through ASEE's CAPS system only. Workshop proposals are handled separately from papers. These should not be submitted through CAPS, but should be sent directly to the program chair. The workshop decisions are made before the paper abstracts are reviewed. Thus, it is essential that anyone wishing to present a workshop contact the ERM program chair immediately. For more information, contact Teri Reed Rhoads, University of Oklahoma, ERM program chair 2004, 865 Asp Ave., Felgar Hall Room 113, Norman, Ok. 73019-1052, (405) 325-4161, fax (405) 325-1366, e-mail

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Division seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference. Topics of particular interest include: 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, and trends in computer engineering and electrical engineering education, bioengineering and life sciences, information engineering/technology, wireless and broadband communications, and optoelectronics. Other topics of general interest in electrical and computer engineering education/research will also be considered. Abstracts of 200-300 words must be submitted electronically through the ASEE CAPS system. 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. Proposals for special paper sessions or panel discussions should be submitted to Hossein Mousavinezhad, 2002/2003 ECE division chair, at Individuals interested in organizing/moderating a session or participating in the peer review process should contact the division chair for more information.

The Energy Conversion and Conservation Division invites papers on educational issues 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 energy conversion and conservation; aerospace power; and energy research and management. Papers should focus on teaching and learning and may cover areas such as course organization and content, laboratory equipment and experiments, student projects, and co-op/intern programs. 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 Ilya Grinberg at Buffalo State College, Technology Department, 315 Upton Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222, (716) 878-4411, e-mail

The Engineering Design Graphics Division invites abstracts on assessment and evaluation of graphics programs, visualization and computer graphics, and innovative teaching/learning strategies in graphics, other topics, such as curriculum issues will also be considered. Abstracts are to be 250-500 words. Accepted authors will be asked to submit a paper for publication. Abstracts and papers will be peer reviewed. For more information, contact Kathryn Holliday-Darr, Instructor of Engineering Graphics, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Station Road, Erie, PA 16563, (814) 898-6271.

The Engineering Economy Division (EED) seeks papers for next year's ASEE Annual Conference. Topics of interest include: 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 F.E. and P.E. examinations. The EED requires that all presented papers are reviewed and accepted for publication in the conference proceedings. For additional information, contact Janis Terpenny, ASEE-EED program chair, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 160 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9265, (413) 545-0707, fax (413) 545-1027, e-mail

The Engineering Libraries Division seeks papers related to innovations in the presentation and delivery of information resources and services for engineering constituents. Topics may include instruction and reference programs and services, the integration of information literacy with the engineering curricula, marketing and outreach, collection development and management, development and management of digital resources, assessment techniques, library facilities planning, and professional issues related to engineering librarianship. For more information, contact Andrew Shimp, Engineering Librarian, Yale University, PO Box 208284, New Haven, CT 06520-8284, (203) 432-7460, e-mail

The Engineering Technology Division (ETD) and the Engineering Technology Council (ETC) are seeking papers on educational activities in all engineering technology disciplines for the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 20-23, 2004. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

- ABET Assessment of ET Programs using TC2K
- Accreditation Issues in ET Distance Learning Programs
- Assessment of ET Courses
- Assessment of ET Programs
- Building Real World (Industrial) Applications in the ET Classroom/Laboratory
- Critical Thinking, Communication, and Teamwork in ET
- Diversity: Women and Minorities in ET
- Effective Uses of Technology to teach ET
- Enhancing Problem Solving Skills in ET
- Enrollment trends in ET
- ET Building Bridges with Community Colleges
- ET Building Bridges with Engineering
- ET Capstone Design Courses
- ET Courses for Non-ET Majors
- ET Courses in General Education and Liberal Arts
- ET Distance Learning Courses/Programs
- ET Faculty Changing Roles
- ET Faculty Promotion Issues
- ET Project Management -Understanding Business Practices
- ET Software and CAD Applications
- ET Student Cross-Disciplinary Projects
- ET Student Design Teams/Projects
- ET Web-based Instructional Courses
- ET Web uses in curriculum
- Ethics, Project Management, or Lifelong Learning in ET
- Flexible Teaching and Learning Formats in ET
- Graduate Programs in ET
- Industry and ET Education Collaborations
- Innovative Curriculum Development in Civil Engineering Technology/Construction
- Innovative Curriculum Development in Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics/Biomedical Technology
- Innovative Curriculum Development in Integrated Technology/Technical Graphics/Computer Engineering Technology
- Innovative Curriculum Development in Mechanical Engineering Technology/Manufacturing/Mechanics
- Institutional Collaboration in Distance Learning Courses/Programs
- Intellectual Property Issues for Applied Research/Web-Based Courses/Programs
- Intercollegiate Competitions as Learning Tools in ET
- K-12 Projects to Promote ET
- New Emerging Issues for ET Administrators
- Professional Development for ET Faculty
- Professional Student Associations in ET
- Retention and Recruitment of ET Faculty
- Retention and Recruitment of ET Students
- Successful ET Graduates

At the end of your abstract please indicate three choices for the prioritized session topic area where you feel your paper will fit, from the list above. Please note that ETD requires submission of the full final version of the paper, which will be peer reviewed, in order for a paper to be accepted for presentation at the conference, in either a technical or poster session, as well as for publication in the proceedings. A minimum of four papers in a topic area is needed to justify a session, and there may be a limit on the number of sessions we can offer. A poster session may be used to accommodate papers that do not fit into a session but are worthy of publication in the proceedings. Questions may be addressed to 2004 ETD Program Chair Ronald H. Rockland, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, (973) 642-7155, e-mail

The Entrepreneurship Division seeks abstracts of papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the ASEE proceedings. Submissions are invited from all engineering disciplines for sessions on engineering education for entrepreneurship and innovation. While all papers that address entrepreneurship in an engineering context are welcome, of particular interest are those that address one or more of the following broad themes: course/curriculum/program assessment; developing and using entrepreneurial (E) teams; cooperative curricula, especially between engineering and business; creating synergy between curricular and extracurricular activities; tapping funding sources for entrepreneurship programs; developing collaborative relationships; rapid prototyping/manufacturing to support entrepreneurship; and incubation and entrepreneurship education. We are especially interested in hearing about programs that have demonstrable results to share that are significantly different from past presentations, and from completely new programs that have not previously shared results or designs. If you have questions or are interested in giving a pre-conference workshop, please contact McRae C. (Mac) Banks, ASEE ENT program chair, Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Department of Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609, (508) 831-5218, fax (508) 831-5720, e-mail

The Environmental Engineering Division invites papers for the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference. Abstracts may be based on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

- Innovative Approaches in Teaching Environmental Engineering Courses
- Laboratory Development in Environmental Engineering
- Innovative Curricula
- Outreach to Elementary, Middle, or High School Students
- Innovative Curriculum and/or Training for K-12 Teachers
- Undergraduate Research Experiences
- Interdisciplinary Projects and Contests
- ABET Accreditation, Assessment, Outcome Development
- Technology Enhanced Learning and Distance Education
- Sustainability
- Green Engineering Education
- Community Service Learning in Environmental Engineering Education
- Environmental Security
- Nuclear Engineering and the Environment

Questions may be addressed to the Environmental Engineering Division Program Chair Christopher Swan, (617) 627-3211 or e-mail

The 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. Peer review occurs for both abstracts and papers. 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 according to ASEE deadlines. For more information, contact William Koffke, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085, (610) 519-7308, fax (610) 519-7312, e-mail

The Industrial Engineering (IE) Division seeks papers relevant to industrial engineering teaching and learning. Session themes will depend upon the papers submitted. Suggested topics of particular interest to the division include innovative teaching methods in IE; ABET issues in IE; IE leadership in engineering education, accreditation, and reform; the body of knowledge for industrial engineering and curriculum trends/changes; IE education outreach and strategies for increasing enrollments; integrating research in teaching; innovative technology usage; and other IE-related topics. Persons interested in proposing a workshop through the IE Division should contact the program chair for information. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full manuscript for peer review. The IE Division requires publication of a full manuscript in the conference proceedings in order to present. The IE Division sponsors two awards, the New Industrial Engineering Educator Outstanding Paper Award and the Industrial Engineering Division Best Paper Award. Please visit the IE Division Web site at to learn more about these awards. For more information, contact program chair Jessica Matson, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, Tennessee Technological University, Box 5011, Cookeville, TN 38505, (931) 372-3260, e-mail

The Information Systems Division (ISD) is a cross-disciplinary group with common interests in the applications of information technology and systems in education. The ISD division seeks detailed papers for the 2004 ASEE annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, on the following cutting-edge topics: Wireless technologies, DSP applications, open system software (Linux/BSD), UML and applications, Grid-based and Web-based distributed systems, Internet- and Web-based laboratories, Web services and Web programming, real-time systems, database applications, multimedia courseware, networking and security, artificial intelligence, enterprise computing and e-commerce, measuring the effectiveness of new technologies in teaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, intelligent agents, information technology curriculums, and other areas of related interest. For more information please contact Paul Lin, ISD Program Chair, ECET Department, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2001 Coliseum Blvd. East, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, (260) 481 6339, fax (260) 481-5734, email

The Liberal Education Division seeks proposals for papers, complete sessions (usually at least three papers), and workshops for the 2004 annual meeting to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20-23. The role of LED is to serve as a forum for all issues concerning the non technical aspects of engineering education. Engineering education activities addressing ABET Criterion 3 outcomes: f, g, h, and j fall within the sphere of liberal education (ethics, communication, broad education, impact of engineering, and knowledge of contemporary issues). The Liberal Education Division welcomes contributions from all scholars investigating the interaction of science, technology, and society, and the impact their fields may have on the education of engineers. All topics related to the liberal education of engineering students will be considered including:

- Understanding Professional and Ethical Responsibility
- Communication, including writing, presenting, and workplace communication
- Understanding the Impact of Engineering Solutions
- Integrating Humanities and Social Sciences into the Engineering Curriculum
- Technological Literacy for Non Technical Majors
- Best Teaching Practices for ABET Criterion 3
- Societal Contexts of Engineering Education
- Global Issues in Engineering Education
- Plagiarism and Copyright Issues
- Assessment of Liberal Education
- Gender and Technology
- Service Learning
- Technology and the Arts

For information, contact the program chair Dr. John Krupczak, Department of Physics and Engineering, Hope College, Holland, MI 49423, (616) 395-7152, fax (616) 395-7123, e-mail

The sessions offered by The Manufacturing Division at the ASEE 2004 annual conference are planned around issues and outcomes of manufacturing education with a framework defined by accreditation criteria and standards for both Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The sessions are open also for participation by educators in related engineering and technology disciplines.

The grouping of sessions is based upon manufacturing program criteria for engineering and engineering technology. It is possible that invited representatives of Salt Lake City industry will keynote each session.

- Materials and Manufacturing Processes
- Industry-Based Projects
- Exploring New Frontiers (Contemporary Issues) in Manufacturing Education
- Manufacturing Laboratory Experience
- Outreach, Recruitment, and Advancement of Manufacturing Education
- Manufacturing Logistics
- Techniques for Student Learning in Lean Manufacturing Education

We are also in the pre-planning stages to co-sponsor two sessions: Capstone projects in design and manufacturing with Design in Engineering Education Division (DEED); and Serving the information needs of engineering technology and engineering educators with the National Center for Manufacturing Education, New Jersey Center for Advanced Technological Education, and the South Carolina Center for Advanced Technological Education. Participants are also encouraged to submit papers that will advance manufacturing education through a focus on other contemporary issues and opportunities in manufacturing education. Based on the response, the following topics may form the basis for additional sessions:

- Issues relative to the TAC of ABET Technology Criteria 2000 (TC2K) such as implementation issues, program evaluator training on program criteria, et cetera.
- Supply Chain Management
- Green Environment and Manufacturing Education

In addition, we invite local industry leaders to contact us if interested in the topic: "Promoting Manufacturing Education in the Salt Lake City Region." The abstract should specify the intended session and should not exceed 300 words. It should clearly specify how the paper relates to manufacturing engineering education. Acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee acceptance of draft or final paper submission. All submitted papers will be reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings and all papers submitted will go through a double-blind review. The Manufacturing Division requires that a paper be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings in order for it to be presented at the conference. Please address any questions or comments to the Program Chair: Beverly Davis, Purdue University, 1733 Northside Blvd., South Bend, IN 46634-7111, (574) 237-6581, fax (574) 237-4286, e-mail

The Materials Division is soliciting papers describing innovations in materials engineering education. Papers focusing on one of the following areas are especially requested.

- New Methods to Present Basic Materials Science and Engineering (eg. casting, rapid prototyping, and active exercises)
- Teaching about New and Emerging Materials (eg. nanomaterials, biomaterials, and smart materials)
- Integrating Research and Teaching, Innovative Graduate or Upper Level Curricula, and Teaching Materials Science and Engineering to Nonmajors

Papers will be accepted on a publish-to-present basis. Authors who do not submit an acceptable paper for publication in the 2004 Conference Proceedings will not be scheduled to present. For further information, contact Mary Vollaro, Program Chair, or Craig Johnson, Division Chair,

The Mathematics Division is seeking papers on the interrelationship between mathematics and engineering education. Topics include any subject pertinent to both mathematics and engineering education, such as: integrating math, science, and engineering; freshmen programs; outreach and K-12 mathematics education; recruitment and retention of women and minorities; multidisciplinary projects; 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 into the biomedical engineering curriculum. Questions may be addressed to the 2004 Mathematics Division Program Chair: Dr. Phillip R. Smith, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Box 30001, Dept. 3450, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003; (505) 646-2118, e-mail

The 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, mathematics, science, electrical engineering, materials engineering, and other topics in mechanical engineering courses; integrating research and education; integrating mathematics into the mechanical engineering curriculum; faculty career management; and 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: thermal/fluids 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. Papers will be peer reviewed and all papers to be presented must be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings. For more information, contact program chair B. K. Hodge at Mississippi State University, Box ME, Mississippi State, MS 39762, (662) 325-7315, fax (662) 325-7223, e-mail

The Mechanics Division is soliciting papers on topics related to mechanics education, practice, and assessment for the 2004 ASEE annual conference. The conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 20-23. Papers and presentations from all areas of engineering mechanics, vibrations, and acoustics will be considered. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- Trends in Mechanics Education: Global Mechanics Education Issues
- Projects and Labs: Innovative Activities in Mechanics Classes and Laboratories
- Statics and Dynamics: Improving Statics and Dynamics Instruction, including in-class, hands-on, and technology-based activities.
- Mechanics of Materials: Improving Mechanics of Materials Classes via Design Projects, Innovative Teaching Methods, Applications, and Computer-based Tools.
- Innovations in Teaching Mechanics: Innovative Classroom, Laboratory, or Computer-based Teaching Methods/Strategies in the General Area of Mechanics.

The division awards a best session presentation award for each of its sessions, overall best division paper, and overall best division presentation. Please note that workshop proposals should be sent directly to the program chair and not submitted via CAPS. Questions may be directed to the 2003-04 Mechanics Division Program Chair Dr. Scott Danielson, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology Dept., Arizona State University East, Mesa, AZ 85212, (480) 727-1185, e-mail

The Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND) seeks abstracts for papers for the 2004 ASEE annual conference. The MIND division looks forward to receiving abstracts 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
- Issues of concern for minority engineering/engineering technology faculty members
- Mentoring new minority faculty members.

The abstract to be submitted should be about 400 words. Submission will be through the CAPS system in the ASEE Web site. It is anticipated that there will be a sizable number of abstracts submitted, covering a wide range of interests to make the 2004 annual conference a memorable one. For questions regarding abstract submission, contact Dr. Willie K. Ofosu, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, P. O. Box PSU, Lehman, PA 18627, (570) 675-9137, fax (570) 675-7713, e-mail

The Multidisciplinary Engineering Constituent Committee invites abstracts on subjects of particular interest to those involved with multidisciplinary engineering programs, including general engineering and other engineering programs not currently covered by ABET program criteria. Subjects of particular interest are: 1) curricula of multidisciplinary programs, 2) issues or experiences related to ABET accreditation of such programs, and 3) views of program constituents (campus complications, placement and employers perspectives, students, alumni, etc.). Authors of accepted abstracts must submit a full paper for review and acceptance in order to be included in the MECC program at the convention and in the conference proceedings. For further information, prospective authors or those interested in serving in the review process may contact the MECC program chair, Dr. Jim Farison, at

The Multimedia Session is soliciting abstracts focusing on all aspects of Engineering Education, with a special focus on cross-disciplinary papers that do not naturally fit into another division's call for papers. Between 150 and 200 papers will be presented at this event, considered a showcase event at the annual conference. Papers will be accepted on a publish-to-present basis. Authors who do not submit an acceptable paper for publication in the 2004 conference proceedings will not be scheduled to present. The Multimedia Session consists of a published paper, a poster session, and what ASEE refers to as "speed round" presentations (5-8 minute traditional oral presentations). The poster display is not limited to a poster, but may include computer animations, demonstrations, or interactive activities. Presenters will have to provide battery power and ensure their demonstration fits the display area. For further information, contact Program Chair Mark Palmer

The New Engineering Educators Division (NEE) seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2004 ASEE annual conference. Topics of particular interest include: proposal writing and sources of funding; advice for new faculty members (tricks of the trade); tenure and promotion issues; and balancing professional activities and family issues, though topics on all aspects relevant to new engineering educators will be considered. If you have insight into these topics and want to share experiences with us, please consider submitting a one-page abstract by using the CAPS system on the ASEE Web site. Only abstracts submitted via CAPS will be considered. Note that the New Engineering Educators Division encourages participation from all engineering educators as well as from experienced faculty who want to share their insights and experiences with those at the beginning of their career. For questions regarding abstract submission, possible sessions to include, or if you are interested in reviewing and/or moderating sessions sponsored by NEE, please contact the NEE Program Chair, Dr. Donald P. Visco, Jr., Department of Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Box 5013, Cookeville, TN 38505, (931) 372-3606, fax (931) 372-6352, e-mail

The Nuclear and Radiological Division is looking for abstracts for the 2004 conference in two sessions entitled "Innovations in Nuclear Education" and one in "Graduate Student Experiences in Funding." Questions or concerns should be directed to Mitty Plummer, (940) 565-2846, e-mail

The 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 engineers physics, recruitment and retention in physics and engineering physics, engineering aspects of engineering physics programs, the teaching of introductory physics (majors and nonmajors), K-12 outreach programs, innovative teaching and assessment methods, as well as other topics. For further information, contact Program Chairs Joan Dannenhoffer, e-mail, or David Probst, e-mail,

The Systems Engineering Constituency Committee (SECC) seeks papers on the following topics:

- Systems Engineering Curriculum Content or Design Capstone Experiences
- Systems Engineering in Engineering Design

As a newly formed constituency committee, the SECC also invites suggested topics. Peer review occurs for both abstracts and papers. 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 according to ASEE deadlines. The SECC 2004 program chair is Maggie Belknap, director of systems engineering and operations research programs, Department of Systems Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York 10996, (845) 938-2700, e-mail

The Women in Engineering Division invites papers and workshops for the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 20-23 2004. The papers or workshops should be 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
- The Climate for Women in Engineering
- Issues for Women in Graduate Engineering Programs
- Issues for Women in Engineering Administration
- Outreach K-12 Programs for Attracting Young Women to Engineering Careers
- New Research for Women in Engineering

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers for the Women in Engineering Division, contact Mary Anderson-Rowland, WIED Program Chair, Arizona State University, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, P.0. Box 875506, Tempe, AZ 85287-5506, (480) 965-3815, fax (480) 965-2267, e-mail




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