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ASEE TODAY - 2007 Annual Conference  
ASEE Annual Conference - At-A-Glance
ASEE Annual Conference - Exhibitors
ASEE Annual Conference - Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
ASEE Annual Conference - Kids' Camp
2008 ASEE Annual Conference - Mark Your Calendars
2008 ASEE Annual Conference - Call For Papers
For most current program please visit: www.asee.org/annual2007


ASEE TODAY - 2007 Annual Conference - At-A-Glance

Saturday, June 23, 2007
Noon - 5:00 p.m. Registration
Sunday, June 24, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Workshops & Business Meetings
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Greet the Stars (First Timers Orientation)
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Society-Wide Picnic
Monday, June 25, 2007
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Pre-Plenary Breakfast/Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Main Plenary
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Exposition
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Focus on Exhibits Happy Hour
Emerging Trends in Engineering Education Poster Session
6:00 p.m. Business Meetings/Banquets
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Industry Day
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exposition
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Distinguished Lectures
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Focus on Exhibits Ice Cream Social
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
6:00 p.m. Business Meetings/Banquets
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Business Meetings/Technical Sessions
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Focus on Exhibits Brunch
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Exposition
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Distinguished Lectures
Noon - 6:00 p.m. 2007 ASEE OPEN presented by Autodesk
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Technical Sessions/Business Meetings
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
2007 ASEE Annual Awards Reception
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 2007 ASEE Annual Awards Banquet

For most current program please visit: www.asee.org/annual2007

ASEE TODAY - 2007 Annual Conference - At-A-Glance

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Exhibitors - as of March 15th

Exhibitors (as of 03/15/07)
Company Booth #
2 Year College Division - National Design Competition 731
3D Connexion 530
Academic Management Systems 335
Agilent Technologies 324
AIAA 212
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 333
American Welding Society 237
Armfield 320
Autodesk 412
Bentley Systems, Inc. 723
Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE) 437
Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility 101
CleveMed 225
CNC Software Inc./Mastercam 314
Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) 536
CSA 727
Cypress Semiconductors 417
Dassault Systemes 531
DesignSoft 400
Dimension Printing 336
Discovery Press 619
Elsevier Engineering Information 401
Emerald 438
Emona Instruments 411
EPICSĀ® National 718
ETS 316
Feedback 513
Freescale Semiconductor 711
Frontiers in Education - University of Kansas 221
Gears Educational Systems LLC 637
Great Lakes Press, Inc. 501
Hampden Engineering Corp. 419
Heliocentris 539
Hewlett-Packard 317
IAESTE United States/AIPT 621
IEEE 506
IET/Inspec, Inc. 714
IMSI Design 441
JMP (division of SAS Institute, Inc.) 216
John Wiley & Sons 701
Kaplan AEC 515
Knovel Corporation 540
Laboratory for Innovative Technology & Engineering Education - LITEE 725
Lab-Volt Systems 716
Lockheed Martin 307
Maplesoft 425
McGraw - Hill 615
Microchip Technology, Inc. 439
Minitab 415
Model A Technology/fischertechnik 709
Morgan & Claypool Publishers 516
MSC.Software 705
National Instruments 719
NCEES - National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying 625
NISH/JETS 524
now Publishers 508
Oxford University Press 313
PASCO scientific 624
PCS Edventures 616
Pearson Prentice Hall 113
Polymath Software 339
Professional Publications, Inc. 612
PTC 525
Purdue University Engineering Education 720
Quanser Inc. 600
Resources for Electronics Educators 432
Schroff Development Corporation 601
SolidWorks Corporation 724
Synplicity, Inc. 510
TheMathWorks 406
Thomson Delmar Learning 715
Thomson EngineeringĀ  717
Tuskegee University 217
U.S. Didactic 638
UGS 200
VA Tech Dept. of Engineering Education 215
Vernier Software & Technology 707
Visit Pittsburgh 434
WISE - Web-based Interactive Software for Education 640
Xilinx 520

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Exhibit Hall Floor Plan(PDF: 236kb )

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http://asee.org/conferences/annual/2007/ASEE-Kids-Camp.cfm

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ASEE TODAY - 2008 Annual Conference - Pittsburgh

 

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ASEE TODAY - 2008 Annual Conference and Exposition - Calls for Papers

The AEROSPACE DIVISION invites abstracts on topics of interest in aerospace engineering and engineering technology from all engineering and technology faculty and students. For the 2008 conference, the division seeks abstracts that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Graduate and undergraduate aerospace systems design and labs; enhancing communication and team skills in aerospace engineering/technology; ABET EC2000’s effect on aerospace programs to date—lessons learned; research on learning relevant to aerospace engineering; and the role of aerospace engineering education in a “global” workplace.

Authors of accepted abstracts 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.

Details for abstract submission via the SmoothPaper submission system will be posted on the ASEE Web site. For further information, contact Aerospace Program Chair Ramesh Agarwal at Washington University, rka@me.wustl.edu or (314) 935-6091.

The ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DIVISION seeks papers from academia and industry related to architectural and construction engineering, engineering technology and building science. Topics may include: cooperative efforts between education and industry, innovative teaching methods (outside the box), curricula, international education and teaching experiences, integrating design into the curriculum, using new technology in the classroom, co-ops and internships, case studies, capstone projects, research and assessment. Pure technical papers that have no educational component or application will most likely not be accepted. The Architectural Engineering Division has a publish-to-present requirement.

For more information, contact the program chair: John J. Phillips, Oklahoma State University School of Architecture, 101 School of Architecture, Stillwater, OK 74078; (405) 744-9064; e-mail: john.j.phillips@okstate.edu.

The BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING DIVISION invites submission of abstracts on any topic related to educational theory and practice in biological, agricultural, food, natural resource and biosystems engineering. Abstracts should be approximately 500 words in length and should provide a clear statement of the objective, its relevance to the biological and agricultural engineering community, assessment methods and results.

While the division only requires an abstract for presentation at the conference, authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a full paper for peer review for publication in the conference proceedings. Papers must demonstrate an appropriate level of scholarship.

For more information, contact the program chair: Kurt Rosentrater, North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, 2923 Medary Ave., Brookings, SD 57006; (605) 693-5248; e-mail:krosentr@ngirl.ars.usda.gov.

The BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION of ASEE invites papers for the 2008 annual conference. Engineers in academia and industry from across the world are encouraged to submit papers on any relevant topic on biomedical engineering education, including problem-based learning, textbooks and teaching strategies, simulation courses and biomedical engineering laboratories, biomedical engineering design and technology transfer, educational programs with an international emphasis, undergraduate research and first-year courses, clinical experiences for undergraduates and best practices for assessing biomedical engineering education.

In order to present your work at the conference, an abstract and full paper must be submitted and accepted. Abstracts and papers will be judged based on the level of innovation, technical merit, demonstrated outcomes and relevance to biomedical engineering, science and technology education. Pure technical papers that have no educational component, or ones describing courses that have not been taught, will most likely not be accepted. All abstracts and papers must be submitted electronically via ASEE’s SmoothPaper Web site. Access conference information and submit via the main ASEE Web site: http://asee.org.

Questions regarding the abstract or paper submission can be directed to the program chair: Daniel Cavanagh, Biomedical Engineering Program, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA at dcavanag@bucknell.edu or (570) 577-3402.

The CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION invites submissions of abstracts on topics relevant to chemical engineering education. Abstracts should be no more than one page in length and should provide a clear statement of the objective, its relevance to the chemical engineering community, any assessment methods used and results. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

Curriculum (future of chemical engineering education; curriculum revision/enhancement; nontraditional applications; innovative freshman or sophomore courses or experiences; incorporation of safety; ethics and the environment), courses (innovation in laboratory or classroom, including design; managing capstone courses; new required or elective courses), department/faculty (ABET processes; program outcomes and assessment; contemporary faculty issues; mentoring new faculty; professional development opportunities in education) and students (advising and career development; nontraditional and underrepresented student populations; recruitment, outreach and retention; undergraduate research).

Those interested in proposing workshops should contact the program chair directly.

For more information, contact the program chair: Jason M. Keith, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931; (906) 487-2106; e-mail: jmkeith@mtu.edu.

The COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION DIVISION (CoED) invites papers for the 2008 ASEE annual conference. The program committee has identified the following focus areas for consideration: computer science education for engineers, especially curricula and first-year courses; instrumentation and laboratory systems, including data acquisition; mobile robots, impacts on engineering and computer science education; mobile computing (PDA, laptop, tablet PC, etc.) applications and ramifications in education; embedded computing, including microprocessor and microcontroller selection and applications; hardware descriptive language (HDL) education innovation; software packages, including symbolic computing and equation solvers; digital signal processing (DSP), including hardware/software for embedded systems; simulation and animation, including algorithms and artificial intelligence; computer architecture; and Internet applications in the classroom and lab, including automated evaluation systems. Outstanding papers on other topics related to computers in engineering education will also be considered. Those interested in proposing a workshop through CoED should contact the program chair for information. The Computers in Education Division is a publish-to-present division. You must have your full paper accepted by the peer reviewers to present at the conference. Please contact Steven Barrett, Ph.D., P.E., 2008 CoED Program Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wyoming (e-mail: steveb@uwyo.edu) for any questions or clarification.

The CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING DIVISION invites abstracts (and subsequent full papers) for presentation (and publication) at the 2008 ASEE annual conference. Here is a great chance to have your construction engineering education-related work peer-reviewed and published at an internationally known engineering education conference. The paper could be in any area of construction engineering, construction management, cost engineering or any other related areas. The paper must include some aspects of engineering or engineering technology education issues to qualify for acceptance. The Construction Engineering Division is publish-to-present division. You must have your full paper accepted by the peer reviewers to present in the conference. Please contact Amit Bandyopadhyay, P.E., Program Chair, Construction Engineering Division, Architecture and Construction Management Department, Farmingdale State University of New York (bandyoa@farmingdale.edu) or (631) 420-2378 for any question or clarification. Abstract must be submitted via the ASEE Web site. Go to www.asee.org/SmoothPaper and follow the link for submission of abstracts.

The CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION (CPDD) invites you to submit abstracts on issues, innovative teaching methods, pedagogy, learning modalities and innovative programs and partnerships as they relate to continuing and distance education.

The following is a partial list of potential topics: partnerships between community colleges and four-year universities (2+2 engineering programs, etc.); innovative engineering degree programs (progressive degrees, etc.); multi-school partnerships to meet corporate needs; meeting the special needs of the military; striking the balance between corporate needs and academic integrity; teaching via distance (faculty perspective); demographic challenges (meeting the needs of multiple generations); the difference (if any) between good customer service and good teaching; challenges and benefits of corporate on-site programs (customer and/or provider perspective); customer-centric program development (successful programs and/or lessons learned); integrating instructional design/designers into existing programs; effective use of multimedia in teaching; successful multi-modality program delivery (i.e., using multiple delivery and presentation strategies to maximize learning); development and administration of international engineering education programs; effect of globalization on higher education.

For more information, contact CPDD Program Chair Ray Fujioka at the University of Southern California, Office of Master’s and Professional Programs, 3650 McClintock Ave., OHE 106, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1455; (213) 740-0119; e-mail: fujioka@usc.edu.

The COOPERATIVE EDUCATION DIVISION (CED) invites submission of abstracts (and subsequently full papers) for the 2008 ASEE annual conference. Each abstract should be approximately 500 words. Engineers or cooperative education advisers from either academia or industry should consider submitting papers that are relevant to cooperative education and work-integrated learning. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, socialization of engineering students in the workplace, preparing engineering students for work in the 21st century, benchmarking of co-op programs by universities and employers, developing international opportunities for co-op students, collaborative efforts between industry and academia, international co-op and internship programs, the federal government and co-op, co-op collaboration with engineering departments and co-op and its importance to ABET.

For more information, contact the program chair: Craig Gunn, Michigan State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2443 Engineering, East Lansing, MI 48824-1226; (517) 355-5160; e-mail: gunn@egr.msu.edu.

The DIVISION OF EXPERIMENTATION AND LABORATORY-ORIENTED STUDIES ( DELOS) invites abstracts for papers for the 2008 ASEE annual conference.

DELOS is a multidisciplinary division devoted to laboratory innovations for instruction and experimentation. Papers addressing, but not limited to, the following topics are requested: computer-assisted data acquisition; virtual and distance experiments; the use of the Internet in executing experiments and laboratories; unique, multidisciplinary laboratory experiments and programs; laboratory exercises or design projects that use systems such as the Lego® RCX, etc.; horizontal or vertical curricular integration of laboratory experiments and courses; the pedagogy of laboratory courses.

DELOS sponsors three Best Paper Awards consisting of plaques and cash prizes. All papers submitted to the division will be considered for these awards.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the ASEE Web site, www.asee.org/SmoothPaper. DELOS is a publish-to-present division. Acceptance of abstracts in the division does not ensure publication in the conference proceedings or presentation at the conference. A final, peer-reviewed paper, based on the abstract, must be approved before it can be included in the proceedings or presented at the conference.

For more information, contact DELOS-2008 Program Chair Nebojsa I. Jaksic, (719) 549-2112, e-mail: n.jaksic@colostate-pueblo.edu or DELOS 2008 Division Chair Brian G. Lefebvre, (856) 256-5338, e-mail: lefebvre@rowan.edu.

The EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND METHODS DIVISION (ERM) 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, 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. ERM requires that a paper be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings if it is to be presented at the annual conference (publish-to-present).

Abstracts for Papers: Abstracts must be submitted via SmoothPaper, should be no more than 500 words and should contain sufficient information to enable reviewers to determine their suitability for presentation. The expanded online version of this Call for Papers contains the specific criteria by which submissions will be evaluated.

Workshop Proposals: These should be sent directly to the ERM vice chair for programs by Sept. 21.

For more information, contact Sandra A. Yost, University of Detroit Mercy, ERM Vice Chair for Programs 2008, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221; (313) 993-1748; e-mail: yostsa@udmercy.edu.

The ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DIVISION (ECE) seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2008 ASEE annual conference. Topics of particular interest include: curricular and design innovations, laboratory development and innovation, asynchronous and Web-based teaching and learning techniques, undergraduate research, assessment of teaching and learning, novel methods for implementing ABET Engineering Criteria 2000, globalization of engineering education and pedagogical issues arising from the emergence of new areas such as bioengineering and life sciences, information engineering/technology, wireless and broadband communications, optoelectronics, teaching and learning with technology, and nanotechnology. Other topics of general interest in electrical and computer engineering education/research will also be considered.

Abstracts between 200 and 300 words must be submitted electronically through the ASEE SmoothPaper system ( www.asee.org/SmoothPaper ). 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. Papers must be submitted and accepted for presentation in order to present at the conference. Proposals for special paper sessions or panel discussion should be submitted to Jenna Carpenter or Hossein Mousavinezhad, ASEE ECE Division, at jenna@coes.latech.edu or h.mousavinezhad@wmich.edu. Individuals interested in organizing/moderating a session or participating in the peer-review process should contact professors Carpenter or Mousavinezhad for additional information.

The ENERGY CONVERSION AND CONSERVATION DIVISION invites papers on educational issues related to the following topics: renewable sources; energy storage; energy conversion and cogeneration 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 such areas 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. The division is a publish-to-present division. Only papers published in the conference proceedings will be presented at the conference. Published papers will be considered for the division’s Best Paper award.

Beginning in August, please refer to the ASEE Web site for abstract submission instructions and deadlines. For more information, contact Program Chair Steven Williams, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202; (414) 277-7420; e-mail: williams@msoe.edu.

The ENGINEERING DESIGN GRAPHICS DIVISION invites authors to submit abstracts for the 2008 ASEE annual conference. Papers may be submitted on educational issues and topics related to engineering graphics, design projects, use of computer-aided design tools in the classroom, instructional techniques, assessment and evaluation strategies as well as other topics of interest to the profession. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper for peer review and possible inclusion in the conference proceedings. The division is a publish-to-present division. Only papers published in the conference proceedings will be presented at the conference. Abstracts of 200-300 words must be submitted electronically through the ASEE SmoothPaper system ( www.asee.org/SmoothPaper ). Abstract submissions will open in August.

An author’s kit with deadlines and instructions will be available through SmoothPaper and on the 2008 conference Web site this summer. For further information, contact Mike Stewart, Georgia Institute of Technology, at mike.stewart@gatech.edu.

The ENGINEERING ECONOMY DIVISION (EED) is seeking papers for presentation at the 2008 annual conference and publication in the conference proceedings. Relevant submissions are welcome from all engineering disciplines. Topics of interest to EED include, but are not limited to, the following items: innovative teaching methods for engineering economy, integrating engineering economy research into the classroom, future directions in teaching engineering economy, needs of the industrial community, international aspects of engineering economy and the role of engineering economy in FE and PE examinations. Innovative teaching methods are of particular interest and may include case studies for the classroom, methods of improving classroom interaction, group and class projects, extra-credit projects, service-learning activities and computer applications.

Abstract submission will open in August. The author’s kit with deadlines and instructions will be available through SmoothPaper and on the 2008 conference Web site. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full-length papers for peer review, and all accepted papers will be considered for the division’s Best Paper award. The EED is a publish-to-present division.

For more information, contact the program chair, Robert Lundquist, at lundquist.1@osu.edu. Those interested in organizing or moderating a session also should contact the program chair.

The ENGINEERING ETHICS COMMITTEE (EEC) invites abstracts for articles (on a publish-to-present basis).

Possible areas of study include engineering ethics and the global economy, engineering ethics as a discipline, engineering ethics and the university, academic integrity, engineering ethics and industry, engineering ethics, sustainability and green design, engineering ethics as a discipline, engineering ethics in times of war, engineering ethics and ameliorating poverty, engineering ethics and the rights of workers and is engineering ethics simply doing the “right thing”?

For more information, contact the program chair: George D. Catalano, Binghamton University, Department of Bioengineering, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 10996; (607) 777-4881; e-mail: catalano@binghamton.edu.

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 professional issues related to engineering librarianship, the integration of information proficiencies with the engineering curricula, marketing and outreach, collection development and management of print and digital resources, and instruction and reference programs and services.

For more information, please contact the program chair: Amy S. Van Epps, (765) 496-7680, e-mail: vanepa@purdue.edu.

The ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DIVISION —Members of the engineering technology community, please begin thinking about your plans for June 2008. The Engineering Technology Division (ETD) and the Engineering Technology Council (ETC) are seeking papers on educational activities in all engineering technology disciplines for the 2008 ASEE annual conference. You should consider recommendations for workshops and sessions in addition to abstracts for your planned publications. Abstracts for the conference must be submitted via ASEE’s Web-based conference abstract/paper submission system. Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words and must be relevant to engineering technology education.

Please note that ETD is a publish-to-present division. Acceptance of abstracts in the division does not ensure publication in the conference proceedings or presentation at the conference. A final, peer-reviewed paper, based on the abstract, must be approved before it can be included in the proceedings and before it can be presented at the conference.

Also, we will be running an “invited speaker” pilot program for this year’s conference. Those interested in being considered for “invited speaker” recognition should submit their full paper in SmoothPaper instead of just an abstract by the abstract due date and also send an e-mail request to the ETD program chair informing him of your request. Those papers submitted at that time will receive a detailed peer review on an accelerated basis prior to the deadline for regular paper submission. As a result of the review, the paper will either be accepted for “invited speaker” status or referred to the standard review process for the conference. If the paper is recognized at this level, the author will serve as a keynote speaker for a session developed around his or her topic. For further information, please contact Tim Brower, ASEE 2008 ETD program chair, (541) 885-1405, e-mail: timothy.brower@oit.edu.

The ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DIVISION invites submission of abstracts on any topic related to environmental engineering education.

Abstracts should be approximately 250 words in length and should provide a clear statement of the objective, its relevance to the environmental engineering community, assessment methods and results. Topics of interest include service learning in developing countries, development of new or hybrid courses, problem-based learning projects, interdisciplinary projects and courses, undergraduate research experiences, accreditation and recruitment of environmental engineering students.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a full paper for peer review for publication in the conference proceedings. Papers must demonstrate an appropriate level of scholarship. The Environmental Engineering Division requires that a paper be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings if it is to be presented at the annual conference (publish-to-present).

For more information, contact David Pines, Department of Civil, Environmental and Biomedical Engineering, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 06117; (860) 768-4560; e-mail: pines@hartford.edu.

The FRESHMAN PROGRAMS DIVISION seeks papers relating to educational activities associated with first-year engineering students. Topics 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, pre-college programs and linkages with K-12 education.

Peer review occurs for both abstracts and papers. The Freshman Programs Division has a publish-to-present requirement. For more information, contact the 2008 program chair: Sandra A. Wood, University of Alabama College of Engineering, Box 870200, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0200; (205) 348-1596; e-mail: swood@eng.ua.edu.

The INSTRUMENTATION DIVISION of ASEE seeks abstracts on all instrumentation-related educational activities. Topics include, but are not limited to: instrumentation applications; data acquisition and processing; computer-based meas-urements; computer-based control applications; Internet-based and online measurements; virtual instrumentation, laboratories and experiments; use of software in the laboratory; innovative experiments; innovative course development; remote sensing and telemetry; signal processing; upper-level laboratory design projects; novel education uses of instrumentation; remote sensing and telemetry; interdisciplinary instrumentation programs; instrumentation emphasis in undergraduate or graduate programs; critical thinking methods and teamwork approaches; and instrumentation-related educational technologies and techniques.

Abstracts of 200-300 words must be submitted via SmoothPaper ( www.asee.org/SmoothPaper ). Please visit the ASEE Web site for details on the submission deadlines for the abstract, draft manuscript and final manuscript. All presenters are expected to register for and attend the conference.

Please indicate three topic choices from the above list at the top of your abstract. The Instrumentation Division sponsors a Best Paper Award consisting of an instrument from a sponsor and a cash prize. All presented papers submitted to the division will be considered for the award. Last year (2006) the Best Paper authors received two sets of Xplorer GLX (a special-purpose computer/interface that can use multiple sensors), a Force Sensor manufactured by PASCO and $300.

The Instrumentation Division requires that all papers are reviewed and accepted for publication in the conference proceedings in order to be presented. Please direct questions to Svetlana Avramov-Zamurovic, Program Chair, Weapons and Systems Department, U.S. Naval Academy, 105 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21402; e-mail: avramov@usna.edu.

Individuals interested in participating in the peer-review process should contact the program chair (e-mail is preferred).

The INTERNATIONAL DIVISION seeks papers for the 2008 ASEE annual conference. You and your colleagues are invited to participate in this event. Abstract submission begins in August and will end in October 2007. Papers are being solicited with a special emphasis on the international aspects of engineering and technology education. All abstracts are to be submitted via www.asee.org/SmoothPaper , the ASEE Web-based submission system. The author’s kit with deadlines and instructions will be available through SmoothPaper and on the 2008 conference Web site over the summer. The International Division sponsors a best paper award. Abstracts should be between 300 and 350 words. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: international exchange/joint programs in engineering education, programs for engineering students to gain international experience, preparing engineering students for international practice, faculty involvement in international engineering education programs, distance learning courses/programs across the globe, multimedia and distance education tools for engineering education across the globe, accreditation issues in international program offerings, engineering education responses to global challenges/exposing engineering students to other cultures, foreign language and cultural understanding in engineering curricula, relationships between engineering education organizations in countries throughout the world, digital divide in the world, international collaborations, experiences, partnerships, service learning, pre-college efforts to attract engineering students in various countries, enrollment trends in engineering across the globe, Engineers Without Borders programs involving students, capacity-building in engineering in developing countries, convergence of curricular approaches around the globe/best practices, models for engineering education internationally, convergence of quality assurance systems around the globe, diversity: women and minorities in engineering education around the globe, teaching entrepreneurship to engineering students in developing countries, engineering education for a flat world, engineering education in developing countries, engineering education in sub-Saharan Africa, engineering education in China today, engineering education in India today, graduate students from overseas, ethics in international engineering, needs of multinational companies, Socratic discussion on international engineering education, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) collaborations and definition of a global engineer.

For more information, contact Nick M. Safai, Head of the Engineering Department, SLC, UT, 4600 S. Redwood Rd., Salt Lake City, UT 84123; fax: (801) 957-496; e-mail: nick.safai@slcc.edu.

The LIBERAL EDUCATION DIVISION invites proposals for papers, complete sessions (three to five papers), panel discussions and workshops. The Liberal Education Division serves as a forum for those concerned with the role of communication, the humanities and the social sciences in engineering education. The division is dedicated to helping engineers develop the ability to communicate effectively, act ethically and understand the interaction of engineering activities with politics, society and culture. The division welcomes contributions from engineering and liberal arts faculty as well as from practicing engineers. Topics may include exploring the role of liberal education perspectives in engineering knowledge and work; integrating liberal education into the engineering curriculum; assessing liberal education learning outcomes; and developing innovative applications of liberal education to engineering education. The division does not require that a paper be published in the proceedings in order to be presented, but full papers are strongly encouraged. In addition to descriptive and practical approaches, research-based proposals on any of the suggested topics are especially desired.

For information, contact the program chair: Roberta Harvey, Department of Writing Arts, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028; (856) 256-4349; e-mail: harvey@rowan.edu.

The MANUFACTURING DIVISION invites abstract submissions for the 2008 ASEE annual conference. Papers and presentations related to manufacturing education, practice and assessment in all areas of manufacturing, with particular attention to new and emerging topics of manufacturing education, will be considered. Submissions must include content related to educational issues.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: manufacturing education curriculum and body of knowledge, materials and manufacturing processes, electronics manufacturing education, green manufacturing education, student learning in lean manufacturing, assessing capstone and design experiences, industry-based projects and outreach, recruitment and advancement of manufacturing education.

The Manufacturing Division is a publish-to-present division, which selects an overall best division presentation and overall best division paper. An award plaque and a division T-shirt will be provided to the awardees.

Questions may be directed to the 2006-07 Manufacturing Division Program Chair: Can Saygin, The University of Texas-San Antonio, Mechanical Engineering Department, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0670; (210) 458-7614; e-mail: can.saygin@utsa.edu.

The MATERIALS DIVISION is soliciting papers describing innovations in materials science and engineering education. This would include new courses or emphasis for the major integrating emerging fields in materials, innovative educational pedagogy and assessment, and unique laboratory experiences.

Papers will be accepted on a publish-to-present basis. Authors who do not submit an acceptable paper for publication in the 2008 conference proceedings will not be scheduled to present. For further information, contact Stacy Gleixner, Program Chair, gleixner@email.sjsu.edu or Mary Vollaro, Division Chair, mvollaro@wnec.edu.

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; outreach and K-12 mathematics education; freshman programs; recruitment and retention of women and minorities; innovative instruction strategies in mathematics; integrating math into engineering curricula; multidisciplinary projects; facilitating communication between math, science and engineering educators; innovative/advanced mathematical problem-solving techniques; and methods to better prepare students for the technical professions.

The Mathematics Division requires that a paper be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings if it is to be presented at the annual conference (publish-to-present).

Questions may be addressed to the 2007 Mathematics Division program chair:
Elton Graves, Department of Mathematics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN 47803; (812) 877-8397; e-mail: g.e.graves@rose-hulman.edu.

The MECHANICS DIVISION of ASEE is soliciting papers for the 2008 annual conference. Papers and presentations related to mechanics education, practice and assessment in all areas of engineering mechanics instruction from introductory courses in statics, dynamics and strength of materials to advanced-level topics such as finite elements, fracture mechanics, vibrations and acoustics will be considered.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, projects, laboratories, experiments or demonstrations; innovative teaching methods or practices; assessment of teaching and learning in mechanics; horizontal or vertical curricular integration of mechanics; and integrating emerging topics in core mechanics courses.

Abstracts should be approximately 500 words in length and provide a clear statement of the objective, relevance to mechanics education, assessment methods and results. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a full paper for peer review prior to publication in the conference proceedings. Papers must demonstrate an appropriate level of scholarship. Mechanics Division publish-to-present policy: With the exception of invited panels, the Mechanics Division requires that a paper be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings if the work is to be presented at the annual conference.

Submission deadlines will be announced through the ASEE Web site. Questions may be directed to the Mechanics Division program chair: Timothy A. Philpot, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Rolla; (573) 341-4285; e-mail: philpott@umr.edu.

The MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION seeks papers in all areas of mechanical engineering education. Papers are invited that involve the following topics: innovative teaching and learning strategies; course and curriculum assessment and improvement and ABET strategies; laboratory courses (including experiments) and hands-on projects; capstone design programs and design throughout the curriculum; 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. Papers involving the integration of the humanities, the fine arts, the social-behavioral sciences, the physical sciences, electrical engineering, materials engineering and other topics in mechanical engineering courses and curricula are also appropriate. 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 and sustainable design. Papers will be peer-reviewed, and all papers to be presented must be accepted for publication (publish-to-present) in the conference proceedings. Starting this year, the Mechanical Engineering Division will sponsor a Best Paper award consisting of a plaque and cash prize. The ME division will also issue certificates/plaques in recognition of the papers that would be nominated for the Best Paper award. Questions may be directed to the Mechanical Engineering Division program chair: Bijan Sepahpour, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718; (609) 771-3463; e-mail: sepahpou@tcnj.edu.

The MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING DIVISION (MIND) seeks abstracts for the 2008 ASEE annual conference from all interested parties in engineering/engineering technology education.

Possible topics include: attracting minorities to teaching and minority faculty development toward promotion and tenure; mentoring minority faculty members; attracting young MINDs with emphasis on K-12; computer literacy among minority students; attracting minorities into engineering/engineering technology programs; marketing engineering as a career path to minority students; bridge programs for minorities in engineering; outreach; retention issues in recruiting, building and enabling diversity in engineering graduate education; strategies/approaches to teaching engineering to minorities; minority graduate students’ role in graduate education; benefits of participating in NASA Fellowship Programs; research in minority issues; and Brown v. Board of Education (panel discussion).

The abstract to be submitted should be about 400 words. Submission will be through the SmoothPaper system on the ASEE Web site ( www.asee.org/SmoothPaper ). It is anticipated that there will be a sizeable number of abstracts submitted, covering a wide range of interests to make the 2008 annual conference a memorable one. Please visit this site after August for abstract submission and additional information.

For questions regarding abstract submission, contact Ali Shaykhian, e-mail: gshaykhi@fit.edu.

The NEW ENGINEERING EDUCATORS DIVISION of ASEE invites abstracts on topics of interest to new engineering faculty and administrators of new engineering faculty for the 2008 annual conference. Abstracts submitted to the New Engineering Educators Division (NEE) typically fall into one of three topical areas: advice for new engineering faculty; guidance for supervisors, administrators and mentors of new engineering faculty; and best practices (“Tricks of the Trade”) for new and not-so-new engineering faculty. Abstract submission will open in August.

The NEE division seeks contributions from seasoned and new educators alike on topics that include, but are not limited to, aspects of managing classroom and research-group activities, pedagogy for the new engineering faculty, advice on writing technical papers, advice on developing and organizing research ideas in proposals, seeking and obtaining funding, tenure dossier preparation, tenure and promotion issues, work-life balance and time management, career planning and dual-career issues, and new faculty development/mentoring.

The NEE Division strongly encourages, but does not require, that a paper be accepted for publication in the conference proceedings in order for it to be presented at the conference. Papers accepted for publication and presentation at NEE Division sessions are eligible for NEE Division awards for Best Paper and Best Poster.For more information, contact the program chair: J.W. Bruce at jwbruce@ece.msstate.edu or (662) 325-1530.

The OCEAN, MARINE AND COASTAL ENGINEERING DIVISION invites papers from all ASEE members and future members, students included, for presentation and publication at the 2008 conference. OMCED has a publish-to-present requirement. The division plans five principal focus areas: hurricanes—education and preparation; tsunamis—education and preparation; coastal engineering—design, research and applications; innovative teaching methods and experiences in ocean and marine engineering; and advancements in naval architecture design tools and methodologies

Papers may be submitted on any related topic such as (but not limited to) social and political issues, modern applications, case studies, innovative teaching methods, research methodologies/issues, integrating economics/safety/reliability/environmental issues, ocean-resource technology applications, design concepts/projects used in or developed for capstone design courses relating to coastal engineering/marine engineering/marine environmental engineering/naval architecture/ocean engineering/undersea technology.

For more information, the OMCED program chair is Leigh Shaw McCue, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, 224-10 Randolph Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061; (540) 231-4351; e-mail: mccue@vt.edu.

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 non-majors), K-12 outreach programs, innovative teaching and assessment methods, as well as other topics.

For any questions, please contact program chair Dave Probst, Southeast Missouri State University, Department of Physics & Engineering Physics; (573) 651-2388;
e-mail: dprobst@semo.edu.

The SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CONSTITUENT COMMITTEE , jointly with Ocean and Marine Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Management, Multidisciplinary Engineering, Manufacturing, Software Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, invites abstracts on topics related to capstone courses for the 2008 conference. Of special interest are the following issues related to capstone courses: new ideas in capstone courses; comparisons of individual vs. small-group vs. large-group capstone courses; comparison of single discipline vs. multidisciplinary capstone courses; managing capstone courses (team selection, grading and assessment, supporting infrastructure, etc.); research on the “best” capstone course structures; and research agendas for improving the capstone design experience.

We also are interested in topics related to the teaching of systems engineering: curricula design for systems engineering; course design for specific systems engineering topics; how to use systems engineering tools in the classroom to communicate ideas and principles; and other related topics.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a draft paper for peer review for publication in the conference proceedings. Details for abstract submission via the SmoothPaper submission system can be found on the ASEE Web site. For further information, contact the SE program chair: Dennis M. Buede, Innovative Decision, Inc.; (703) 861-3678; e-mail: dbuede@innovativedecisions.com.

The TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY CONSTITUENT COMMITTEE —Technological literacy encompasses much more than the use of computers or the knowledge of how things work. It addresses the broad understanding people need to use technology effectively to shape their lives, their communities and their societies. As outlined by the National Academy of Engineering report, Technically Speaking, all Americans need to know more about engineering and technology and their role in human life. The newly formed Technological Literacy Constituent Committee invites submission of contributions in the area of technological literacy, broadly defined. The purpose of the committee is to promote a community of scholarship in this area, identify the research issues and highlight best-practice results. Equally important is the need for a broad technological understanding among undergraduate students studying in technical areas, including engineering, science, mathematics or computer science.

Contributions are welcome from disciplines including engineering, humanities and social sciences, history of technology, and science, technology and society (STS).

Topics of interest include: engineering for everyone; engineering for non-engineers; engineering for K-12 teachers as part of a broader public education effort; helping engineering students achieve broad technological understanding; best-practices results from successful implementations; learning objectives and student outcomes; relevant assessment tools and techniques; potential means of stimulating growth of interest in the topic; implementation in different types of institutions including community colleges; perspectives and issues concerning women and minorities; engineering design as a liberal art; case studies of how people use technology to change communities and societies; theoretical approaches to technological literacy; and ethical analysis and concerns as a component of technological literacy.

The TWO-YEAR COLLEGE DIVISION seeks papers from academia and industry related to engineering technology, two-year/four-year articulation, PLC Programming, CNC Programming, microcontroller applications, industrial networks and academia/industry cooperative agreements. Additionally interested in innovative efforts to attract K-12 students to careers in engineering science and engineering technology programs, including novel design competitions. Other engineering recruitment, retention and persistence issue papers of relevance to the two-year college audience will also be considered.

Abstracts should be approximately 500 words in length and should provide a clear statement of the objective, the assessment method (if applicable) and the results. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit a full paper for peer review and acceptance in order to be included in the Two-Year College Division program at the conference and in the conference proceedings (publish-to-present).

For further information, prospective authors may contact the division program chair: Melvin L. Roberts, P.E., Dean of Business, Computer and Technical Studies, Camden County College; mroberts@camdencc.edu; (856) 227-2700 ext. 4420.

The WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DIVISION (WIED) is seeking papers for the 2008 ASEE annual conference. Topics of interest to WIED include outreach and recruitment of women engineering students (including K-12); retention programs and activities for undergraduate and graduate women engineering students; recruitment and retention activities for women faculty and administrators (including advancement training, work/life balance and dual-career issues); climate issues for women in engineering; innovative women in engineering programs; universities’ programs, policies or reviews related to women in engineering (including Title IX); innovative programs that combine minority and women recruitment and retention; and new research related to women in engineering.

Authors should submit an abstract of 300 words or more on their paper topic. The WIED is a publish-to-present division. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit a full paper for review and acceptance in order to be included in the WIED program at the conference and in the conference proceedings. For additional information, please contact Bevlee A. Watford, WIED Program Chair, Program Manager, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 835, Arlington, VA 22230; (703) 292-5323, (703) 292-9015; e-mail: bwatford@nsf.gov.

 

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