1. Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Accepting Nominations/ Applications until January 30th
2. ASEE February Webinar: Building Strategic Networks—Mentors and More
3. Call for Papers: Chemical Engineering Education (CEE) Special Issue on Diversity
4. Call for Applications: Research Experience on the Internet of Things (IoT) for Undergraduates at the University of Central Florida
5. Call for Participation: Supporting Diverse Participation in STEM
6. Call for Participation: 2017 Institute On Project-Based Learning
7. Position Announcement: Teaching Faculty Position at the University of Florida
8. Position Announcement: Lecturer of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
1. APPRENTICE FACULTY GRANT PROGRAM ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS/ APPLICATIONS UNTIL JANUARY 30TH
The Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) awards travel grants annually to worthy graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, junior faculty, staff members, or senior ranking faculty transitioning into engineering education. The Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) Program is designed to encourage and honor promising new educators and/or researchers who have demonstrated commitment to innovation in teaching and/or have the potential for substantial contributions to engineering education research. Each grant consists of honoraria of $2,000 that is intended to cover travel and conference expenses. Grant recipients are expected to attend the full duration of the annual ASEE conference, including two ERM events, and are highly encouraged to attend at least one workshop. For more details, including how to apply see http://erm.asee.org/afg.html. Contact Nadia Kellam (Nadia.Kellam@asu.edu) or Samantha Brunhaver (Samantha.Brunhaver@asu.edu) if you have any questions.
2. ASEE FEBRUARY WEBINAR: BUILDING STRATEGIC NETWORKS – MENTORS AND MORE
Julie P. Martin and Ella L. Ingram are conducting February’s ASEE Webinar Series for Graduate Students, Up-and-Coming Faculty and Professionals. “BUILDING STRATEGIC NETWORKS — MENTORS AND MORE” on Thursday, February 15 from 2 – 3 PM, ET
Strategic networks are a valuable resource for new engineering professionals; these networks can help you gain practical career guidance, navigate organizational cultures, and feel more confident in your position. This webinar will explore personal vs. professional identity, how to establish and build your social capital, and how to identify, maintain, and navigate relationships and networks in your early career.
Cost: $5 for ASEE student members; $25 ASEE professional members; $50 for nonmembers. Sign up at https://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/webinar-series#tab-2
3. CALL FOR PAPERS: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION (CEE) SPECIAL ISSUE ON DIVERSITY
The special issue on Diversity in Chemical Engineering aims to publish research related to diversity in chemical engineering and related disciplines. The intent of this special issue is to provide a platform for publishing scholarly work on diversity and inclusion in chemical engineering, and to demonstrate the progress made in this area. Key focus areas that are important to the special issue include but are not limited to K-12 outreach, pedagogical strategies, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, faculty hiring, retention and promotion practices, and student recruitment and retention strategies.
Manuscripts that will be considered for publication include:
· Research articles
· Review articles
· Articles on special programs and innovative curriculum initiatives
· Teaching tips (1 journal page in length, approximately 550 words)
Please see the CEE website at: http://www.che.ufl.edu/cee/ and click on the Call for Papers link on the left hand tool bar to see the complete Call for Papers.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Cheryl Bodnar at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ON THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) FOR UNDERGRADUATES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
The Computer Science Department at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) will hold a ten-week 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on the Internet of Things http://iotreu.cs.ucf.edu/. REU students will be trained in research-based theory and applications of the technologies used in this fast-moving interdisciplinary field. The REU students will join well-established research groups under the close supervision of faculty with expertise in security, privacy, hardware design, data analytics, healthcare simulations, and social computing.
REU program dates
May 22, 2017 – July 28, 2017
– Sophomore, junior or senior undergraduates
– Majors: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and information technology
– Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
– Minimum overall GPA 2.7
– $5000 stipend
– $600 travel allowance
– On-campus housing
– Meal allowance
The application deadline is March 1, 2017. Interested students must submit applications online at http://iotreu.cs.ucf.edu/. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Damla Turgut at email@example.com or Dr. Yier Jin at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: SUPPORTING DIVERSE PARTICIPATION IN STEM
The Annual Conference of the Canadian Education Association (CEEA), will be hosted by the University of Toronto on June 4-7th 2017. This conference will also include a Special Symposium on Supporting Diverse Participation in STEM, co-chaired by the Science Education Research Group of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (SERG/CSSE). CEEA brings together diverse scholarly individuals and companies interested in STEM initiatives from around the world in an inclusive, accessible forum (more info at: https://ceea.ca/en/). The conference also features a banquet to be held at beautiful Casa Loma, a historic castle overlooking the City of Toronto.
At this symposium, we’ll explore research and best practices in encouraging members of diverse communities to pursue, persist and flourish in STEM. All participants interested in presenting are asked to submit an abstract, using the required format for CEEA paper proposals (please refer to the CEEA call for papers (at https://ceea.ca/en/conferences/papers/?id=10)). As part of the symposium, we hope to include a variety of session types including workshops, technical sessions, lightning talks and a poster session to provide participants with rich interactive experiences.
If you’d like to contribute, and/or have questions, please contact Prof. Chirag Variawa email@example.com
Including a short description of your ideas/contributions will help facilitate logistics and planning. Paper and workshop submission deadlines are as per conference deadlines.
6. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2017 INSTITUTE ON PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
The 2017 Institute on Project-Based Learning (PBL), www.wpi.edu/+2017institute , will be held June 21-24, 2017, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. Run by WPI in partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Institute draws on WPI’s 40 years of experience integrating project-based initiatives into undergraduate education, and in 2017 presents special opportunities for teams focusing on engineering education.
This 2.5-day intensive workshop brings teams of five or more faculty and administrators from colleges and universities together to gain knowledge about project-based learning and make tangible progress to integrate PBL into their own curricula. The Institute includes a mix of interactive workshops, consultation with Institute faculty, and collaborative teamwork. Participants will come to the Institute with a specific goal or project they would like to advance and will leave with an enhanced understanding of PBL and a tailored plan to advance work on their own campuses. See http://wpi.today/umbc-impact-16 to learn more about how the Institute assisted the College of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to advance initiatives on their campus.
Who Should Attend: The Institute is designed for faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions, including public, private, STEM, liberal arts, community colleges, and research universities, who are interested advancing project-based learning in their curricula.
Application Guidelines: Institute applicants are asked to propose a goal or a specific project they want to address. Applications will be judged on the extent to which the team is likely to benefit from the Institute and advance its project-based learning initiatives. To learn more about the application process, visit http://wp.wpi.edu/projectbasedlearning/2017-institute/apply/
Special Opportunity: $5000 Subsidies for Engineering Educators
Thanks to the 2016 NAE Gordon Prize (see https://www.nae.edu/default.aspx?id=148200), teams focusing on engineering education will be able to compete for $5000 subsidies toward the Institute fee (normally $7500 for an AAC&U member campus sending a team of five). In addition, $5000 “implementation awards” will go to some participating engineering teams based on the merits of the campus action plans they develop at the Institute.
Application Deadline: February 13, 2017
If you have questions, please visit http://wp.wpi.edu/projectbasedlearning/contact/
7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: TEACHING FACULTY POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The Institute for Excellence in Engineering Education and the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida are looking to hire in the Assistant Engineer position
The faculty member will participate in course design, instruction, and related educational effectiveness research of undergraduate computer science courses. The faculty member will be placed in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering and work with the IE³ Director, the CISE department chair, and department and institute faculty in design of course content to meet student learning outcome needs. This faculty member will be encouraged to employ innovate teaching through flipped classrooms, adaptive learning, online course delivery, paperless classrooms, and other pedagogical methods for effective learning of programming languages. The faculty member is expected to contribute to scholarly journal publications, presentations, and professional society meetings related to STEM undergraduate education.
Teaching, revising and developing undergraduate level courses; Assignments will be made according to background and experience and will consist of three courses per semester; Courses may include on-line as well as face-to-face instruction. In addition, there may be other service and teaching activities as directed by the department chair.
$90,000 – $92,250, Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Masters or PhD in Computer Science or related field
Preferred Experience in some or all of the following: education within computer science or closely related field; course design and instruction within computer science or closely related engineering undergraduate courses; professional qualifications within engineering education and/or research experience into pedagogy, teaching and learning within engineering or computer science. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
For more information and to apply: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/499268/ast-eng or contact Dr. van Oostrom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: LECTURER OF ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
The Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure eligible faculty position at the Lecturer rank to begin August 2017. The Lecturer will teach classes in the undergraduate and masters program in the department in the areas of chemical engineering and environmental engineering science. The position is a full time appointment. With several initiatives in the Department, the Lecturer can also participate and help in other activities (ABET, Student Chapters, International Programs) to support the educational mission. Full announcement can be viewed here: https://engineering.wustl.edu/departments-faculty/faculty/Pages/openings.aspx