1. Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Accepting Nominations/ Applications extended to February 15th
2. ASEE Draft Paper Deadline: February 12
3. Call for Reviewers for ERM ASEE papers
4. Call for Abstracts: FIE 2017 – deadline approaching
5. Call for Participation: Invite to Virtual Card Sorting Activity for Developing a Research Impact Framework
6. Request For Research Help: Meta-Analysis of Impact of Innovations in Undergraduate STEM on Underrepresented Populations
7. ASEE February Webinar: Building Strategic Networks—Mentors And More
8. Call For Participation: 7th IEEE Integrated Stem Education Conference (ISEC ’17) March 11, 2017
9. Save The Date: Reflection In Engineering Education Workshop In Seattle, September 14-15, 2017
10. Call For Participation: 2017 Transforming Research in Undergraduate Stem Education (TRUSE) Conference
11. Call For Proposals: 2017 Assessment Institue – Deadline Is March 10
12. Call For Applications: Smart Start – Designing Impact-Driven Projects
13. Call For Applications: Accelerating Systemic Change Network Leadership Institute
14. Call for Applications: Research Experience on the Internet of Things (IoT) for Undergraduates at the University of Central Florida
15. NSF Seeks Program Director for Broadening Participation
1. APPRENTICE FACULTY GRANT PROGRAM ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS/ APPLICATIONS — EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 15TH
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 PAPER DRAFT DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12
The deadline for draft ASEE paper has been extended to February 12 at 23:59pm EST. Please be sure that your draft papers are uploaded before that time!
3. CALL FOR REVIEWERS: ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE PAPERS SUBMITTED TO THE ERM DIVISION
Reviews assignments will be coming out in the week after drafts are submitted. If you did not review abstracts and are interested in reviewing papers, please email the program chair (Matthew Verleger – email@example.com) and he will add your name to the list. The goal is to limit reviews to a maximum of 3 papers.
4. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: FIE 2017 – DEADLINE APPROACHING
The deadline to submit an abstract to present at the 47th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference is quickly approaching. The current deadline is February 2. While the deadline has not officially been changed, traditionally the deadline is extended. Please visit the FIE 2017 website for up-to-date information on the deadline.
Submit a full paper, a work-in-progress, a panel, a special session, or a workshop to share your work with like-minded colleagues interested in educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. For specifics about abstract submission, visit http://fie2017.org/february-2nd-submission-instructions. A Call for Papers PDF reminder can be downloadedhere.
If you are attending FIE for the first time or missed the 2016 conference and want to learn more, check out the event summary and proceedings on the FIE 2016 website.
5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: INVITE TO VIRTUAL CARD SORTING ACTIVITY FOR DEVELOPING A RESEARCH IMPACT FRAMEWORK
As an active member of the engineering education research community, you are invited to participate in a virtual card-sorting activity that will contribute to the development of a framework that characterizes what it means for engineering education research and development (R&D) to have an “impact”. By participating in this study, you will develop a better understanding of how “research impact” is defined in scholarly literature, advance our understanding of what it looks like in our context, and contribute to the development of a shared language among engineering education researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders. This research is supported by National Science Foundation grant number EEC-1564629. (If you participated in Fall 2016, you can ignore this invitation.
The activity will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential, and anonymous; and you are free to exit the activity at any time. If you choose to participate, please complete the activity within the next two weeks. Provided below are the link the IRB; a short YouTube video explaining the project and tutorial on how to complete the card sorting activity; PDF summarizing activity instructions as an alternative to the video; and a link to the e-card sorting activity itself. We appreciate your willingness to participate and value your feedback. If you have any questions about this study or are interested in the results of this project, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activity Overview & Tutorial (Video): https://youtu.be/Rw411E2s6mQ
Activity Overview & Tutorial (PDF): http://tinyurl.com/zey5q56
E-card sorting Activity: https://asuengineering.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3fo7vc6CMynwY1n
6. REQUEST FOR RESEARCH HELP: META-ANALYSIS OF IMPACT OF INNOVATIONS IN UNDERGRADUATE STEM ON UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS
Dear Members of the Engineering Education Research Community,
I am leading a team that is conducting a meta-analysis of how innovations in undergraduate STEM courses have impacted traditional achievement gaps experienced by students who are 1) female, 2) members of underrepresented minorities (African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian), 3) from low-income backgrounds, and/or 4) first-in-family to complete college. This project is a follow-on to a paper that our group published in PNAS in 2014, showing that for all students in STEM, active learning has large benefits compared to traditional lecturing (http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410.abstract).
Because it is extremely important for us to include as many datasets on this question as possible–published or unpublished, and whether they showed an impact or not–I am inquiring to find out if you have data on whether course innovations you’ve been involved in affected the performance of any or all of the types of students listed above in a negative, neutral, or positive way.
If so, and if you would be willing to contribute these data to the meta-analysis (again, they do not need to be published), please email me at email@example.com and I’ll send you a description of exactly the data we need.
Thank you so much for considering, and for your important work on behalf of student success.
With best wishes,
Dr. Scott Freeman, Lecturer
Department of Biology, Box 355320
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98115 USA
7. 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
8. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 7TH IEEE INTEGRATED STEM EDUCATION CONFERENCE (ISEC ’17) MARCH 11, 2017
Call for Participation – Saturday, March 11, 2017
7th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC ’17)
Friend Center at Princeton University
Advance registration is open for the 7th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference through 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. After that, regular registration fees are in effect.
We are pleased to partner with the Hampton Inn Princeton, which is a short drive from the Friend Center, for conference housing this year. Shuttle service to/from the hotel and Friend Center will be provided.
Additional information on the conference and related logistics is available on the conference web site, ewh.ieee.org/conf/stem.
Our keynote speaker is Kimberly Ennico Smith, PhD, a Research Astrophysicist with NASA. Her topic is “The Curiosity Effect.”
The popular Unconference “all hands” Town Hall session – where YOU drive the content – is back for its third year!
There will also be exhibits and industry workshops, led by MathWorks and UBTech Education (STEAM Robotics), for you to enjoy in addition to 70+ paper and poster presentations.
Please follow us on Twitter (@IEEE_ISEC), like us on Facebook (search for ISEC), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit us at our conference web site. We look forward to “connecting the dots” with you at ISEC ’17!
9. SAVE THE DATE: REFLECTION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION WORKSHOP IN SEATTLE, SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2017
The Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) and the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT) at the University of Washington will be hosting a 1.5 day workshop on the use of reflection to support engineering student learning. The intent is to bring together engineering educators who are interested in the topic of reflection, to learn from each other and to synthesize across ideas. As a group, we plan to discuss how we can leverage reflection more broadly in engineering classrooms, generate a set of research questions that would inform the field, and discuss how we can use reflection to link E activities to the STM parts of STEAM. Details about the meeting will be forthcoming, for now please save the date (September 14-15, 2017) in your calendar if you would potentially be interested in joining your colleagues in Seattle. September is gorgeous in the Pacific Northwest! If you have questions please contact Jennifer Turns or Cindy Atman. CPREE information here: http://cpree.uw.edu/
10. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2017 TRANSFORMING RESEARCH IN UNDERGRADUATE STEM EDUCATION (TRUSE) CONFERENCE
2017 Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) Conference
A Conference to Promote the Integration of Research on Undergraduate Science and Mathematics Education
July 5 – July 9, 2017
Univeristy of St. Thomas, Minnesota2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105, USA
This conference will bring together researchers in undergraduate STEM education to transform and integrate research across disiplines. In addition to plenary sessions there will be poster sessions, working groups to interact and plan with new colleagues, and interactive free time. This is your chance to be part of an emerging community of scholars collaborating across disciplinary lines!
11. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2017 ASSESSMENT INSTITUE – DEADLINE IS MARCH 10
The 2017 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown October 22-24. http://assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu/
The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. We anticipate that some 1000 educators from virtually every state and several other countries will take part in the 2017 Institute.
The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is designed to provide opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and (3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise beyond the dates of the Institute.
New this year is a “STEM Education” track.
Please contact Tony Chase, email@example.com if you have questions.
12. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SMART START – DESIGNING IMPACT-DRIVEN PROJECTS
This NSF-funded course is designed for faculty, program administrators, and graduate students who want to deepen the impact of a project, product, or program to improve STEM education at any level in both formal and informal settings. Participants will conduct interviews with prospective users, learn how to plan for impact-driven research using a model proven successful with new innovations, and meet with course instructors to discuss progress and next steps.
· Application Period: February 6 – March 13, 2017
· Acceptance Notification: March 27, 2017
Course (June 24 – July 10, 2017)
· Kick-off Workshop (Columbus, OH): June 24, 2017, 8 AM – 5 PM ET
· Office Hours (Online): Two one-hour sessions by arrangement with instructors
· Closing Workshop (Online): July 10th, 2017, 1 PM – 4 PM ET
Please see https://www.asee.org/i-corps-l/events/smart-start for more information. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Rocio Chavela (firstname.lastname@example.org).
13. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ACCELERATING SYSTEMIC CHANGE NETWORK LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Accelerating Systemic Change Network
Leadership Institute for Scaling & Sustaining Institutional Change: Advancing Campus Projects in STEM Education
More information is available on the program web site.
The ASCN Leadership Institute is designed to support campus change agents in using institutional change strategies to advance STEM change projects to greater scale and sustainability. Campus teams will bring existing projects, envisioned or started, that they need help bringing to scale or longer-term sustainability. Campus teams may be struggling with leadership turnover, lack of resources or infrastructure, team dynamics, shifting project goals and priorities, or other challenges. Institute participants will learn about the national context and drivers for change, theories and frameworks of change and the logistics of managing change projects to advance them to scale and sustainability. Institute participants will be mentored throughout the year by STEM leaders, researchers, and change agents who have experience with reform projects.
Institute Dates and Location
Dates: Aug 2-4, 2017; Location: Portland, OR; The Institute will begin in late afternoon on August 2, 2017 and end by 4 pm on August 4, 2017. Virtual progress meetings will also be scheduled throughout the following year, and mentors will make one site visit to each team’s institution.
Institute Applications and Costs
Applications will be accepted online at http://serc.carleton.edu/ASCN/sli17/index.html from February 1-28, 2017. Institute tuition of $2500 covers on-site meeting costs for up to 3 team members (programming, access to mentors, group meals, and 3 nights lodging) as well as follow-up activities. Additional team members (up to 2) can attend for an additional cost (approximately $750/person). Tuition does not cover travel expenses to Portland. A small number of need-based tuition and travel scholarships are available.
14. 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
15. NSF SEEKS PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR BROADENING PARTICIPATION
The NSF Division of Engineering Education and Centers is seeking a program director for the Broadening Participation in Engineering program. This is an IPA (rotator) position. Formal consideration of interested applicants will begin February 6, 2017 and will continue until a selection is made. The selected applicant is expected to start in May 2017. Please seehttps://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/eng17001/eng17001.jsp for information on the job responsibilities, candidate qualifications, and how to apply.