1. Apprentice Faculty Grant Program Call for Reviewers
2. ERM Division Officer Elections
3. Call for Participation: Invite to Virtual Card Sorting Activity for Developing a Research Impact Framework
4. Call for Papers for Special Issue on Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Education
5. Call For Participation: 7th IEEE Integrated Stem Education Conference (ISEC ’17) March 11, 2017
6. Workshop on Reflection In Engineering Education Workshop In Seattle, September 14-15, 2017 — Application available 02/22/2017
7. Call For Participation: 2017 Transforming Research in Undergraduate Stem Education (TRUSE) Conference
8. Call For Applications: Smart Start – Designing Impact-Driven Projects
9. Call for Applications: Research Experience on Neuronal Networks in Epilepsy and Memory
10. Call for Applications: Research Experience on the Internet of Things (IoT) for Undergraduates at the University of Central Florida
11. Position Announcement: Research Fellow– Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan
12. Position Announcement: Founding Chair of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering – University of Georgia
1. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: REVIEW APPRENTICE FACULTY GRANT APPLICATIONS
We are seeking volunteers to review applications for this year’s ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG) program. Please contact Nadia Kellam (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Samantha Brunhaver (email@example.com) to express your interest by February 28th.
The commitment requires only a couple of hours to read and rate up to 3 application packages. You will be provided specific review criteria and responses will be collected online.
Please volunteer for this important activity in support of expanding the engineering education researcher pool. Past award winners and senior engineering education researchers are particularly encouraged to help.
With thanks from your ERM AFG committee co-chairs, Nadia Kellam & Samantha Brunhaver
2. ERM DIVISION OFFICER ELECTIONS
Each year ERM holds elections for 2 Director positions in addition to the Chair position (odd years) or the Secretary/Treasurer position (even years). The nominating committee will officially commence the process with a call for nominations on March 1 — stay tuned, and start thinking about who you might nominate next month for one of these open positions!
3. 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
4. CALL FOR PAPERS FOR SPECIAL ISSUE ON MODELING AND SIMULATION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Contributions are invited for a special issue of the Computer Applications in Engineering Education on Modeling and Simulation Practices in Engineering Education. The key theme in this special issue is to identify effective modalities/methodologies, specific learning outcomes, types of learning, reasoning processes, and assessment methods associated with modeling and simulation practices that effectively align disciplinary engineering knowledge with modeling and simulation skills. Submissions focusing on learning about modeling and simulation skills, or learning through modeling or simulation, are encouraged. Submissions focusing on the integration of engineering and modeling and simulation practices at the K-12 level are also welcomed.
For detailed information please go to: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cae.21788/full
Extended abstract (around 1,000 words long): March 15, 2017
Preliminary editors’ feedback: May 30, 2017
Submission of full manuscripts (8,000–10,000 words long): August 15, 2017
Notification of Reviewers’ feedback: December 15, 2017
Revised manuscript submission: February 15, 2018
Tentative Publication Date: April/May 2018
5. 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 email@example.com, and visit us at our conference web site. We look forward to “connecting the dots” with you at ISEC ’17!
6. WORKSHOP ON REFLECTION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – APPLICATION AVAILABLE 2/22/17
The Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (CPREE) and the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT) are hosting a workshop on the use of reflection in engineering education in Seattle, September 14-15, 2017. Space in this workshop is limited, and we will be asking interested participants to submit an application for consideration. Information on the application process will be posted on the CPREE website (http://cpree.uw.edu/) by February 22, 2017. If you have any questions please send an email to Jennifer Turns (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cindy Atman (email@example.com).
7. 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!
8. 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).
9. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ON NEURONAL NETWORKS IN EPILEPSY AND MEMORY
The NeuroNEM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a 9 to 10 week summer program for undergraduate students to work collaboratively on brain dynamics research projects related to neuronal networks underlying epilepsy and memory. The program provides financial support, educational and career advancing opportunities, with hands-on graduate-level laboratory research experience and guidance by dedicated mentoring faculty and research staff at Universities across three states: Louisiana Tech University, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock (UAMS). The program is supported by research funds from NSF (National Science Foundation OIA/EPSCoR grant #1632891).
REU program dates
May 29 – July 28, 2017 (Louisiana Tech)
May 22 – July 28, 2017 (UAB, UAMS)
– Undergraduate students from all US institutions who have at least completed their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program.
– Students interested in working at the interface between biology, engineering and mathematics
– Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
– Minimum overall GPA 3.25
Program Benefits include stipend, housing allowance, and meal allowance.
The application deadline is February 23, 2017. Interested students must submit applications online at www.neuronem.latech.edu. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Katie Evans (email@example.com).
10. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Yier Jin at email@example.com
11. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: RESEARCH FELLOW — INDUSTRIAL & OPERATIONS ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Researcher seeks to hire a post‐doctoral fellow to work on collaborative research projects that focus on: 1) the examination of mentoring relationships, practices, and programs and 2) the impact of social community and resiliency on the engagement and persistence of undergraduate engineering students. The post-doctoral fellow will work directly with Dr. Joi Mondisa, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and Engineering Education Faculty Member at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
The primary duties of the post‐doctoral fellow are to: perform literature reviews and meta-syntheses; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze quantitative and qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer‐reviewed publication.
The post‐doctoral fellow work is expected to be accomplished in the office/lab on the UM Ann Arbor campus. The post-doctoral fellow will participate in weekly meetings and regularly scheduled face‐to‐face meetings.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a STEM field, engineering education, higher education, psychology, sociology, or a related field. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.
Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting engineering education/higher education/social science research using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods; instrument development and assessment; analyzing data; strong oral and written communication skills.
12. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: FOUNDING CHAIR FOR THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL, CIVIL, AGRICULTURAL, AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
I’m writing to bring to your attention a new leadership position being advertised within the UGA College of Engineering. Over the past four years enrollment in our college has tripled to 2,000 students and we have hired about 50 new faculty and staff. Due to our growth our college has created three new interdisciplinary Schools, including one in Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering.
Our college is seeking an exceptional individual to be the “Founding Chair” for the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering within our college. It is an exciting opportunity since the new Chair will be able to lead the growth of a new academic unit within a well-established, Top 20 public university. The position will be similar to that of a department head or department chair with the added focus on enhancing the interdisciplinary connections across programs.
This could be an opportunity for somebody with an engineering education background to have an impact on a larger scale and shape the face of engineering education at the level of an entire college. The recently established Engineering Education Transformations Institute in the College of Engineering at UGA provides a wide range of further synergistic opportunities.
If you do know of individuals who are seeking new leadership opportunities please feel free to pass along the following links or contact me for a pdf of the position description. You are also welcome to send nominations to me.
Dr. Joachim Walther
Founding Director of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI)
Engineering Education Research CLUSTER (www.education.engineering.uga.edu)
College of Engineering, The University of Georgia
Phone: 706 542 0313