1. Election for ERM Executive Board Positions: Chair and Two Directors
2. Student Essay Competition: Imagining the Future of Engineering Design Education
3. Call for Participation: Dissertation Institute Workshop 2017
4. Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Engineering Education
5. Call for Papers and Submissions: ICER’17: International Computing Education Research Conference
6. Save the Date: 9th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference
7. Workshop on Reflection In Engineering Education Workshop In Seattle, September 14-15, 2017 — Applications due 3/15/2017
8. Faculty Workshop: How to Engineer Engineering Education
9. Call For Applications: Smart Start – Designing Impact-Driven Projects
10. Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University for Engineers Interested in Child Health Research
11. Position Announcement: Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
12. Position Announcement: Founding Chair of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering – University of Georgia
1. ELECTION FOR ERM EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS: CHAIR AND TWO DIRECTORS
Nominations are now open for the next ERM Chair and two Directors. Director positions are open to any ERM member; the chair must have served at least one full term as an ERM Division officer. Position responsibilities include:
Chair: The Chair shall have administrative responsibility for this Division and serve as ERM representative on committees and boards of ASEE. The Chair shall be elected to serve a two-year term.
Director: Directors are required to serve on one or more of the Standing Committees associated with the Division. Directors may also be asked to serve in some other capacity as determined by the Chair. Directors shall be elected to serve a two-year term
Additional details regarding the positions can be found at the ERM Division website (https://erm.asee.org/), by contacting one of the current officers, or contacting the Nominating Committee chair, Jay Pembridge.
The election timeline is:
March 1: Nominations Open
March 17: Nominations Closed
April 1: Elections Begin
April 15: Elections End
May 1: Announcement of new officers
Please submit your nominations and self-nominations to Jay Pembridge, email@example.com, by March 17th, 2017.
2. STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION: IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING DESIGN EDUCATION
Sponsored by the ASEE Design in Engineering Education Division
You love to design. You have taken design classes. As the ultimate stakeholder of design education, we look to you to imagine …
What is the future engineering design education?
Provocative. Visionary. Aspirational. Innovative. Inspire us all to look forward to the future of design. Challenge our current assumptions. Consider the far-reaching and expansive or one dimension in great depth. From the lens of a student, what would learning about design be like in 2040?
Four winning student essay submissions (2 undergraduate, 2 graduate) will get to present their work as part of part of the ASEE DEED Postcard Poster Session. At the session, the winners will be honored, including the official awarding of $500 (to offset part of the cost of attending ASEE) and a certificate to each winning submission.
Submissions are due April 7, 2017
Winners will be informed no later than May 1, 2017
Details are available here.
3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: DISSERTATION INSTITUTE WORKSHOP 2017
We are pleased to announce the 2017 Dissertation Institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. The Dissertation Institute will take place June 11th – 16th on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus. The Institute will focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process and provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. In this Institute participants, will be able to build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return back to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. Please click the following link www.dissertationinstitute.com to apply for participation in 2017 Dissertation Institute. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented.
4. CALL FOR PAPERS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Dear Colleagues, The International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (IJEMST) is interested in publishing a special issue with a focus on Engineering Education. We, Şenay Purzer and Mack Shelley, have been asked to serve as guest editors for this special issue on Engineering Education.
We are looking for colleagues globally who are interested in contributing articles related to trends, research, and pedagogy in Engineering Education, to be published in the one of the 2018 issues of IJEMST. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research papers, position statements, literature reviews, theoretical works, and works in curriculum and learning environments will be considered. In addition, manuscripts addressing any levels of education and learners are invited.
We do have flexibility on the page length, but suggest a maximum of 40 double-spaced manuscript pages (plus references) using APA style guidelines with Times New Roman 12 font. Authors for whom English is a second language are encouraged to have their manuscripts professionally edited prior to submission to improve readability.
Please submit a structured abstract by April 30, 2017. The due date for the full paper is June 30, 2017. For your structured abstract, please follow the guidelines included on the next page. Abstracts and manuscripts may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Şenay Purzer, Guest Editor, Purdue University (email@example.com) Dr. Mack Shelley, Guest Editor, Iowa State University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IJEMST is a peer-reviewed scholarly online journal. IJEMST publishes six issues a year: January, March, May, July, September, and November. The Journal welcomes any papers on mathematics education, science education, engineering education, STEM education, and educational technology using techniques from and applications in any technical knowledge domain: original theoretical works, literature reviews, research reports, social issues, psychological issues, curricula, learning environments, research in an educational context, book reviews, and review articles. The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to IJEMST. The Journal is listed in many abstracts and indexes, including: Ulrich Index, ASOS Index, Journal Seek, JournalRate, Directory of Research Journals Indexing, Infobase Index, ResearchBib, Index Copernicus, Scientific Indexing Service, and ERIC. For additional information on IJEMST please visit: http://www.ijemst.net
5. CALL FOR PAPERS AND SUBMISSIONS: ICER’17: INTERNATIONAL COMPUTING EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE
August 18-20, 2017, Tacoma, Washington, USA, http://icer.acm.org/
The thirteenth annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) Conference aims to gather high-quality contributions to the computing education research discipline. We invite submissions across a variety of categories for research investigating how people of all ages come to understand computational processes and devices, and empirical evaluation of approaches to improve that understanding in formal and informal learning environments.
7 April, 2017 – Research paper abstract submission (mandatory)
14 April, 2017 – Research paper full copy, blind submission
6. SAVE THE DATE: 9TH ANNUAL FIRST YEAR ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE
Conference hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Engineering Fundamentals Department
August 6 – August 8, 2017
Over 200 academic and industry representatives are expected at this meeting to discuss and share relevant topics on the first year engineering experience. Participants include college deans, department chairs, student service professionals, advisors, faculty in engineering and engineering technology, K-12 teachers, and industry leaders from throughout the country.
Proposal submissions will include:
• workshops (3 pages)
• full papers (6 pages)
• work-in-progress papers (3 pages)
Full workshop proposals and paper abstracts will be due on April 11, 2017. Draft papers will be due on May 23, 2017.
Check FYEE.org for up to date information about proposal submissions and registration.
7. WORKSHOP ON REFLECTION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – APPLICATIONS DUE 3/15/17
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 is available on the CPREE website (http://cpree.uw.edu/). If you have any questions please send an email to Jennifer Turns (email@example.com) or Cindy Atman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
8. FACULTY WORKSHOP: HOW TO ENGINEERING ENGINEERING EDUCATION
July 19-21, 2017 at Bucknell University
For the 16th consecutive year, faculty from Bucknell University are proud to offer this hands on teaching workshop. The intended audience is engineering faculty and prospective faculty (including graduate students) who want to use research-driven strategies that reduce course preparation time, make classes more engaging and increase student learning.
Workshop Fee and Meals: $700 if received before May 15th and $750 if received after May 15th. (NOTE: Workshop fee is non-refundable after May 30.) On Campus Room ($150) is available but optional
APPLY ON-LINE @ www.bucknell.edu/Catalyst: Applicants are accepted on a first come, first served basis and will generally be notified of their status shortly after their application is received.
QUESTIONS: Contact Professor Michael Prince, Telephone: 570.577.1781 E-mail: email@example.com
9. 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).
10. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FOR ENGINEERS INTERESTED IN CHILD HEALTH RESEARCH
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is seeking applicants for its Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1). The award provides mentoring, protected research time and professional development to postdoctoral fellows in pediatrics, engineering and data science who are interested in conducting child health research. The goal of the program is to train young investigators for a career as independent researchers while also working to solve pediatric health problems.
LOI deadline March 17 (optional)
Application deadline: April 14
Start date: July 1
Additional information can be found online.
The TL1 award is supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Grant Number TL1TR001423.
11. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: LECTURER IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (bme.umich.edu), a joint department between the College of Engineering and the Medical School, is seeking to fill a full time lecturer position. We seek applications from individuals in all areas of biomedical engineering that will contribute to our educational mission. We are particularly interested in applicants who can: i) teach and mentor student teams in the BME Design Program, ii) develop and implement experiential modules in BME laboratory classes, and iii) instruct in one or more core biomedical engineering classes. The specific courses taught will depend on expertise and interest. Academic rank will depend on the qualifications of the applicant. Candidates with a strong background in teaching are preferred. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with experience working with or in the medical device industry, and/or a knowledge of patient safety, quality systems, and regulatory science.
Desired qualifications include a PhD in engineering or the physical sciences, or a BS/MS degree with relevant industry experience, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and education. A strong motivation to engage students in experiential learning and to mentor students and student teams is desirable. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual career families. To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV and teaching statement as a single PDF file to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, preference will be given to applications received prior to March 15, 2017.
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
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