ERM Announcements, ASEE 2019 Annual Conference

As you get ready for ASEE, some ERM sessions, meetings and events to keep in mind:

Sunday Workshops:

ERM has three workshops on Sunday from 9:00-12:00:

U212T·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Emotions in Engineering Formation – Constructing a Research Agenda (Room 3 – Sponsor Tech Room, Tampa Convention Center)

Session Description: Free ticketed event
Emotions are ubiquitous in social and learning processes in engineering education. They might bolster or inhibit the cognitive engagement of a student who is learning to perform nodal analysis in a circuits course. Emotions are also at the center of an interaction where a student might feel marginalized in a project team, motivating the behaviors of both the student who is marginalized and the students who are marginalizing. More generally, although emotional constructs undergird many focal points of engineering education research (e.g., identity, marginalization, conceptual change), they are (see full description for more details)

Speakers: Dr. James L. Huff, Dr. Amy Summerville, Dr. Nicola W. Sochacka, Dr. Joachim Walther

U214·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Applying Research on Effective Learning to Designing Courses and Other Learning Opportunities (Room 35, Tampa Convention Center)

Session Description: Free ticketed event
Students entering an engineering program will have to learn a tremendous amount of new knowledge and skills to succeed. However, students’ ideas about how to learn effectively typically differ considerably from the growing research on effective learning. For example, research has shown that it is far more effective for students to read through a section of text and then work to recall what they learn from the text rather than to highlight the text while reading, take notes on the text while reading, or reread the text. The workshop invites participants to explore the research on learning and cons (see full description for more details)

Speakers: Dr. Sarah E Zappe, Dr. Jeffrey E. Froyd, Dr. Daria A Kotys-Schwartz

U214B·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: Teaching Metacognition – Helping Students Own and Improve Their Learning (Room 34, Tampa Convention Center)

Session Description Free ticketed event
Metacognition is often used as a nebulous term referring to “thinking about thinking,” but this description obscures its function and utility in learning. Broadly, but more specifically, metacognition involves our knowledge and regulation of our thinking processes. While everyone is metacognitively active to one degree or another, we all have room to grow and benefit from improving our metacognitive skills. In particular, many students persist in predominantly using surface approaches to learning, such as rehearsal and memorization, but could benefit greatly from more elaborative and organization (see full description for more details)

Speakers: Dr. Patrick Cunningham, Dr. Holly M Matusovich, Sarah Anne Blackowski, Dr. Rachel McCord, Dr. Cheryl Carrico P.E.

Networking Events:

U674·ASEE Division Mixer Sponsored by University of Florida & University of South Florida

Sun. June 16, 2019 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Grand Ballroom , Tampa Convention Center

Session Description: One of our most popular events. Mix and Mingle with your friends and colleagues at the ASEE Division Mixer, a special event where the different divisions showcase what they do.

T114E·Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Breakfast with Champions

Social · Educational Research and Methods Division

Tue. June 18, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Grand Salon J , Tampa Marriott Waterside – HQ Hotel

Session Description: Free ticketed event
Calling all champions of engineering education! Come join other new members of ERM to meet one another and more established members. This event is BYOB—bring your own breakfast.

T474·EER&I Networking Session: Connecting and Expanding the Engineering Education Research & Innovation (EER&I) Communities

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Meeting Room 1, Tampa Marriott Waterside.
Session Description: Our principal aim is to provide an opportunity for colleagues with established engineering education research & innovation programs to network with one another, and to provide guidance to colleagues who are considering establishing engineering education research & innovation centers and PhD programs. We will provide a brief program with a reflection on ten years of the EER&I Networking session; a Dean’s (Lance Perez, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Head’s (Monica Cox, The Ohio State University) perspective on starting an engineering education department; a perspective from Jenni Case, Head, Department of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech; and an update on the NSF-funded EER Impact study. The majority of the session will be an opportunity to meet and talk with your colleagues.

Distinguished Lectures:

W214·DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: “Come Get your People!” Breaking Silences about Equity in Engineering Education Research

(Sponsored by ERM)

Wed. June 19, 2019 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Room 15, Tampa Convention Center

Session Description: To understand the persisting gender and race disparities found in bodies of engineering students and professional engineers, engineering education equity researchers have mostly drawn on theories and methods of psychology. But increasingly, and from necessity, they are now engaging theories coming from the humanities and cultural studies. These include gender, race, and class theories, and less commonly, queer, crip, and intersectionality theories. Such disciplinary boundary crossing between engineering education and cultural studies research provides a rich opportunity to rethink the directions (see full description in program)

Speaker: Dr. Alice Pawley

W292·DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Alternate-Universe ASEE: An Engineering Education Conference Session from a World Where the Majority of Engineers Are Deaf

(Sponsored by ERM and many other divisions)

Wed. June 19, 2019 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Room 21, Tampa Convention Center

Session Description: Via the medium of interactive theater, experience a culturally deaf engineering education space conducted primarily in American Sign Language (ASL). What might engineering look like if deafness and signing were the norm – i.e., what different insights or approaches might deaf engineers have taken in developing it as a field? What would it be like if hearing/speech was an exception to be “accommodated” in engineering classrooms built for visual communication? Participants will experience firsthand how cultural assumptions, communication mediation, and other factors impact the conference for them (see full description in program)

Speakers: Mel Chua, Mr. Ian Smith

Business and other Committee Meetings:

M314A·FIE Steering Committee: Open Session

Mon. June 17, 2019 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Meeting Room 3 , Tampa Marriott Waterside – HQ Hotel

M414B·FIE Steering CommIttee: Executive Session; ERM Board Meeting

Mon. June 17, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Meeting Room 3 , Tampa Marriott Waterside – HQ Hotel

M514B·FIE Planning Committee Meeting

Mon. June 17, 2019 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Meeting Room 3 , Tampa Marriott Waterside – HQ Hotel

M504B·2019 ASEE Interdivisional Town Hall Meeting

Mon. June 17, 2019 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM

Grand Ballroom A, Tampa Convention Center

T614· ERM Business Meeting

Tue. June 18, 2019 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Grand Salon H , Tampa Marriott Waterside – HQ Hotel


ASEE 2018 Brouhaha Tickets on Sale- Join us for the ASEE ERM Brouhaha—our annual social gathering where you can catch up with old friends, make new connections, and celebrate with our Best Paper and Apprentice Faculty Grant award winners. Our Brouhaha will be on Tuesday, June 18th, 7-9pm at the Coral Reef Exhibit in The Florida Aquarium. Located within walking distance of the Convention Center, come experience some of Florida’s ecosystem while getting a taste of some local Tampa cuisine. Tickets are $75 if purchased in advance, and $85 at the door. We would appreciate early registrations, so that we can provide the caterer with accurate attendance information. Please note any dietary restrictions/preferences during your online registration. Please contact Jay Pembridge,, if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Brouhaha!