Dear ERM members,
Happy December! We woke up to a couple of inches of snow here in central Pennsylvania. I’m not sure I’m quite ready for winter, but it’s definitely on its way here in the northeast!
Thank you to those members who voted for the changes to the bylaws. I wanted to share the results with you here.
For the first vote, which was to change the bylaws to avoid gender binary language, we had 169 members vote. Of these, 162 voted for this change, 5 voted against the change, and 2 abstained.
For the second vote, which was to change the process on how dues amounts could be changed, we had 170 members vote. Of these 149 voted for this change, 15 voted against the change, and 6 abstained.
Based on these numbers, both changes to the bylaws have been passed. However, I did want to thank those members who e-mailed me with concerns about the proposed changes. I will be sharing this feedback with the executive board to determine next actions.
I hope all of you in the United States had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
ERM Announcements for 12/1
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: Networking Opportunity for Mid-Career Female Faculty and Supporting Administrators
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 Institute on Project-Based Learning
NSF ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Undergraduate Research Experience on the Internet of Things (IoT), University of Central Florida
APPLICATIONS OPEN: PhD Program in Engineering and Computing Education at Florida International University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple open-rank positions available in engineering and computing education at Florida International University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education at Florida International University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Openings, Volgenaur School of Engineering, George Mason University
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Water Resources Engineering at The Citadel
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Position at University of Colorado Boulder
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-track position in electrical and computer engineering at Bucknell University
1. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY: Networking Opportunity for Mid-Career Female Faculty and Supporting Administrators
“Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development (ASCEND)” is an NSF-funded project focused on improving gender equity in STEM fields through the formation of inter-institutional peer mentoring networks for administrators and mid-career women at primarily undergraduate institutions. Interested participants (start date summer/fall 2020) should visit http://www.wou.edu/ascend/.
We welcome applications from two separate groups: administrators in any field and mid-career women STEM faculty in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology at primarily undergraduate institutions (public, private, rural, urban, HBCU and military institutions) located within one of the three designated US regions (Midwestern: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio; Southeastern: Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia; or Western: Northern California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington). Underrepresented faculty from diverse communities are strongly encouraged to apply. You can link to our online application at http://www.wou.edu/ascend/services/. The application deadline is Monday, December 2, 2019. Please contact Dr. Mary Katherine Watson (email@example.com) or Dr. Sarah Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2020 Institute on Project-Based Learning
The 2020 Institute on Project-Based Learning (PBL), https://wp.wpi.edu/projectbasedlearning/2020-institute/, will be held June 16-19, 2020, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Institute has been offered annually since 2015, and draws on 50 years of experience with project-based undergraduate engineering education.
This 2.5-day intensive workshop brings together teams of five or more faculty and administrators from colleges and universities 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 experts, and collaborative teamwork. Each team works with a dedicated faculty coach to develop a campus action plan. Participants come to the Institute with a specific goal or project they would like to advance and leave with an enhanced understanding of PBL and a tailored plan to advance work on their own campuses as well as materials and examples. 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 – public and private, large and small, from community colleges to research universities – who are interested advancing project-based learning in their courses and programs.
Application Guidelines: Institute applicants should propose a goal or a specific project they want to pursue. Applications are due February 14, 2020, and 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 https://wp.wpi.edu/projectbasedlearning/2020-institute/apply/application-form/ or contact email@example.com.
3. NSF ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
The 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held March 31 – April 2, 2020, in Arlington, VA, just outside of Washington, DC. The proposal writing workshop aims to provide junior faculty who plan to submit a CAREER Award proposal to a program in the NSF’s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) with a CAREER proposal review experience and a forum in which they can interact with NSF Program Directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees.
Attendees of the 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will benefit from:
• Six mock proposal reviews by panels
• Plenaries from engineering leaders
• Focus sessions on time management and effective proposal writing
• Guidance on the integration of education and research
• Networking opportunities and industry-focused discussions
• Interaction across disciplines and engineering schools nationwide
All activities for the 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Workshop participation is limited to 300 participants. Participants will be selected from those who submit completed applications. Applications will open in November 2019 and close on January 6, 2020. Visit https://nsfengcareerworkshop.ccny.cuny.edu for details.
4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Undergraduate Research Experience on the Internet of Things (IoT), University of Central Florida
The Computer Science Department at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) will hold an 8‐ week, 2020 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 IoT technologies, which extends the connected nature of computing devices to objects of the physical world. The REU students will join well‐established research groups under the close supervision of faculty with expertise in various IoT research areas such as smart cities, smart healthcare, and smart grids. Many of the research topics will require the students to utilize state-of-the- art techniques of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics.
REU program dates: May 18, 2020 ‐ July 10, 2020.
Application deadline: February 16, 2020.
Eligibility requirements: Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduates. Majors: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Minimum overall GPA 2.7. Program Benefits: $4,800 stipend, travel allowance, UCF on-campus housing, daily meal allowance. 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
5. APPLICATIONS OPEN: PhD Program in Engineering and Computing Education at Florida International University
Florida International University, the fourth largest public university in the United States and a majority-minority R1 research university, is launching a PhD in Engineering and Computing Education in Fall 2020. Researchers in engineering and computing education research engage in projects to understand how people learn within these fields and how we can improve the design of educational experiences for all interested learners. FIU’s PhD program seeks to prepare students to not only conduct and direct research in engineering and/or computing education, but also to be leaders in a diverse set of professional trajectories both inside and outside an academic setting.
This PhD will be offered in collaboration with the FIU STEM Transformation Institute, and will include a set of core courses, technical electives, other graduate course electives, and an independent education research dissertation. Our faculty focus on a variety of research areas in K-12, higher education, and the engineering workplace, with specialties in diversity, inclusion and equity research as well as faculty development, engineering design, and entrepreneurship. Tuition and stipend funding are available. To learn more about this new program, check out our website: http://succeed.fiu.edu and reach out to our faculty. Ready to apply? Applications are due January 15th, 2020. See more here: http://engineeringcas.liaisoncas.org/apply/
6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple open-rank positions available in engineering and computing education at Florida International University
Florida International University (FIU) invites applications and nominations for open-rank faculty in the newly formed school dedicated to engineering and computing education. This new unit (https://succeed.fiu.edu/), which is part of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing and collaborates closely with the university’s STEM Transformation Institute, has created the first engineering and computing education program at a minority-serving institution. The School houses two degree programs: a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education.
Florida International University (FIU) is the fourth largest public university in the United States, and is a majority-minority R1 research university. FIU has a vibrant STEM education research group, and there are also ample education research opportunities afforded in Dade and Broward counties which host the nation’s largest and 4th largest state colleges and two of the largest public school districts.
We are seeking faculty at all levels as we continue to grow our community. More information and link to FIU job site containing the official position description and application: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=519932. Please feel free to contact Laird Kramer (email@example.com) or Mark Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have interest, and/or to spread the word to colleagues in other engineering and computing education disciplines.
7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education at Florida International University
Florida International University (FIU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Founding Director of the newly formed school dedicated to engineering and computing education. This new unit (https://succeed.fiu.edu/), which is part of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing and collaborates closely with the university’s STEM Transformation Institute, has created the first engineering and computing education program at a minority-serving institution. The School houses two degree programs: a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education. Over the past two years, SUCCEED has begun to build collaborations within the College of Engineering and Computing and pursue research and education projects in alignment with the School’s mission to serve a diverse student population locally and globally.
We are seeking a Founding Director to support the growth of our community and programs. The Founding Director, who will report to the Dean of the College, will have a unique opportunity to lead and collaborate with SUCCEED’s faculty, staff, and students to craft and execute a vision for this newly formed school. FIU has a vibrant research environment, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, a strong record of engagement with community partners, and a trajectory for continued growth. Successful candidates for the Founding Director position must have outstanding credentials in engineering or computing education research and teaching along with a commitment to facilitating the growth of SUCCEED in alignment with its values of diversity, inclusion and equity. The candidate will provide strategic and academic leadership in education, mentorship of junior faculty and graduate students, cross-disciplinary research and collaboration, service, and engagement activities. As the Director of SUCCEED, candidates will also manage academic, administrative, budget and personnel decisions.
More information and link to FIU job site containing the official position description and application: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=519932. Please feel free to contact Laird Kramer (email@example.com) or Mark Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have interest, and/or to spread the word to colleagues in other engineering and computing education disciplines.
8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Openings, Volgenaur School of Engineering, George Mason University
George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering has multiple faculty openings in Computer Science (CS) and Information Sciences & Technology (IST) and welcomes applications from those working in the areas of Computing and Engineering Education, and Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining.
Please see the job listings here:
Feel free to contact me if you have questions: Aditya Johri, email@example.com
9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Water Resources Engineering at The Citadel
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, housed within the School of Engineering. Minimum qualifications for a tenure track faculty position include an earned PhD in Civil Engineering, or related fields. Successful candidates will demonstrate: a potential and interest in undergraduate education, as well as graduate education; interest in engaging students in meaningful undergraduate research; strong potential for, and commitment to, student academic advising; support for our Department’s nationally recognized student enrichment activities; and personal dedication to ongoing professional development in civil engineering and engineering education. Professional engineering registration and associated certifications, or potential for, and strong commitment towards obtaining these vital distinctions, should be demonstrated. A successful candidate must be an effective communicator and be able to serve as a role model for students in the Corps of Cadets and other undergraduate and graduate students in our day and evening academic programs. The full position announcement is available online: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/743/cw/en-us/job/495795/assistant-professor-department-of-civil-and-environmental-engineering
10. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Position at University of Colorado Boulder
Apply for a full-time postdoctoral level position to lead an innovative approach to teaching evaluation across a variety of departments at the University of Colorado Boulder. The ideal candidate will have some engineering or engineering education experience, but we are open to those with other STEM discipline/education experience. The Teaching Quality Framework project takes a systematic and research-based approach to transformation in education, particularly focusing on the deployment of scholarly evaluation tools and processes we use in teaching evaluation. It is part of a broader effort that seeks to improve undergraduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), through collective learning and cultural change at the departmental and institutional levels, that is being coordinated through our Center for STEM Learning (CSL). Sixteen departments / units across three colleges are currently engaged in this process and the project is expanding to work with all departments in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS). This position will largely be focused on programmatic efforts (e.g., facilitating working groups within CEAS departments), with some opportunities for dissemination through research and publication.
Don’t hesitate to contact Noah Finkelstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah Andrews (email@example.com) with any questions
11. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Tenure-track position in electrical and computer engineering at Bucknell University
If you value creating meaningful learning opportunities for undergraduate students, are seeking to achieve impact through your scholarship, and would like to foster the intellectual growth and development of a diverse student body Bucknell has two open tenure-track positions! We are seeking faculty who broadly align with computer engineering and who can work collaboratively to help the electrical and computer engineering program grow in new directions. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, particularly engineering. Bucknell is a private, liberal arts institution located in central Pennsylvania within an easy drive of many major urban areas. Please apply at: https://jobs.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/496365/. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org”
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