ERM Announcements, April 15, 2023

Dear ERM members,

I hope each of you are well! I’ve got a few key things upcoming for the Division that I’ve highlighted below.

Last call for nominations or self-nominations for ERM Chair or Director! Please send any nominations to Nathaniel Hunsu by tomorrow (4/18;

Please also join me in congratulating our ASEE ERM Apprentice Faculty Grantees for 2023. This award encourages and honors promising emerging engineering education scholars who have the potential for substantial contributions to the community. We received 13 really strong AFG applications this year. We are excited to announce the Apprentice Faculty Grant Award winners:

  • Dayoung Kim, Virginia Tech
  • Robert Loweth, Purdue University
  • Sindia M. Rivera-Jiménez, University of Florida
  • Li Tan, Arizona State University

We will recognize our winners to the community during the ERM Business Meeting and the Annual Community Celebration and Awards Reception at this year’s ASEE conference as well as a separate session that past awardees and their mentors are encouraged to attend. A special thank you to our Chairs, Ana Rynearson and Aaron Johnson, for leading this effort. We’d also like to thank our reviewers—you know who you are!

All my best,


ERM Announcements for 4/15/2023

General Announcements 

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2023 PEER Collaborative National Workshop and Unconference
  2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Call for Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Education
  3. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Curriculum Developers and Institutional Partners
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Seeking participants for Co-design Workshops
  5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Seeking Potential RIEF Grant Mentors for ASEE Workshop
  6. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Biomedical Engineering Education, Special Call for Papers on Graduate Education in Biomedical Engineering
  7. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2024 Research in Engineering Education Symposium
  8. NOTICE OF NEW PROCESSES: Two New Processes for JEE


Position Announcements 

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Engineering Education Postdoc Position at Arizona State University
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Lecturer in Engineering Fundamentals, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

General Announcements


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2023 PEER Collaborative National Workshop and Unconference


Save the Date: Wednesday, June 28 (dinner) and Thursday, June 29 (unconference day), 2023

Are you a faculty (new hire, pre-tenure, mid-career tenured faculty), postdoc, or staff member who is primarily evaluated on your engineering education work? The PEER Collaborative is a growing community of people in similar situations who mentor and support each other in their engineering education research positions.

Each year, academic members who are primarily evaluated on engineering education research have been meeting to talk through our needs together in our emerging research-based discipline of engineering education. There are too few senior faculty with expertise in engineering education research, and those colleagues are either too sought after or otherwise engaged to be able to spend much time with early career faculty. An annual workshop and unconference hosted immediately after ASEE has helped us to meet our own needs through peer and near-peer mentoring. The goals of the workshop are to 1. develop, support, and augment networks and working relationships and 2. support and be supported by peers near your same career level on different aspects of work and personal life.

Please join us for this year’s dinner and unconference!

Tentative PEER 2023 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:00 pm: Dinner (at nearby restaurant)
  • Thursday, 9:00am-5:00 pm: Unconference (with lunch break)

Come to as many or as few events as you are able. Location is TBD but near the Baltimore Conference Center.

Please register at our website: Please direct any questions to Corey Bowen at


  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Call for Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Education


Application Submission Deadline: 28 April 2023

The IEEE Education Society (EdSoc) invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EiC) for  the  IEEE  Transaction  on  Transactions  on  Education (IEEE ToE). This is an online publication, comprising of 6 issues per year, covering the scope of Education within the fields of interest of the IEEE. Full ToE Aims & Scope are available here.

The EiC of IEEE-ToE serves either a three-year term (1 June 2023 to 31 June 2026), renewable once, or a five-year term (1 June 2023 to 31 May 2028), non- renewable. The applicant must be an IEEE member in good standing (in the grade of Life Member/Member or above), and a member of the IEEE Education Society.


Applications must be submitted onor beforeFriday, 28 April 2023.


Information about submitting an application and a full list of position responsibilities can be found below.

About the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE-ToE


  • The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Managing the day-to-day operations of IEEE ToE through Manuscript Central;
  • Identifying and appointing editorial board members (Associate Editors); Selecting competent manuscript reviewers, with the help of editorial board members, and managing timely reviews of manuscripts;
  • Monitoring of quality (the Impact Factor) and timeliness of the publication; Identification of areas that require strengthening, and cooperation with the Society to achieve that goal;
  • Actively soliciting high-quality manuscripts from potential  authors  and, with support from publication staff, and helping these authors get their manuscripts published;
  • Managing special-issue proposals and manuscripts in specific areas; and, Resolving conflicts or problems as necessary
  • Additional responsibilities can be found in Section 2.4 of the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual.


Applicants for Editor-in-Chief of IEEE-ToE


Applicants for the EiC of IEEE ToE position should have strong, relevant experience in roles such as author, reviewer, associate editor, or EiC for a similar journal(s). Key qualities of successful IEEE ToE EiC are:

  1. the ability to understand the needs of the engineering education research community;
  2. the possession of the requisite administrative skills needed to manage the editorial cycle in a timely fashion;
  3. the ability to attract respected experts to his/her editorial board and,
  4. written and oral proficiency in English.

Application packages are invited (max. nine pages), structured as follows:

  1. Relevant personal data (i.e., name, IEEE number, IEEE grade, telephone number, email address and, if employed, a letter from the applicant’s employer indicating support for the EiC activity);
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) of the applicant. The vitae should be supported by  a list of significant contributions in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, a statement that indicates the level of reviewing services the applicant has provided to relevant publications, and a statement that defines any administrative work the applicant may have executed for an IEEE (or other) publications;
  3. Names and contact information of three (3) people who can comment on the applicant’s capability/qualifications to become our Editor-in-Chief;
  4. A statement that provides a concise vision and goals for enhancing the quality (e.g., the Impact Factor), visibility, and reputation of the journal;
  5. Any other material that would further support the application (one-page maximum included in the nine-page maximum for the nomination package).

Applications should be submitted on, or before, 28 April 2023 to IEEE EdSoc Operations Manager, Margaret Raabe  ( and John Mitchell (, the current Editor-in-Chief. Any questions may be directed to either Arnold Pears (, IEEE EdSoc Vice President for Publications or John Mitchell (, the current Editor-in-Chief.

  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:Curriculum Developers and Institutional Partners

Computing Research Association Receives $5M Grant for UR2PhD: an undergraduate research to PhD national mentoring program. The new UR2PhD (Undergraduate Research to PhD, pronounced “you are 2 PhD”) program is being led by four amazing faculty who have extensive experience in developing large scale programs: Christine Alvarado (University of California, San Diego), Lori Pollock (University of Delaware), Monique Ross (The Ohio State University), and Kelly Shaw (Williams College).

UR2PhD is currently seeking:

1) curriculum developers to develop (1) a national virtual undergraduate research methods course and support program and (2) a national virtual program that will train graduate students to mentor undergraduate research.  See this LINK for more information. Curriculum Developers will each be given a $10K stipend for their work. Please share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested (especially anyone who teaches an undergraduate research methods course or does graduate research mentoring). Applicants who apply by March 31 will be given full consideration.

2) institutional partners who would like support to grow the number of women and other gender-marginalized computing students who participate in undergraduate research and continue on to PhD programs. See this LINK for more information, including all the support that would be provided. For example, a local coordinator would receive $2K stipend to help manage and organize undergraduate research activities at their institution. Participation in the program would begin during the 2023-2024 academic year, with the graduate student mentor training beginning in late August and the undergraduate research methods course and support program beginning in September.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 15.  We hope you will consider applying.

Thanks for helping CRA launch this program toward success!

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:Seeking participants for Co-design Workshops


Seattle University’s NSF RED (IUSE/PFE:RED: Revolutionizing Engineering Education through Industry Immersion and a Focus on Identity1) team is looking for participants to co-design a toolkit for collaboratively changing departments.

We invite you to participate in one or all of a three-session engagement where you will have meaningful opportunities to shape the toolkit by contributing to the overall vision/value statement of the toolkit, the framing of the resources going into the toolkit, the organization of the toolkit and the delivery mechanism.

Participants will be paid $450 per session.  Those participating in all three sessions will be paid $1,350.  Participants who adapt any of the tools and share those adaptations with the PIs by August 2023 may be awarded an additional $1,000.

The workshops will be held on Zoom on the dates below.  All sessions will be between 1.5 to 2 hours.

  1. Tuesday April 25 at 1 pm PDT (4 p EDT)
  2. Wednesday May 24 at 12 pm PDT (3 p EDT)
  3. Tuesday June 14 at 10 am PDT (1 p EDT)

Signup for the three sessions at

Meeting links will be sent 24 hours in advance.

Thank you,


1Award Abstract #1730354, “IUSE/PFE:RED: Revolutionizing Engineering Education through Industry Immersion and a Focus on Identity,” Washington DC: National Science Foundation, [Online]. Available: [Accessed February 22, 2023]

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Seeking Potential RIEF Grant Mentors for ASEE Workshop


Seeking engineering education researchers who are interested in mentoring on an NSF RIEF grant! Join us at ASEE 2023 for a 1-hour networking event on Sun, June 25 from 2:30-3:30pm ET. Learn more about this event and ask questions at our website, and sign up here!

  1. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Biomedical Engineering Education, Special Call for Papers on Graduate Education in Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical Engineering Education announces a special call for papers focused on graduate education in biomedical engineering. Graduate education is broadly defined as formal education, such as masters and doctoral programs, and also broader topics that surround graduate or postdoctoral training. Examples may include graduate curricular elements, graduate program types, graduate professional and psychosocial support programs, admissions and promotion criteria, career placements, bridge programs or lifelong learning programs for alumni, mentoring programs, programs that develop graduate diversity, inclusion, and equity culture, extracurricular activities, and research or professional development training programs. All papers types are welcome: . Questions –

  1. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2024 Research in Engineering Education Symposium


4-6 January 2024

The biennial Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) is the signature event of the Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) that provides a forum to share, discuss, disseminate, and propagate high-quality research and best practices through the Global Engineering Education Research community. The 10th edition of the conference, REES 2024, will be held on 4-6 January 2024 in face-to-face mode. It is being jointly hosted by KLE Technological University (KLE Tech) and Indo-Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) at KLE Tech, B. V. Bhoomaraddi Campus, Vidyanagar, Hubballi, Karnataka, India (580031).

The emergence of India as an important player in the global scenario and the implementation of the National Education Policy in India make it apt to choose the theme of REES 2024 as “Connecting Research-Policy-Practice for Transforming Engineering Education”. The conference aspires to galvanise the efforts of leaders, academia, policy, regulatory and monitoring agencies in engineering education worldwide to contribute and nurture the engineering education research ecosystem. In line with this aspiration, we are delighted to invite submissions of papers and workshop proposals.

  • The conference will be held in face-to-face mode only.
  • Themed clusters of papers will be presented in 90-minute sessions, including a 3-minute recording for each paper followed by a discussion on all papers in the session.
  • Workshops will be held face-to-face at KLE Tech for a duration of 90 minutes.
  • We invite you to submit abstracts/ workshop expressions of interest. Refer to the website for the templates

Important Deadlines


Call for Abstracts                              –          12th April 2023

Deadline for Abstract Submission      –          25th May 2023

Abstract Acceptance Notification       –          25th June 2023

Full Paper Submission Deadline         –          25th August 2023

Full Paper Acceptance Notification    –          10th October 2023

Final Paper Submission Deadline       –          10th November 2023


Deadline for workshop Submission    –         15th June 2023

Deadline for workshop Acceptance    –         15th  July 2023

Accepted papers and workshops will be presented/facilitated at the conference by registered participants. The conference proceedings will be Scopus indexed and available at

Authors must follow the templates available on the conference website.

Submission of abstracts will be via easychair only.

Refer to the website for submitting the Abstracts and Workshop Expression of Interest.

Contact Us for More Information

  1. NOTICE OF NEW PROCESSES: Two New Processes for JEE


The Journal of Engineering Education has two new processes to share with the engineering education research community as you consider potential outlets for your research, outlined below and here: Please share widely with your collaborators!

  1. In an effort to increase access to JEE for authors, administrative fees and page charges will no longer be charged to publish in JEE. We hope this reduction in cost will encourage scholars from around the world and from a variety of institutional contexts to consider JEE as an outlet for their work. Wiley will continue to provide the option to publish articles open access for a fee—many institutions have agreements with Wiley to publish open access with a discount.  ASEE members will continue to receive a discount for that open access option .
  2. In our efforts to find efficiencies in the submission-to-publication process, we are eliminating one step in JEE’s process. Authors of accepted papers have previously submitted penultimate versions to a JEE copyeditor prior to Wiley’s final proofing services. Accepted manuscripts will now be sent directly to Wiley for final proofing. We hope this shift will reduce the overall time to publication—this change also allowed us to remove administrative fees and page charges.

If you have any questions at all or any feedback or suggestions for the Journal of Engineering Education, please feel free to contact Co-Editors-in-Chief Joyce Main ( or David Knight (

Position Announcements


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Engineering Education Postdoc Position at Arizona State University


Arizona State University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate for research on multiple projects relating to graduate students in engineering programs. This position is partially funded via an NSF grant that focuses on graduate student development and the implementation of early informational interventions for their long-term success. This position is housed at ASU and coordinates efforts at UT Dallas, Virginia Tech, Rowan University, and other project institutions as needed. Key responsibilities will involve conducting literature reviews, developing survey instruments and interview protocols; identifying existing validated scales; drafting, piloting, and refining data collection instruments; and both virtual and on-site data collection. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also engage in the development of journal articles as well as other dissemination efforts. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also work with the lead faculty member to develop presentations and/or reports to the project’s funding agency. The postdoctoral researcher will also engage in professional development activities as outlined in the NSF postdoctoral mentoring plan.

Review of the applications will begin on April 15, 2023, and applications are welcome until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. Duration is one year and non-renewable.

The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.”  The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

Applicants who have questions related to the research project are welcome to contact Dr. Mayra Artiles

To apply:

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Lecturer in Engineering Fundamentals, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


We are looking for a passionate educational innovator to join our Engineering Fundamentals team in Fall 2023 in the Tickle College of Engineering! If you have a passion for first year engineering education and innovative pedagogical techniques, please consider applying to our Lecturer position. To apply, please submit your application here:

Please contact Rachel Ellestad ( with questions.