ERM Announcements, June 1, 2023

Dear ERM members,

I am pleased to share the results of our ERM elections with you. Congratulations to James Huff who will be our new ERM Chair and to Bryce Hughes and Jessica Swenson who will be our new ERM Directors! A big thank you to Jay Pembridge and Cassandra McCall, who have served as Directors for the past two years.

We will also have other positions transitioning including our senior AFG Chair, Ana Rynearson and Catherine Berdanier and Benjamin Ahn, who have done a fantastic job managing yet another new system for ASEE 2023. Thank you each of you for your service to the Division! There are several other positions that may be reappointed as our new chair steps in, and we will have the opportunity to recognize all of our board members and volunteers at ASEE.

I also have the immense pleasure of congratulating our ERM Best Paper and Best Diversity Paper Award Winners. Thank you to our Committee Chairs Kirsten Davis and Dina Verdín as well as the other reviewers for their time in selecting these papers for awards.

ERM Best Paper Award

“Stigma of Mental Health Conditions within Engineering Culture and its Relation to Help-seeking Attitudes: Insights from the First Year of a Longitudinal Study” by Matilde Luz Sánchez-Peña, Anne Marguerite McAlister, Nichole Ramirez, Douglas B Samuel, Syed Ali Kamal, and Xinrui (Rose) Xu

ERM Best Diversity Paper Award

“In/authenticity in STEM Social Networks: How “Out” are LGBTQ Students with their Peers in STEM?” by Bryce Hughes and Sidrah MG Watson

Finally, our Directors have been working on some authorship guidelines and contribution statements that we will pilot next year in our call for papers. I will send out the proposed guidelines for comment sometime next week.

I’m looking forward to seeing folks at ASEE. Mark your calendars for these paper presentations and our business meeting. I’ll send out our consent agenda beforehand, so we can focus on updates from our PIC chair and celebrating our awardees.

All my best,


ERM Announcements for 6/1/2023

General Announcements 

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Final Call for Participation: Seeking Recent or Upcoming Engineering and Engineering Education PhD Graduates with Positive Mentoring Experiences
  2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Call for 2025/2026 Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) Hosts
  3. NEW OPPORTUNITY: NSF Ideas Lab for Personalized Learning in Engineering Education
  4. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: AAHHE Faculty Fellows Program – Application 6/5
  5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: REES abstracts now due June 7

Position Announcements 

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Researcher Position Available in STEM Education at Cal State LA
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Looking for part-time instructor work with far reach and high impact?
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Education Instructor in General Engineering

General Announcements


  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Final Call for Participation: Seeking Recent or Upcoming Engineering and Engineering Education PhD Graduates with Positive Mentoring Experiences


To help better understand and support women doctoral candidates in engineering disciplines, we are looking for research participants and their mentors for our study.

Specifically, we are looking to interview individuals who identify as women and have completed (or are about to complete) a doctoral dissertation in an engineering discipline about their mentoring experiences and strategies that helped them navigate their pathway through graduate school. Each interview participant will receive a $25 Amazon e-gift card for their time. The full details of this IRB-approved study are on the informed consent page on the first page of the interest survey below. 

If you would be interested in participating, please complete this short interest survey:

Please direct any questions you have about this study to Jennifer Brown at, and please pass on this call to anyone you know who might be interested.

  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Call for 2025/2026 Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) Hosts

We invite institutions to submit an expression of interest for hosting the Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2025/2026 by 15 July 2023.


The Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) is responsible for the biennial Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES), aimed at facilitating the dissemination of research and best practices throughout the global Engineering Education Research community. More details about REES and the REEN Governing Board may be found at our website. Our next REES will be in India in January 2024. Previous events have been held in Hawaii (USA), Davos (Switzerland, 2008), Palm Cove (Australia, 2009), Madrid (Spain, 2011), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, 2013), Dublin (Ireland, 2015), Bogota (Columbia, 2017), Cape Town (South Africa, 2019) and Perth (Australia, 2021), the last of which was our first hybrid event.

This call is for the REES that will be held in 2025 or 2026 depending on the time of year that suits the chosen destination. We invite interested institutions to submit an Expression of Interest (see below) to host this conference. Interested institutions will then be contacted for further discussions and if suitable, asked to submit a detailed application. Please refer to the Guidelines and General Requirements for potential hosts at the end of this document when preparing the expression of interest.

The Expression of Interest, to be submitted via email by 15 July 2023 should include:

  • The proposed host institution’s name and location
  • Proposed dates for REES
  • Expression of commitment to, and experience in engineering education research, including why the institution would like to host the conference
  • Contact person for further discussions
  • Any innovations or special features proposed for the conference (if applicable)
  • An indication of the level of support from academia, industry, professional, and communityorganizations
  • Details of the proposed venue if available
  • Any additional information that the proposed host believes will support their expression of interest.

Expressions of interest to host the 2025/2026 REES should be emailed to the REEN Chair, Teresa Hattingh (

The closing date for expressions of interest is: 15 July 2023. Once the closing date has passed, we will contact shortlisted hosts with the next steps.

For more information, please visit our website at

For general enquiries, please contact: Teresa Hattingh (

  1. NEW OPPORTUNITY: NSF Ideas Lab for Personalized Learning in Engineering Education

The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation announced plans to employ an Ideas Lab to stimulate interdisciplinary research into emerging technologies for Personalized Learning in Engineering Education We anticipate bringing together expertise in engineering education, learning science, sensing, machine learning, and neuroscience.

  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: AAHHE Faculty Fellows Program – Application 6/5


The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) invites nominations for its 2023-2024 AAHHE Faculty Fellowship Program (FFP). The AAHHE FFP is a six-month program with a primary goal to prepare Latina/o/x new faculty who are beyond their first year on the tenure-track for successful careers in academia and beyond and to increase the number of tenured and promoted Latina/o/x faculty.

The AAHHE FFP aims to a) provide strategies to assist tenure-track faculty in achieving their scholarly and career goals, b) build community and network with other Latina/o/x faculty, and c) develop future leaders who are dedicated to uplifting their communities. The AAHHE FFP will run from late September 2023 to March 2024.

To be considered, applicants must: a) be a Latina/o/x faculty in a tenure-track position beyond year one by the start of the AAHHE FFP, and b) exhibit a track record of service and fem/mentoring to the Latina/o/x community.

How to Apply
For more information on how to apply for the AAHHE FFP, the selection process, program requirements, and important dates, please visit the program’s webpage.

Please contact us with any questions at:

Thank you,
Dr. Sarah L. Rodriguez,  Associate Professor, Virginia Tech

Dr. Ignacio Hernández, Associate Professor, Fresno State

  1. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: REES abstracts now due June 7


Plans for the 2024 Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) are going well! The conference will be January 4-6, 2024 at KLE Technological University, Hubballi, Karnataka, India. You may review details related to travel at the REES2024 website: (see the tab across the top of the website).

Please note, the conference team is extending the abstract submission deadline by 2 weeks to June 7th midnight GMT. The team does not expect to make any further extensions.

Position Announcements


  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Researcher Position Available in STEM Education at Cal State LA


Cal State LA’s NSF-funded Eco-STEM project seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education to support Eco-STEM’s research-based work to transform STEM education using an asset-based ecosystem model. Specifically, the Eco-STEM project focuses on shifting the metaphor in STEM education by using the ecosystem as a philosophical guide to promoting an organic and healthy environment that nurtures students, faculty, and staff to become individuals fulfilled professionally and personally. Our website is here:

We are looking for a positive, adventurous, and open-minded candidate to work on this transformative, high-impact project. The incumbent must demonstrate an interest or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Postdoctoral researcher responsibilities will include:

  • Work with the Eco-STEM team on the development and implementation of the Action Research Teaching Fellows Faculty Learning Community and the Department Chairs Learning Community, which focus on changing the mental models and promotes the transformations aimed by the project.
  • Work on the institutionalization of equitable and student-focused faculty development practices and procedures at Cal State LA.
  • Collaborate closely with the project team to design survey instruments, administer surveys, and clean and analyze data, utilizing a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Oversee communication and collaboration with survey administration sites so that data collection, analysis, IRB, etc. are set in place and research efforts are conducted both ethically and efficiently.
  • Collaborate with project team members to disseminate findings through peer-reviewed presentations, journal articles, and conference proceedings, as well as academic and practitioner conferences.

An earned doctorate in Engineering Education, Education, Social Sciences, Engineering or Computer Science or related field, from an accredited institution (or equivalent), is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may also be considered. For an appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of the appointment. We also require evidence of research experience in engineering or STEM education at the post-secondary level and evidence of relevant scholarly publications in Engineering Education or related fields.

The application is available here:

For questions about the position, please contact Gustavo Menezes at and/or Corin Bowen at

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Looking for part-time instructor work with far reach and high impact?



We are seeking instructors for a new CRA program called UR2PhD (, whose goal is to vastly increase the number of women students (particularly Black, Latina and Native women students) who have high-quality undergraduate research experiences and continue into PhD programs.

UR2PhD is a national, virtual program with three pillars: (1) early undergraduate research support and training, (2) graduate student mentor training, and (3) a bridge program to support students between their first research experience and application to a PhD program.

We are currently seeking two instructors for the undergraduate research support and training pillar:

  • Early Undergraduate Research Support and Training: Instructors will teach a 12-week virtual, synchronous research methods course and support program for new undergraduate researchers. The course will teach students about the foundations of research (e.g., reading a research paper, doing a literature review, identifying and communicating a research problem, etc.) as well as foster a network of support for these new undergraduate researchers. The curriculum is being developed this summer. All materials needed to teach the course will be provided to the instructors. We anticipate that instructors will be responsible for 30-40 students each.

Instructors will work closely with the UR2PhD leadership team (Christine Alvarado, Lori Pollock,

Monique Ross, and Kelly Shaw) who have experience developing and teaching similar programs.


  • Manage and teach all aspects of the course including leading synchronous sessions (likely 1 per week), assigning homework, engaging with students between sessions, and grading and providing feedback on assignments.
  • Coordinate between instructors, with the research mentors, and with the UR2PhD team.


  • Experience leading research with undergraduate students (required);
  • Experience teaching student-facing programs (required);
  • History of using identity inclusive instructional practices (required);
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills (required);
  • Experience teaching a similar course (preferred);
  • Experience working with programs designed to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in computing (preferred);


The course is tentatively scheduled for September 18-December 8, but these dates are subject to change slightly. The instructor should be available to begin working with the UR2PhD team in late August, 2023.



Instructors for the undergraduate research methods course will each be given a $12K stipend for their work.


To Apply:

Please upload a cover letter and your CV to this Google form:

Applicants who apply by June 21 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.



Please contact with any questions.

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Education Instructor in General Engineering


The Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for Instructor in General Engineering. Applications are invited from individuals dedicated to undergraduate teaching and student engagement. We are particularly interested in a candidate with experience in teaching courses in engineering application of software tools (including CAD, computational programming, and/or data acquisition) and/or experience in teaching problem solving, design, and professionalism at the undergraduate level. Our instructor will work closely in a diverse teaching team environment and have an openness to interactive and inclusive pedagogies.

The opening is for one non-tenure track restricted faculty position at the rank of Instructor. Responsibilities will include teaching of up to 12 credit hours per semester in general engineering. Opportunities for supplemental summer and winter teaching assignments are possible.

Required Qualifications

The academic qualification required for this position is an M.S. in an engineering or related field. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach engineering courses at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

Further graduate study and/or relevant industry experience will be beneficial, as will experience with engineering software and CAD programs typically used in first-year engineering programs such as MATLAB, Inventor, and Solidworks.

For more information please contact Tiffany Cunningham at

More information about the position can be found here: