ERM announcements, December 2, 2019

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!

Sarah

 

ERM Announcements for 12/1

General Announcements

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 Announcements

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

General Announcements

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 (mwatson9@citadel.edu) or Dr. Sarah Kirk (skirk@willamette.edu) 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 cpbl@wpi.edu.

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 turgut@cs.ucf.edu

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/

Position Announcements

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 (lkramer@fiu.edu) or Mark Weiss (weiss@fiu.edu) 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 (lkramer@fiu.edu) or Mark Weiss (weiss@fiu.edu) 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:

CS: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/46897

IST: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/47150

Feel free to contact me if you have questions: Aditya Johri, johri@gmu.edu

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.

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Research-Associate/21968

Don’t hesitate to contact Noah Finkelstein (noah.finkelstein@colorado.edu) or Sarah Andrews (sarah.andrews-1@colorado.edu) 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 alan.cheville@bucknell.edu”

To send an announcement to the ERM listserv, please prepare a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact info as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Be sure that the announcement includes the person to contact with questions. Email all of this information to Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu with [ERM Announcement] in the subject line to facilitate email sorting. Announcements will be sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month. Each set of announcements will be included in the announcements email twice. Announcements will also be recorded on the ERM website: http://erm.asee.org/

Nominations for National-Level ASEE Awards, November 22, 2019

ASEE recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of engineering educators with several national-level awards each year. The Education & Research Methods (ERM) Division currently has as a strategic goal to increase the number of ERM members who are nominated for and potentially win these awards. The nominations period for awards to be presented at the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition (June 21-24) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is now open through January 15, 2020. Please consider nominating a fellow ERM member who you think deserves recognition, or consider nominating yourself!!

The ASEE awards nomination form can be accessed by logging in at www.asee.org, clicking on “Award Nominations” and choosing “2020 ASEE Awards.” Brief synopses of the awards presented at ASEE 2020 are given below. More information can also be found at the ASEE awards webpage: https://www.asee.org/member-resources/awards/full-list-of-awards/national-awards/

The ERM Directors can assist with coordinating nominations, e.g., putting people who would like to nominate the same individuals in touch, helping recruit potential letter writers, or sharing lists of previous ERM award winners. Please feel free to help out if you plan to nominate a fellow ERM member or if you plan to self-nominate – we would love to help out with the process!

Lastly, we also encourage you to check out the awards being offered by specific divisions with ASEE here. The ERM Division itself makes several awards each year, including the ASEE ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant. More information is available on the ERM website.

Best wishes,

The ERM Director Team

Samantha Brunhaver, sbrunhav@asu.edu

Stephanie Cutler, slc5822@psu.edu

James Huff, jlhuff@harding.edu

Aditya Johri, johri@gmu.edu

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SECTION (AND NATIONAL) OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize an engineering or engineering technology educator for outstanding classroom performance, contributions to the scholarship of teaching, and ASEE participation.

· Eligibility: Teachers of any subject included in an ABET accredited engineering or engineering technology curriculum, including faculty teaching parallel courses at two-year or community colleges and those teaching humanities and social studies, mathematics, science, applied science and computing science.

· What to Submit: (1) ASEE awards nomination form, (2) bio (50 words max.), (3) documentation related to each of 16 award criteria (4 pages max.), (4) statement of teaching philosophy (500 words max.), (5) three letters of recommendation from current or past students, (6) three letters of recommendation from faculty, administration or industry peers, and (7) commitment to attend the ASEE Annual Conference if selected to receive award.

· How to Submit: ASEE members can submit nominations for Section Outstanding Teaching Award to their regional section leadership. Section leaders submit nominations for National Outstanding Teacher Award to ASEE HQ.

BENJAMIN GARVER LAMME AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize a distinguished engineering educator for contributions to teaching, research and technical literature, and the profession of engineering college administration.

· Eligibility: Current and former engineering administrators who have demonstrated improvement of engineering education through: (1) excellence in teaching, (2) research, books, or technical articles, (3) administration of engineering schools, (4) participation in the work of engineering or educational societies, and (5) achievements outside the field of teaching, such as in industry, consulting work, inventions, and government.

· What to Submit: ASEE awards nomination form

ASEE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION

· Purpose: To recognize individuals who have retired or near retirement and who have devoted their careers primarily to engineering education.

· Eligibility: Individuals who have demonstrated throughout their careers (1) excellence in teaching engineering and / or engineering technology courses, (2) mentorship of students beyond the classroom, (3) contributions to the understanding of teaching and learning through the conduct and publication of educational research, (4) demonstrated leadership through the administration of departments, schools or colleges of engineering or engineering technology, and / or (5) volunteer activity and leadership in education societies.

· What to Submit: ASEE awards nomination form

CHESTER F. CARLSON AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize an innovator who has made a significant contribution to engineering or engineering technology education.

· Eligibility: Individuals who have demonstrated: (1) creative innovation through a single significant contribution to engineering or engineering technology education, (2) recognition of and responsiveness to an educational need, (3) implementation of a concept carried forward with integrity, (4) external influence extending beyond the home institution, and (5) effectiveness in overcoming barriers and causing change.

· What to Submit: (1) ASEE awards nomination form, (2) curriculum vitae (1 page max.), (3) documentation related to award criteria (5 pages max.), and (4) five letters of recommendation.

ISADORE T. DAVIS AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence in collaboration or partnership between engineering or engineering technology education and industry.

· Eligibility: Nominees can be a faculty member, researcher, administrator, industry leader or employer, or organizational team. While the collaborative project being honored may have a large group of individuals associated with it, no more than two individuals will be selected to be honored in one year.

· What to Submit: (1) ASEE awards nomination form, and (2) curriculum vitae or bio. The accomplishments section should specify the nominee’s role in each collaboration between engineering and / or engineering technology education and industry (i.e., as an educator, as a researcher, as an administrator, as an industry leader or employer, or a combination). The ASEE member number or corporate membership number for each nominee should be listed as well.

CLEMENT J. FREUND AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize an individual in business, industry, government or education who has made a significant impact on cooperative education programs in engineering and engineering technology.

· Eligibility: Individuals whose professional duties and accomplishments have furthered cooperative education in ABET accredited engineering or engineering technology programs.

· What to Submit: ASEE awards nomination form.

DUPONT MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize an engineering or engineering technology educator with outstanding accomplishments in recruiting and retaining underrepresented students within graduate and undergraduate engineering and engineering technology programs.

· Eligibility: Individuals who demonstrate leadership in the conception, organization and operation of precollege and college activities designed to increase participation of underrepresented students in engineering or engineering technology.

· What to Submit: ASEE awards nomination form. The accomplishments section should include evidence of significant growth rates of underrepresented graduates during the years of the nominee’s influence, such as increases in enrollment and graduation rates of underrepresented students.

JOHN L. IMHOFF AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of industrial engineering education.

· Eligibility: Individuals who (1) are a current industrial engineering faculty member in an accredited institution, (2) have at least five years teaching experience in an engineering school, (3) have demonstrated excellence in teaching, (4) have demonstrated global cooperation and understanding through leadership and other initiatives, (5) are committed to the success of students in the classroom and in professional engineering student organizations, and (6) are a current ASEE member.

· What to Submit: ASEE awards nomination form.

SHARON KEILLOR AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize a woman engineering educator with an outstanding record in teaching engineering students and reasonable performance histories of research and service.

· Eligibility: Women who hold an earned doctoral degree in an engineering discipline or related field and who have at least five years of teaching experience in an engineering school.

· What to Submit: ASEE awards nomination form.

MERIAM/WILEY DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize excellence in the authorship of engineering textbooks.

· Eligibility: Individuals who have contributed to the advancement of technical and professional competence at the undergraduate or graduate level through the authorship of an engineering textbook still in its first edition and written within four years of the award deadline.

· What to Submit: (1) ASEE awards nomination form, and (2) examination copies of the book upon receipt of the names and addresses of each of the committee members. The name, address and telephone number of the publisher’s representative should be included in the nomination package.

NATIONAL ENGINEERING ECONOMY TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize an individual who has demonstrated classroom teaching excellence and teaching scholarship in engineering economy.

· Eligibility: Current or former full-time engineering teachers who have taught engineering economy courses in an ABET or CEAB accredited engineering or technology curriculum frequently for a substantial period of time. Nominees should also satisfy each of 9 criteria related to classroom performance and teaching scholarship.

· What to Submit: ASEE awards nomination form

ROBERT G. QUINN AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions in providing and promoting excellence in experimentation and laboratory instruction.

· Eligibility: ASEE faculty members who have made outstanding, sustained contributions to the teaching of laboratory or experimentation courses in engineering or engineering technology, and who have developed courses, course materials, facilities or equipment that exhibit innovation, relevance to the real world, experiential learning, and student motivation.

· What to Submit: ASEE awards nomination form.

WILLIAM ELGIN WICKENDEN AWARD

· Purpose: To recognize the author(s) of the best paper published in the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE), the scholarly research journal for ASEE.

· Eligibility: Authors of a refereed article published in JEE during the previous volume year.

· What to Submit: The selection is made by a committee composed of the journal’s associate editors and four members of the journal’s international advisory board, and chaired by the immediate past editor of the journal. All papers published are automatically considered. However, any ASEE member may nominate a qualified paper for this award. A letter explaining the basis for the nomination should be forwarded to Lisa Benson, lbenson@clemson.edu, JEE editor.