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Highlights from Monday:
Today’s Main Plenary, “Keeping it Real,” featured a distinguished panel moderated by ASEE President Don Giddens on effective methods of preparing students for industrial practice. Speakers included Corlis Murray, Vice President, Global Engineering Services at Abbott Laboratories; Allyson Peerman, AMD’s Vice President of Public Affairs; Niaz Latif, professor and head of the department of industrial technology at Purdue University; Keith H. Moo-Young , P.E., dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles; Christine Ortiz, Dean for Graduate Education and a professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Tom Byers, Bing University Fellow for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University; and Michael Richey, Associate Technical Fellow of Boeing.
ASEE's Main Plenary I Entertainment
ASEE's President Don Giddens delivering the opening remarks
ASEE's Executive Director, Norman Fortenberry
Allyson Peerman, Vice President, AMD
Niaz Latif, Purdue University, Calumet, Dean
Christine Ortiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dean
Michael Richey, Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing
Keith H. Moo-Young, California State University, Los Angeles, Dean
Corlis Murray, Vice President, Global Engineering Services, Abbott Laboratories
Tom Byers, Stanford University, Bing University Fellow for Undergraduate Education
A brief Q&A session with the speakers to conclude the Main Plenary I
The annual ASEE Model Design Competition, where freshman and sophomore engineering and engineering technology teams designed, built, and raced autonomous robots, was an incredible hands-on experience and tons of fun to watch!
The mid-morning Focus on Exhibits Brunch provided the opportunity to socialize after the main plenary and before the packed day of sessions and panels.
Focus on Exhibits Brunch
ASEE’s inaugural Focus on Exhibits Ice Cream Social offered a tasty mid-afternoon treat and another opportunity to network between sessions.
Focus on Exhibits Ice Cream Social
The Campus Representatives Reception, hosted by ASEE Headquarters and Board of Directors, included awards to participants in the members’ promotion program as well as an opportunity to socialize at the end of an exciting day of sessions and panels.
Campus Representative Reception
A Special Congratulations:
ASEE congratulates the recipients from today’s prize drawing in the Exhibit Hall.
The CIP Division awarded a $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card to:
Amy Freeman, Ph.D., Penn State
The City of Atlanta awarded three gift packs to:
Todd R. Hamrick, Ph.D., West Virginia University
Sang-Mo Jeong, Handong Global University
Tolga Kaya, Ph.D., Central Michigan University
What’s On Tomorrow:
Start the day with the Education Research and Methods Division’s Breakfast with Champions, 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Travis AB. Tuesday marks the debut of a new Main Plenary II from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Ballroom C. Sponsored by the Corporate Members Council, the event features a keynote presentation by Charles Volk, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s navigation systems division; an address by ASEE President-Elect and moderator Walt Buchanan, and addresses by last year’s Best PIC Paper and Best Zone Paper award winners, and the National Outstanding Teaching medalist. Also new this year is the complimentary Focus on Exhibits Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet the Board in the ASEE Mobile Classroom or join friends and colleagues on the Exhibit Hall floor for an up-close look at the industry’s most innovative products and services. Cap the day at a Division dinner or the New Engineering Educators Welcoming Dinner starting at 7:00 p.m.
Celebrity alert: Factors Impacting Engineering Career Choices, Including Engaging Families, 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in room 214D.
Moderated by Stacy S. Gardner of Vanderbilt University, this session features a presentation on exploring engineering with elementary-age children and their parents by David Heil, Emmy award-winning co-host of PBS’s Newton’s Apple, Neil Hutzler and Joan Chadde of Michigan Tech, Christine Cunningham of the Museum of Science, Boston, and Mia Jackson from the Foundation for Family Science and Engineering.
Not trained in philosophy or how to teach professional ethics? A Conversation About Ethics Education and Resources from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Grand Hyatt, Mission B, includes an overview of two NSF-sponsored resources for ethics in science and engineering, and is designed to help faculty foster students’ awareness of societal and ethical issues while still ensuring they know the engineering content. Moderated by Rebecca A. Bates from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Understanding Our Students II, 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in room 217A.
Moderated by Jenna P. Carpenter, director of Louisiana Tech’s Office of Women in Science and Engineering, this session on why students do what they do includes a presentation by Timothy Van Arsdale and Thomas Stahovich of the University of California, Riverside called “Does Neatness Count?” examining what the organization of a student’s work says about understanding learning behaviors.
Middle School Programs, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 214D.
Middle school is a time when all kinds of influences help shape a student’s future academic and career choices. Towson University’s Pamela Lottero-Perdue moderates this session on the impact of problem-based learning on student motivation, deepening math skills using civil engineering, and a host of other intriguing items.
Lessons Learned through Community Engagement of Engineering Students, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 005.
This session moderated by Chris Swan of Tufts University presents case studies that highlight the benefits and lessons learned from service learning efforts.
Innovative College-Industry Partnerships for the Future, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Presidio C.
Infusing the curriculum with cutting-edge technologies and educating global engineers are among the discussions in this session moderated by Catherine Polito of the University of Texas, Austin’s Center for Lifelong Engineering Education.
And Don’t Miss…
NSF Grantees’ Poster Session, 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. in San Antonio Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Reflections on the “Raise the Bar” Initiative – Using a Decade of Experience to Chart the Future, 8:45 a.m to 10:15 a.m., explores whether a master’s should be the minimum for civil engineers. Field Trip: Toyota Texas Manufacturing Plant Tour, 12:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. See just what goes into making the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma in the state-of-the-art 2.2 million-square-foot manufacturing plant, the company’s newest in North America. The Industry Day Session from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. showcases last year’s technical session on the Attributes of the Global Engineer, followed by an interactive focus group discussion. Bring example activities and dive into some hands-on engineering in ASEE’s 2nd annual K-12 Curriculum Exchange II, 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Games to motivate math students, generate interest in technology and medical devices, and more!
Spotlight on Entrepreneurship
Identifying Factors Enabling Engineering Innovativeness, 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in room 213B.
Purdue University’s Daniel Michael Ferguson hosts a discussion with colleague Matthew Ohland and Kathryn Jablokow of Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley.
Creative and Cross-disciplinary Methods Part I, 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in room 212A.
Engineers as poets, a novel approach to teaching technical writing, and art for the sake of improving attitudes toward engineering are among the innovative approaches to engineering education discussed in the session moderated by Atsushi Akera of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (Part II is on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.)
Leadership, Design, and Entrepreneurship, 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in room 213.
Moderated by Julia M. Williams of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, this session features presentations on the critical importance of social entrepreneurship in senior capstone projects.
Student Entrepreneurial and Innovative Mindset, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 202A.
Teaching creativity and innovation in the classroom is the focus of this session moderated by Daniel Michael Ferguson.
Spotlight on Women
Potpourri, 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in room 204A.
A collection of papers on the success of women students, including the career path of women engineers in the Middle East and a look at the factors by which Jordan and Malaysia achieved gender parity in undergraduate engineering.
Retention of Women Students, 8:45 a.m. 10:15 a.m. in room 214B.
Papers on the influence of protégé-mentor relationships on the academic career aspirations in engineering of women doctoral students, studies of student persistence, and an Iowa State University departmental effort to improve recruitment, retention and engagement of women students in mechanical engineering are among this sessions offerings.
Women in Engineering Poster Session, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Exhibit Hall C.
Attaining Academic Leadership Positions, 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in room 214B.
Moderated by Beena Sukmaran, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering at Rowan University, this session sponsored by the Women in Engineering Division includes a panel of accomplished administrators, including former ASEE President Sarah Rajala, dean of Mississippi State University’s College of Engineering.
ADVANCE and Related Faculty Issues, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 214B.
Implementing a family leave policy for STEM faculty and department heads, developing diverse departments, and perceived levels of faculty value, influence, and satisfaction are among the presentations in this session moderated by Karen J. Horton, P.E., of the University of Maine, and Heidi R. Ries of the Air Force Institute of Technology.