Wednesday at the ASEE Conference

Wednesday June 17

If you need assistance, our conference staff is available at the information kiosk near the registration desk at the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4.

Highlights of the final day included distinguished lectures; an array of poster sessions, with numerous ASEE divisions sharing ideas and innovative approaches to teaching, and the popular annual ASEE Golf Open.

Among the distinguished lecturers, James Truchard, president and CEO of National Instruments, likened engineering education to “a sustainable stimulus package;” Anette Kolmos, who holds the UNESCO Chair in Problem-Based Learning at Aalborg University, probed the question of how engineering education should adapt to new business models based on global knowledge sharing, collaboration, learning, and networking; astronaut-educator Barbara Morgan spoke eloquently about outer space and her experience at the international space station–and showed how insights gained from space exploration can enrich STEM education; and James Tice, co-founder of the National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI), provided some of the wisdom gained in a lifetime of teaching.

“The Sky Is No Limit: Observations and Lessons from a Teacher in Space”
Barbara R. Morgan, Distinguished Educator in Residence, Boise State University

“How ‘Her Story’ in history has and will influence Women in Engineering”
Jill S. Tietjen, CEO, Technically Speaking

The Poster sessions drew upon a range of classroom and lab experiences, from using Twitter as a teaching tool to international service learning and teaching “Engineering English” in Afghanistan. A panel of administrators gave pointers on advancing to leadership positions.

On Friday, our final Conference Connection will feature news and photos from today’s ASEE Open Golf Tournament and Annual Awards Reception and Banquet.

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