Thank you for attending the ASEE Annual Conference!

July 1st, 2011

Thank you, everyone, for contributing to a successful 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. We look forward to welcoming all of you to our 119th Annual Conference next year in San Antonio, TX.

Check out all the Vancouver conference photos here.

Events highlights:

Rounding up the conference events was the Annual Reception and Banquet, highlights of which are posted below.

The Annual Awards Reception and Banquet, sponsored by Dassault Systèmes, provided a lively close for this year’s conference, as we welcomed incoming president Don Giddens and members of the 2011-2012 ASEE Board of Directors. Awards were presented to ASEE Campus Representative Winners, the 2011 ASEE Fellow Member Honorees, and recipients of the 2011 ASEE Society and National Awards.

Photos from the reception:

ASEE Society and National awards recipients receive awards from President Renata S. Engel:

Jean-Lou Chameau receives the Benjamin Garver Lamme Award.

Richard K. Miller receives the Donal E. Marlowe Award.

Carol Richardson receives the Frederick J. Berger Award.

M. Granger Morgan receives the Chester F. Carlson Award.

Dharmaraj Veeramani receives the Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry.

Richard A. Tapia receives the Dupont Minorities in Engineering Award.

Helen C. Oloroso receives the Clement J. Freund Award.

Sheryl Sorby receives the Sharon A. Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education.

Thomas M. Hall receives the James H. McGraw Award.

Timothy W. Simpson receives the Fred Merryfield Design Award.

Autar Kaw receives the National Outstanding Teaching Award.

Ahmed Rubaai receives the Robert G. Quinn Award.

Gary Lichtenstein receives the William Elgin Wickenden Award, which was also presented to Alexander C. McCormick, Sheri D. Sheppard and Jini Puma.

Next, awards were given for best papers (for papers that were presented at the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference):

Best Zone Paper

Best Paper, PIC I

Best Paper, PIC II

Best Paper, PIC III

Best Paper, PIC IV

Best Paper, PIC V

Best Conference Paper

Afterwards, outgoing ASEE president Renata Engel passed the gavel to incoming ASEE president Don Giddens:

Final remarks were given by ASEE President-Elect Walter Buchanan:

High resolution versions of these images will be available for download on the ASEE website in the coming weeks.

ASEE’s Conference Connection – Tuesday, June 28

June 28th, 2011

Your daily recap and reminder of the must-see events and happenings at the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference

Tuesday, June 28

The day-long Global Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall highlighted ASEE’s expanding international activities and global initiatives of ASEE corporate partners Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, Digilent, and HP.

Tuesday’s four Distinguished Lectures provided excellent insights into a wide range of topics significant to engineering education. David Williamson Shaffer of UW-Madison looked at creative engineering thinking and an epistemic perspective on learning and assessment in his speech, while Larry F. Hanneman of Iowa State discussed demand pressures building within the college-educated labor market. In their lecture, Linda P. Rosen from Change the Equation and Rick Stephens from Boeing showed how widespread national and global efforts are sparking a revolution in K-12 STEM education. Anette Kolmos from the European Society for Engineering Education, Masahiro Takei from the Japanese Society of Engineering Education, and Myongsook Oh from the Korean Society of Engineering Education updated us on the current state, development, and impact of engineering education in their respective regions/countries and constituencies.

Linda Rosen

Rick Stephens

The Manufacturing Division Competition, featuring high school, college, and university students competing to design and fabricate a wearable hand-assisting device for patients with limited hand function, was an incredible, hands-on experience and tons of fun!

The exhibit hall brought a lively mix of attendees:

ASEE Diversity Booth

The Meet the Board forum, pictured below, gave attendees a chance to query the ASEE Board of Directors.

Norman Fortenberry, new Executive Director of ASEE, answers a question.

The day ended with the Corporate Member Council reception, pictured below, followed by dinner.

What’s On Tomorrow:

Wednesday is ABET Day, featuring several sessions and presentations on ABET accreditation. Wednesday is also the final day of the conference, wrapping up with more valuable sessions and exciting events.

The day’s highlights include two Distinguished Lectures. Technical sessions and meetings run from 7 a.m. through the morning, then resume after the Lectures until 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., work shifts to pleasure with the ASEE Awards Reception, sponsored by Dassault Systèmes, which is a great, complementary opportunity to network with colleagues and toast the 2011 award winners. Then, at 7 p.m., join us for the ASEE Annual Awards Banquet, also presented by Dassault, to dine and celebrate with the recipients of ASEE’s Society Awards and the 2010 Annual Conference Best Paper Award.

For the titles, times and locations of all workshops and other events, visit the online session locator at: You can build an individual matrix or use a keyword search to find topics of interest.

ASEE Distinguished Lecture Series, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: SHIRLEY M. MALCOM. 10:30 a.m.–Noon. Vancouver International Conference Centre, 306. Sponsored by the ASEE Board of Directors.

Topic: Engineering the Future: A Workforce Perspective

Shirley M. Malcom, Head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, looks at what kinds of skills are needed to address the challenges of the future and how we can enable students to acquire them.

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: LEAH H. JAMIESON AND JACK R. LOHMANN. 10:30 a.m.–Noon. Vancouver International Conference Centre, 122. Sponsored by the ASEE Board of Directors.

Topic: Creating a Culture for Scholarly and Systematic Innovation in Engineering Education: Final Report of a Multi-Year Initiative

Leah H. Jamieson, Dean of Engineering at Purdue University-West Lafayette, and Jack R. Lohmann, Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Development and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, present results of a national research survey of hundreds of engineering faculty, department chairs, and deans in the culmination of a seven-year ASEE initiative. The lecturers will discuss what the engineering education community is doing well and where it aspires to do better.

Notable panels:

Globalizing Engineering Education III: What We have Learned, What We Need to Learn. 8:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Conference Centre, 203. Moderator: Peggy Blumenthal, Senior Counselor to the President, Institute of International Education. This session will consist of panelists’ international experiences; a moderated discussion of challenges encountered, strategies found to be most effective, and recommended next steps and vision for the future; and an open Q &A.

Recruiting and Retaining Women and Underrepresented Minority Students. 8:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Conference Centre, 223. Moderators: Carmen G. Villa, Texas A&M University, and Sarah Hug, University of Colorado, Boulder. The Panel Session is jointly sponsored by the Divisions on Women in Engineering and Minorities in Engineering to provide empirically based guidance for engineering programs seeking to recruit and retain women and underrepresented minority students.

Engineering Education Research. 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Conference Centre, 223. Engineering education researchers (new, tenured, and research faculty) share their experience of how they became interested in engineering education and how they are currently integrating engineering education into their careers.

Green Renewable Energy. 2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Conference Centre, 206. Moderators: Byron G. Garry, South Dakota State University, and Dr. John M. Mativo, University of Georgia. This session is devoted to Green Renewable Energy as the emerging and promising discipline of Engineering Technology.

And don’t miss:

Unique Developments in Engineering Technology. 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Conference Centre, 204; Novel Entrepreneurship Programs. 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Conference Centre, 116; Preparing Engineering Students for the Global Workplace, Competency, and a Successful Career. 8:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Conference Centre, 116; ELOS Best Paper Nominations. 8:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Conference Centre, 120; Build Diversity in Engineering Graduate Programs. 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Conference Centre, East Building – Room 14; Materials Experiments, Labs, Demos, and Hands-On Activities. 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Conference Centre, 117; Mini-Workshop on Bias in Faculty Searches. 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Conference Centre, East Building – Room 7; Educational Research and Methods Potpourri II. 2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Conference Centre, East Building – Room 16.

Spotlight on K-12

Core Concepts, Standards, and Policy in K-12 Engineering Education. 7:00 a.m. –8:30 a.m. Conference Centre, 206. Moderator: Elizabeth A. Parry, North Carolina State University. Advancing the discourse on K-12 engineering with a longitudinal study, national survey, and comparisons of curricula.

Crossing Bridges and Easing Transitions into the First Year. 7:00 a.m. –8:30 a.m. Conference Centre, East Building – Room 13. Moderator: Norma L. Veurink, Michigan Technological University. This session provides a look at several summer bridge programs and transition programs aimed at helping students cross over from where they were in high school to where they need to get to in college.

Making Elementary Engineering Work: Lessons from Partnerships and Practice. 12:30 p.m. –2:00 p.m. Conference Centre, 205. Moderator: Christine M. Cunningham, Museum of Science, Boston. College of Engineering and Public School partners will describe how they implement engineering across the curriculum in elementary schools.

Integrating Technical Research into Professional Development and K-12 Classrooms. 4:00 p.m. –5:30 p.m. Conference Centre, 205. Moderator: Marion Usselman, Georgia Institute of Technology. From RET programs to specialized curricular enhancements and high school research experiences, a new trend seeks to take research innovation into the K-12 classrooms.

Extending a Hand Back: Older Students Inspiring Younger Students. 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Conference Centre, 105/106. Moderator: Susan E. Walden, University of Oklahoma. Service learning from higher education back to K-12 or within K-12 systems provides inspiration and role models for STEM pursuits.

High School Engineering Programs, Curriculum, and Evaluation. 2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Conference Centre, East Building – Room 2. Moderator: Jenny Daugherty, Purdue University. Papers in this session will describe engineering implementations in high school classrooms.

Spotlight on Women Engineers:

WIED Olio. 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Conference Centre, 103/104. Moderators: Demetra Evangelou, Purdue University-West Lafayette, and Priti N. Mody-Pan, University of Washington. Topics of interest to women in engineering.

Pockets of Success for Women. 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Conference Centre, 223. A multidisciplinary team with the Multiple Institution Database for Investigating Engineering Longitudinal Development (MIDFIELD) will share findings from three years of research.

Events highlights: WEDNESDAY

ABET Sessions. Below is a list of ABET Day sessions and events. Attendees will discover how engineering programs respond to 21st century needs while striving to meet ABET accreditation criteria. They’ll also learn about ways to collaborate so as to provide students with highly relevant, rigorous, innovative, and accredited technical education programs. You can read more about these sessions and their presenters here.

What’s New in ABET Accreditation. 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Conference Centre, 121. Dispelling Myths: Common Misconceptions about ABET and Accreditation. 8:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Conference Centre, 121. ABET and Curriculum-Level Assessments. 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Conference Centre, 216. Educational Innovation and ABET-Accredited Programs: Can They Co-Exist? 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Conference Centre, 121. ABET Accreditation Activities Meeting. 2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Conference Centre, 212.

Ticketed lunches and business meetings will be held by many divisions. Check for locations, times, and ticket prices at:

ASEE Annual Awards Reception, sponsored by Dassault Systèmes. 6:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Conference Centre, West Ballroom CD. Complimentary for all conference attendees.

ASEE Annual Awards Banquet, sponsored by Dassault Systèmes. 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Conference Centre, West Ballroom CD. Tickets: $75 for registered attendees, pre-reg. $85 on-site. $85 for unregistered attendees, pre-reg. $95 on-site.

Keep in Mind:

Registration continues Wednesday for attendees, exhibitors and presenters, 7:00 a.m.–Noon in the Conference Centre Exhibit Hall. Please give yourself ample time before sessions begin.

The Projects staff at the ASEE booth in the Exhibit Hall can provide the latest information on fellowships and scholarships administered by the Society. Learn about millions of dollars’ worth of programs for faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduates, and interns sponsored by the U.S. Navy, National Science Foundation, and Department of Defense.

The Speaker Ready Room provides a dedicated quiet space for presenters to prepare their materials. Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Conference Centre, 102. Internet service is not provided.