ASEE’s 2013 Conference Connection – Tuesday, June 25

Tuesday, June 25

For titles, times, and locations of all workshops and other events, visit the online session locator. You can build an individual matrix or use a keyword search to find topics of interest. Tuesday Registration is in Exhibit Hall A1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limited WIFI is available in the Exhibit Hall, with visitors requested to limit their connectivity to 15 minutes. WiFi zones can be found in public areas of the Omni Hotel at CNN Center.

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Highlights from Tuesday

Today’s Main Plenary II featured a keynote presentation by Alan Todd, CEO of CorpU, that focused on virtual learning communities and leadership training.

ASEE President-elect Kenneth F. Galloway served as moderator of the presentations by last year’s best paper award winners: Ted Eschenbach of University of Alaska, Anchorage, “When to Start Collecting Social Security: Designing a Case Study” (PIC I); Tiffany Patrice Fisher of Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, “Using Web 2.0 and Social Networking Technologies in the Classroom: A Comparison of Faculty and Student Perceptions” (PIC II); Teodora Rutar Shuman of Seattle University, “Novel Approach to Conducting Labs in an Introduction to Thermodynamics Course” (PIC III); Michael Fosmire of Purdue University, West Lafayette, “Knowledge-enabled Engineering Design: Toward an Integrated Model” (PIC IV); Rachelle Reisberg of Northeastern University, “The Effect of Cooperative Education on the Self-Efficacy of Students in Undergraduate Engineering” (PIC V); and William C. Farrow of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, “Project Cam-A-Rok, Engaging Mechanical Engineering Freshman,” (Best Zone Paper). Dr. Yacob Astatke of Morgan State University was honored as winner of the outstanding teacher award.


ASEE President-elect Kenneth F. Galloway


Dr. Yacob Astatke of Morgan State University was honored as winner of the outstanding teacher award.




BEST PAPER, PIC I Dr. Ted Eschenbach


BEST PAPER, PIC I Dr. Neal A. Lewis


BEST PAPER, PIC II Ms. Tiffany Patrice Fisher


BEST PAPER, PIC III Prof. Teodora Rutar Shuman






BEST PAPER, PIC IV Bevlee A. Watford


BEST PAPER, PIC IV Mr. Michael Fosmire


BEST PAPER, PIC IV Professor David F. Radcliffe


BEST PAPER, PIC V Patricia D. Bazrod




Best Zone Paper Christi Patton-Luks


Best Zone Paper Dr. William C Farrow


Keynote Speaker Alan Todd


The Fighting Irish and Polar Bears took to the gridiron in ASEE’s first ever Robotic Football Competition featuring teams of mechanical players designed by student engineers from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio Northern University.


Meet our hosts retired Falcons cornerback/returner Allan Rossum (right) and TV/radio personality Rashan Ali (left).


Meet the competitors Norte Dame and Ohio Northern University


Singing the National anthem Marchella Davis








Student teams demonstrated their manufacturing ingenuity for the SME design and manufacturing competition, spelling out “A-S-E-E” in horizontal and vertical sequences.







At the Focus on Exhibits Lunch sponsored by Studica, conference attendees viewed innovative industry offerings, while the Meet the Board Forum provided opportunity to chat with ASEE’s leaders.










Representatives and guests from ASEE’s institutional councils enjoy dinner and a comedy routine from Georgia Tech faculty member Pete Ludovice.













What’s On Tomorrow:

Start the day with a Zone breakfast, 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the Georgia World Congress Hall A403-A406, or with the Academy of Fellows breakfast from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Two tricks-of-the-trade panels take place at the same time, one sponsored by the Student Division, the other by the New Engineering Educators Division. Wednesday’s highlights include six Distinguished Lectures covering a range of important topics, from 10:30 to noon. Among them: Student Development: An Alternative to Sink or Swim (Georgia World Congress Center A309) by Raymond B. Landis, Dean Emeritus of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles; The Innovation Imperative: Educating Engineers who will Invent the Future (Georgia World Congress Center A301) by Tina Seelig, director of the Technology Ventures Program and National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) at Stanford University; and Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers; The Future Depends on It (Georgia World Congress Center A313), by Dave Wilson, Director of Academic Marketing at National Instruments.

Capping the day is the ASEE Annual Awards Reception, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Dassault Systèmes and complimentary for all conference attendees, followed by the ASEE Annual Awards Banquet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center B – Thomas Murphy Ballroom. Please note that tickets are required to attend the banquet. $85 in advance for pre-registered attendees, $95 on-site purchase.

Notable Sessions

Preparing for Practice, 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. in Georgia World Congress Center A309, looks at the expectations for engineering practice and how students are prepared for it.

Study Abroad, International Experience, Exchange Programs and Student Retention 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.; Omni CNN Center Hotel, – Grand Ballroom B. Papers discuss the successes, strengths, and weaknesses of student exchange and study abroad programs.

Supporting Diversity in Engineering 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Omni CNN Center Hotel, – Grand Ballroom A. These papers examine diversity in engineering through a K-6 summer outreach program for dyslexic children; underrepresented minority high school mathematics students; and students with visual Impairments.

And Don’t Miss

Engineering Math Issues, 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the Omni CNN Center Hotel, – Dogwood A. Successful Engineering Career Fairs: Lessons Learned 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center, A307, provides tips on pairing with industry for successful fairs. Multi-Stakeholder, Multi-National Partnership to Enhance Engineering Education in China 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Georgia World Congress Center, A309, explores a partnership between MathWorks and HP with Chinese university and engineering groups that can serve as a helpful model for other overseas initiatives.

Spotlight on Ethics

Problem-based Learning for Ill-structured Ethical Challenges 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center A301. The panel reports on uses of PBL in classes and workshops on engineering ethics, responsible conduct of research, and technology assessment.

Engineering Ethics Division Technical Session, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center A404, and Business Meeting 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in room A308 B.

Capstone Considerations

Capstone Design 8:45 to 10:15 a.m., Omni CNN Center Hotel – Hickory. The session features papers on capstone design courses , strategies, and tools.

Capstone Design and Innovations in ECE 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.; Georgia World Congress Center A316. Learn about new and innovative capstone design projects in electrical and computer engineering, such as those to help people with disabilities.

Trends and Applications in Curricula and the Capstone Experience 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Omni CNN Center Hotel, – Dogwood B

All About Online

Online Learning 7:00 to 8:30 a.m., Omni CNN Center Hotel – Redwood. This session focuses on the use of computers for online learning, from courses, to laboratories, to training.

Engineering & Entrepreneurship Education: An Online Affair? 8:45 to 10:15 a.m., Georgia World Congress Center A307. This interactive session shares insights from recently launched massively open online courses (MOOCs), previews prototypes of online resources, and solicits feedback and ideas.

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Open Access and Open Educational Resources: The Internet’s Growing Role in Scientific Communication and Education 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Georgia World Congress Center A305. Law professor Michael Carroll, director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University’s Washington College of Law, will discuss intellectual property rights and the push for open access.

Sponsored Technical Sessions

NCEES: Effective and Efficient Use of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Results for Outcomes Assessment, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m., Georgia World Congress Center A311. This example-focused session provides graphical and statistical methods for using NCEES FE exam data as an effective and efficient means of assessing program educational outcomes.

Texas Instruments; Real-Time DSP: A Hands-On Workshop Bridging Theory to Practice Using the TI LCDK DSP Kit (PART 1), 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center A311. This hands-on free workshop introduces real-time DSP for academics using TI’s latest OMAPL138/C6748 LCDK, taught by authors/professors Welch, Wright, and Morrow.

Texas Instruments: Real-Time DSP: Bridging Theory to Practice Using the TI LCDK DSP Kit (PART 2) 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.; Georgia World Congress Center A311. A repeat of the 12:30 Texas Instruments workshop.

National Instruments: Your Crash Course on Hands-on Learning Solutions from Freshmen Year through Senior Design, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center A312. The seminar and hands-on labs by Academic Technical Marketing Director Mark Walters introduces the NI education platform for measurements, circuits, controls, and communications courses, including hardware, software, and courseware, and featuring NI LabVIEW, NI Multisim, NI myDAQ, NI ELVIS, NI CompactRIO and NI USRP.