Dear Pre-College Engineering Education (PCEE) Division Members,

The bylaws draft, discussed in previous newsletters and posted on our website, passed unanimously at our Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, June 28. I forwarded the draft on to our PIC IV Chair, Teri Reed, to be reviewed at a future ASEE Board meeting.

We had a productive and interesting K12 Workshop and Annual Conference in New Orleans! Thanks to all who put in work to organize those events. Thanks, too, to all who presented and reviewed. Information for the call for abstracts for the 2017 conference will be coming soon.

Our 2016 and 2017 Annual Conferences are the bookends for the “Commit to P12: When Engineering Begins” year of focus on pre-college engineering education. I’ll be reaching out to you throughout the year regarding special events related to this effort.

Please check out our new website: It’s still under construction, but has undergone considerable improvement!

Announcements are below. Reminder: please feel free to pass along newsletter items – in short paragraph form – for me to share with the division.

Take care,


Pamela S. Lottero-Perdue, Ph.D.

Chair, Pre-College Engineering Education Division

American Society for Engineering Education

Associate Professor of Science Education

Director, Integrated STEM Instructional Leadership (PreK-6) Post-Baccalaureate Program

Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences

Towson University



The College of Engineering at the University of Maine is seeking applicants for a one-year postdoctoral Research Associate Position to analyze the current state of engineering and technology education at Maine’s K-12 schools.  This position will collaborate with representatives from academia, industry and schools, and develop a definition of engineering intervention, and then survey the degree to which any form of these interventions is currently implemented in Maine.  Salary: $47,500, immediate opening.  For further information visit


NEW! First-Year Engineering Experience Conference – Pre-College Track: A special pre-college focused track is being offered at this year’s First-Year Engineering Experience conference on August 1, 2016 at The Ohio State University.  Sessions will include a panel representing a variety of ways for incorporating engineering at the high school level, a jigsaw exercise on how to ease the transition between high school and first-year engineering, and a workshop on engineering design.   One-day pre-college registration is $50, with a half-off special for the first 25 pre-college registrants!  For more information on the conference, go to If you have specific questions about the pre-college track, please contact Kathy Harper (

LAST CALL FOR THE STEM Think Tank and Conference. Looking for a way to improve your professional practice around females in STEM?  Join the 5th annual STEM Think Tank and Conference July 13-15 at the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN.  Founded and led by the leading girls’ schools in the country, you’ll find sessions that you can put to use immediately in your classroom or summer program.  For more information see or email 

34rd P-12 Engineering & Design Education Research Summit. You are invited to register to attend the 3rd P-12 Engineering & Design Education Research Summit August 11-13, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Registration is $250 and can be done online at Additional details can be found at:

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