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

Two big items to share this Thursday: 1) bylaws draft; and 2) the conference, of course.

Bylaws draft: Please don’t forget to comment on the new bylaws draft. The 21-day period ends Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Thank you to those who have already posted comments. Please read the June 1 newsletter for more details. In short, the new version of the bylaws now includes a new vision and mission statement, list of core beliefs, descriptions and procedures regarding division awards, and a new Awards Committee structure. Click here to read the draft bylaws document (with old text in blue and strikeout, and new text in red). Click here to go to the SurveyMonkey survey to provide feedback on the bylaws draft (you’ll need your ASEE ID).

The conference is around the corner:

  • The Annual K12 Teacher Workshop is coming soon: Saturday, June 25th!
  • There are also multiple Sunday Workshops, June 26th, including a teacher panel, maker day sessions, and a session about meaningful elementary engineering education. (Sign up for these ahead of time.)
  • Join us at the Division Mixer on Sunday from 4:15-5:15 pm in the La Louvelle Ballroom, New Orleans Convention Center. We have a new PCEE Division giveaway to share at the mixer!
  • Don’t forget about our Reception (with MIND and WIED Divisions) in the Compass room of the Hilton Riverside Hotel on Monday from 7-9 pm (and go to the ASEE website to purchase your ticket!
  • Our Division Business Meeting is on Tuesday, June 28 from 8-9:30 am at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Hampton – Riverside III.
  • Our Distinguished Lecture, led by Emily Hardee and Liz Parry, is on Wednesday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Room 343 of the New Orleans Convention Center.
  • Of course, we have many, many other excellent PCEE Division sessions. If you want more information, go to the Online Session Locator:, then select Program Schedule and then Online Session Locator.

Please read the announcements, below. Reminder: please pass along newsletter items for me to share with the division. Keep them to a paragraph or so. Also, I generally try not to distribute attachments to all 700+ folks on the list; so send me a link to information you want to share instead.

Take care,


P.S. Joke: What do you call a singing computer? Go to end of announcements for answer.

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




Associate Dean and Associate/Assistant Professor Positions at Campbell University: We have two new faculty positions open in Campbell University’s new School of Engineering, with start dates of January 1, 2017:  Associate Dean and Assistant/ Associate Professor  These both provide opportunities to be part of the exciting new engineering school we are building at Campbell.

Postdoctoral Associate: Virginia Tech. A search for an I-STEM Ed Postdoctoral Associate is currently in progress at Virginia Tech. The posting can be found at:


34rd P-12 Engineering & Design Education Research Summit. You are invited to register to attend the 3rdP-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:

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


A Town Hall with PIC Chairs to discuss divisions offering mid-year meetings specifically for their members.  This will be a Question & Answer session.  All are invited to attend.

W159C·PIC TOWN HALL: Open discussion exploring mid-year division meetings

Business · ASEE Headquarters

Wed. June 29, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

New Orleans Convention Center, 253


Calling women engineers who graduated from college in the 1970s! Consider taking a short survey about your experiences. Your story matters! Laura Ettinger, Associate Professor of History at Clarkson University, will be using this information for her book on your generation of pioneering women engineers. The survey will be conducted for six weeks starting June 1.  The survey should take between 10-25 minutes to complete.  All responses will be kept confidential:

The survey is for women who earned undergraduate degrees between 1970 and 1979, with majors in engineering, or with other majors but who worked as engineers at some point in their lives. Women who did not remain in engineering, or in the workforce, are strongly encouraged to participate.

A dell. (No extra charge for that joke in this newsletter!)

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