Dear PCEE Division Members,

We need your help! Perhaps you have questions. Here are some answers.

  • What’s this about? Pre-college/P-12 engineering education is being featured at the main booth of the Exhibit Hall this year in Columbus!
  • Why? To get the word out to ASEE members about what we are doing in the pre-college/P12 space and how we can do more in that space as an ASEE community.
  • Who is organizing this? The booth is organized by the Board of Directors Committee on P-12 Engineering Education, with collaboration from the PCEE Division to staff the booth.
  • So what are you asking PCEE Division members to do?
    • Please sign up for an hour or more to help staff the booth! When you do so, you have an opportunity to share your experiences, give away prizes, and brag about your programs to everyone! Click this link to sign up:
      PCEE Division Conference Booth

      Please help out the PCEE and get the word out about pre-college engineering at the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference booth! PCEE is center stage this year with the main booth, front and center in the Exhibit Hall at ASEE! We need your help with staffing the booth. Please consider volunteering an hour or two of your time to staff the PCEE booth — share your experiences, give away prizes, and brag about your programs to everyone!

    • Please share information with us to disseminate. This includes: publications, learning activity descriptions, summaries of collaborations between universities and P-12 organizations, P-12 teacher professional development programs, or any other types of resources that would help the broader ASEE membership better serve engineering education at the P12 level? If you have information to share, please contact Bruce Wellman ( Space is limited, so please email your printed-material-distribution suggestions to Bruce today!

Other conference announcements: The Online Session Locator is ready for use. Use the locator to find your own and others’ papers and sessions and to locate other ASEE and PCEE events at the conference. Also, attached is a document summarizing PCEE-related sessions at the conference; this will be posted to our division website – – in the Events section.


Check out the announcements, below. All are re-posted from previous newsletters. Feel free to send me short announcements for future newsletters.





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






POSITIONS / JOBS (re-posted x2)


Boston University’s College of Engineering is soliciting applications for Assistant Dean of Outreach and Diversity. This position oversees and develops outreach efforts to enhance broader participation in engineering and STEM. She/he coordinate with faculty and student groups to enhance diversity at all levels. Please visit this website for a more information and to apply. The Chronicle of Higher Education position ad can be found here:


Assistant Director, Center for K12 STEM Education, NYU, Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY. See link:

Project Manager, Center for K12 STEM Education, NYU Tandon, School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY. See link:




STEM Think Tank and Conference (re-posted x4) Are you interested in the best practices for girls in engineering and STEM in general?  Join us at the 6th annual STEM Think Tank and Conference sponsored by the Center for STEM Education for Girls.  Our dates are July 12-14 at the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN.  Earlybird registration is open through May 31 and is $265.  For more information contact our division’s immediate past chair, Dr. Stacy Klein-Gardner, or visit the website at


S152·2017 Toy Adaptation for Children with Special Needs (re-posted x1) Sat. June 24, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Ballroom I, Columbus Convention Center, FREE REGISTRATION. The Community Engagement Division (CED) in collaboration with the Toy Adaptation Program at The Ohio State University (OSU) is organizing the Third Annual service event for all ASEE members.  We encourage you to register for this event and join us. []

During this event, we will reverse engineer everyday toys to allow children with special needs to enjoy and use the toys. Many toys rely on switches, toggles or buttons to work, but these can be difficult for some children with special needs to activate. The adapted toys will be donated to a local Adapted Toy Library. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with community and campus partners to learn more about the toy adaptation program at The Ohio State University, toward hopefully bringing this program to their own institutions. Special thanks to Virginia Tech and PICs of ASEE for their support and sponsorship for this event. If you are interested in updates about this and future service events at ASEE, please  let us know at For additional information, please contact Malini Natarajarathinam at



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