Dear PCEE Division Members,


We need your help staffing a P-12 Engineering Education booth in the exhibit hall of the main conference. (Please! Just an hour!) Scroll down to the teal highlighted text for more info, or just click this link to sign up for a spot: Also, if you have handouts about your program to share at the booth, please send those to Bruce Wellman (


Also, as we have reported in newsletters throughout the year, the PCEE Division has piloted five initiatives this year in support of our division operation and vision, mission and core beliefs. I’ll highlight one initiative here. In this initiative, we reached out to other divisions to encourage non-PCEE ASEE members to:

  1. learn more about P12 engineering education by attending our Wednesday Workshop “Learn How to Get your P12 Outreach to Take Flight” (Wed, June 28, 1:30-5:30 pm, C161B Columbus Convention Center); and
  2. join the division (and tell their friends to join, as well).

We offered up to $300 in travel reimbursement, and asked for a short application. We are happy to introduce you to the winners:

  • Zayira Jordan, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Zayira returned to Puerto Rico last November against all “sane” rationale because she about her island, its economic growth, the positive impact technology can have, the emerging efforts to form a coherent technology industry, and the education our students are experiencing.  She is a firm advocate of P12 computer science education and believes computer languages are languages we all must be fluent in.
  • Jennifer Gurski, Principal, Danville Area School District, Pennsylvania. As a principal in the Danville Area School District, a rural Pennsylvania School, Jennifer is leading efforts to implement a pre-collegiate engineering and STEM program that serves first generation college students, women, socio-economic disadvantaged and special needs students. She has written a course for a STEM endorsement for current educators and is working to bridge the gap in pre-collegiate engineering experiences in K-12.
  • Nicole Jackson, Graduate student in Civil Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Nicole serves as one of two graduate student coordinators for a week long environmental engineering and sustainability camp for 20 high school girls. They have made great strides in terms of the camp’s breadth of technical content by including emerging subtopics and showing how interdisciplinary the field is while balancing camper learning with fun.

We are excited to invite these folks into our PCEE community!


A final note for those attending Columbus this year: Please be sure to purchase tickets for the reception on Tuesday night from 7-9:00 pm in Union A of the Hyatt Regency Columbus. It’s right after the Division Business Meeting (Delaware D, 5-6:00 pm) – I hope you can make that, too!





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








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:

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!


POSITIONS / JOBS (re-posted x3)


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 (final posting) 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 x2) 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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