Dear PCEE Division Members,

Your PCEE executive board has been working on special spending initiatives to support members and teachers in alignment with our vision, mission, and core beliefs. You have received email reminders this morning about two of those:

Conference news: As part of the 2017 Interdivisional Town Hall meeting, ASEE is convening a Virtual Conference at the following site:

For those of you working on paper revisions or paper finalization for the Annual Conference and Expo in Columbus, papers must be finalized and uploaded by April 30!

 

Finally, we have three new job postings in the announcements, below. Other announcements (e.g., for some conferences/workshops) have been re-posted.

 

Pam

 

 

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

 

 

 

~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~

 

POSITIONS / JOBS (all new postings!):

 

Boston University, College of Engineering, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Diversity – Seeking someone with STEM Education and/or and Engineering background: http://bit.ly/2nbgIh9

 

Assistant Director, Center for K12 STEM Education, NYU, Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY. See link:
https://uscareers-nyu.icims.com/jobs/2967/assistant-director%2c-center-for-k12-stem-education/job

Project Manager, Center for K12 STEM Education, NYU Tandon, School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY. See link:
https://uscareers-nyu.icims.com/jobs/2970/project-manager%2c-center-for-k12-stem-education/job

 

CONFERENCES:

 

Hampton, VA Area STEM Symposium – Time Out 4U (re-posted) If you are in the Hampton, VA, area, this may be of interest to you: 3d annual STEM Symposium, Sat. April 22, 2017 at the Performing Arts Center, 300 Butler Farm Road in Hampton, VA 10 am – 2 pm. Special invite to “professional engieners of ASEE” They’re looking for an ASEE engineer to co-facilitate a 90-minute STEM electronic activity with a certified teacher to engage students and parents. Please contact Time Out 4U at 757-218-4393 or via email timeout4uinc@gmail.com for more details and/or to confirm your availability.

 

STEM Think Tank and Conference (re-posted x3) 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, atstem@harpethhall.org or visit the website at http://stemefg.org/index.php/think-tank-and-conference/.

 

CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

IJEMST Special Issue on Engineering Education (re-posted x3). The International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology (IJEMST) is interested in publishing a special issue with a focus on Engineering Education. We are looking for colleagues globally who are interested in contributing articles related to trends, research, and pedagogy in Engineering Education, to be published in the one of the 2018 issues of IJEMST. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research papers, position statements, literature reviews, theoretical works, and works in curriculum and learning environments will be considered. In addition, manuscripts addressing any levels of education and learners are invited. For details, please see the call for abstracts  at http://ijemst.com/special.html

Dr. Şenay Purzer, Guest Editor, Purdue University (purzer@purdue.edu) Dr. Mack Shelley, Guest Editor, Iowa State University (mshelley@iastate.edu)

 

NEWS FOR TEACHERS:

 

Graduate Program for K12 Teachers (re-posted x3): The Teacher Engineering Education Programis flexible, affordable, and designed to fit a busy teacher’s lifestyle. All four courses are online, offer 16 total hours of graduate credit, and have a low student-to-instructor ratio. Also, all materials necessary to complete the coursework are shipped to participants, including (but not limited to) robotics projects and hands-on resources from LEGO Education. Course content is differentiated for those just getting started and those who have already used engineering in their classrooms. For roughly $1,000 per course, K12 teachers can gain new knowledge, new resources, and a new approach to teaching and learning. Learn more at http://teep.tufts.edu. Questions to Merredith Portsmore (mportsmo@tufts.edu) or teep@tufts.edu.

 

 

PCEE Division Spending Initiatives:

 

Social Media Challenge:

 

Do you want to go to the ASEE conference this June in Columbus, OH practically for free? If so, enter the Inclusive Engineering Media Challenge! The ASEE Pre College Division is excited to celebrate the efforts of those promoting inclusion and diversity in precollege engineering. We invite you to share with the world how you engage diverse students in inclusive engineering, and compete to win up to $1000 of travel reimbursement to attend the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference in Columbus, OH. The point of the contest is to show people over social media best practices and strategies that demonstrate inclusion, educational equity, and diversity in teaching engineering. #PCEEChallenge. Find out more information and how to enter using this link.

 

 

PCEE Scholarship Initiative: Educator Application (Application Due by 5 pm EDT April 28)

Attention PreK-12 teachers and science/STEM specialists/coaches 

who are planning to teach full time in the 2017-2018 academic year! 

This includes pre-service teachers for whom 2017-2018 will be their first year of teaching!!! 

 

Read on to learn about a scholarship to support your professional development at the 2017 ASEE Workshop on PreK-12 Engineering Education on Saturday, June 24!

Link to application: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rC6IWutK4tAHQh

 

Scholarship Information:

Pre-College Engineering Education is a division of the American Society for Engineering Education. Our mission is to grow and sustain a community whose members collectively build expertise and capacity in pre-college engineering education knowledge and practice. The PCEE Scholarship Initiative supports educators in attending the 2017 ASEE Workshop on PreK-12 Engineering Education. Apply in order to receive paid professional development on how to integrate the “E” in STEM into learning and engage students in authentic engineering experiences while broadening your understanding of the engineering practices as articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards.

 

Each PCEE Scholarship supports teacher professional learning by funding:

Registration for the educator to attend the 2017 ASEE Workshop on PreK-12 Engineering Education ($35)

Teacher Member dues ($50)

Stipend for travel cost (not to exceed $215)

 

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be a full-time classroom teacher or Science/STEM specialist/coach in grades PreK – 12 or a pre-service educator in PreK-12 education

Be teaching full-time and plan to start / continue full-time status during the following academic year (2017-2018)

Be able to attend the 2017 ASEE Workshop on PreK-12 Engineering Education Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Columbus, OH

Obligations: Recipients must agree to:

Check in at registration table

Attend all four sessions of the 2017 ASEE Workshop on PreK-12 Engineering Education

Be part of a group photo upon leaving

Complete a post workshop survey

Application: 

Please complete this application https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rC6IWutK4tAHQh by 5 PM (EDT) Friday April 28th, 2017

 

Program Outline:

Saturday, June 24, 2016
7:30 – 4:30 PM Registration
7:30am – 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:15 AM Opening Remarks
8:15am – 9:00 AM Opening Plenary – Keynote
9:15am – 10:45 AM Breakout Session I
Sessions TBA
10:45am – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00am – 12:00 PM Breakout Session II
Sessions TBA
12:00pm – 1:20 PM PreK-12 Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 2:30 PM Breakout Session III
Sessions TBA
2:30pm – 2:45 PM Refreshment Break
2:45pm – 4:15 PM Breakout Session IV
Sessions TBA
4:15pm – 5:00 PM Curriculum Showcase and Certificate of Completion Pickup

 

Selection of Recipients:

Recipients will be chosen by representatives from the PCEE division based on review of the application. Efforts will be made to reach educators within, but not limited to, the surrounding areas of Columbus, OH. Award recipients will be notified by the end of May

 

Not all applicants will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final. Questions? Contact Bradley Bowen at bowenb@vt.edu

 

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