Thoughts from the Chair

We are two months from the annual conference in Salt Lake City!!! I am looking forward to the energy that I take away from the great conversations with all of you, and the new and exciting ideas that I get from attending the sessions. Looking forward to seeing you there. – Martha

2018 ASEE Annual Conference

Congratulations, Authors!

You are in the final stretch of the conference race.

Deadline reminders:

Past deadline: April 9 – Author registration deadline – at least one author must be registered for the conference or the paper will be dropped from the Conference.

April 30 – Author deadline to upload final paper with all blind indicators removed.

Opportunities

7 Days left to Submit to the PCEE Media Challenge!

The ASEE PCEE 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 a $1000 travel award to the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Objective: Share your best practices and strategies that demonstrate inclusion, educational equity, and diversity in teaching precollege engineering.

Format: 2-3 minute video or podcast, essay, infographic, blog, photo essay, — basically any form of media that meets the objective.

 
Deadline for submissions is May 1st.

Find more information on the PCEE website.


Journal of STEM Outreach

If you are interested in submitting an article to Issue 3 of the Journal of STEM Outreach, contact Virginia Shepherd with a potential title. Deadline for Issue 3 is June 1st and it will come out on July 15th.

Issue 2 will be published online April 30th.


Special Issue “Computer Science and Engineering Education for Pre-collegiate Students and Teachers”

There are widespread areas to explore in both engineering education and computer science education. While computer science has roots in mathematics and is often seen as a branch of engineering, based on Johri and Olds’ Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research (2014) and Kadijevich, Angeli, and Schulte’s Improving Computer Science Education (2013), exploration of computer science and engineering education offers a rich field of study.

This Special Issue “Computer Science and Engineering Education for Pre-Collegiate Students and Teachers” is a mechanism to advance and capture the current conversation about computer science and engineering education in pre-collegiate schools—worldwide—by using current research studies in the area. Quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and action research methodologies are welcome for this special issue. A clear problem and research questions, appropriate theoretical framework, literature review, methodology and methods, analysis, conclusions, and limitations are expected for all submitted articles.

More information can be found at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/education/special_issues/Computer_Science_and_Engineering_Education

The deadline for manuscript submissions is Nov. 5th, 2018.

 

Day of Service – Saturday June 23rd

2018 ASEE Service Project Opportunity

In partnership with Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah, The Community Engagement Division (CED) is once again organizing a day of service on the Saturday before the ASEE Annual Conference for participants to actively learn about community engagement, give back to our host city, and have some fun with colleagues from around the country. In the past three years, we have helped construct a community garden in Seattle, build a playground in Baton Rouge, and adapted toys for differently abled children in Columbus.

This year, we are partnering with the Bennion Community Service Center to engage with the Salt Lake community on two projects, one indoors and one outdoors, you can choose which fits you best. Stay tuned for the exact details from our partners, which will be updated on the ASEE conference website as soon as possible.

We hope you can join us the Saturday before the conference, June 23rd from 124pm. The cost is only $24 with transportation and snacks included, and you can sign up through the ASEE conference website (link to service project registration) along with your general registration.

Thank you for considering adding this experience and stepping up to serve through what is sure to be a rewarding afternoon. Please invite your colleagues to join you and add this event to their ASEE calendars.

For more information and questions about the service project, contact Greg Rulifson (grulifson@mines.edu).

Job Postings

Seeking Center Director – Harpeth Hall

Harpeth Hall seeks  a dynamic and proven leader to lead the Center for STEM Education for Girls. The Director will be highly organized and a strong communicator with proven experience in STEM fields, preferably in an underrepresented field (engineering, computer science, etc.) and preferably pre-college teaching expertise. The Director will have research expertise that fosters future success in leading Center-based research and will have a demonstrated interest in and understanding of the value of girls pursuing STEM and developing STEM pathways for girls. The Director will be a fearless networker and bring strong networks in related fields to the job. Lastly, the Director will be capable of “reimagining the box” and implementing a refreshed vision for the Center. Full job description available here.

Candidates should complete an online application including a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and references.

 

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