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Seeking Reviewers for the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference

The PCEE division is seeking abstract and paper reviewers. If you are interested in volunteering for this, email Deb Besser, the Chair of our Program Committee, to let her know. Our vibrant community thrives with the contributions of our members and we appreciate your willingness to assist!

As a reminder:

Monday September 4th – Abstract submission open for Papers, Workshops, Panels, and Special Sessions.

Monday October 16th – Abstract submissions close.

SPECIAL NOTE: The PCEE Division has a new requirement associated with submissions. If you submit an abstract, you will also be expected to review at least one abstract and paper. Failure to complete the assigned abstract and paper reviews will jeopardize the author’s ability to have future submissions to the PCEE Division accepted.

Get Involved! Join a PCEE Committee!

This year there are several committees that you can volunteer to join. The committee work is a fun way to get to know more of the PCEE members and help the division accomplish things. If you are interested in being on one of these committees, please email me, Martha Cyr  and let me know which committee(s) you are interested in joining.

The committees are:

Awards – help identify potential PCEE Division award recipients and review nominations

Branding Logistics – we have our brand, but need a good way to keep track of our banner and other materials as they get shipped to different events.

Distinguished Lecturer – help identify potential presenters to speak as the distinguished lecturer at the annual conference

Diversity – promote and share best practices for increasing and supporting diversity throughout the year

Fiscal Initiatives – assist the division with specific programs that use our division funds to support our mission

PreK-12 Workshop – create and support a dynamic learning opportunity for PreK-12 educators in this one day workshop that runs the day before the annual conference

Program Committee – help the Program Chair with the division’s sessions in preparation for the annual conference

Social Media – identify and help build the social media platforms that the division will use

Website/Blog – help to keep our communications fresh and vibrant

Wednesday Workshops – help to identify which workshops should run on the final day of the annual conference


Job Postings

Assistant Professor, Science Education – Towson University

Tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of Science Education position in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences beginning August 2018. Doctorate in science education, curriculum and instruction (or an equivalent degree) or physical, earth or space sciences and extensive experience in science education. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2019. Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year. Teach science content, field experience and methods courses for elementary and early childhood education majors, be involved in significant scholarly activity and provide service to the department. Review of application begins October 20, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. FCSM-N-3102. Follow this link for the full ad:


Assistant/Associate Professor of Integrative STEM Education – The College of New Jersey

The School of Engineering at The College of New Jersey invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting August 2018. The position is at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in the Department of Integrative STEM Education. The department offers two undergraduate pre-service teacher preparation programs and a Masters of Education degree in integrative STEM Education. More details are available here.


Postdoctoral Position – Tufts University 

Postdoctoral researcher sought for project on interdisciplinary biomimicry and engineering design curricula for middle school.  Candidates must have a PhD or EdD in science, engineering, math or STEM education fields or equivalent, have experience working with K12 students and teachers, and exhibit potential for conducting STEM education research independently. Knowledge of and experience implementing project based curricula are required along with strong oral and written communication and organizational skills. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD/EdD in STEM education with training in a STEM discipline (or a PhD in a STEM discipline with training in STEM education). Preference will also be given to candidates with qualitative and mixed methods education research experience and demonstrated success with scholarly publications. Experience with K12 robotics experience desired but not required.  More at


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