Thoughts from the Chair

I am not sure why I’m in count-down mode this year, but I definitely am! We are now 138 days away from gathering together at this year’s annual conference! Get those papers in, submit a proposal for the returning P12 teacher workshop, or plan to join us to learn from our friends and colleagues. Whatever your reason – I know that it is always a great time with lots to learn from like minded and fun people.

2019 ASEE Annual Conference – Papers Due!

This is your final reminder that first drafts of papers for accepted abstracts are due on Monday February 4th. Get your fingers going on the keyboard and get that paper done! Don’t procrastinate! The deadline is Monday February 4th.

PreK-12 Educator Workshop – Now Accepting Session Proposals

The annual PreK-12 Educator Workshop will be taking place on Saturday June 15, 2019 in Tampa.  It has a slightly modified name (P-12 Educator Conference) and exciting new format!

The PreK-12 Educator Workshop is seeking interactive and engaging classroom activities, appropriate for elementary, middle, or high schools students. We are looking for dynamic and interactive presentations to be delivered to over 200 P-12 teachers in the Tampa area focused on early learner engineering, project-based learning, design thinking, sustainability, and other related topics. We will also be having the Curriculum Showcase at the end of the day. Please use the following links for more information and to submit your presenter and/or showcase application. Proposals are due by February 24, 2019.

Please contact Bradley Bowen at bowenb@vt.edu with any questions.

Proposal Application Form

Proposal Information

Proposal Rubric

Opportunities

Seeking Panelists for NSTA STEM Forum – San Francisco, July 24-26

ASEE panels at the STEM Forums are always well received. This year they are putting together a panel about Engineering Education and Standards and are looking for members who are knowledgeable about these topics and either are already planning to attend the NSTA STEM Forum, or who live in the San Francisco area. Please contact Geraldine Gooding at ASEE by February 15th to be considered for this panel.

Information

Report of 2018 NSSME+ was released this month

The Report of 2018 NSSME+ details the results of a nationally representative survey of 7,600 science, mathematics, and computer science teachers in schools across the United States. Areas addressed include: teacher backgrounds and beliefs; science, mathematics, and computer science professional development; science, mathematics, and computer science courses; instructional objectives and activities; instructional resources; and factors affecting instruction. Click here to access the report.

Job Postings

Summer Research Associate, Dallas, TX

Design Connect Create provides summer learning opportunities for girls in STEM and we are seeking a Summer Research Associate to join our team.
The Summer Research Associate will likely be, but is not limited to, a post-doc or doctoral student who can work independently and produce excellent results in a short period of time. This position is ideal for a scholar who has already a research agenda that seeks to understand and increase the participation of women and students of color within STEM. The primary objective of this position is to develop a series of case studies and reports that can be shared with funders, partners, and donors.
Why this is a great opportunity
  • Opportunity to administer one’s own research agenda on our population: middle and high school girls from underserved communities who have self-selected to participate in a summer engineering or physics camp.
  • Opportunity to publish findings in academic journals and/or conference proceedings
  • Opportunity to network with school districts and educators in Texas, as well as DCC’s industry partners and volunteers
The position is based in Dallas, Texas, and includes a stipend, allowance for moving expenses, and a flexible schedule.
Read more about the role and apply here.

Visiting Assistant Professor – Purdue’s School of Engineering Education
Purdue’s School of Engineering Education is receiving applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor opening. See the announcement at https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE/AboutUs/Employment.  While the description says we are reviewing applications as of April 2, 2018, rest assured we are looking for new candidates now in January/February 2019.
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