Dear PCEE Division Members,


A few new announcements follow my signature, below. One of those is a media challenge for division members, the winner of which will earn up to $1000 towards travel expenses to Columbus. Scroll down to the teal highlighting, below, for more information about the media challenge. See also new announcements (red text) regarding a First Year Engineering Experience conference, an online graduate program for teachers, and a call for papers.


Also, click here to look at some evidence presented by Change the Equation about how engineering education is gaining ground in K-12 education. Exciting!


Take care,





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








#PCEEChallenge. 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.




Graduate Program for K12 Teachers (new!): The Teacher Engineering Education Program is 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 Questions to Merredith Portsmore (


Teacher Sought (re-posted): The Oak Hill School in Nashville, TN, seeks a science and engineering teacher for the PreK-3rd grades.   The person should have a passion and vision for teaching science to these young children.  This person would also chair the science committee after their first year of teaching.  A requirement for the job is a bachelor’s degree with substantial coursework in biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, and/or physics.  If you would like more information, please contact Brenda Boon or Stacy Klein-Gardner (Oak Hill School parent) at




9th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (new!) hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Engineering Fundamentals Department. August 6 – August 8, 2017. Over 200 academic and industry representatives are expected at this meeting to discuss and share relevant topics on the first year engineering experience. Participants include college deans, department chairs, student service professionals, advisors, faculty in engineering and engineering technology, K-12 teachers, and industry leaders from throughout the country.

Proposal submissions will include:

  • workshops (3 pages)
  • full papers (6 pages)
  • work-in-progress papers (3 pages)

Full workshop proposals and paper abstracts will be due on April 11, 2017. Draft papers will be due on May 23, 2017. Check FYEE.orgfor up to date information about proposal submissions and registration. Matthew Verleger, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, General Chair & Timothy Hinds, Michigan State University, Program Chair




IJEMST Special Issue on Engineering Education (new!). 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, Şenay Purzer and Mack Shelley, have been asked to serve as guest editors for this special issue 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.


We do have flexibility on the page length, but suggest a maximum of 40 double-spaced manuscript pages (plus references) using APA style guidelines with Times New Roman 12 font. Authors for whom English is a second language are encouraged to have their manuscripts professionally edited prior to submission to improve readability. Please submit a structured abstract by April 30, 2017. The due date for the full paper is June 30, 2017. For your structured abstract, please follow the guidelines included on the next page. Abstracts and manuscripts may be sent to:


IJEMST is a peer-reviewed scholarly online journal. IJEMST publishes six issues a year: January, March, May, July, September, and November. The Journal welcomes any papers on mathematics education, science education, engineering education, STEM education, and educational technology using techniques from and applications in any technical knowledge domain: original theoretical works, literature reviews, research reports, social issues, psychological issues, curricula, learning environments, research in an educational context, book reviews, and review articles. The articles should be original, unpublished, and not in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission to IJEMST. The Journal is listed in many abstracts and indexes, including: Ulrich Index, ASOS Index, Journal Seek, JournalRate, Directory of Research Journals Indexing, Infobase Index, ResearchBib, Index Copernicus, Scientific Indexing Service, and ERIC. For additional information on IJEMST please visit:


Science Section of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE-Science) (re-posted x2). Our very own Andrea Burrows, PCEE Division member at large, is the new editor for CITE-Science. If you or any graduate students or colleagues have any papers that might fit this journal – including engineering education articles – please consider submitting your work. CITE-Science is sponsored by the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). The unique purpose of this journal is to publish peer-reviewed research reports and theoretical articles on the use of innovative technologies in science teacher education. We encourage manuscripts that deal with the education of preservice or inservice science teachers as well as college level science faculty. This online journal allows authors to include the interactive technologies as part of the manuscript for readers’ direct access to the example technologies. These can include video, audio, animation and external links. In addition, an extended virtual dialogue is possible, as commentaries on published works are encouraged. Such dialogues have already taken place on subjects such as appropriate guidelines for use of technology in teacher education.


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