Dear PCEE Division Members,

We are now accepting proposals for the 2017 ASEE PreK-12 Engineering Education Workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. The theme for this year’s workshop is “Inspiring the Next Generation to Take Flight with PreK-12 Engineering Education.” Details about the workshop are here. Basic proposal requirements:

  • Proposals must be submitted for 60 or 90-minute sessions.
  • All workshop proposals may be submitted for review until Friday, February 3, 2017.
  • We are seeking proposals that address preschool through high school; we are especially interested in proposals that address preschool through elementary school.
  • Presenters must register and pay the registration fee to support their workshop attendance and audio/video costs.
  • To submit a proposal, log in at, click on your name, select Upcoming Conferences, and choose 2017 ASEE Workshop on PreK-12 Engineering Education.
  • We will not accept or review any proposals submitted via email.

One new and one reposted announcement follow my signature. The first is seeking engineering education presenters for NSTA Regional conferences in Milwaukee and New Orleans. The second is an opportunity to participate in an institute for project-based learning. Feel free to send me items to post in upcoming newsletters. Please limit those to a paragraph of text, and provide links for readers to find more information.

Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for the work that our division does to support our vision: Every child engages in high-quality pre-college engineering education facilitated by effective educators.

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



Do you know any ASEE PCEE members near Milwaukee or New Orleans? Maybe it’s you! We are looking for engineering education presenters at the NSTA 2017 Regional Meetings in these cities (Nov. 9, 2017 in Milwaukee and Nov. 30, 2017 in New Orleans). ASEE PCEE hosts NSTA regional meeting presentations and we want to include you and/or your colleagues to help K-12 teachers incorporate engineering education into their classrooms. Please contact Stacy Klein-Gardner ( or Andrea Burrows (aburrow1@uwyo.eduby November 30 you or someone you know might participate by the end of November, 2016.



The 2017 Institute on Project-Based Learning (PBL), , will be held June 21-24, 2017, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts. Run by WPI in partnership with the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Institute draws on WPI’s 40 years of experience integrating project-based initiatives into undergraduate education.  This intensive workshop brings teams of faculty and administrators together to gain knowledge and make tangible progress to integrate PBL into their curricula.  Participants will arrive with a specific goal and leave with an enhanced understanding of PBL and a tailored plan to advance their work.

Who Should Attend:  Faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions – public, private, STEM, liberal arts, community colleges, research universities – interested in advancing project-based learning in their curricula.

Application Guidelines:  Institute applicants propose a goal or project they want to address.  To learn more about the application process, visit


Thanks to the 2016 NAE Gordon Prize, teams focusing on engineering education will be able to compete for $5000 subsidies toward the Institute fee (normally $7500).  In addition, $5000 “implementation awards” will go to some participating engineering teams based on the merits of the campus action plans they develop at the Institute.


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