ASEE K12 Division Newsletter
September 17, 2014

Dear ASEE K12 and Precollege Engineering Division Members,

It’s that time to be working on your abstracts for the 2015 Annual Conference in Seattle! The proposal system is now open for your abstracts.  Be sure to follow the guidelines in the call for proposals and submit no later than October 19.

On a special note for the Seattle conference, if you would like to propose a Sunday workshop be sure to follow the guidelines in the call for proposals.  We’re extending the deadline to September 30.  Our division’s K12 Sunday workshop committee will select the two proposals we feel are strongest for our division and nominate those through ASEE’s proposal system.

If you are willing to serve as a reviewer for the 2015 annual conference (whether you can attend or not!), please contact our program chair, Merredith Portsmore, at We need as many reviewers as possible to minimize the workload for each of us.

Are you interested in collaborating with the India Chapter of ASEE and IUCEE (Indo US Collaboration for Engineering Education) which initiated the founding of the India Chapter of ASEE?  Here are two opportunities for you…
·        Offer a webinar to faculty in Indian colleges; webinars can be based on presentations made at recent ASEE Annual Conference. We offer webinars using GoTo Meeting which is simple and effective. Your presentation can be made on your laptop from any location with an internet connection. IUCEE will schedule a practice session and facilitate the webinar. The time will need to be convenient for live audiences in India, which means it will be have to be delivered late night or early morning depending in the US.  Contact Professor Krishna Vedula at
·        There was interest in participating in the International Conference on Transformation in Engineering Education being co-organized by IUCEE in Bangalore, January 5 to 8, 2015. Details are available at <> . This is our effort to provide a forum for improvement of engineering education in India. We need participation from engineering educators from the US.

The 5th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC ’15) welcomes submissions, which will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Friend Center, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.  ISEC is known for presenting cutting-edge research and experiences with integrated approaches to the study of science, math, and technology through experiences and activities based in engineering and other design disciplines. This year’s theme is Creating a Culture of Achievement.  While all papers on methods of and experience with integrating education (or interdisciplinary education) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies are welcome, we are very interested in papers on STEaM initiatives that have resulted in improved student performance in STEM studies, especially among students from underrepresented populations in the disciplines.  Please submit your work for review starting on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 with a deadline of 11:59 pm EST Sunday, November 30, 2014.  Your work must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.  Your submission will be one of the following:  a full paper (4 – 6 pages) or posters by K-12 students (may also have a paper of 1 – 3 pages for the proceedings). Acceptances will be sent no later than Sunday, January 4, 2015. Information on student travel awards will be available by that date as well.  The deadline for submitting a revised paper is Sunday, February 1, 2015.  All presented papers will be submitted for archival in IEEE Xplore.   Conference highlights so far:  New this year is the UnConference, a “town hall” session where YOU drive the discussion.  We are pleased that Christine M. Cunningham, PhD, founder and director of Engineering is Elementary (Boston Museum of Science) and a Fellow of ASEE; and Sonpreet Bhatia, co-founder and CP&TO of MobileROI will be our keynote speakers.  And the best paper award returns for its third year!  The advanced registration fee schedule, good through February 28, 2015, is $130 for IEEE members, $150 for authors and attendees who aren’t IEEE members, and $35 for K-12 teachers (CEUs will be awarded) and K-16 students.   Please visit or contact for more information and templates.  We look forward to your participation in ISEC 2015!

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, an independent private foundation established to advance biomedical research and education, is seeking to hire a program officer to manage its competitive award program in education and diversity, as well as develop and administer other award programs.  BWF is located in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and annually awards $35 million in grants. More information on the BWF and its programs can be found <> . It is preferred, but not required, that successful applicants have a terminal degree in the sciences or education, plus a minimum of five years of related experiences.  Individuals considered will have demonstrated management and administrative experience, have an understanding of the research and teaching environment and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.  To insure full consideration, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the name and contact information for three references by October 17, 2014.  All materials must be submitted by email to <> . Full program description  <>

The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for a non-tenure track, experienced researcher in science or engineering education. CIESE develops effective innovative curricula and conducts professional development and research in order to inspire, catalyze and strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literacy for K-12 and higher education. The successful candidate will support CIESE’s Director and staff and Stevens faculty to conduct education research, prepare scholarly publications, and support grant proposal development.  Specifically, responsibilities may include designing, conducting and coordinating research studies; analyzing evidence from grant supported research; developing student and teacher assessments, surveys and observation protocols for K-12 science and/or engineering learning; and acting as a liaison with external program evaluators. More information is available at .  Please submit resume, references, relevant writing sample, and salary requirements electronically via the Stevens Career Center website: . This posting is listed under Department CIESE.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly with information that should be shared with the division or if you have questions or concerns about division work.  It’s easiest to reach me by email at  I’ll look forward to communicating with you in this newsletter format every two weeks.

With best regards,

Stacy S. Klein-Gardner, Ph.D.
Adjoint Associate Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University

Chair, K12 and Precollege Engineering Division
American Society for Engineering Education

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