Call for Papers

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) invites abstracts and subsequent papers for the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference being held in Long Beach, California from July 26-29, 2021.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative strategies and/or technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Integration of diversity and global issues in the classroom
  • Design experiences in the curriculum
  • Student recruitment, retention, placement, and first-year experiences
  • Service-learning and experiential learning
  • Extension engineering education
  • Best practices for ABET
  • Educational issues relevant to the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus
  • New trends in Biological and Agricultural Engineering education
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom

The division accepts abstracts for 1) Completed works on relevant topics that include data or assessment, and 2) Works-in-progress (does not need to include complete data or assessment). For both tracks, an abstract must be submitted, and if accepted a paper will be requested for peer review. A submission to the work in progress track should include the phrase “Work in Progress” in the title. The division highly encourages submissions from members and non-members who have not presented at previous ASEE conferences, particularly for the works-in-progress track.

The division encourages proposals for a panel session or other special format technical session. The proposed session may fall under one of the categories listed above or may be something different of interest to the division. One potential special format is: 5-minute postcard session. If you have other ideas for a panel session, please contact the program chair.

Abstract submissions will begin on September 8, 2020 and will be accepted until October 12, 2020. All abstracts and papers must be submitted electronically via ASEE’s Monolith system. You will be able to find submission deadlines, required formats, and other information via the main ASEE website:

Call for Participants in Special Panel Session – COVID Inspired Creativity in BAE: The BAE division is interested in hosting a panel discussion with a panel comprised of 3-6 individuals who have been inspired to create innovative teaching strategies or curriculum in response to the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted the way we teach Biological and Agricultural Engineering course content. To accompany the panel discussion, the program chair will facilitate the assembly of a single co-authored paper that briefly shares those innovations. To be considered for the panel discussion, send a maximum 200-word abstract describing the innovation directly to the program chair by the extended deadline October 7, 2020.

For questions and comments, please contact:

Heidi Diefes-Dux

Program Chair, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division