Newsletter

Dear members of the ASEE BAE Division:

 

Fall 2021 Newsletter – Contents

  1. Election of Qualla Jo Ketchum for BAE Division Secretary
  2. BAE Division Officers
  3. 2022 BAE Call for papers (Deadline: November 8th, 2021)
  1. BAE division website
  2. Review of BAE Division Activities from the 2021 ASEE Meeting
  1. List of Upcoming Section and Zone Meetings

 

  1. Election of Qualla Jo Ketchum for BAE Division Secretary

 

The BAE Division is pleased to announce the election of Qualla Jo Ketchum for the position of Division Secretary. Qualla Ketchum is a PhD student in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech and holds a B.S. and M.S. both in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Qualla is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and has both presented at the ASABE International Meeting as well as authored a piece in Resource Magazine on the unique opportunity our field has in becoming a leader in indigenizing engineering. Her dissertation research is using Indigenous theories and methodologies to understand the experiences of Indigenous engineering students and how the colonial structures, policies, and histories of different U.S. institutions play a role in their lived experiences.

 

  1. BAE Division Officers

 

Qualla’s election at the 2021 ASEE Conference fills our Division officer roster as follows:

 

Chair:                           Dr. Heidi A. Diefes-Dux
                                      Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
                                      heidi.diefes-dux@unl.edu
Awards Chair            Dr. Janie McClurkin Moore
and Past Chair:         Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

j.moore@tamu.edu

Program Chair           Dr. Youngmi Kim
                                      Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
                                      youngmi.kim@uwrf.edu
Secretary:                   Qualla Jo Ketchum
                                      PhD Student, Virginia Tech
                                      qualla@vt.edu

If you would like to get involved with the division, participate on our committees, or lead us in a new adventure, please contact any of your officers or join us at our 2022 ASEE Conference business meeting in Minneapolis.

 

  1. 2021 BAE Division Call for Papers

 

The deadline for ASEE abstracts is ONE WEEK AWAY!

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Division of ASEE seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the 129th 2022 ASEE Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 26–29, 2022. Abstract submission will be accepted until November 8, 2021. Important deadlines are posted here. See attached Call for Papers for additional information. Have your work published in a peer-reviewed format and support the current and future work of our division within the society.

 

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
  • Pedagogical strategies for remote and hybrid teaching and learning

 

Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the ASEE paper submission system. The division highly encourages submissions from members and non-members who have not presented at previous ASEE conferences, particularly for the WIP track.

 

The division also encourages proposals for a panel session or other special format technical sessions. The proposed topic may fall under one of the topic areas listed above or maybe something different of interest to the division. You will be able to find submission deadlines, required formats, and other information via the main ASEE website: www.asee.org.

 

You do not need to be a member of the BAE division to submit the paper. However, we highly encourage you to join the division as a member. The BAE division membership fee is only $5/yr added to the ASEE annual membership. Please encourage your colleagues to join the BAE division.

 

For questions and comments, please contact:

Youngmi Kim, Program Chair, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division

youngmi.kim@uwrf.edu

 

 

  1. BAE Division Website

The BAE division website has been updated. Be on the lookout for Award Nomination announcements including the Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper Awards as they will be on the website as soon as available. The link for official BAE website is: https://sites.asee.org/bae/

 

  1. Review of BAE Division Activities from the 2021 ASEE Meeting

At the 2021 ASEE Virtual Conference, the BAE Division hosted two engaging technical sessions with five paper presentations. The links to these papers are provided below. We are also excited to announce the winners of our division awards for 2021 that were honored at the meeting. The recipients of the BAE Division Best Paper award were authors Tara Gupte Wilson (Wright State University), Ashley Nicole Venturini (Ohio State University), and Ann D. Christy (Ohio State University) for their paper entitled “Student Opinion on Teaching Thermodynamics Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Distance Learning.” The 2021 recipient of the BAE Division Early Achievement in Education Award was Dr. David Titley-Peloquin (McGill Unversity). We hope you will join us in Minneapolis this coming year.

Wilson, T. G., & Venturini, A. N., & Christy, A. D. (2021, July), Student Opinion on Teaching Thermodynamics Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Distance Learning Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37748

Classen, J. J., & Deviney, A. V. (2021, July), Systems Thinking Tools In a Graduate Biological Engineering Class – A Work In Progress Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37800

Guertault, L., & Jones, T. R., & Hall, E. S., & Kolar, P. (2021, July), Investigating Impact of Disruption to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Senior Design Capstone Courses Due to Covid-19 Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37395

Modenbach, A. A., & Peterson, M. M. (2021, July), Lessons Learned From a Covid-impacted Capstone Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37437

Stwalley, C. S., & Stwalley, R. M., & Booth-Womack, V. L., & Baldwin, G. L., & LaRose, S. (2021, July), Using Board Spectrum Technological Projects to Introduce Diverse Student Populations to Biological & Agricultural Engineering Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. https://peer.asee.org/37986

  1. List of Upcoming Section and Zone Meetings

Want to stay connected between annual meetings?  For a listing of upcoming Section and Zone Meetings, check here: https://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/meetings/section-meetings