ASEE TV information

BED members had some questions about the ASEE TV service that is provided during the conference every year, and whether this increases the cost to attend the conference. Here is the ASEE response:

ASEE TV is provided by a company called WebsEdge.  ASEE TV is provided at no cost to ASEE (or our attendees) and is in fact a small revenue generator.

The business model is this – WebsEdge comes to the conference and captures content on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and packages that up into a daily highlights reel that shows on screens that are set up throughout the convention center and on the “dark channels” of the three primary conference hotels. In addition, they take content produced by ASEE HQ and include that in ASEE TV programming. So we get a lot of content provided to conference-goers for free.

How does WebsEdge make money?  WebsEdge approaches institutions, typically colleges of engineering, to create videos for them, at a cost of ~$25k. College of engineering X gets a video made AND that video gets included in ASEE TV. I hear from some institutions that they would normally not pay that much money for a video, but having it shown at the ASEE Annual Conference adds enough value to make it worth the cost.

ASEE has a modest profit-share set up with WebsEdge so not only does ASEE TV not cost money, it actually earns money for the Society.


Artificial Intelligence and Education

Iridescent Learning has launched a mentoring imitative on Artificial Intelligence and Education and is seeking engagement and participation of ASEE members in the AI-mentoring initiative that Iridescent recently announced at the UN AI for Good summit. They are looking for mentors who would be interested in learning about AI and supporting the participants of the AI Family Challenge – the first project-based AI program for 3rd-8th grade students and their parents.

NVIDIA is the lead sponsor, and they are seeking more funders and partner organizations at this early stage.

The benefit to ASEE members would be that they get to deepen their own understanding about prototyping AI-based products that tackle real-world problems. And at the same time they would be inspiring children and families to create AI-based prototypes that tackle meaningful problems.  NSF HAS INQUIRED ABOUT ASEE MEMBERS WITH EXPERTISE IN THE APPLICATION OF AI TO EDUCATION; THIS COULD BE A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.


Tara Chklovski <>

Founder, CEO, Iridescent



Norman L. Fortenberry, Sc.D.
Executive Director
American Society for Engineering Education

Inspiring Innovation. Advancing Research. Enhancing Education.
“ASEE advances innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession and seeks to be the pre-eminent authority on the education of engineering professionals.”