Announcement from ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dear ASEE Colleagues:

As we face the recent blatant and painful reminders of the systemic and institutional racism that plague our society, we ask that we all stand together in support of Black engineering students and colleagues: listen to them; amplify their voices; educate ourselves and colleagues; and take actions to remove systemic injustices in our engineering communities.

To assist you with the self-education, the ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) offers a robust program of professional development in and outside of the Virtual Conference. We also celebrate ASEE members’ scholarship that addresses issues of equity, access, and inclusion in engineering. This message asks you to open & read the newsletter and learn more about ASEE CDEI resources and initiatives.

In addition to other CDEI opportunities and the group’s accomplishments this year, this CDEI Spring 2020 Newsletter details many education initiatives that we have available for you: a Summer Virtual Workshop series, the Virtual Conference programming, and resources on our website. Read it here:

The annual CDEI RoundTable Conversation session, scheduled in the ASEE Virtual Conference for Thursday, June 25, at 5:00 pm ET, will have spaces for conversations on disrupting racism and other topics. The Annual Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Pavilion that is usually in the exhibition hall will be part of the Virtual Exhibition each day. Feel free to stop in to learn more about CDEI resources or offer your own.

If you would like to contribute to this work, CDEI chairs invite you to join us in our Annual Business Meeting, Saturday, June 20, 3:30-5:00 pm ET, held outside the conference platform so not requiring conference registration. We will have working groups plan our activities for 2020-21 in line with the new CDEI Strategic Framework and ASEE-SEFI Joint Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Links in the newsletter will allow you sign-up for the meeting and access the joint statement.


On behalf of the Chairs of the ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,

Susan Walden

Chair, 2019-20


Liz Litzler

Incoming Chair for 2020-21


Becky Bates

Past Chair, 2019-20


Contact us:

Visit the CDEI website: (note the URL will probably change after the conference because of the Commission designation)


Susan E. Walden, Ph.D., Fellow-ASEE

The University of Oklahoma

She/her or they/their

Research Associate Professor

Director, Research Institute for STEM Education (RISE)

Associate Director, Sooner Engineering Education (SEED) Center

Gallogly College of Engineering

Core Affiliate faculty, Women & Gender Studies Department

Chair, ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Workshop series from the ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our ASEE CDEI summer workshop series is off to a great start, and we’ve added more excellent sessions to the roster.  All events are on Wednesdays, from now until August 12, for one hour starting at 10 AM PT, 11 MT, 12 PM CT, 1 ET (excluding June 24 during the Virtual ASEE Annual Conference), open to absolutely anyone, and complimentary.


  1. Pre-registerfor the events you plan to attend.
  2. For fast and easy access to all of our events, subscribe to our google calendar.
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Date Title Facilitators Registration
3-Jun Leveraging the ASEE & SEFI Joint Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Call and Pledge for Action Dr. Meagan Pollock Register
Dr. Susan Walden
10-Jun Retracing My Steps: Reflections of a Black Woman Leader in Engineering Dr. Meseret Hailu Register
Dr. Monica Cox
17-Jun Expanding Resources that Connect Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion with Ethics Education Dr. Rosalyn Berne Register
Dr. Becky Bates
Dr. Michael Loui
1-Jul Open Dialogue Dr. Meagan Pollock Register
8-Jul Asset Models in Research Dr. Canek Moises Luna Phillips Register
15-Jul Promoting Student Wellness in the Online Classroom (A Discussion) Dr. Karin Jensen Register
Dr. Holly Golecki
Dr. Molly Goldstein
22-Jul Universal Design for Learning: How can inclusive teaching methods challenge and support all students? Dr. Alisha Sarang-Sieminski Register
Dr. Sarah Spence Adams
Adva Waranyuwat
29-Jul  Do You See Me?: Hypervisible Invisibility #EngineeringWhileBlack Dr. James Holly, Jr. Register
Chanel Beebe
DeLean Tolbert
Donovan Colquitt
5-Aug Culturally Responsive Teaching in times of COVID-19 Dr. Homero Murzi Register
Johnny Woods Jr.
12-Aug Diversity Papers: Tips and Guidelines for Authors and Evaluators Dr. Meagan Pollock Register


If you missed our first two sessions, you will find the recordings on our website. The ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion appreciates your support and interest in DEI-minded professional development. We welcome your feedback and ideas.

Virtual Workshop series from ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This summer, the ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is offering a virtual workshop series, and it kicks off next Wednesday. Click here for more information. All sessions are on Wednesdays, from May 20 to August 12, for one hour starting at 10 AM PT, 11 MT, 12 PM CT, 1 ET. (Excluding June 24 during the Virtual ASEE Annual Conference.) Workshop topics vary and the schedule is still developing. We have a fantastic line-up so far!


  1. Pre-register for the events you plan to attend.
  2. For fast and easy access to all of our events, subscribe to our google calendar. 
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BED and KEEN scholarships for ASEE virtual conference registration

ASEE BED Members,

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to draw your attention to a few initiatives that ASEE has announced to help support members who are struggling to attend the upcoming Virtual Annual Conference .

One pathway involves scholarships being provided by a generous grant from KEEN/ More details and an application can be found at the following link:

Additionally, the BED has been granted permission to offer a scholarship using funds from our BASS account in support of the registration fee for one of our members. Our intent is to help a member who isn’t getting financial support from their institution to attend, and therefore is paying out of their own pocket. We also would like to prioritize authors since the publish-to-present model is in play here. Members who are interested can use the following link to apply:

Please apply by Friday, May 15. After prioritizing the applicant pool for authors, a random drawing will be held to select the winner.

Thanks, and take care!

Mike Rust
Division Chair

Michael J. Rust, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Phone: 413-782-1491
Pronouns: He / Him / His

Survey on changes due to COVID-19

Dear Colleague,

We are reaching out to you because you lead a division within ASEE. We kindly request that you share our survey link (below) along with the following basic information about the study with your members.

We are conducting a study on 1) the changes that you have had to make or are planning to make to your engineering coursesand 2) the challenges your engineering undergraduate students are facing in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Your responses will help us summarize the types of changes being made as well as put together a repository of those changes that we then can share. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. Results will be shared only in the aggregate.

If you agree to take the survey, we ask you to consider forwarding it to other colleagues of yours leading the engineering programs in the U.S. All those who complete the survey can enter a raffle of 10 Amazon gift cards worth $50 each.

The study has been approved by the University of Houston IRB. If you have questions about the approval, you may contact the IRB at (713) 743-9204 or If you have questions about the study, you may contact either one of us.

Many thanks,

Virginia Rangel, Ph.D.
College of Education
University of Houston

Jerrod Henderson, Ph.D.
College of Engineering
University of Houston

Virginia Snodgrass Rangel, PhD
Assistant Professor
K-12 Professional Leadership
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Houston

Reminder about ASEE elections

ASEE-BED members:

Please see below for the following announcement:


As a reminder to all ASEE members:

Voting for ASEE leadership positions and Amendments to the ASEE Constitution ends March 31st, 11:59pm PDT. Unlike previous years where voting was done with a combination of paper ballots and electronic voting, this year’s elections are solely being conducted electronically using a non-ASEE related vendor named Survey & Ballot Systems.  The switch to a 3rd party vendor was requested by the ASEE Board to ensure total anonymity of each member’s vote.

To cast your electronic vote, you should have received a personalized ballot via the e-mail address ASEE has on file for you (i.e., the one you use to login to your ASEE account). The subject line includes “ASEE 2020 Election” and was sent from the ASEE Election Coordinator ( If you are unable to locate the email, please click on the link below, enter the email address that is on file with ASEE, and your election login information will be emailed to you.

The ballot includes the following leadership positions and Amendments to the ASEE Constitution questions.

Teri K. Reed, University of Cincinnati
Adrienne Minerick, Michigan Technological University

Vice President, Member Affairs
Brian P. Self, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Shane Rogers, Clarkson University

Chair of Professional Interest Council II
Chell A. Roberts, University of San Diego
William H. Guilford, University of Virginia

Chair of Professional Interest Council III
Atsushi Akera, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
John K. Estell, Ohio Northern University
Chris Swan, Tufts University

Chair of the Council of Sections for Zones I (based on Zone Membership)
Ilya Y. Grinberg, Buffalo State University
Saeid Moslehpour, University of Hartford

Chair of the Council of Sections for Zones III (based on Zone Membership)
Tariq Khraishi, University of New Mexico
Kevin Drees, Oklahoma State University

ASEE Constitutional Amendments Vote
Yes, I approve the Constitutional revisions
No, I do not approve the Constitutional revisions

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Norman L. Fortenberry, Sc.D.
Executive Director
American Society for Engineering Education
Inspiring Innovation. Advancing Research. Enhancing Education.

ASEE’s vision is to achieve excellent and broadly accessible education empowering students and engineering professionals to create a better world.  In pursuit of that vision, we advance research and innovation at all levels of education for the engineering profession.

Lecturer or Professor of the Practice position in BME at Duke University

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC) invites applications for a full-time, teaching-focused Lecturer or Professor of the Practice position at all levels. This non-tenure-track, regular-rank position will serve as a primary instructor of undergraduate and graduate courses in biomedical engineering and will participate with a team of faculty in service and education-related activities in the department.

We are seeking an innovative educator with teaching experience in biomedical engineering, design, or practical application of biomedical engineering principles. Candidates with expertise in medical device design, digital health, clinical diagnostics including point-of-care testing, and biotechnology are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess an advanced degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, or a related discipline. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence or related activities that suggest strong potential for making a positive impact in the classroom; candidates with industry experience are also encouraged to apply. Professor of Practice positions emphasize teaching excellence as well as complementary scholarship through technical or educational research, external research funding, peer-reviewed conference and journal publications, and/or involvement in engineering education at the national or international level.

We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in teaching. Full consideration will be given to applications received by July 1, 2020, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (email, address, and phone number must be included), a curriculum vitae, teaching and scholarship statement (1-2 pages), and a list of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contacts of five references. Applications must be submitted electronically through AcademicJobsOnline.org

For questions, please contact Dr. Eric Richardson at

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Preparing for online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Many schools have moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of individuals in the BME community have created a document to help collect and disseminate guidance for the BME community to move lectures, labs, and design projects online. This is a living document of ideas and examples. We welcome others from the community to add to and use the advice provided in this document.


Two-Year Visiting Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Department at Bucknell University invites applications for a two-year, open- rank visiting faculty position to begin August 2020. This position is ideal for candidates considering a career in academia with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching. You would join a top-ranked, highly selective undergraduate biomedical engineering department with small class sizes (< 24 students) that facilitate close student-faculty interaction in a hands-on, interactive, learning community. The University sponsors a range of developmental activities for its visiting faculty supported by a well-resourced Teaching and Learning Center. With new departmental teaching and laboratory facilities as of fall 2019, along with excellent shared core facilities, you would have the potential to engage in both innovative teaching and collaborative scholarship.

We seek individuals with enthusiasm for teaching and a desire to engage undergraduates in the classroom and laboratory across a broad range of biomedical engineering subjects. The ideal candidate would have teaching abilities in multiple areas to support a biomedical engineering curriculum containing courses in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, bioinstrumentation, signals and systems, biomechanics, materials, biostatistics, computing, and medical device design. Candidate applications must identify current biomedical engineering required courses and new elective courses that they would be interested in teaching at Bucknell.

A successful candidate must be ABD or have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline at time of appointment. Clear evidence of the potential for teaching excellence is essential, and a strong interest in continued professional development is expected.

Applications must include a cover letter, a current C.V., and three statements of no more than two pages each describing the applicant’s 1) teaching philosophy and experience relevant to the Bucknell biomedical engineering curriculum, 2) commitment to diversity/inclusion, and 3) career goals and how this position aligns with those goals. Applicants should be prepared to provide references upon request. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell’s career site ( and they will be reviewed beginning on April 1, 2020 in the order in which they are received until the position is filled. The initial appointment is for the 2020-21 academic year; reappointment will be subject to satisfactory performance.

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About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music. Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged. Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed these goals. Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies. Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

ASEE elections — remember to vote!

ASEE Elections are upon us, so please take a moment to complete your ballots. Positions that are being voted on include President-Elect, VP of Member Affairs, and Chairs of Professional Interest Council (PIC) II and III. It should be noted that one of our former BED officers, Will Guilford, is a candidate for PIC II chair, so we wish him the best of luck!