Call for Participation: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences at the Olin Summer Institute

Registration is now open for the Olin Summer Institute!  Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences is a weeklong interactive workshop for faculty teams engaged in a curricular change effort at their own institution. Through participatory workshops, immersive design exercises, and presentations from experts, teams of faculty learn about, experience, and practice effective, engaging teaching approaches for new and meaningful STEM curricula. The workshop will be held June 8-12, 2020 at the Olin College campus in Needham, Massachusetts.

More information may be found here. The priority application deadline is March 15, 2020.

Click here for more information.
Contact us with any questions here.
Submit your application here.

Biomedical Engineering Educator Community (BEEC) Virtual Conference

Greetings to all,

I hope you are all enjoying (or close to enjoying) the winter break. I wanted to announce the date for our 1st BEEC Virtual Conference to be held on January 16th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm (EST). We have our website up with the most recent information about the conference (LINK). The meeting overview is below :

  •  Sharing teaching assignments, projects, and techniques in a lightning talk format (1 slide/3 minutes).
    • Will include brief discussions in groups.
  • Senior teaching faculty panel on career development and advice.
  • Group discussions on strategies for funding and publication in BME education research or programmatic/course design.

Registration: 1st BEEC Virtual Registrastion Link

Please share this with colleagues and peers in teaching-focused positions. You can forward this e-mail or send them my e-mail address (above). 

We will also have a keynote, but more details about that later. The goal of this meeting (and group) is to build a community of practice and share our combined knowledge to better further BME education!


Alexis Ortiz-Rosario, PhD

Pronouns: He, Him, His
Assistant Professor of Practice
College of Engineering Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
408 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-688-1776


Call for Proposals — Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Call for Programming Proposals for the 2020 Annual Conference in Montreal (linked below):

CDEI is interested in sessions that guide participants to develop skills, knowledge, or abilities to improve equity and inclusion in their classrooms or professional and academic communities. Sessions will be 90-minutes and must be interactive with immersive inquiry or skills-building. Proposals are due October 14, 2019, using a link in the CfP. Don’t delay!!


2020 ASEE Annual Conference — Abstract submission

As we start preparing for the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference, I wanted to remind you of upcoming deadlines and let you know that abstract submission is now open!

  • Abstract Submission:  Due –October 14, 2019
  • Draft Paper (for abstracts that are accepted) Due –February 3, 2020
  • Revised Paper (for draft papers that are accepted) Due –March 16, 2020

Please consider submitting an abstract for the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference, which will be held June 20-24 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can find the BED Call for Papers at the link below. Abstracts are due October 14 at midnight EST.

Thanks for considering submitting your work to ASEE BED!

Renata Ramos, 2020 Program Chair, ASEE-BED,
Aileen Huang-Saad, 2020 Program Chair-Elect, ASEE-BED,

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.


Abstract submissions for BMES 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you all today in my capacity as co-chair of the Biomedical Engineering Education (BED) Track for the upcoming 2019 BMES Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Given the recent available extension to submit abstracts until May 8th, 2019, we are reaching out to those who may still be interested in submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation for this year’s conference.

Currently, 7 potential sessions are planned for this year’s meeting:

  • Design and Curriculum – work about teaching & learning the design process, or other work about the “cannon” of BME curriculum.
  • Multi-disciplinary and Inter-disciplinary Curriculum – work focusing on the incorporation of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary aspects into biomedical engineering education.
  • Classroom Technology, Pedagogy and Innovation – work relating to the use of innovative pedagalogical methods and technology in courses and training.
  • ABET Program Criteria, Student Outcomes – work relating to the development and evaluation of methods ABET and its assessment.
  • Service Learning – work relating to the incorporation of service elements into coursework to improve learning and exposure.
  • Ethics in Education – work related to the training of students in ethics and ethical issues faced by biomedical engineers.
  • Industry Preparation – work about what industry wants BME graduates to know or be able to do, and work about curricular developments that better achieve these aims.

As always, work outside of these listed sessions are also encouraged, and we will do our best in an effort to find a fit or creation of a new session if enough abstracts are submitted.

I hope that you will consider submtting an abstract or multiple for this year’s BMES conference. Please contact me at if you have any questions or concerns should they arise.

Aain, just a reminder that abstracts will be accepted in our extended deadline until Wednesday, May 8th, 2019.


Bilal Ghosn, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Affairs
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University

P-12 Educator Conference

The P-12 Educator Conference is back with an exciting new approach! The Pre-College Engineering Education Division of ASEE has partnered with the local public schools in the Tampa area to provide their P-12 educators with session topics relevant for their district. This one-day conference will take place starting at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Rampello K-8 School in the School District of Hillsborough County. The conference is structured with four time slots for sessions from 9:00-3:30, with multiple offerings in each time slot, followed by a Curriculum Showcase. Lunch will be provided. Please consider applying to present a session, or registering to attend the conference if you are a teacher from out of the area or if you are a high-leverage educator.


Presenter Proposal Application

Do you have an interactive and engaging classroom activity appropriate for elementary, middle, or high schools students? We are looking for dynamic and interactive presentations to be delivered to over 200 P-12 teachers in the Tampa area focused on early learner engineering, project-based learning, design thinking, sustainability, and other related topics. We will also be having the Curriculum Showcase at the end of the day. Please use the following links for more information and to submit your presenter and/or showcase application. Please contact Bradley Bowen at with any questions.

Proposal Application Form

Proposal Information

Proposal Rubric


Attendee Registration

The primary attendees of the 2019 P-12 Educator Conference with be educators from the School District of Hillsborough County (SDHC). However, we have reserved 25 spaces for non-SDHC educators. If you are an educator from outside this district, or if you are in a high-leverage position for offering professional development or coordination of teacher training, please consider registering to attend the conference. Spaces will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis with a waiting list. Registration costs for these 25 limited spaces is $50 and includes participation in the full day of sessions, the curriculum exchange, and lunch.

Registration Form

Information Flyer