Business Meetings

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The ECE Division invites all members to its Business Meeting at the ASEE Annual Conference. The 2022 ECE Business Meeting minutes are posted here and past meeting minutes are available below.

ASEE ECE Division 2023 ASEE Annual Conference Draft Meeting Minutes

Date: June 27, 2023

Time: 9:15 – 10:45 am
Location: Baltimore, MD

 

2022-2023 Division Officers in Attendance:

Dr. Huihui Wang, Chair, St. Bonaventure University
Dr. Kumar Yelamarthi, Program Chair, Tennessee Tech University

Dr. Jennifer Bonniwell, Immediate Past Chair, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, Listserv Manager, Idaho State University

 

Members in Attendance:

Michael Johnson, Kern Family Foundation

John Estell, Ohio Northern University

Tony Maciewewski, NSF

Zekeriya Aliyazicioglu, Cal Poly Pomona

John Steven Aiken

Jason Yao, East Carolina University

Diane Rover, Iowa State University

Lifford McLauchlan, Texas A&M University

Nader Rafla, Boise State University

Jin Choi, Michigan Technological University

Jenny Thomas, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Lisa Huettel, Duke University

Tooran Emami, US Coast Guard Academy

Scott Dunning, Virginia Tech

Maryam Nasri, Buffalo State University

Mehrube Mehrubeoglu, Texas A&M University

Eduardo R. Arvelo, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Liz Godwin, University of New Mexico

Kumar Yelamarthi, Tennessee Tech University

 

Division Chair H. Wang opened the meeting (9:20 am), welcomed the members and passed over to K. Yelamarthi. Introductions of the attendees followed.

M. Johnson talked about Kern Family Foundation:

  • Introduction about KEEN, an initiative by the Kern Family Foundation
  • Engineering Unleashed platfor
    • Sharing of resources among partner institutions
    • Interested in expanding ECE content

PIC III Chair’s Report by J. Estell:

  • Lynn Albers, Hofstra University, is incoming PIC III Chair.
  • Data Science and Analytics Constituent Committee is a new addition to PIC III. It is chaired by Ilya Grinberg, SUNY Buffalo State University.
    • 2023 Annual Conference data (record-setting numbers for conferences): 4039 attendees; 3246 abstracts submitted and 3053 accepted; 2200 draft papers submitted and 2000 accepted; and 1927 papers finalized for presentation.
  • Banking and Accounting Services System (BASS) Accounts:
    • BASS funds were comingled with operating funds and were all spent, leading to the economic crisis this past fall.
    • Any positive amount your division had prior to October 1, 2022 is currently unavailable.
    • Dues that have been collected since October 1 are shown but are also unavailable.
    • Due to this crisis, BASS funds will no longer be comingled with operating funds.
    • The Board is keeping track of what is owed to the divisions:
    • It is striving to begin paying back the BASS accounts starting February 2024. It must pay debts owed to external entities first. Paying back might take several years to complete.
    • At this time, if your division raise any new external funds, those can be made available to you.
    • Starting October 1, 2023, any new membership dues received will be made available to you.
  • 2024 Annual Conference Standardized Paper Schedule: Abstract Submission timeframe is October 1-31; Abstract Review deadline is November 14, 2023. Finalized Paper Submission deadline is April 30, 2024; Best Paper deadlines are in May and June 2024. Please notify PC & DC ahead of time for extensions.
  • ASEE 130th Hall of Fame Call for Nominations: details available here. Please nominate by sending an email to awards@asee.org.
  • 2023 PIC III Best Paper submissions received from all 11 divisions. Drs. Amardeep Kaur and George Nasr served as reviewers.
  • 2023 PIC III Best Paper Award: Ruben D. Lopez-Parra, Ravishankar Chatta Subramaniam, and Jason Morphew, “Promoting Computational Thinking in Integrated Engineering Design and Physics Labs” – Submitted by the Engineering Physics and Physics Division
  • 2023 Conference Best Paper Award: Idalis Villanueva Alarcón, Laura Melissa Cruz Castro, John Alexander Mendoza, Edward Latorre-Navarro, Diego Alvarado, and Lilianny Virguez, “Nuestro Impacto: An Insider Look into the Connections between Our Past Experiences and Current Teaching and Mentoring Practices” – Submitted by the Faculty Development Division (PIC II)

Approval of the 2022 Business Meeting minutes:

  • A motion by S. H. Mousavinezhad to approve the 2022 meeting minutes was seconded by D. Rover and passed unanimously.

Election of Incoming Secretary/Treasurer by S. H. Mousavinezhad:

  • Election conducted by paper ballot.
  • Two nominees:
    • Tooran Emami
    • Jason Yao
  • The election resulted in having Tooran Emami as the treasurer/secretary and membership chair for 2023-2024 term.

Division Chair’s Report by K. Yelamarthi for H. Wang:

  • Update on “fast track to IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE)”
    • A proposal about publishing the extended papers recommended by our division at the IEEE ToE special issue has been submitted.
    • The former editor-in-chief (EIC) of the IEEE ToE has handled this proposal to the new EIC.
    • Positive support but the EIC was updated in early June so review is ongoing.

Program Chair’s Report by K. Yelamarthi:

  • We expanded the scope of ECE, such as DEI, Control, Computing.
  • Yelamarthi reported on numbers of abstracts and papers, reviewers, workshops, technical sessions, poster sessions, and panel discussions for 2015-2023.
  • In 2023, transition to a new paper management system NEMO, with several issues encountered throughout the process
  • 118 abstracts submitted, 69 papers presented
  • 3-stage review process
  • Published papers depended on level of reviews at all stages; format, double-blind, & education- related contents
  • 10 technical sessions (5-6 papers per session); 1 poster Session; and 2 panel sessions

Treasurer’s Report by K. Yelamarthi on behalf of G. Nasr:

  • Reported account balance trend for 2016-2023.
  • Balance for FY 2022-2023 is $22,953.23 as of March 31, 2023 but it is unavailable to us. February 2024 is when they will start paying us back.
  • Annual membership per division for 2015-2023 was also reported.
  • ECE Division membership had been declining over the past years, but increased from 656 last year to 688 as of May this year.
  • Department heads are encouraged to promote ECE, e.g. at conferences and in newsletters.

Presentation of ECE Division Awards:

  • ECE Best Diversity Paper Award: Sarah L Harris, Yingtao Jiang, Christine Clark, Ed Jorgensen, Tiberio Garza, Norma A Marrun, Valerie L. Taylor, “Promoting Success Through Building Community for Computer Science and Computer Engineering Undergraduates”, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • ECE Best Paper Award: Oludare Adegbola Owolabi, Chukwuemeka Duru, Pelumi Olaitan Abiodun, Opeyemi Taiwo Adeniran, Uttam Gaulee, Sotonye Ikiriko, Neda Bazyar Shourabi, Md Mahmudur Rahman, Frank Efe, Jumoke ‘Kemi’ Ladeji-Osias, Benjamin Gbeminiyi Famewo, “Utilization of Inexpensive, Safe, and Portable Electronic Instrumentation System to Increase Students Performance in Multiple Stem Disciplines”, Morgan State University
  • ECE Distinguished Education Award: Anthony A. Maciejewski, Colorado State University
  • ECE Meritorious Service Award: Steve Watkins, Missouri University of Science and Technology
    • Yelamarthi expressed appreciation to Jenna Carpenter and Leonard Bohmann.

 

Other Business

  • New Business/Announcements
  • Updated ECE Division Bylaws – to be voted on at a future date
    • Minor change: PIC I Chair  PIC Chair to which the unit belongs
    • Major change/addition: Service Travel Support fund (item M)
    • Invite Best Paper Awardees to submit to the IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub.

Future Conferences

  • June 23-26, 2024, Portland, Oregon
  • June 22-25, 2025, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • June 21-24, 2026, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • June 20-23, 2027, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • June 11-14, 2028, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • TBD, 2029: Honolulu, Hawaii

Adjournment at 10:41 am on June 27, 2023.

 

Past ECE Division business meeting minutes are available:
2022 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2021 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2020 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2019 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2018 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2017 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2016 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2015 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2014 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2013 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2011 Minutes ECE Business Meeting

2010 Minutes ECE Business Meeting