FPD Notes for April 2018

“Your Connection with the First-Year Programs Division of ASEE”


  1. First-year Engineering Experience Conference Reminder
  2. Questionnaire Request: First-Year Engineering Academic Advising
  3. FPD Social at ASEE 2018 and Other Reminders
  4. Instructions for Submitting Announcements for FPD Notes

  1. First-year Engineering Experience Call for Papers

FYEE 2018 will happen at Rowan University July 24- 26, 2018.  See https://sites.asee.org/fpd/fyee/  for additional details.

  1. Questionnaire Request: First-Year Engineering Academic Advising

Greetings from Virginia Tech!

My name is Marlena Lester and I am the Director of Advising for the Department of Engineering Education (First-Year Engineering) in the College of Engineering.  I am also a PhD candidate in the Higher Education program.

I am in the preliminary phases of scoping my dissertation topic and have developed a short questionnaire that will examine various aspects of academic advising within first-year engineering programs and would greatly appreciate my fellow first-year engineering colleague’s participation.

The questionnaire should take only 10 minutes to complete.  You can access the questionnaire from any internet-connected computer by clicking below:


Participation is voluntary and confidential. If you have any issues accessing the questionnaire, or have any questions, please let me know. I really appreciate your willingness to consider participating in this phase of my study.

Thank you!


Marlena B. McGlothlin Lester
Director of Advising
Department of Engineering Education (MC 0218)
325 Goodwin Hall, Virginia Tech
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA  24061

  1. FPD Social at ASEE 2018 and Other Reminders

 What:  First-Year Programs Division Dinner & Social

Where:  Warnock Engineering Building – Atrium, The University of Utah (bus transportation provided to / from the conference center)

When:  Tuesday, June 26th 6:30 pm

Cost:  $30 in advance / $40 on site

Other reminders for authors:

  • Final upload deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Finalize paper deadline: April 30, 2018

  1. Instructions for Submitting Announcements for FPD Notes

Submissions for the next issue of FPD Notes can be sent to the FPD newsletter editor, Rich Whalen, at: R.Whalen@northeastern.edu – please use the subject line “FPD Notes Submission”. FPD notes are published at the end of each month.