FPD Notes for April 2019

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


  1. ASEE 2019: Technical sessions, request for moderators, business meeting, and division social
  2. FYEE Conference Registration Now Open
  3. FYEE Steering Committee Membership – Seeking Nominees
  4. Seeking Host for FYEE 2022 and 2023
  5. Service Opportunities with the First-Year Programs Division
  6. Position Announcement: Humboldt State University
  7. Position Announcement: Rowan University
  8. Instructions for Submitting Announcements for FPD Notes

  1. ASEE 2019: Technical sessions, request for moderators, business meeting, and division social

– Technical Sessions:

The First Year Programs Division has an exciting ASEE 2019 schedule which includes 80 papers displayed throughout 14 technical sessions. The technical session schedule for FPD is:

Sunday June 16

  • Technical Session at 1:15p – 2:45p

Monday June 17

  • Technical Session at 11:30a – 1:00p
  • Two Technical Sessions at 1:30p – 3:00p
  • Technical Session at 3:15p – 4:45p (‘Best of FPD’ Paper Session)

Tuesday June 18

  • Two Technical Sessions at 8:00a – 9:30a
  • Two Technical Sessions at 1:30p – 3:00p
  • Two Technical Sessions at 3:15p – 4:45p

Wednesday June 19

  • Two Technical Sessions at 8:00a – 9:30a
  • Technical Session at 11:30a – 1:00p

– Request for Session Moderators:

Are you interested is finding a way to help out in FPD? If so, consider helping moderate an FPD session at ASEE 2019! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/cLbxPP7hHfqekX1W6

– FPD Business Meeting:

If you are an FPD member or are interested in becoming an FPD member, please join us for our Business Meeting on Tuesday June 18 at 5pm. The membership will get updates from the FPD Board, hear updates from our FYEE conference committee, and vote on upcoming officers for the division.

– FPD Social:

We are excited to hold our 3rd annual FPD Division Social at Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi on Tuesday June 18 at 7pm! Join us at the social and get to know some of the other division members as we enjoy a private room (Backjack’s Lounge) at the restaurant. Early registration is $35, on-site registration is $40. We look forward to seeing you there!

  1. FYEE Conference Registration Now Open

As you are making your summer plans don’t forget to include the First Year Engineering Experience Conference sponsored by FPD. The 2019 conference will take place July 28-30 at Penn State in University Park PA. This year the conference will have a special focus on Diversity and Inclusion; keynote speakers are Dr. Justin Schwartz, Dean of the Penn State College of Engineering and Dr. Walter Lee, Virginia Tech. Early registration closes July 5. Group rates at the Penn Stater Hotel are available through June 26th. Additional information is available on the conference website https://sites.asee.org/fyee/. Make plans to join us for this fun and fruitful conference focused on First Year Engineering Students and Programs!

  1. FYEE Steering Committee Membership – Seeking Nominees

The FYEE Steering Committee is a group of six individuals, appointed by the FPD Executive Board, to maintain a strategic vision for the FYEE conference, select conference sites and chairs, work with each year’s conference committee to develop the conference program, and approve the conference budget. The Steering Committee is required to meet face-to-face at least once a year, either at ASEE or at FYEE. The committee also meets via conference call and communicates via email regularly throughout the year. Steering Committee members are expected to attend FYEE. Steering Committee members serve a three year term, with two members rotating off the committee each year.

If you would like to be nominated to serve on the FYEE Steering Committee, please email Mara Knott (knott@vt.edu) by May 30, providing a BRIEF response to the prompts below

  • Please describe your past involvement with FYEE. (Have you attended?  What years?  Have you presented?  Have you reviewed papers?)
  • Why do you want to serve on the FYEE Steering Committee and what strengths would you bring to the committee?

  1. Seeking host for FYEE 2022 and 2023

Interested in hosting the First Year Engineering Experiences (FYEE) Conference?  This is a great chance to showcase your institution’s first-year program. The call for hosts for 2022 and 2023 is now open on the FYEE website. If you are interested, please review the Host Proposal Guidelines and prepare a Host Proposal Form. Submit your proposal here by May 30, 2019.

  1. Service Opportunities with the First-Year Programs Division

If you are interested in getting involved with the leadership of the First-Year Programs Division, please contact John K. Estell (FPD Nominating Committee Chair, j-estell@onu.edu) no later than Friday, May 10. Please include the following information:

  • Name:
  • Desired position(s):
  • Affiliation/Title/Department:
  • Title and year of last paper presented at a FPD-sponsored session:

This year we will be electing individuals for the following Executive Board Positions:

1)            Secretary (1)

2)            Treasurer (1)

3)            Executive Board Members-at-Large (2)

4)            FYEE Program Chair Elect – for FYEE 2021 at the University of Maryland (1)

  1. Position Announcement: Humboldt State University

The Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) Department at Humboldt State University (HSU) is seeking candidates to fill a non-tenure track lecturer (temporary faculty) position to teach introduction to environmental engineering, probability and statistics and life cycle assessment. The teaching assignment could be flexible to best fit the final candidate’s academic strengths. This is an academic year position that could be extended up to three years. In addition, our department anticipates a tenure track position in the near future, and an excellent temporary faculty member would be very competitive for our tenure track position.

Humboldt State University is the most northern campus of the California State University System and is primarily a teaching institution. The ERE department values high quality and innovative instruction. Our diverse student population include 40% first in family to attend university, half are Pell grant eligible, a third are minoritized students and a third are women. Six of our nine tenure track faculty member members are women. We welcome a colleague who is committed to make a difference in these engineering students’ lives.

The position announcement for JOB #1920-32 can be found at this link. https://hraps.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/vacancy_announcements/1920-32_ere_fttemp_va_final.pdf

This position is open until filled. Early response is encouraged. If you have questions, please contact:

Elizabeth A. Eschenbach, Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair

Department of Environmental Resources Engineering

Humboldt State University

Phone (707) 826-4348

Email: engineering@humboldt.edu

  1. Position Announcement: Rowan University

The Experiential Engineering Education Department (ExEEd) in the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering invites applications for one or more full-time, non-tenure track lecturer positions with primary responsibilities in undergraduate teaching. ExEEd is home to the First-Year and Sophomore Engineering Clinic sequence, a hallmark of Rowan’s innovative undergraduate engineering program featuring multidisciplinary, hands-on, project-oriented experiences. The ability to teach discipline specific engineering courses is viewed positively. The position provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative projects and pedagogies in an environment where excellence in teaching is needed and valued. Although this is a non-tenure track position, the position offers employment security in two- to five-year re appointments.


Rowan University is located 30 minutes south of Philadelphia, PA in Glassboro, NJ and is an R2 Carnegie Classified University.

  1. Instructions for Submitting Announcements for FPD Notes

Submissions for the next issue of FPD Notes can be sent to the FPD newsletter editor, Joshua Hertz, at: j.hertz@neu.edu. Please use the subject line “FPD Notes Submission”.