FPD Notes for March 2019

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


1.   ASEE 2019 Reminders and Updates: FPD Social and more!
2.   Service Opportunities with the First-Year Programs Division
3.   Position Announcement: Rowan University
4.   2019 Global EPICS Symposium and Workshop
5.   Instructions for Submitting Announcements for FPD Notes

  1. ASEE 2019 Reminders and Updates

The 126th Annual Conference & Exposition will take place June 15 – 19 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Our division has an exciting program of technical sessions that will run from Sunday through Wednesday.

– Register soon! Early bird registration rates end April 8.

– …and don’t forget to include the FPD social when registering! The social will be Tuesday, June 18, from 7 – 9 pm in Jackson’s Bistro (601 S. Harbour Island Boulevard, Tampa).

– Thank you to all of our authors and reviewers. Authors: the deadline for submitting and transferring the final paper is April 29.

  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: 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. 2019 Global EPICS Symposium and Workshop

Interested in how Community-Engagement fits within Engineering, Technology and Computing? Come to the 2019 Global EPICS Symposium and Workshop, co-sponsored by IEEE and hosted by University of South Florida.

June 12-14, 2019, in Tampa, FL (before the ASEE conference in Tampa):

June 12- for those new to EPICS (all participants invited to evening welcome reception)

June 13-14: For all participants, sessions led by EPICS faculty from multiple institutions

The interactive workshop is designed for experienced practitioners and those new to the field (faculty, staff, professionals and students).  The EPICS model is used as a framework for the workshop with sessions and breakouts addressing issues related to how to integrate community-engagement in engineering, technology and computing.  Each participant will leave with a plan to implement at his or her own institution.


  • Gain better understanding of EPICS and the EPICS in IEEE programs
  • See examples of EPICS integration into course curriculum, and capstone or final year projects
  • Develop skills to gain institutional support, acquire community and industry sponsors, establish funding models and build a sustainable program
  • Gain insights from experienced project leaders on how to engage students identify, create/sustain projects, and conduct student assessments
  • Network with established EPICS colleagues, faculty members, industry and community leaders
  • Learn how to make connections globally across EPICS programs
  • Leave the workshop prepared to put what you learned into practice in -order to grow institutionalize or establish an EPICS program at you institution

More information is found on the registration page: https://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/epicsdesign/

  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”.