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Join the American Society for Engineering Education by registering online and examining your membership options. Sign up for the First-Year Programs Division as you register.

The objective of this division is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas between those people interested in lower division engineering and related studies, with an emphasis on the first year experience. Topics of interest include methods of integrating design, problem-solving, computing, and student success studies into the first year experience.

Topics of Interest

  • Advances in engineering education research as it applies to the first-year experience
  • Retention and learner-support strategies for first-year students
  • Innovative approaches to first-year engineering education
  • Integrated contextual and practice-oriented curricula for the first year
  • Project-based and hands-on courses and/or related teaching activities in the first year
  • Retention strategies and programs applied in first-year engineering programs
  • Aspects of programs, course materials, and engineering education that address diversity among first-year students
  • Pre-college programs and experiences, as well as links between first-year programs and K-12 education
  • Programs, policies, or frameworks linking two-year/transfer prep/junior college institutions and first-year programs
  • Integrating engineering design into the first-year
  • Insights into teaming, group work, and team/member assessment among first-year students
  • Creative problem-solving courses and/or related teaching activities in first-year engineering programs
  • Instructional use of computers and computer software in first-year engineering programs
  • Programs to assist engineering students in making the secondary-to-college transition, such as advising, student services, orientation, and other co-curricular engineering student development programs

Member Directory

Directory of First-Year Programs Division Members with name, email, and institution (link requires ASEE login to access)