Announcing the 10th Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference
Enhancing the First Year of Engineering Education
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
July 24-26, 2018
The 10th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference will be hosted by Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ and held at TBA.
FYEE is an opportunity for academic and industry representatives to discuss and share relevant topics in the first year engineering experience. Participants include college deans, department chairs, student service professionals, advisors, faculty in engineering and engineering technology, K-12 teachers, and industry leaders from throughout the country.
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The 10th First-Year Engineering Experience Conference, hosted by the Experiential Engineering Education Department at Rowan University, will continue the dialog started at the University of Notre Dame in 2005, 2007, and 2009, University of Pittsburgh in 2012 and 2013, Texas A&M in 2014, Virginia Tech in 2015, The Ohio State University in 2016, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2017.
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, PhD.
Chair, Department of Engineering & Applied Sciences Education
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Tagliatela College of Engineering, University of New Haven, CT.
She obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and her B.S. from MIT. She teaches the Introduction to Engineering course for first year students and serves as the faculty liaison to the Engineering Living Learning Community.
She has been active in faculty development since her time as a postdoc at the Center for Enhancement of Teaching & Learning at Georgia Tech — where she developed skills and interests in engineering education research and program assessment methods. During the past 5 years, she has been a PI/Co-PI on several grants aimed at embedding entrepreneurial thinking into the engineering curriculum. As part of this effort, she is one of the lead facilitators for the KEEN ICE Workshops – a 4-day workshop for faculty, held multiple times a year to train faculty in the use of student centered teaching/learning techniques as a means of developing an entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students.
She pursues two areas of research – one related to mechanical engineering and the other related to engineering education. Many of the Master’s level theses and projects she oversees involve validation of Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) models for aerospace applications as well as optimizing efficiency of thermal-fluid systems (including wind turbine designs). On the engineering education side, her research focuses on the nontraditional engineering student – understanding their motivations, identity development, and impact of prior engineering-related experiences. Her work dwells into learning in informal settings such as summer camps, military experiences, and extra-curricular activities.
Schedule at a Glance
The goal of the First-Year Engineering Experience conference is to facilitate learning and sharing among attendees. The conference will take place in Glassboro, NJ on the campus of Rowan University. Conference sessions will include a variety of opportunities to share and learn. The conference schedule will consist of workshops, panel discussions, paper presentations, poster presentations, and keynote addresses.
The conference officially starts Tuesday evening with an optional reception and registration on campus. Wednesday and Thursday will be two days of workshops, panels, presentations, and keynotes. Wednesday evening will include dinner.
General Chair: Kaitlin Mallouk, Rowan University and Stephanie Farrell, Rowan University
Program Chair: Tim Hinds, Michigan State University
FYEE Steering Committee
Mara Knott – Virginia Tech
P.K. Imbrie – University of Cincinnati
Tim Hinds – Michigan State University
Kaitlin Mallouk – Rowan University
Krista Kecskemety – The Ohio State University
Rich Whalen – Northeastern University
FYEE Web Site Management
Dan Budny, University of Pittsburgh
We have selected the hosts for 2019, 2020, and 2021:
Thank you for applications to host FYEE 2019, 2020, or 2021. We anticipate we will seek proposals for hosting FYEE in 2022 in late Spring 2018. Review the FYEE Host Proposal Guidelines and prepare a FYEE Host Proposal Form. The submission website will be up soon!