Conference Overview

 Announcing the 12th Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference

Enhancing the First Year of Engineering Education
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Week of August 8th, 2021

The 12th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference will be hosted by University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.

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.


The 12th First-Year Engineering Experience Conference, hosted by Michigan State 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, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2017, Rowan University in 2018, and Penn State in 2019.

Conference Structure

The goal of the First-Year Engineering Experience conference is to facilitate learning and sharing among attendees. The conference will take place in College Park, Maryland on the campus of University of Maryland. 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 Sunday evening with an optional reception and registration on campus. Monday and Tuesday will be two days of workshops, panels, presentations, and keynotes. Monday evening will include dinner.

Conference Chairs

General Chair: Tim Hinds – Michigan State University
Program Chair: Krista Kecskemety – The Ohio State University
Program Chair-Elect: Todd France – Ohio Northern University
Sponsorship Chair: Tim Hinds – Michigan State University
Publications Chair: Kevin Calabro –  University of Maryland

FYEE Steering Committee

Chair: Blake Hylton – Ohio Northern University
Mara Knott – Virginia Tech
Rich Whalen – Northeastern University
Sheila Youngblood – Cameron University
Kris Craven – Tennessee Tech
Sean Brophy – Purdue University

FYEE Web Site Management

Jack Bringardner – New York University
ASEE Conferences

The FYEE Conference hosts for 2022, 2023, and 2024 will be:

2022 – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
2023 – University of Tennesee, Knoxville, TN
2024 – Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Want to host FYEE in 2025 or 2026?

The FYEE Conference is sponsored by the First-Year Programs Division (FPD) of ASEE. It is a specialty conference intended to enable attendees to network with colleagues on matters associated with an engineering student’s first-year education experience.

We are presently recruiting hosts for the 2025 and 2026 conferences. Review the FYEE Host Proposal Guidelines and prepare a FYEE Host Proposal Form. Submit your proposal through the link below by 5:00 pm Eastern DST, May 31st, 2021:

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