Conference Overview

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

Enhancing the First Year of Engineering Education
FYEE Virtual Conference
August 9-10th, 2021

The 12th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference will be a virtual conference.

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, held virtually in 2021, 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 virtually. 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.

Each day of the conference will begin at 11:00 am EDT and conclude around 5:00 pm EDT. Activities will include workshops, presentations, informal discussions, and networking opportunities. Conference organizers may host a networking social activity in the evening of August 9.

Conference Chairs

Location Chair & Publication Chair: Kevin Calabro – University of Maryland
Program Chair: Todd France – Ohio Northern University
Program Chair-Elect: Jaskirat Sodhi – New Jersey Institute of Technology

Sponsorship Chair: Tim Hinds – Michigan State University
Awards Chair: Kathryn Schulte Grahame – Northeastern University

FYEE Steering Committee

Chair: Blake Hylton – Ohio Northern University
Kris Craven – Tennessee Tech
Sheila Youngblood – Cameron University
Sean Brophy – Purdue University
Kathryn Schulte Grahame – Northeastern University
Lee Rynearson – Campbell University

FYEE Web Site Management

FYEE 2021 Gather Management – Jackelyn Lopez Roshwalb – University of Maryland
FYEE 2021 Website – Jack Bringardner – New York University
ASEE Conferences

The FYEE Conference hosts for 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 will be:

2022 – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
2023 – University of Tennesee, Knoxville, TN
2024 – Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2025 – University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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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