Conference Overview

 Announcing the 13th Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference

Enhancing the First Year of Engineering Education
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
July 31st to August 2nd, 2022

The 13th Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference will be hosted by Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

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 13th 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, Penn State in 2019, and virtually in 2021.

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 East Lansing, Michigan on the campus of Michigan State 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 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

Location Chair: Tim Hinds – Michigan State University
Program Chair: Jaskirat Sodhi – New Jersey Institute of Technology
Program Chair-Elect: Christopher Horne – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Publication Chair: Kevin Calabro – University of Maryland

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

FYEE Steering Committee

Chair: Sean Brophy – Purdue University
Sheila Youngblood – Cameron University
Kathryn Schulte Grahame – Northeastern University
Lee Rynearson – Campbell University
Ashwith Chilvery – Xavier University of Louisiana
Scott Streiner – Rowan University

FYEE Web Site Management

Jack Bringardner – New York University
ASEE Conferences

The FYEE Conference hosts for 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 2026 or 2027?

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 2026 and 2027 conferences. Review the FYEE Host Proposal Guidelines and prepare a FYEE Host Proposal Form. Submit your proposal through this link.