Welcome to the ASEE International Division Website!

The ASEE International Division is dedicated to improving international engineering education.  This broad goal encompasses a wide range of interests and activities including:
  • Providing a forum for promoting programs, curricula and activities aimed at enhancing the preparation of engineering students and faculty to operate in a global engineering economy.  Central in this activity is provision of paper sessions dedicated to the study and advancement of international engineering pedagogy at ASEE’s conferences.
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of information related to best practices in global engineering education, and relevant development and events related to this topic.  To publish a regular newsletter highlighting key events and sharing related information.
  • To recognize and encourage excellence and leadership in global engineering education.
 This is your site; it is here to serve all of our joint interest in sharing, discussing, and moving the state of the art forward in this important area.  Please send mail to the current division leadership if you have suggestions for content or improvements in the site!

ASEE 2018 Annual Conference and International Forum News

Visit the  international booth outside the Exhibition Hall.

International Division Sessions include

M332 – International Division Annual Business Meeting
Mon. June 25, 2018 11:30AM – 1:00PM
Room 251-A, Convention Center – Salt Palace

Humanitarian and Sustainability in a Global Eng. Context
Mon. June 25, 2018 1:30PM – 3:00PM
Papers address programs with humanitarian and sustainability foci in an international context.

Motivating Faculty and Students to go Abroad
Mon. June 25, 2018 3:15PM – 4:45PM
Papers are intended to stimulate a discussion about the problem that students and faculty resist getting involved in international activities. Attendee participation in the discussion is encouraged.

Study and Research Abroad
Tues. June 26, 2018 8:00AM – 9:30AM
The papers in this session address study abroad programs and international research experiences.

International Eng Education Poster Session
Tues. June 26, 2018 11:30AM – 3:00PM
A series of posters addressing issues in engineering education in an international context.

Globalizing Engineering Education?: A Retrospective on the Newport Declaration
Tues. June 26, 2018 1:30PM – 3:00PM
Released in 2008 in the wake of an NSF-sponsored summit meeting, The Newport Declaration To Globalize U.S. Engineering Education was initially endorsed by 19 signatories and later attracted nearly 50 more signatures of support. The document built a strong case for enhancing the ability of all engineering students to span national and cultural boundaries, in turn calling on educators, administrators, and policymakers to “integrate global education into the engineering curriculum to impact all students.” Since the release of the Newport Declaration, the number of engineering students participating in study, work, and research experiences abroad has continued to inch upward. Yet this movement has also bypassed many schools and waned at others, particularly in the midst of leadership changes and evolving strategic priorities, not to mention significant shifts in the wider geopolitical landscape. This session brings together a distinguished group of panelists to discuss the history, current state, and future of global engineering education. It includes signatories of the Newport Declaration, as well as administrators and leaders from diverse schools and programs. This interactive session will also give participants opportunities to reflect on and share their own successes and challenges.

Global and Intercultural Competency
Tues. June 26, 2018 3:15PM – 4:45PM
The papers in this session address issues of global competencies and intercultural understanding.

International Collaborations
Weds. June 27, 2018 8:00AM – 9:30AM
The papers in this session address collaborations between two or more institutions in two of more countries.

Cooperative and Project based Global Learning
Weds. June 27, 2018 8:00AM – 9:30AM
The papers in this session describe a variety of programs, projects and approaches to Global Learning

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Cultural Competency in Mentoring: Strategies for Connecting Across Difference
Weds. June 27, 2018 9:45AM – 11:15AM
There is near universal consensus that paying attention to Diversity and Inclusion is beneficial for student, staff and faculty engagement and organizational success. Often, organizations employ mentoring programs to effect inclusion, or to help promote diversity within the organization. Rarely, however, do participants in these mentoring initiatives understand how much difference in culture, background and perspective can impact the mentoring relationship or how to leverage those differences to maximize the effectiveness of mentoring. This session will introduce a model of cultural competency, create deeper understanding of the pillars of culture, and offer concrete strategies on how to leverage differences to create understanding, trust and results in mentoring.
Speaker: Lisa Fain, Center for Mentoring Excellence

Introduction to the Intl.Soc.Eng.Ed (IGIP) Curriculum in Eng. Pedagogy
Weds. June 27, 2018 1:30PM – 3:00PM
The International Society for Engineering Education, IGIP, offers an international professional development program for engineering and engineering technology educators, which upon successful completion leads to the designation of the Ing.Paed.IGIP title and corresponding professional registration.
The workshop presents an introduction to the IGIP Prototype Curriculum in Engineering Pedagogy as well as experiences in its application from different countries. Regional and national particularities as well as quality assurance in scientific engineering education and educational scenarios of further education in engineering pedagogy will be discussed.

International Forum – Weds. June 27 

This year’s International Forum, under the umbrella of  the International  Division,  includes four events :

  • Networking Luncheon and Keynote Speech from Prof. José Carlos Quadrado on the topic ‘Towards and Advanced Personalized Learning’;
  • Panel and Roundtable Discussion on the topic of ‘Engineering Education: Opportunities and Challenges at the Global Level’, moderated by Dr. Vinod Lohani and featuring speakers from around the world;
  • President’s Farewell Reception and Poster Session, showcasing the international work of many of our attendees;
  •  Evening reception for our international attendees hosted by incoming ASEE President Stephanie Farrell.

N.B. If you are already attending ASEE, the Annual Conference, the Networking Luncheon is ticketed and the other events are included  free in your registration.  If you are not already attending ASEE’s Annual Conference, we encourage you to do so, or to register separately for the one-day Forum.