Liberal Education/Engineering & Society (LEES) Division Call for Papers 2019
The Liberal Education/Engineering & Society (LEES) Division invites abstracts for papers and proposals for partial or full sessions, panel discussions, and innovative session formats for the ASEE Annual Conference, June 16-19, 2019, Tampa, Florida.
LEES provides a diverse and dynamic forum for those concerned with integrating the humanities, arts, and social sciences into engineering education and emphasizing the connectedness between the technical and non-technical dimensions of engineering learning and work. The division is dedicated to helping engineers develop professional skills in areas such as communication, teamwork, ethical and professional responsibility, and lifelong learning and to situating engineering within the larger social, historical, political, and cultural contexts that shape and are shaped by technological development. We welcome engineers as well as non-engineers and encourage researchers in STS (Science, Technology and Society/Science and Technology Studies) to contribute to the division.
LEES welcomes proposals related to any of the diverse areas that fall within the broad scope of our division as delineated above. We are particularly interested in facilitating conversations across divisions of ASEE in areas such as the following:
- “Professional Skills,” both ways of assessing them and differences in the ways they are understood and developed in different contexts
- Diversity and inclusion, in all forms (age, ethnicity, sexual identity, disability, disciplinary, socioeconomic, etc.), as practices and as subjects of research and critical understanding
- The human dimension of engineering, including social psychology, user studies, listening and negotiation, peer review, engineering cultures, and student motivation
- Mindfulness, empathy, care and reflection as components of engineering innovation, education and practice \
- Social justice, social responsibility, and sustainability
- The role of technology in promoting and undermining democratic ideals and social cohesion
- Lifeview/Workview integration and careers in engineering
- Putting engineering education reform efforts, including accreditation and assessment processes, in social and historical perspective
- Global origins and impacts of engineering practice, education, labor and policy
All paper submissions are publish-to-present. Papers submitted to technical sessions are peer reviewed through the LEES Division process, and those accepted will appear in ASEE Proceedings. Paper submissions may include research reports, classroom applications, or other frameworks. We encourage review papers that synthesize and identify trends in research of interest to the division. Papers published through LEES in the conference proceedings are typically 10-15 pages Iong and include a substantial literature review. We also welcome proposals for partial or complete sessions, particularly those that involve authors from multiple institutions. If you are proposing a paper as part of a partial or complete session, please inform the Program Chair by email (contact information below) and provide the names of all authors intended to make up this partial or complete session. All paper abstracts, including those proposed as parts of such planned sessions, are considered for acceptance on an individual basis.
The first step in proposing a paper is to submit an abstract to the ASEE paper management system between Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Monday, October 15, 2018. Abstracts for papers should be 500-600 words long. We recommend that abstracts include at least a few references/sources that connect the material proposed to previous relevant work, including previous papers presented at ASEE conferences.
The complete program from the 2018 conference is available on the LEES website (https://sites.asee.org/lees/annual-conference). For each 2018 technical session we have also provided a brief summary and a list of possible topics for future papers and collaborations. We welcome submissions that address topics and questions other than those included on this website, but we hope the material posted there will be helpful both for those who are new to LEES and those seeking broader collaborations within LEES.
If you have further questions or would like to submit a panel, a partial or complete session, or a proposal for a non-traditional session (including workshops or discussion-centered sessions) for the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference, please contact the LEES Program Chair, Amy Slaton, Drexel University, firstname.lastname@example.org.