Student Division Newsletter, February 2024

In this Issue

Call for Participation

  1. ASEE Webinar: Engineering Your Future: Opportunities and Challenges for International Students.
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Mental Health and Wellness Virtual Community
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Night Owl Doctoral Writing Group
  4. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Queer in STEM Anthology Project
  5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Supporting STEM Careers Study
  6. CALL FOR PAPER: Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) 2025

Position Annoucnements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Chemical Engineering Active Learning Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering Education at Cornell University
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Merced
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in STEM Education or Engineering Education at Arizona State University
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinical Assistant Professor of Workforce Education (Engineering Teacher Education) at UGA
  5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Internship Position at NREL
  6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Associate in Engineering Education at the University of Buffalo
  7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Founding Faculty and Program Director Positions at a New Work-Based Learning Software Engineering Program
  8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Integrated Engineering Practice-Based Learning Programs
  9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Fellowships in STEM Education at Florida International University
  10. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Educational Development Job at UMass Amherst
  11. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director for Instructional Support
  12. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Scholar: Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Notre Dam

Call for Participation

ASEE Webinar: Engineering Your Future: Opportunities and Challenges for International Student

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 at 4:30 PM (ET)! More info to come.

Register and submit your question 
Youtube Channel:

Mental Health and Wellness Community Gatherings
The Mental Health and Wellness in Engineering Virtual Community is an informal, approximately monthly meeting to discuss topics of mental health and wellness and initiate collaborations. All are welcome. Topics and discussions, as well as event days and times, will rotate each month. Join us on Zoom for monthly discussions.
Sign up here!
Website for the community,
Night Owl Doctoral Writing Group
Proposed hours between (9pm-3am Central/7pm-1am Pacific)Register:

4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Queer in STEM Anthology Project

We invite you to contribute to an anthology of creative and academic works around queerness/LGBTQIA+ in STEM. We define STEM broadly and include social sciences. Our goal is to self-publish a collection of materials to be mainly distributed in print to our Boston campus community but also to be made available online publicly to everyone. If this interests you, we would welcome any contribution that you’d be willing to provide. For example, options include but are not limited to:

  • Poems
  • Short stories
  • Editorials/opinion pieces
  • Short autobiographical narratives
  • Photographs
  • Drawings/artwork
  • Other scholarly works

Please note that it is perfectly acceptable to use a pseudonym or be published anonymously if you so choose.
This project is supported by the Full-Time Faculty Professional Development Fund (FTFPDF) at Northeastern University, awarded to Prof. Andrew Gillen ( and V Royzen (

Although we are trying to collect most contributions before the new year, we are accepting submissions through April 2024. Please feel free to reach out to either of us with any questions, ideas, or submissions.


5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Supporting STEM Careers Study

We are a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who are studying ways to support the careers of students in STEM fields.  Our research will help universities and professional associations, such as the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Student Division, better prepare students for STEM careers.
We are asking your student members to complete two short online surveys.  The surveys are interesting and as an incentive for participation, the students will receive an Amazon gift card and a summary of the findings of our study.  Our research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at our university.
The findings of this National study will be shared with you and your members, which will help them develop strategies for creating effective mentoring and supportive relationships needed to succeed in their careers.
Thank you for considering this request.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about this research project, which is part of my dissertation.

Xiaoxia Zhu, UWM doctoral candidate and Study Coordinator: email:
Dr. Romila Singh – Supervising Faculty Member and Associate Professor of Management

To participate in Survey 1, please click on the following link:

6. CALL FOR PAPER: Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) 2025

We are excited to invite submissions for the Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) 2025 focused on “Servingness as Bridging Research and Practice in Engineering Education.” REES 2025 will be hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), TX, USA January 13 to 16, 2025.
Important Dates for the Symposium:
– Abstract Submission Deadline: April, 1, 2024
– Notification of Abstract Acceptance: May 1, 2024
– Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2024
– Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 15, 2024
– Conference Dates: January 13 – 16, 2025
Submission Process:
Please submit your abstracts via the conference submission portal [link to – conference management system].
Once your abstract is accepted, you will receive further notifications of the paper submission [format, template].
For further inquiries, contact the conference committee at or browse the website,

Position Announcements

1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Chemical Engineering Active Learning Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering Education at Cornell University

The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Active Learning Initiative (ALI) team as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education. This position is part of an exciting project aimed at deconstructing the existing Unit Operations Laboratory course and developing new inquiry-based learning modules to be embedded across the curriculum to achieve our vision of making the School a “living laboratory.” The postdoctoral scholar will work directly with Professor Allison Godwin, a tenured engineering education faculty member in CBE. The impacts of this change will be studied using both qualitative and quantitative tools to understand how active and open-ended problem-solving throughout the curriculum affects student learning, identities as engineers, motivation, and career pathways.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Develop innovative inquiry-based modules using existing and new equipment. These modules will involve developing an open-ended problem, scaffolded learning and feedback, and assessment.
  • Coordinate implementation efforts with a team of chemical engineering faculty excited to transform the curriculum.
  • Collect and analyze data on the impact of these changes using various research methods, such as surveys, interviews, and observations.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research reports and scholarly publications.
  • Present research findings at conferences and seminars.
  • Assist in the supervision and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project.


  • A B.S. in Chemical Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a research team.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should apply online at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have other questions or comments, please contact: Allison Godwin,

2.  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Merced

The Chemical Engineering faculty at the University of California Merced invites applications for the open-level position of Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor to coordinate, develop and teach undergraduate courses and coordinate laboratories in all areas of Chemical Engineering with an anticipated start date as early as July 1, 2024. Please see the link for more information or email Kara McCloskey ( directly with any questions.

See more:

 3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Research Scholar position in STEM Education or Engineering Education at Arizona State University

Dr. Verdín is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scholar to join her team and help with efforts toward infusing culturally responsive instruction and gamification in an engineering design activity for high school students. The role will be funded by a National Science Foundation grant: BCSER: Empowering Children of Migratory/Seasonal Farmworkers with Gamification and Culturally-Responsive Engineering Design Instruction (NSF# 2225306). This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead a transformative project to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes through culturally responsive instruction and gamified approaches. The successful candidate will help build foundational knowledge on how high-quality STEM-enrichment culturally responsive gamified activities support migratory students’ exposure to engineering, foster STEM identity development, cultivate a critical STEM agentic perspective, and promote STEM career pathways.

The successful candidate will work directly with the principal investigator, Dr. Dina Verdín at Arizona State University (ASU).

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Education, Science Education, STEM Education, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Learning Sciences, or related fields.

  • Must have demonstrable skills in reviewing and synthesizing literature related to K-12 (preferred) or Higher Education.

Responsibilities and Activities: This project is entering its second year; the PI has already developed and deployed multiple culturally responsive gamified activities. The PI seeks a candidate to take the developed activities to a new level, improving modifying, and/or creating extensions to the existing activities. Additional responsibilities and program activities include:

  •  Supervising project logistics, facilitating internal and external communications, and managing documentation, timelines, and reports.

  •  Collaborate with the project team to design, iterate, and implement a culturally responsive gamified activity for high school students aimed at teaching the engineering design process.

  • Articulate 360 Storyline will be used to create modifications, extensions, etc. to the culturally responsive gamified engineering design activity. The candidate will be required to work with Arduino sets and/or TinkerCAD as part of the activity.

  • Conduct thorough literature reviews and research to inform the design process, ensuring alignment with best practices and emerging educational trends, cultural responsiveness, and gamification.

  •  Assist in data collection (i.e., interviews and surveys), analyze data, and disseminate research findings.

  • Present ongoing research findings at national conferences and engage with policymakers in the field of STEM education.

  •  Mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students

Application Instructions 

Application reviews begin on February 01, 2024.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.  Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Required application material (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) Statement describing research experience and alignment with current project (two pages maximum), and (4) Contact information for three references. Please email all material to PI, Dr. Dina Verdín via email at For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact Dr. Verdín. Appointment will be at the Postdoctoral Research Scholar rank beginning May 01, 2024; start date is negotiable.

4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Clinical Assistant Professor of Workforce Education (Engineering Teacher Education) at UGA

The Department of Workforce Education and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Workforce Education to begin August 2024. The position is a non-tenure-track, academic year appointment with the possibility of summer employment. This position is related to our new undergraduate teacher education degree in Workforce Education with a concentration in Engineering and Technology Education. As noted in the position summary, the new faculty will help to coordinate the new degree, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and work with stakeholders in the state to market and recruit the program.

Applications received by March 4, 2024 are assured full consideration. Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. In Heok Lee ( See the application website for more information:

5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Internship Position at NREL

We have a summer position for a graduate student intern in STEM at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The graduate student intern will work with our scientific staff on the project “Understanding and evaluating graduate student pathways into sustainability-focused computational science research”. The project focuses on understanding how internships in advanced computing at NREL contribute to students’ careers and to diversifying the computational science work force. The graduate student intern’s finding will be reported to NREL management. We also expect to submit our findings to the peer-reviewed engineering education literature.

The position posting is available at:–Summer–Intern—Understanding-and-Evaluating-Graduate-Student-Pathways-into-Sustainability-Focused-Computational-Science-Research_R11976. This is a paid position. Interested candidates may email me in my role as project lead at, or Bre Bailey, our HR representative, at

6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Associate in Engineering Education at University at Buffalo

The Department of Engineering Education (DEE), in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to join Dr. Courtney Faber’s research group: ENLITE – Exploring Knowledge, Learning, and Identity to Transform Engineering Education. The initial appointment is for one year with possibility for an additional year of renewal. The ENLITE research group is passionate about exploring how fundamental beliefs about knowledge and knowing create barriers to learning and collaborations. The ENLITE research group is currently conducting work in two areas: (1) Developing educational experiences that consider epistemic thinking and (2) Empowering engineering educations scholars to impact change in engineering.

This position will be mentored by Dr. Courtney Faber and supported by local engineering education communities in the Department of Engineering Education at University at Buffalo (UB). There will also be opportunities to participate in professional development held by SEAS and UB.

This Postdoctoral Associate position is a full-time appointment in which you will conduct research with Dr. Faber, participate in professional development activities, and have the opportunity to design your own study. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate on the development of new research studies and participate in preliminary data collection and analysis

  • Co-author journal publications and/or research proposals

  • Assist in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the research group

  • Present research at national conferences

Review of applications will begin after Monday, March 4, 2024.

Position description, application material requirements, and a link to apply are here:

For questions about the position, please contact Courtney Faber (

7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Founding Faculty and Program Director Positions at a New Work-Based Learning Software Engineering Program

These tenure-track positions are for two founding faculty members, including one program director, to launch and support our department’s new undergraduate work-based software engineering (SE) program, in the College of Science, Engineering, & Technology at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU). The upper division SE program includes a one-semester residential “Academy” that takes place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Students then move on to four semesters of working at paid co-op position in industry combined with virtual/distance study with our faculty.

Candidates with at least five years’ professional experience working as a software engineer, or in a closely related job position are encouraged to apply. This minimum of demonstrated applied experience is required. Note that applications will still be accepted, despite the originally listed priority date on the website.

For more information see the following job postings:

Contact: Lin Chase,

8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Integrated Engineering Practice-Based Learning Programs

Iron Range Engineering (IRE) at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) in the Department of Integrated Engineering is hiring up to three tenure-track faculty (Assistant /Associate Professor or Professor). IRE is a practice-based upper division engineering program located in Virginia, MN. At IRE, students who have typically finished their lower division coursework at a community college earn their degrees by completing one intensive project semester followed by two years of co-op and learning experiences. Interested candidates with a doctorate or terminal degree in Engineering, Engineering Education, or closely related field are encouraged to apply. (If ABD, degree must be conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources on or before December 13, 2024.)

For more information:

Job posting:

Contact: Catherine Spence, or Yuezhou Wang,

 9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Fellowships in STEM Education at Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) is recruiting a cohort of three postdoctoral fellows to conduct research alongside experts at the STEM Transformation Institute in Miami, Florida. The successful candidates will form a cohort of three postdoctoral fellows who will engage in innovative research in STEM education, emphasizing collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Fellows will receive holistic support to conduct research and develop professionally towards their individual career goals. Fellows will participate in cohort activities including

1) building their research portfolio by conducting independent original research and collaborating with existing nationally prominent projects,

2) engaging in a collaborative inquiry project to understand postdoctoral support systems across disciplines,

3) participating in individualized professional development support, and

4) receiving multidisciplinary mentoring from an intentionally chosen constellation of mentors. STEM Education research experience is not a requirement for application and the project is particularly interested in applicants who intend to work at an MSI in the future.

Postdoctoral research associates will receive a salary of $70,000 each year in addition to a competitive benefits package. This is a 12-month full-time, in-person position lasting two years. Additional benefits include up to $6,000 in support for travel to conferences, access to hiring undergraduate research assistants, and funds for publication costs. The target start date is August 1, 2024 but there is some flexibility. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents (DACA recipients do not qualify), have earned a STEM or related degree no more than 24 months before the start of the appointment, and must not hold a tenure-track position.

To find more information, please visit the links below:

Join our email list: We will be holding a webinar the week of February 19-23. To receive the webinar invite and materials, please complete this quick survey:

 Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Information

List of potential mentors and associated projects:

For more information on programs and research at the STEM Transformation Institute visit: For any questions – please reach out to us at

10. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Educational Development Job at UMass Amherst

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) at UMass Amherst is hiring a full-time Educational Developer/Faculty Consultant. For more information please see our job posting:

Review of applications will begin February 21, 2024.

11. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director for Instructional Support

The College of Science at Virginia Tech ( invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Instructional Support. The main purpose of this position is to lead and support efforts in the College of Sciences to advance the use of research-based instructional strategies to innovate and improve instruction, and develop communities of practice around undergraduate math and science education. This is a 12-month, full-time, Administrative and Professional (AP) Faculty position, based in Blacksburg, VA.

For more information, see the job posting

12. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Scholar: Human-Computer Interaction at University of Notre Dame

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in human-computer interaction to help us advance our work in the design, implementation, and evaluation of computational support in two challenging application areas: Healthy Food Choice; Future of Social Services Work.

We are especially interested in scholars who have demonstrated expertise that connects visualization design with human-centered design as well as expertise in leveraging AI models for human-AI collaboration tasks. We are looking for scholars who wish to both build prototype systems and conduct original research around those systems.

This position is funded by Prof. Ron Metoyer who will also supervise the postdoctoral scholar. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two years. The start date of the position is flexible, but we expect the postdoc to begin their appointment no later than June 1, 2024.

To apply, visit