Student Division Newsletter, March 2024

In this Issue

Call for Participation

  1. ASEE Webinar: Catch the replay!
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Mental Health and Wellness Virtual Community
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Night Owl Doctoral Writing Group
  4. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: FIE 2024 – Call for Abstracts for Papers/Special Session/Workshops/Panels
  5. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: FIE 2024 – Reviewers
  6. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Join the ERM Best Diversity Paper Committee
  7. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: ERM Best Paper Committee
  8. CALL FOR PAPER: Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) 2025

Position Annoucnements

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Scholar in Engineering Education, Cornell University, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Open Rank Professor of Instruction – UTSA Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director for Instructional Support, Virginia Tech
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple Positions, University of Oklahoma Polytechnic Institute
  5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Five Assistant Professor positions in Sustainable Systems Engineering, University of Calgary
  6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Three Postdoctoral Fellowships in STEM Education – Florida International University
  7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Academic Advisor at  New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College
  9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Program Manager, Equity, Strategy & Innovation at the University of Michigan

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Call for Participation

ASEE Webinar: Engineering Your Future: Catch the Replay!
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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.
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Website for the community,
Night Owl Doctoral Writing Group
Proposed hours between (9pm-3am Central/7pm-1am Pacific)Register:

4. CALL FOR SUBMISSION: FIE 2024 – Call for Abstracts for Papers/Special Session/Workshops/Panels

The 2024 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference will be in Washington DC this year at the Washington Hilton from October 13 to 16, 2024. This prominent international event is dedicated to advancing educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education, leading the world to the development of new research insights and educational approaches. The theme for the conference is “Embracing the challenges and transforming engineering and computing education in a technology-enhanced world.” FIE 2024 continues its long tradition of disseminating groundbreaking results in engineering and computing education and offers an ideal forum to share ideas, stay informed about the latest developments, and interact with colleagues across various disciplines. We extend a warm invitation to all our colleagues to join us in Washington DC from October 13 to 16, 2024, showcasing their research and fostering meaningful connections.

This year’s co-hosts include: the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Polytechnic Institute, the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering.

We invite you to submit abstracts for papers, pre-conference workshops, panels/student panels, and special sessions of interest using the abstract submission link. Check the Conference webpage for the most current information on submission dates,

5. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: FIE 2024 – Reviewers

The 2024 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference will be in Washington DC this year at the Washington Hilton from October 13 to 16, 2024. The Technical Program Chairs invite you to serve as a reviewer for the conference. Reviewers play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and integrity of our conference proceedings. Your expertise, time, and dedication are essential in maintaining the high standards of FIE and our academic community.

By volunteering to be an FIE Reviewer, you:

  • Contribute to the advancement of scientific research;
  • Have access to the latest scientific research in your area long before it is published;
  • Improve your writing and that of others; and
  • Become part of the community at one of the most prestigious international engineering and technology conferences

To recognize, as well as show our appreciation for the service our reviewers provide, each reviewer will receive a Review Certificate from the 2024 FIE Conference at the completion of the review process. The certificate can serve as a tangible token of recognition and be included in reviewers’ professional portfolios, resumes, and Web of Science Review Dashboard (click here for more information). Knowing your vital efforts help shape the success of our conference, we thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration to serve as an FIE reviewer. Directions to become a FIE 2024 reviewer:

  1. To create an EDAS account OR login to an existing account and find your EDAS Identifier, click here.
  2. Once you have an EDAS Identifier, click hereto sign-up to be a reviewer.
  3. After completing the form in 2), you will receive an email from (i.e., the EDAS system) with a link and instructions to setup your reviewer profile. This process is not automatic, so there may be a delay of 24-48 hours after completing the form to get the invitation.


6. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Join the ERM Best Diversity Paper Committee

Each year ERM recognizes a paper making significant contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To continue with this tradition, the ERM Best Diversity Paper Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with reviewing papers for the award. Committee members will review a set of papers using an established rubric and engage in a group discussion to determine a winner. The review process will take place between late-March and April. If you are interested in joining the committee or if you have any questions regarding the duties and responsibilities associated with this role, please reach out to the Chair, Dina Verdin at


7. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:  ERM Best Paper Committee

The ERM Best Paper Committee is looking for volunteers to help review papers for the Best Paper award. This process takes place after regular reviews are submitted, typically in the March to April time frame. Committee members are asked to review several papers using a rubric and then discuss as a group to identify finalist papers, which are reviewed by the whole committee to determine the winner. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to join the Best Paper Committee for this year, please email Kirsten Davis (


8. 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:  Open Rank Professor of Instruction – UTSA Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for an open rank professor of instruction in the Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design. The full job description, with salary, hours, required application materials, and essential functions, may be found here on the following link: Open Rank Professor of Instruction – UTSA Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design
The UTSA, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to promoting access for all. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled.  Priority will be given to applications received 03/21/2024. At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may close once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

 3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director for Instructional Support, Virginia Tech

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 a full description of the position and profile of candidates please follow the link: For questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, at

Review of applications will begin on Feb 29th, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete application packages should be received by the review date. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant will be required to have a criminal conviction check. Start date is flexible; however, we would like to have someone starting in this role by August 10th, 2024,  at the latest.

4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple Positions, University of Oklahoma Polytechnic Institute

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is embarking on a transformational endeavor to grow the newly established OU Polytechnic Institute (OUPI). The Institute will be in Tulsa at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center campus. Enrollment for the inaugural class began this August and classes will start in August 2024.
OUPI invites applications for multiple faculty positions listed below. For each position, the full description and application process can be found on the associated URLs:

  • Endowed Associate Director of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing:
  • Endowed Associate Director of Cybersecurity:
  • Endowed Associate Director of Digital Manufacturing:
  • Endowed Associate Director of Software Development and Integration:
  • Assistant Professor – Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing:
  • Assistant/Associate Professor – Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing:
  • Assistant Professor – Cybersecurity:
  • Assistant/Associate Professor – Cybersecurity:
  • Associate/Full Professor – Cybersecurity:
  • Assistant Professor – Software Development and Integration:

For more information, please contact Dr. Teri Reed, founding director of the OUPI, at

5. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Five Assistant Professor positions in Sustainable Systems Engineering, University of Calgary

The University of Calgary (Canada) is hiring FIVE tenure-track Assistant Professors in Sustainable Systems Engineering.
Sustainable Systems Engineering is a technical, life-centered, transdisciplinary field focusing on how to design, integrate, and manage complex systems over their life cycles with the goal of environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
We are really excited about our new SUSE program. As a developing program, you would be able to help set the direction of sustainable systems research in Alberta, Canada, a geographical and economical location where these conversations and strong systems-thinking researchers are particularly critical. Due March 1.
Note: The first one on Circularity is the one that we most be looking for an EER scholar to fill the role.
– Assistant Professor in Circularity and Sustainable Design Methodologies
– Assistant Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development
– Assistant Professor in Industrial Systems Transitions
– Assistant Professor in Urban Sustainability
– Assistant Professor in Industrial Ecology for Energy and Resources

This link should lead to all the postings:
Feel free to reach out with any questions!

6. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Three Postdoctoral Fellowships in STEM Education – 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:

About the STEM Transformation Institute at FIU: FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute is dedicated to advancing research and educational change on evidence-based instructional practices in a Latin-majority, four-year, R1 institutional context. The Institute currently hosts numerous STEM education research faculty, staff, researchers, students, postdocs, and partners that carry out multidisciplinary collaborative work across the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and College of Engineering & Computing. For more information on programs and research at the STEM Transformation Institute For any questions – please reach out to us at

Best regards,

Working Across Boundaries Postdoctoral Fellowship Team

Geoff PotvinRocio BenabentosMonica CardellaAlexandra Coso Strong,  & Bryan Dewsbury

7. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Academic Advisor at  New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

New Jersey Institute of Technology has an academic advisor position open in the School of Applied Engineering and Technology. This comes with several employee benefits. One of the benefits include getting tuition remission to pursue a graduate degree. The candidate can have the opportunity to conduct EER through a graduate program of study while working as a full time employee. This is ideal for people who may not want to be full-time students, and interested in conducting engineering education research on different facets of academic advising.
Position details :

For any questions, please reach out to:
Prateek Shekhar
Interim Coordinator – Engineering Education Division

8. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Visiting Assistant Professor (2) of Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, (, invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions beginning in August 2024.  Lafayette is an undergraduate-only institution, and the Mechanical Engineering Department features small class sizes, hands-on laboratory experiences in each year of the curriculum, and five to six student-selected year-long capstone design projects annually. The Department seeks dynamic, inclusive teachers, who are interested in offering hands-on courses. The positions are each one-year, full-time appointments, with the equivalent of a three-course teaching load per semester. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or related field by the start of the appointment.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or related field by the start of the appointment.
Application Instructions.

To apply, please submit application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy including course interests, and three letters of reference.. In the cover letter, please address how you will support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Review of applications will begin on March 18 and will continue until the positions are filled.
For more information, see

 9. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Program Manager, Equity, Strategy & Innovation at University of Michigan

The Office of Culture, Community and Equity (OCCE) seeks a collaborative, strategic, and organized teammate who desires a role to contribute to the college’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals. The Program Manager’s primary responsibility is to coordinate the administrative and operational activities related to the College of Engineering’s DEI strategic plan and DEI consultation with departmental staff. You will help enact and maintain measures that promote DEI within the College.
The Program Manager contributes to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the college and coordinating impactful initiatives with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in mind. You will report directly to the Program Director of Equity, Strategy & Innovation.
For more details see