Student Division Newsletter, April 2021

Happy April, Student Division!

 

Can you believe that it’s April already? For many of us, final exams and summer break are fast approaching! I’m most looking forward to being able to visit friends and family that I haven’t seen in far too long. Even if you’ll be working through the summer, I hope the conference opportunities and the time away from classes serve as a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the fall and spring. Although we don’t have much in the way of division-specific announcements this month, we wanted to extend a warm thanks to Adrianne for planning and hosting our virtual escape room event last month, as well as those who participated. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you all!

 

We’re still in the process of updating our Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Discord, and website to have more consistent streams of relevant information. We’ll use these platforms to deliver programming that focuses on topics like mental health, diversity and inclusivity in engineering education, and promoting student chapter growth and development.

 

Finally, as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Adrianne (awheel13@depaul.edu) or Cassie (cswood@umich.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the division or the annual conference, or to Skyler (me@skylerausten.com) with questions about adding a listing to our monthly newsletter. Until next month’s newsletter, stay well and take care! Good luck with your courses and projects.

 

Best,

Skyler Austen | Information Chair | me@skylerausten.com

Cassandra Woodcock | Division Chair | cswood@umich.edu

 

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General Announcements:

1. ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Big news!

2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference

3. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

4. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Curls, Coils, and Compassionate Design feat. Dr. Tahira Reid Smith at UMD Clark School Webinar

 

 

Position Announcements:

1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Leonhard Center Post-doctoral Scholar

 

 

General Announcements, Detailed:

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1. ANNUAL CONFERENCE: New Details for Annual Conference Format

 

The 2021 ASEE Annual Conference is officially fully online again this year. Few details are available at this point, but the full announcement can be found here (ASEE website). Here are a few details we currently have.

The conference dates will remain July 26-29. Paper deadlines remain unaffected. Registration information can be found here. Early bird registration deadline expires May 31, 2021. Session details can be found here.

 

Travel Arrangement Action Items:

If you have made a hotel arrangement in the ASEE Block through the housing bureau, your reservation will be canceled automatically.

If you made a hotel reservation OUTSIDE the ASEE block, you must cancel that hotel reservation directly. ASEE will not be able to cancel them for you.

 

Important Conference Deadlines:

March 8, 2021 – Draft paper submission deadline.

March 22, 2021 – Blind draft paper reviews to program chair.

April 5, 2021 – Consolidate reviewer comments and send revision requests to author.

April 19, 2021 – Blind paper with applicable requested revisions: upload deadline.

April 26, 2021 – Accept/Reject paper deadline.

 

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2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

 

The Student Division is requesting volunteers to help review papers submitted to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference. Reviewers can volunteer by e-mailing the Program Chair Adrianne Wheeler (awheel13@depaul.edu) their contact information.

 

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3. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

 

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we’ve decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we’ve planned for all of the seminars (through spring 2021) to take place virtually, via Zoom.

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 – 4:30pm EST, and most events are open to the interested public (though you must register to attend). More information, as well as registration details, will be available on https://eer.engin.umich.edu/events-seminars/ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive e-mail reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVyS9joC9iHcoVLtvWuo939wn1ekHlVhBHZgBmVdIhpQ7TRA/viewform).

 

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series:

l 9/9/20 Monique Ross, Florida International University

l 9/23/20 Stephanie Masta & Alice Pawley, Purdue University

l 10/7/20 Walter Lee, Virginia Tech

l 10/28/20 Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan

l 11/18/20 James Holly, Jr, Wayne State University

l 1/27/21 Danny Caballero, Michigan State University

l 2/17/21 Kelly Cross, University of Nevada – Reno

l 3/10/21 Adam Kirn, University of Nevada – Reno

l 3/24/21 Inês DeReito, University College London

l 4/14/21 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Program

 

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4. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Curls, Coils, and Compassionate Design feat. Dr. Tahira Reid Smith at UMD Clark School Webinar

 

The University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering has invited Dr. Tahira Reid Smith (Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering) to give a talk entitled “Curls, Coils, and Compassionate Design: How a Black Woman’s Personal Experiences Can Inspire Novel Engineering Research” for the second event in our Engineering Education Speakers series (https://eng.umd.edu/keystone/engineering-education-research/speaker-series) on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1-2pm Eastern Time.

 

To register in advance for the Zoom webinar for Dr. Reid Smith’s talk please click on, https://go.umd.edu/ReidSmith2 1

For more information, see, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/149372570379 . Please contact Logan Williams ldawill@umd.edu with questions.

 

 

Position Announcements, Detailed:

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1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Leonhard Center Post-doctoral Scholar

 

Know anyone who is interested in engineering education or faculty development? We have a new opportunity in the Leonhard Center!

The Leonhard Center is seeking a Post-doctoral Scholar to take a leadership role for several Center projects including one that supports the College’s Engineering Equity and Inclusion Initiative. This study will explore how College of Engineering faculty and staff create a positive and inclusive culture for all students by better understanding current faculty and staff practices and beliefs around diversity and inclusion. The findings of the study will be used to design workshops to support our faculty and staff (and, by extension, our students) in moving forward with creating an inclusive culture within the Penn State College of Engineering. Additional projects may include collaborating with faculty to design and evaluate projects in engineering education and offering college-wide workshops on innovative instructional practices and educational research.

The position requires the ability to design and conduct research using qualitative and quantitative methods. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in communication and collaboration. Minimum requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, educational psychology, or higher education. Knowledge of current trends in engineering education is desirable.

 

For more information about the job and to apply, click here. Contact Sarah Zappe at ser163@psu.edu for more information.

Student Division Newsletter, March 2021

Happy March, Student Division!

I can hardly believe it, but March is here!  With it comes new opportunities and deadlines, so we’re back with some announcements and positions to share.  Remember that we have an awesome opportunity to connect with your Student Division colleagues through a virtual escape room event! Big shoutout to Adrianne for putting this together—you can find more details in the announcements.  Also, March is Women’s History Month!  To celebrate the occasion, our Diversity Chair Thant prepared a fantastic graphic to share:

Thank you, Thant, your informative graphics as always :).  We’re still in the process of updating our TwitterFacebookSlackDiscord, and website to have more consistent streams of relevant information. We’ll use these platforms to deliver programming that focuses on topics like mental health, diversity and inclusivity in engineering education, and promoting student chapter growth and development.

Finally, as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Adrianne (awheel13@depaul.edu) or Cassie (cswood@umich.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the division or the annual conference, or to Skyler (me@skylerausten.com) with questions about adding a listing to our monthly newsletter.  Until next month’s newsletter, stay well and take care!  Best of luck with your courses and projects.

Best,

Skyler Austen | Information Chair | me@skylerausten.com

Cassandra Woodcock | Division Chair | cswood@umich.edu

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General Announcements:

1.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Student Division Escape Room Event

2.     SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus

3.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CareerWISE Research Survey

4.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering Education Study

5.     ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Registration is Open for the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference!

6.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

7.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Student Application Open for BIOFLOW IRES, an NSF-funded international research experience (IRES) Program

8.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Annual Conference Attendance Survey – Just one question!

9.     SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

10. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Queer Student Panel Recruitment through ASEE Student Division

11. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Commission on P12 Engineering Education Survey

12. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards

Position Announcements:

1.     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University – Clinical Faculty of Practice Position

2.     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University

 

General Announcements, Detailed:

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1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Student Division Escape Room Event

Join the ASEE Student Division for a virtual murder mystery escape room event!  The rooms will be hosted on March 25th and 26th from 7pm to 8pm.  See the attached flyer for more details, and register at https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51nJJaynEJs19X0.

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2. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus

ASEE Webinar: Learning in the time of coronavirus, March 30, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET. – https://resources.asee.org/course_catalog/learning_in_the_time_of_coronavirus/

The past year has signaled a monumental change in engineering education with the near universal shift to remote learning. Although this shift occurred suddenly, engineering education has undergone several shifts in the past 100 years. In this webinar, Karl Smith (Purdue University) and Rocío Chavela Guerra (American Society for Engineering Education) will summarize major shifts in engineering education, such as the shift to outcomes-based accreditation and an emergent shift to address justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. They will share insights, lessons learned, and will discuss implications for the current shift to remote learning. The webinar will close with recommendations for course redesign to enhance learning in the time of coronavirus.

To register, see https://resources.asee.org/course_catalog/learning_in_the_time_of_coronavirus/

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3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CareerWISE Research Survey

The CareerWISE research program, supported by the National Science Foundation and housed at Arizona State University (https://careerwise.asu.edu), is focused on studying and improving the experiences of women doctoral students in the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering.  We are currently seeking participants for a research study that aims to understand how experiences of perceived interpersonal support play a role in the academic persistence of diverse female doctoral students in STEM.

To participate you need to:

1.     Identify as a Woman of Color (e.g., Black/African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian American, and biracial/multiracial) and/or White/Caucasian woman.

2.     Be in a STEM PhD program.

3.     Be in your 3rd year or beyond.

Please email careerwise.research@gmail.com for more information!  Earn $50 each ($100/dyad) for participating!

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration!

 

Best,

Ashley K. Randall, PhD

Ashley.K.Randall@asu.edu

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4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering Education Study

Coordinating Curricula and User Preferences to Increase the Participation of Women and Students of Color in Engineering

Please consider participating in our research project. This is a National Science Foundation Funded Research project with the goal of broadening participation in engineering undergraduate programs through the analysis of student preferences for engineering curricula.

https://cue4chng.org/ Thank you for participating!

You are invited to take part in a study that examines student preferences for how information is presented in engineering and social science curricula. We are interested in learning about your classroom curriculum for each course you teach. Our goal is to gather engineering and social science curricula so that we may understand what content is taught across engineering programs, and how it is presented.

For more information: https://aseehub.asee.org/discuss/viewtopic/35/157 or contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Sharon Tettegah at stettegah@ucsb.edu.

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5. ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Registration is Open for the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference!

Registration information can be found here.

Early bird registration deadline expires May 31, 2021.

Session details can be found here.

Important Conference Deadlines:

March 8, 2021 – Draft paper submission deadline.

March 22, 2021 – Blind draft paper reviews to program chair.

April 5, 2021 – Consolidate reviewer comments and send revision requests to author.

April 19, 2021 – Blind paper with applicable requested revisions: upload deadline.

April 26, 2021 – Accept/Reject paper deadline.

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6. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

The Student Division is requesting volunteers to help review papers submitted to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference. Reviewers can volunteer by e-mailing the Program Chair Adrianne Wheeler (awheel13@depaul.edu) their contact information.

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7. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Student Application Open for BIOFLOW IRES, an NSF-funded international research experience (IRES) Program

I would like to bring your attention to an NSF-funded international research experience (IRES) program. The BIOFLOW IRES Program provides U.S. students collaborative research opportunities in vibrant fields of biomimicry and bio-inspired flow research. The international training will occur at a Korean-government-funded National Creative Research Center, Bio-fluid & Biomimic Research Center (BBRC) at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea. IRES students will be integrated into existing research communities for ten (10) weeks at Cleveland State University (CSU), Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) of University of Akron (UA), and the international site BBRC. Students will gain significant research training in biomimicry and bio-flow projects, critical thinking, and career-building skills benefiting from extraordinary resources at U.S. labs of CSU/UA and the host lab BBRC. Benefits include a $5000 stipend for 10 weeks; housing at CSU/UA and POSTECH provided at no charge; up to $500 travel funds between Cleveland/Akron and home city; up to $500 conference travel funds for accepted IRES research presentations.
The application is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled undergraduate and graduate students by March 15th 2021. Selection will be completed on or before April 1st 2021. Under-represented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Further information can be found at https://engineering.csuohio.edu/nsf/ires
Please feel free to pass along the call for applications to your students and your colleagues. Let me know if you have any questions.

Dr. Wei Zhang

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8. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Annual Conference Attendance Survey – Just one question!

Hey everyone – please take 17 seconds for a one-question survey about your attendance at the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8Y237W

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9. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we’ve decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we’ve planned for all of the seminars (through spring 2021) to take place virtually, via Zoom.

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 – 4:30pm EST, and most events are open to the interested public (though you must register to attend). More information, as well as registration details, will be available on https://eer.engin.umich.edu/events-seminars/ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive e-mail reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVyS9joC9iHcoVLtvWuo939wn1ekHlVhBHZgBmVdIhpQ7TRA/viewform).

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series

l  9/9/20 Monique Ross, Florida International University

l  9/23/20 Stephanie Masta & Alice Pawley, Purdue University

l  10/7/20 Walter Lee, Virginia Tech

l  10/28/20 Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan

l  11/18/20 James Holly, Jr, Wayne State University

l  1/27/21 Danny Caballero, Michigan State University

l  2/17/21 Kelly Cross, University of Nevada – Reno

l  3/10/21 Adam Kirn, University of Nevada – Reno

l  3/24/21 Inês DeReito, University College London

l  4/14/21 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Program

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10. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Queer Student Panel Recruitment through ASEE Student Division

Our names are Brandon Bakka and Madeleine Jennings. We are both queer graduate students interested in studying the queer engineering experience.

We are emailing to request panelists for our panel entitled “Student Panel: Understanding Queer Experiences in Engineering.” We are seeking participants in a graduate or undergraduate engineering program, who identify in any way with the LGBTQIA+ community, and who reside at the intersections of other marginalized identities. We recognize that queerness is not the only identity that is marginalized in engineering. We also realize that queerness intersects with other marginalized identities and that our current sociopolitical climate mandates now more than ever that we as scholars pay attention to these intersections of identity. Therefore, we would like to be intentional about elevating the voices of queer engineering students who reside at the intersections of marginalization, and particularly our queer, Black colleagues.

This panel will serve to educate faculty about the experiences and challenges that LGBTQIA+ undergraduate and graduate engineering students face both personally and professionally. This panel will be organized and executed entirely by students. This innovative approach provides a platform for a traditionally marginalized student group to share their stories and to educate allies. This panel will also serve as a pilot for a new type of training that reinforces allyship and advocacy for the queer community through participatory action and story-telling. This training is also designed to build empathetic connections through the sharing of real experiences that students have had in engineering. By grounding this panel in LGBTQIA+ student experiences and empathetic learning outcomes, we intend to educate our participants beyond just LGBTQIA+ terminology. The goal of this panel is to help participants empathize with the realities of navigating in engineering as a marginalized individual.

Finally, we would like to acknowledge that sharing our stories as queer engineers can be both therapeutic as well as difficult. This panel is intended to be impactful precisely because we anticipate it to be raw, honest, and emotional. In the event that you do not feel comfortable serving as a panelist, we are also collecting statements and stories from queer engineering students to include in our training packet that participants will receive.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please fill out the following survey. https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0p7BamP9JVysZJX

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,

Brandon Bakka, He/They (bbakka@utexas.edu)

Madeleine Jennings They/Them (mfjenni1@asu.edu)

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11. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Commission on P12 Engineering Education Survey

The ASEE Commission on P12 Engineering Education is collecting information about activities and programs that support engineering education in the pre-college space.  These could be activities taking place with students or with teachers; held in-school, extracurricular, or in informal environments; working with just a few individuals, or reaching large groups.  The goal is to create a central resource so that all working in the P12 space can share with and learn from each other.  Below is a link to a short survey.  The information collected from the survey will be shared through a map and hub on the Commission’s website and to select programs to be highlighted in a “spotlight” section periodically.  No information will be shared by the Commission without first securing the approval of those who filled out the survey.  Everyone is asked to share this survey link with others they know who are involved in the P12 engineering space, whether they are members of ASEE or not.

Survey link: https://forms.gle/b6GreyywCLJBfon37

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Kathy Harper – harper.217@osu.edu

Katey Shirey – katey@edukatey.com

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12. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards

ASEE’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) is excited to share information with you regarding our awards for the 2021 Conference.

We have two awards this year:

1) ASEE Constituent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/asee-constituent-equity-and-inclusion-award/), and

2) Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/best-paper/)

To support a clear interpretation of these awards, CDEI hosted a virtual workshop on “Diversity Papers: Tips and Guidelines for Authors and Evaluators” (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/workshops/). In addition to this workshop, rubrics for both awards are available on the websites above. We believe that your authors can benefit from this information as they prepare papers and proposals.

Contact:  Katie Shirey, katey@edukatey.com

 

Position Announcements, Detailed:

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1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University – Clinical Faculty of Practice Position

Review of applications begins March 1, 2021. Additional information:

https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Open-Clinical-Faculty-of-Practice-Position-Department-of-Engineering-Education_R5780-1

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2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University

Review of applications begins March 1, 2021. Additional information:

https://engineering.csuohio.edu/mce/multiple-faculty-positions-in-mechanical-engineering

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Student Division Newsletter, February 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day, Student Division!

I hope you all have had a productive semester so far and are staying safe and warm in all this winter weather!  We’re back with some cool opportunities and positions to share, including some awesome opportunities to connect with your peers in the Student Division. Also, with February being African American Heritage Month, our Diversity Chair Thant prepared an awesome graphic to share:

 

Thank you thank for your informative graphics as always :).  We’re still in the process of updating our TwitterFacebookSlackDiscord, and website to have more consistent streams of relevant information. We’ll use these platforms to deliver programming that focuses on topics like mental health, diversity and inclusivity in engineering education, and promoting student chapter growth and development.

Finally, as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Adrianne (awheel13@depaul.edu) or Cassie (cswood@umich.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the division or the annual conference, or to Skyler (me@skylerausten.com) with questions about adding a listing to our monthly newsletter.  Until next month’s newsletter, stay well and take care!  Best of luck with your courses and projects.

 

Best,

Skyler Austen | Information Chair | me@skylerausten.com

Cassandra Woodcock | Division Chair | cswood@umich.edu

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General Announcements:

1.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Diversity Book Club: Third Meeting

2.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Student Division Escape Room Event

3.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering Education Study

4.     ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Registration is Open for the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference!

5.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

6.     CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstract deadline for 2021 Frontiers in Education Conference – Extended to February 15, 2021

7.     SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Event Focused on Diversity, Inclusion, and Environmental Justice in Water/Wastewater Industry

8.     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Annual Conference Attendance Survey – Just one question!

9.     SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

10. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Queer Student Panel Recruitment through ASEE Student Division

11. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation by ASEE-HQ

12. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Commission on P12 Engineering Education Survey

13. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Virtual Distinguished Lecture: Garlin Gilchrist

14. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards

Position Announcements:

1.     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Rehabilitation Engineering REU at Cleveland State University

2.     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Application Open for BIOFLOW IRES, an NSF-funded international research experience (IRES) program

3.     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University – Clinical Faculty of Practice Position

4.     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University

 

General Announcements, Detailed:

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1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Diversity Book Club: Third Meeting

Book: INVISIBLE WOMEN: DATA BIAS IN A WORLD BUITL FOR MEN by Caroline Perez (Goodreads link). We will be covering themes in (Chapters 12-16) Public Life and Women it Goes Wrong. This section will explore the need to account for women’s unpaid home labor in GDP, rethinking how tax systems affect women, bias that hamper women representation in government/leadership, how women suffer more during times of disaster (relevant so much during COVID) .

Time: 7pm (ET) Monday, February 22, 2021

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://drexel.zoom.us/j/87868036410

We have a guest researcher Dr. Nadia Kellam who will be connecting our conversation on these topics back to engineering. She is an associate professor at Arizona State University, researching to understand the culture of engineering education, with a focus on that of underrepresented undergraduate students and educators. She is interested in understanding the engineering faculty’s transition to student centered learning and collaborating with international partners to spread innovative engineering education ideas. She is also an associate editor of the Journal of Engineering Education.

If you wish to type in a note about something from the chapters that you wish to remember for the book club, feel free to add it on this google doc. If you have any questions, please e-mail me, Thant Soe at ms3297@drexel.edu.

Sincerely,

Thant

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2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Student Division Escape Room Event

Join the ASEE Student Division for a virtual murder mystery escape room event!  The rooms will be hosted on March 25th and 26th from 7pm to 8pm.  See the attached flyer for more details, and register at https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51nJJaynEJs19X0.

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3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering Education Study

Coordinating Curricula and User Preferences to Increase the Participation of Women and Students of Color in Engineering

Please consider participating in our research project. This is a National Science Foundation Funded Research project with the goal of broadening participation in engineering undergraduate programs through the analysis of student preferences for engineering curricula.

https://cue4chng.org/ Thank you for participating!

You are invited to take part in a study that examines student preferences for how information is presented in engineering  and social science curricula. We are interested in learning about your classroom curriculum for each course you teach. Our goal is to gather engineering and social science curricula so that we may understand what content is taught across engineering programs, and how it is presented.

For more information: https://aseehub.asee.org/discuss/viewtopic/35/157 or contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Sharon Tettegah at stettegah@ucsb.edu.

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4. ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Registration is Open for the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference!

Registration information can be found here.

Early bird registration deadline expires May 31, 2021.

Session details can be found here.

Important Conference Deadlines:

March 8, 2021 – Draft paper submission deadline.

March 22, 2021 – Blind draft paper reviews to program chair.

April 5, 2021 – Consolidate reviewer comments and send revision requests to author.

April 19, 2021 – Blind paper with applicable requested revisions: upload deadline.

April 26, 2021 – Accept/Reject paper deadline.

_______________________________________________________________

5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

The Student Division is requesting volunteers to help review papers submitted to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference. Reviewers can volunteer by e-mailing the Program Chair Adrianne Wheeler (awheel13@depaul.edu) their contact information.

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6. CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstract deadline for 2021 Frontiers in Education Conference – Extended to February 15, 2021

Abstract submission is now open for the 2021 Frontiers in Education Conference, scheduled for October 13-16 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

FIE welcomes Full Papers up to eight-pages and Work-in-Progress Papers up to four-pages that address the broad tracks of (1) innovative practice, (2) research-to-practice, and (3) research. Work-in-progress papers are typically in frontier areas where it is understood the work is in an early or intermediate stage and authors are seeking feedback from the community. Further, FIE welcomes proposals for panels, workshops, and special sessions in order to disseminate scholarly efforts in non-traditional ways.

We encourage authors to consider the FIE 2021 conference theme of “Envisioning Convergence in Engineering Education.” Convergence can be defined as integrating knowledge and techniques from multiple disciplines and from both academia and the workforce while also providing students the opportunity to develop their professional skills to competently address societal opportunities and challenges, such as those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Specific topics of relevance include incorporating convergence into programs, curricula, and continuing education; integrating team science into convergence education; teaching convergence and responsible science via research, and using technologies to advance convergence in education and training.

The abstract submission deadline is February 15, 2021. Go to fie2021.org to find out more and link to the abstract submission site. Note: FIE 2021 is scheduled to be an in-person meeting. If we cannot meet physically, the conference will be held virtually, and all finalized papers will still be published.

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7. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Event Focused on Diversity, Inclusion, and Environmental Justice in Water/Wastewater Industry

The New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) is hosting a virtual event this February geared towards young professionals and students who are interested or involved in environmental engineering. The event be taking place virtually over the course of 3 sessions in February and will be focused on diversity, inclusion, and environmental justice in the water and wastewater industry. I’ve attached the flyer and here is the link to register: https://newea.force.com/MN4__

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8. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Annual Conference Attendance Survey – Just one question!

Hey everyone – please take 17 seconds for a one-question survey about your attendance at the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8Y237W

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9. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we’ve decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we’ve planned for all of the seminars (through spring 2021) to take place virtually, via Zoom.

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 – 4:30pm EST, and most events are open to the interested public (though you must register to attend). More information, as well as registration details, will be available on https://eer.engin.umich.edu/events-seminars/ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive e-mail reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVyS9joC9iHcoVLtvWuo939wn1ekHlVhBHZgBmVdIhpQ7TRA/viewform).

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series

l  2/17/21 Kelly Cross, University of Nevada – Reno

l  3/10/21 Adam Kirn, University of Nevada – Reno

l  3/24/21 Inês DeReito, University College London

l  4/14/21 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

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10. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Queer Student Panel Recruitment through ASEE Student Division

Our names are Brandon Bakka and Madeleine Jennings. We are both queer graduate students interested in studying the queer engineering experience.

We are emailing to request panelists for our panel entitled “Student Panel: Understanding Queer Experiences in Engineering.” We are seeking participants in a graduate or undergraduate engineering program, who identify in any way with the LGBTQIA+ community, and who reside at the intersections of other marginalized identities. We recognize that queerness is not the only identity that is marginalized in engineering. We also realize that queerness intersects with other marginalized identities and that our current sociopolitical climate mandates now more than ever that we as scholars pay attention to these intersections of identity. Therefore, we would like to be intentional about elevating the voices of queer engineering students who reside at the intersections of marginalization, and particularly our queer, Black colleagues.

This panel will serve to educate faculty about the experiences and challenges that LGBTQIA+ undergraduate and graduate engineering students face both personally and professionally. This panel will be organized and executed entirely by students. This innovative approach provides a platform for a traditionally marginalized student group to share their stories and to educate allies. This panel will also serve as a pilot for a new type of training that reinforces allyship and advocacy for the queer community through participatory action and story-telling. This training is also designed to build empathetic connections through the sharing of real experiences that students have had in engineering. By grounding this panel in LGBTQIA+ student experiences and empathetic learning outcomes, we intend to educate our participants beyond just LGBTQIA+ terminology. The goal of this panel is to help participants empathize with the realities of navigating in engineering as a marginalized individual.

Finally, we would like to acknowledge that sharing our stories as queer engineers can be both therapeutic as well as difficult. This panel is intended to be impactful precisely because we anticipate it to be raw, honest, and emotional. In the event that you do not feel comfortable serving as a panelist, we are also collecting statements and stories from queer engineering students to include in our training packet that participants will receive.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please fill out the following survey. https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0p7BamP9JVysZJX

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,

Brandon Bakka, He/They (bbakka@utexas.edu)

Madeleine Jennings They/Them (mfjenni1@asu.edu)

______________________________________________________________

11. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation by ASEE-HQ

Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation

(Jan. 28 – Mar. 4, 2021 – Thursdays from 2 – 3:30 PM, ET)

Led by former NSF Program Directors Bevlee Watford (Virginia Tech) and Susan Burkett (University of Alabama), this six-part online program will prepare participants to craft and submit education-oriented grant proposals for NSF, provide critical information on proposal preparation from rationale to impact, and offer strategies for developing more effective proposals. Pricing is $600 for ASEE members.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/ASEE-Prep and

Register at https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/247/registration.

______________________________________________________________

12. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Commission on P12 Engineering Education Survey

The ASEE Commission on P12 Engineering Education is collecting information about activities and programs that support engineering education in the pre-college space.  These could be activities taking place with students or with teachers; held in-school, extracurricular, or in informal environments; working with just a few individuals, or reaching large groups.  The goal is to create a central resource so that all working in the P12 space can share with and learn from each other.  Below is a link to a short survey.  The information collected from the survey will be shared through a map and hub on the Commission’s website and to select programs to be highlighted in a “spotlight” section periodically.  No information will be shared by the Commission without first securing the approval of those who filled out the survey.  Everyone is asked to share this survey link with others they know who are involved in the P12 engineering space, whether they are members of ASEE or not.

Survey link: https://forms.gle/b6GreyywCLJBfon37

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Kathy Harper – harper.217@osu.edu

Katey Shirey – katey@edukatey.com

 

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13. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Virtual Distinguished Lecture: Garlin Gilchrist

February 24, from 2 – 3 PM, ET:

In the third lecture in ASEE’s virtual Distinguished Lecture Series, Michigan’s Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist will discuss his experiences and lessons learned from a career spent in pursuit of equity and justice, sharing insights on how he harnesses technology to improve the lives of people across Michigan. Register here.

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14. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards

ASEE’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) is excited to share information with you regarding our awards for the 2021 Conference.

We have two awards this year:

1) ASEE Constituent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/asee-constituent-equity-and-inclusion-award/), and

2)Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/best-paper/)

To support a clear interpretation of these awards, CDEI hosted a virtual workshop on “Diversity Papers: Tips and Guidelines for Authors and Evaluators” (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/workshops/). In addition to this workshop, rubrics for both awards are available on the websites above. We believe that your authors can benefit from this information as they prepare papers and proposals.

Contact:  Katie Shirey, katey@edukatey.com

Position Announcements, Detailed:

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1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Rehabilitation Engineering REU at Cleveland State University

I would like to tell you about a unique opportunity for your students. RE@CSU or Rehabilitation Engineering at Cleveland State University is a 10-week summer program funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. This program immerses undergraduate students in research projects that aim to improve the lives of people with movement disabilities. We are looking for bright students majoring in or planning to major in engineering, computer science, math, or physics to come to Cleveland this summer and participate in our program. We especially want students who want to explore ways to use their technical skills to serve people with disabilities.
Can you pass along the following call for applicants to your students? It would be especially helpful if you reach out to specific students who might be most interested. For more details please visit 
http://bit.ly/RECSUmceDepartmentChairs. Please follow us on Twitter @CSU_CHMS.

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2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Student Application Open for BIOFLOW IRES, an NSF-funded international research experience (IRES) program

I would like to bring your attention to an NSF-funded international research experience (IRES) program. The BIOFLOW IRES Program provides U.S. students collaborative research opportunities in vibrant fields of biomimicry and bio-inspired flow research. The international training will occur at a Korean-government-funded National Creative Research Center, Bio-fluid & Biomimic Research Center (BBRC) at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea. IRES students will be integrated into existing research communities for ten (10) weeks at Cleveland State University (CSU), Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) of University of Akron (UA), and the international site BBRC. Students will gain significant research training in biomimicry and bio-flow projects, critical thinking, and career-building skills benefiting from extraordinary resources at U.S. labs of CSU/UA and the host lab BBRC. Benefits include a $5000 stipend for 10 weeks; housing at CSU/UA and POSTECH provided at no charge; up to $500 travel funds between Cleveland/Akron and home city; up to $500 conference travel funds for accepted IRES research presentations.
The application is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled undergraduate and graduate students by March 15th 2021. Selection will be completed on or before April 1st 2021. Under-represented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Further information can be found at https://engineering.csuohio.edu/nsf/ires

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3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University – Clinical Faculty of Practice Position

Review of applications begins March 1, 2021. Additional information:

https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Open-Clinical-Faculty-of-Practice-Position-Department-of-Engineering-Education_R5780-1

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4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Multiple faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University

Review of applications begins March 1, 2021. Additional information:

https://engineering.csuohio.edu/mce/multiple-faculty-positions-in-mechanical-engineering

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Student Division Newsletter, January 2021

Happy New Year, Student Division!

 

I hope you all had a restful and healthy holiday break!  Many of us are back in the full swing of the spring semester, so we wanted to reach out and share some cool opportunities in the new year.  Obviously, these are still uncertain times for many of us, but I know Cassie and I are looking optimistically forward for a new leaf in 2021 :).  Best of luck with your courses and projects!

 

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Adrianne (awheel13@depaul.edu) or Cassie (cswood@umich.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the division or the annual conference, or to Skyler (me@skylerausten.com) with questions about adding a listing to our monthly newsletter.

 

Until the next newsletter, stay well and take care!

 

Best,

Skyler Austen | Information Chair | me@skylerausten.com

Cassandra Woodcock | Division Chair | cswood@umich.edu

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General Announcements:

  1. CALL FOR PAPERS: 51st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering Education Study
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA
  5. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan
  6. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Queer Student Panel Recruitment through ASEE Student Division
  7. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation by ASEE-HQ
  8. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Commission on P12 Engineering Education Survey
  9. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE-EngineeringCAS Student Video Contest

Position Announcements:

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Manager of Curriculum and Training at Hack the Hood, Oakland, CA/Remote

 

General Announcements, Detailed:

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. CALL FOR PAPERS: 51st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference

 

FIE 2021 is scheduled to be an in-person meeting. If we cannot meet physically, the conference will be held virtually, and all finalized papers will still be published. The abstract submission site is coming soon. To plan ahead, download this PDF that provides submission information and review criteria. The deadline for abstract submissions is January 25, 2021.

 

We encourage authors to consider the FIE 2021 conference theme of “Envisioning Convergence in Engineering Education.” Convergence can be defined as integrating knowledge and techniques from multiple disciplines and from both academia and the workforce while also providing students the opportunity to develop their professional skills to competently address societal opportunities and challenges, such as those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Specific topics of relevance include incorporating convergence into programs, curricula, and continuing education; integrating team science into convergence education; teaching convergence and responsible science via research, and using technologies to advance convergence in education and training.

 

Paper Categories:

FIE welcomes full papers of up to eight pages and work-in-progress papers of up to four pages that address the broad tracks of (1) innovative practice, (2) research-to-practice, and (3) research. Work-in-progress papers are typically in frontier areas; it is understood the work is in an early or intermediate stage and authors are seeking feedback from the community.

 

Conference Date: Oct. 13-16, 2021

Conference Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Link to apply: fie-conference.org

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards

ASEE’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) is excited to share information with you regarding our awards for the 2021 Conference.

We have two awards this year:

1) ASEE Constituent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/asee-constituent-equity-and-inclusion-award/), and

2)Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/best-paper/)

To support a clear interpretation of these awards, CDEI hosted a virtual workshop on “Diversity Papers: Tips and Guidelines for Authors and Evaluators” (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/workshops/). In addition to this workshop, rubrics for both awards are available on the websites above. We believe that your authors can benefit from this information as they prepare papers and proposals.

Contact:  Katie Shirey, katey@edukatey.com

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Engineering Education Study

Coordinating Curricula and User Preferences to Increase the Participation of Women and Students of Color in Engineering

 

Please consider participating in our research project. This is a National Science Foundation Funded Research project with the goal of broadening participation in engineering undergraduate programs through the analysis of student preferences for engineering curricula.

https://cue4chng.org/ Thank you for participating!

 

You are invited to take part in a study that examines student preferences for how information is presented in engineering  and social science curricula. We are interested in learning about your classroom curriculum for each course you teach. Our goal is to gather engineering and social science curricula so that we may understand what content is taught across engineering programs, and how it is presented.

For more information: https://aseehub.asee.org/discuss/viewtopic/35/157 or contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Sharon Tettegah at stettegah@ucsb.edu.

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

The Student Division is requesting volunteers to help review papers submitted to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference. Reviewers can volunteer by e-mailing the Program Chair Adrianne Wheeler (awheel13@depaul.edu) their contact information.

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  1. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we’ve decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we’ve planned for all of the seminars (through spring 2021) to take place virtually, via Zoom.

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 – 4:30pm EST, and most events are open to the interested public (though you must register to attend). More information, as well as registration details, will be available on https://eer.engin.umich.edu/events-seminars/ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive e-mail reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVyS9joC9iHcoVLtvWuo939wn1ekHlVhBHZgBmVdIhpQ7TRA/viewform).

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series

  • 9/9/20 Monique Ross, Florida International University
  • 9/23/20 Stephanie Masta & Alice Pawley, Purdue University
  • 10/7/20 Walter Lee, Virginia Tech
  • 10/28/20 Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan
  • 11/18/20 James Holly, Jr, Wayne State University
  • 1/27/21 Danny Caballero, Michigan State University
  • 2/17/21 Kelly Cross, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/10/21 Adam Kirn, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/24/21 Inês DeReito, University College London
  • 4/14/21 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Program

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Queer Student Panel Recruitment through ASEE Student Division

Our names are Brandon Bakka and Madeleine Jennings. We are both queer graduate students interested in studying the queer engineering experience. 

 

We are emailing to request panelists for our panel entitled “Student Panel: Understanding Queer Experiences in Engineering.” We are seeking participants in a graduate or undergraduate engineering program, who identify in any way with the LGBTQIA+ community, and who reside at the intersections of other marginalized identities. We recognize that queerness is not the only identity that is marginalized in engineering. We also realize that queerness intersects with other marginalized identities and that our current sociopolitical climate mandates now more than ever that we as scholars pay attention to these intersections of identity. Therefore, we would like to be intentional about elevating the voices of queer engineering students who reside at the intersections of marginalization, and particularly our queer, Black colleagues.

 

This panel will serve to educate faculty about the experiences and challenges that LGBTQIA+ undergraduate and graduate engineering students face both personally and professionally. This panel will be organized and executed entirely by students. This innovative approach provides a platform for a traditionally marginalized student group to share their stories and to educate allies. This panel will also serve as a pilot for a new type of training that reinforces allyship and advocacy for the queer community through participatory action and story-telling. This training is also designed to build empathetic connections through the sharing of real experiences that students have had in engineering. By grounding this panel in LGBTQIA+ student experiences and empathetic learning outcomes, we intend to educate our participants beyond just LGBTQIA+ terminology. The goal of this panel is to help participants empathize with the realities of navigating in engineering as a marginalized individual. 

 

Finally, we would like to acknowledge that sharing our stories as queer engineers can be both therapeutic as well as difficult. This panel is intended to be impactful precisely because we anticipate it to be raw, honest, and emotional. In the event that you do not feel comfortable serving as a panelist, we are also collecting statements and stories from queer engineering students to include in our training packet that participants will receive. 

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please fill out the following survey. https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0p7BamP9JVysZJX

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Kind regards,

Brandon Bakka, He/They (bbakka@utexas.edu)

Madeleine Jennings They/Them (mfjenni1@asu.edu)

 

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation by ASEE-HQ

Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation 

(Jan. 28 – Mar. 4, 2021 – Thursdays from 2 – 3:30 PM, ET)

Led by former NSF Program Directors Bevlee Watford (Virginia Tech) and Susan Burkett (University of Alabama), this six-part online program will prepare participants to craft and submit education-oriented grant proposals for NSF, provide critical information on proposal preparation from rationale to impact, and offer strategies for developing more effective proposals. Pricing is $600 for ASEE members.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/ASEE-Prep and

Register at https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/247/registration.

 

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Commission on P12 Engineering Education Survey

The ASEE Commission on P12 Engineering Education is collecting information about activities and programs that support engineering education in the pre-college space.  These could be activities taking place with students or with teachers; held in-school, extracurricular, or in informal environments; working with just a few individuals, or reaching large groups.  The goal is to create a central resource so that all working in the P12 space can share with and learn from each other.  Below is a link to a short survey.  The information collected from the survey will be shared through a map and hub on the Commission’s website and to select programs to be highlighted in a “spotlight” section periodically.  No information will be shared by the Commission without first securing the approval of those who filled out the survey.  Everyone is asked to share this survey link with others they know who are involved in the P12 engineering space, whether they are members of ASEE or not.

Survey link: https://forms.gle/b6GreyywCLJBfon37

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Kathy Harper – harper.217@osu.edu

Katey Shirey – katey@edukatey.com

 

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE-EngineeringCAS Student Video Contest

ASEE and partner EngineeringCAS are looking for engineering and engineering technology students to create videos on Adapting to the Virtual World.

 

Tell us how you’ve adapted to the virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is open from December 14, 2020 – January 31, 2021!  See last year’s winners here.

 

First place receives $3000, second place receives $1500, and third place receives $500. 

 

Position Announcements, Detailed:

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Senior Manager of Curriculum and Training at Hack the Hood, Oakland, CA/Remote

Hack the Hood launched in 2013 with a mission to build a tech sector that works for everyone. We started out introducing early career youth of color, ages 16-25, to technology education and workforce opportunities through web design. For 2021, Hack the Hood is deepening and expanding. We believe, in this time of racial equity and technological advancement, our best value add right now is to address economic mobility for communities of color. In this role, you will be responsible for creating and implementing rigorous data science curricula and inclusive learning experiences across the U.S. You will work closely with industry and post-secondary partners, and will be responsible for setting the tone for our education programs across sites. We’re seeking a teammate with practical data science and STEM education knowledge, technical expertise, curriculum design experience. To learn more about the role and apply, visit: https://hackthehood.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=44

_____________________________________________________________________

 

Student Division Newsletter, December 2020

Happy December, Student Division!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  We’re in the final days of 2020, which I’m sure some of us will be happy to leave behind. Best of luck with final exams and projects.  Let’s finish strong and look forward to a (hopefully) better 2021 :).  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Adrianne (ajwheele@gmail.com) or Cassie (cswood@umich.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the division or the annual conference, or to Skyler (me@skylerausten.com) with questions about adding a listing to our monthly newsletter.

Until the next newsletter, stay well and take care!

Best,

Skyler Austen | Information Chair | me@skylerausten.com

Cassandra Woodcock | Division Chair | cswood@umich.edu

_____________________________________________________________________

General Announcements:

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:ASEE Diversity Book Club: Second Meeting
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:JEE Mentored Reviewer Program
  4. CALL FOR PAPERS:2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA
  5. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT:Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan
  6. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:Master Class on Effective Teaching by ASEE-HQ
  7. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation by ASEE-HQ

Position Announcements:

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Senior Manager of Curriculum and Training at Hack the Hood, Oakland, CA/Remote
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Assistant Professor position in Computer Science at The University of Texas at El Paso
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Naval Research Lab (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  4. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Post-Doctoral Position at Boise State University

 

General Announcements, Detailed:

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:ASEE Diversity Book Club: Second Meeting of  INVISIBLE WOMEN: DATA BIAS IN A WORLD BUILT FOR MEN

Book: INVISIBLE WOMEN: DATA BIAS IN A WORLD BUILT FOR MEN by Caroline Perez (Goodreads link). We will be covering themes in Design and Going to the Doctor (Chapters 7-11).  These chapters explore how designs around us and medicine may not have women in mind during their conception, thus costing dollars and lives.

Time: Dec 10th from 6pm to 8pm,

Zoom Meeting Link:
https://drexel.zoom.us/j/84242094953

We have a guest researcher Dr. Rod Roscoe who will be connecting our conversation on these topics back to engineering. He has made advancements in the Human Systems Engineering curriculum at Arizona State University, and explored how this program can improve students’ engineering and change how they conceptualize and solve engineering problems. He has recently co-edited a volume on Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering.

If you wish to type in a note about something from the chapters that you wish to remember for the book club, feel free to add it on this google doc. If you have any questions, please e-mail me, Thant Soe at ms3297@drexel.edu.

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards

ASEE’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) is excited to share information with you regarding our awards for the 2021 Conference.

We have two awards this year:

1) ASEE Constituent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/asee-constituent-equity-and-inclusion-award/), and

2)Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/best-paper/)

To support a clear interpretation of these awards, CDEI hosted a virtual workshop on “Diversity Papers: Tips and Guidelines for Authors and Evaluators” (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/workshops/). In addition to this workshop, rubrics for both awards are available on the websites above. We believe that your authors can benefit from this information as they prepare papers and proposals.

Contact:  Katie Shirey, katey@edukatey.com

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:JEE Mentored Reviewer Program

The Journal of Engineering Education (JEE) is committed to cultivate, disseminate, and archive scholarly research in engineering education.  To expand our reviewer base and maintain the quality of manuscript reviews, JEE  launched a new Mentored Reviewer Program in January 2019. This program is intended to coach new or novice reviewers through the review process with mentor who has substantial experience in reviewing and writing engineering education research studies. We are inviting applications for mentees to the JEE Mentored Reviewer Program. Mentees for the program should be novices in engineering education research such as graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and engineering faculty.  Mentees should display evidence of developing expertise (through formal courses or real-world experiences) in research areas that align with the journal’s mission.  Mentees should have developing expertise in either quantitative or qualitative research methods. Individuals from countries other than the United States are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The Mentored Reviewer Program is a competitive program for both mentors and mentees.  All mentors and mentees will be acknowledged at the ASEE annual meeting and will receive a certificate recognizing their accomplishments through their participation in the program during the previous year.  Mentees will be asked to participate in an online training with their mentors and JEE editors that will include an introduction to JEE and an overview of expectations for reviews.  During the mentorship period (approximately 6 months), mentors and mentees will be asked to work together on approximately three article reviews.  A scaffolded approach to the review process will be provided allowing the mentee to gain more independence by the final review.  To the extent possible, mentors and mentees will be matched based on expertise. For more information on the program, please contact Lisa Benson at lbenson@clemson.edu, or visit our website: https://cecas.clemson.edu/jee/.

The application for mentees is available at: https://tinyurl.com/JEEMentoredReviewMentee.  Applications are due by December 11, 2020.

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:Reviewers Needed for 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

The Student Division is requesting volunteers to help review papers submitted to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference. Reviewers can volunteer by e-mailing the Program Chair Adrianne Wheeler (awheel13@depaul.edu) their contact information.

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  1. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT:Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we’ve decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we’ve planned for all of the seminars (through spring 2021) to take place virtually, via Zoom.

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 – 4:30pm EST, and most events are open to the interested public (though you must register to attend). More information, as well as registration details, will be available on https://eer.engin.umich.edu/events-seminars/ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive e-mail reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVyS9joC9iHcoVLtvWuo939wn1ekHlVhBHZgBmVdIhpQ7TRA/viewform).

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series

  • 9/9/20 Monique Ross, Florida International University
  • 9/23/20 Stephanie Masta & Alice Pawley, Purdue University
  • 10/7/20 Walter Lee, Virginia Tech
  • 10/28/20 Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan
  • 11/18/20 James Holly, Jr, Wayne State University
  • 1/27/21 Danny Caballero, Michigan State University
  • 2/17/21 Kelly Cross, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/10/21 Adam Kirn, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/24/21 Inês DeReito, University College London
  • 4/14/21 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Program

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:Master Class on Effective Teaching by ASEE-HQ

ASEE Presents: Master Class on Effective Teaching

(Jan. 6, 7, and 8, 2021 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM, ET)

Led by Barbara Oakley, co-teacher of Coursera–UC San Diego’s Learning How to Learn, the world’s most popular MOOC, the Master Class will provide STEM instructors of all levels with a common framework, terminology, and practical exercises to develop their STEM teaching on a soundly neuroscientific basis, based on materials from Oakley’s forthcoming book Uncommon Sense Teaching. Special pricing of $99 for ASEE members ($49 for student members).

Learn more at https://bit.ly/ASEE-STEM and

Register at https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/241/registration

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation by ASEE-HQ

Essentials of Effective Proposal Preparation 

(Jan. 28 – Mar. 4, 2021 – Thursdays from 2 – 3:30 PM, ET)

Led by former NSF Program Directors Bevlee Watford (Virginia Tech) and Susan Burkett (University of Alabama), this six-part online program will prepare participants to craft and submit education-oriented grant proposals for NSF, provide critical information on proposal preparation from rationale to impact, and offer strategies for developing more effective proposals. Pricing is $600 for ASEE members.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/ASEE-Prep and

Register at https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/247/registration.

Position Announcements, Detailed:

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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Senior Manager of Curriculum and Training at Hack the Hood, Oakland, CA/Remote

Hack the Hood launched in 2013 with a mission to build a tech sector that works for everyone. We started out introducing early career youth of color, ages 16-25, to technology education and workforce opportunities through web design. For 2021, Hack the Hood is deepening and expanding. We believe, in this time of racial equity and technological advancement, our best value add right now is to address economic mobility for communities of color. In this role, you will be responsible for creating and implementing rigorous data science curricula and inclusive learning experiences across the U.S. You will work closely with industry and post-secondary partners, and will be responsible for setting the tone for our education programs across sites. We’re seeking a teammate with practical data science and STEM education knowledge, technical expertise, curriculum design experience. To learn more about the role and apply, visit: https://hackthehood.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=44

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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Assistant Professor position in Computer Science at The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computer Science (CS) starting in fall 2021. We invite applicants from all areas of CS with preference to those with demonstrated expertise in Artificial Intelligence and/or Engineering Education. Candidates are expected to have a record of high-quality scholarship and should be able to demonstrate the potential for excellence in both research and teaching in Computer Science. The department values both interdisciplinary research and relevant research or work experience in industry or government.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Engineering Education or a closely related field by the time they are hired, and demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching with a focus in Computer Science. All candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, have the ability to establish an active research program, and be motivated to support the student-oriented culture of the department and the university.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (3 pages maximum), 4) teaching statement (2 pages maximum), and 5) names and contact information of at least three referees.

To apply, please visit https://www.utep.edu/employment. For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Christopher Kiekintveld, Search Committee Chair, via email at cdkiekintveld@utep.edu. The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Link to full position description: https://www.utep.edu/cs/news/cs-faculty-position-sept-2020.html

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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Naval Research Lab (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The ASEE is administering the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship program for many years. The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. The NRL Fellowship has approx. 40 new postdocs positions in 2021.

Participants will work in a unique Navy lab environment, while interacting with senior lab scientists and engineers. NRL has a continuing need for scientists and engineers in many fields of research. Additional prerequisites: PhD in a STEM discipline. Fellow must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident.

Fellows are awarded one year renewable fellowships for up to 3 years. The program offers a competitive annual stipend of  $86,335 with a $1k annual increase, health insurance, $3,600 relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 annual professional development training allowance. For more information and a listing of current opportunities, please see our website at https://nrl.asee.org.

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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:Post-Doctoral Position at Boise State University

The Educational Technology Department at Boise State University is seeking a motivated individual to fill in a full-time 12-month Post-doctoral Researcher position. The candidate will work on an NSF-funded project on integrating computational thinking (CT) in K-12 STEM learning. The candidate will work on the STEM+C research project under the supervision of Dr. Dazhi Yang. The project investigates how to integrate CT in K-12 STEM learning guided by project-based learning involving both in-and pre-service teachers working with small groups of students in an after-school program and in formal classrooms. The project has been partnering with the Boise School District and six community centers. For more information on the STEM+C project, please visit our webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/stemcproject/

The successful candidate will be expected to support the STEM+Cproject via research design, data collection and analysis, dissemination of research, collaboration with team members, and working with teachers and students.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current vita, and contact information for three professional referencesApply to STEM+C Post-doc Position at Boise State(Direct link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn2R5nA_cus_RTZKmEfKsfEcpN-_dJO2Cw3Y8ktdOkTb_QPQ/viewform.

Questions about this position can be directed to Dazhi Yang at dazhiyang@boisestate.edu. To learn more about Boise State University, please visit our website: https://www.boisestate.edu

Student Division Newsletter, November 2020

Happy November, Student Division!

I hope you all got few tricks and many treats this Halloween!  I don’t know about you, but my favorite Halloween treat was definitely the extra hour of sleep the following morning.  With October now in the rear-view mirror, we wanted to reach out about some fantastic opportunities to look into.  We’re also in the process of revamping our website, but we’ll have more info on that soon.  Finally, with November being Native American Heritage Month, Thant, our amazing diversity chair, has provided us with an insightful infographic we’re excited to share with you.

As usual, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Adrianne (ajwheele@gmail.com) or Cassie (cswood@umich.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the division or the annual conference, or to Skyler (me@skylerausten.com) with questions about adding a listing to our monthly newsletter. Until the next newsletter, stay well and take care!

Best,

Skyler Austen | Information Chair | me@skylerausten.com

Cassandra Woodcock | Division Chair | cswood@umich.edu

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General Announcements:

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Diversity Book Club: Second Meeting of  INVISIBLE WOMEN: DATA BIAS IN A WORLD BUILT FOR MEN
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards
  3. CALL FOR PAPERS: 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Student Chapter Survey
  5. EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Clemson University Department of Engineering and Science Education (ESED)
  6. EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: RePictureResume-Builder Orientation
  7. CALL FOR PAPERS: Intersectionality and Education Work during COVID-19 Transitions – Journal of Gender, Work, & Organization
  8. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan
  9. WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Supporting Engineering Graduate Students in the Time of COVID-19

 

Position Announcements:

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Naval Research Lab (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Position at Boise State University

 

General Announcements, Detailed:

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Diversity Book Club: Second Meeting of  INVISIBLE WOMEN: DATA BIAS IN A WORLD BUILT FOR MEN

Book: INVISIBLE WOMEN: DATA BIAS IN A WORLD BUILT FOR MEN by Caroline Perez (Goodreads link)

Time: The week of the Dec 7th.

We will be covering themes in Design and Going to the Doctor (Chapters 7-11).  These chapters explore how designs around us and medicine may not have women in mind during their conception, thus costing dollars and lives.

We have a guest researcher Dr. Rod Roscoe who will be connecting our conversation on these topics back to engineering. He has made advancements in the Human Systems Engineering curriculum at Arizona State University, and explored how this program can improve students’ engineering and change how they conceptualize and solve engineering problems. He has recently co-edited a volume on Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering.

If you are interested in signing up, please fill out this survey to let us know the times that work for you. If you have any questions, please e-mail me, Thant Soe at ms3297@drexel.edu. _____________________________________________________________________

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards

ASEE’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) is excited to share information with you regarding our awards for the 2021 Conference.

We have two awards this year:

1) ASEE Constituent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/asee-constituent-equity-and-inclusion-award/), and

2)Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper Award (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/best-paper/)

To support a clear interpretation of these awards, CDEI hosted a virtual workshop on “Diversity Papers: Tips and Guidelines for Authors and Evaluators” (https://diversity.asee.org/deicommittee/workshops/). In addition to this workshop, rubrics for both awards are available on the websites above. We believe that your authors can benefit from this information as they prepare papers and proposals.

Contact:  Katie Shirey, katey@edukatey.com

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

The Student Division is also requesting volunteers to help review papers submitted to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference. Reviewers can volunteer by e-mailing the Program Chair Adrianne Wheeler (awheel13@depaul.edu) their contact information.

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Student Chapter Survey

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all safe and healthy at this time.

My name is Victor Oje, and I am the new Student Chapter Chair for ASEE Student Division. I am excited to work with you all. Kindly fill out this short information so we can continue to promote the development of ASEE Student Chapters across all local campuses.
https://forms.gle/HfDX3xeQ6HVQG7vB9

Please complete the short survey by November 15, 2020.

Please check the SD’s website to ensure that your local chapter is up to date. Otherwise, please contact me with your updated information.

Adurangba.Oje@uga.edu

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  1. EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Clemson University Department of Engineering and Science Education (ESED)

The Clemson University Department of Engineering and Science Education (ESED) will be hosting an online information session for prospective Ph.D. students on Monday, November 9, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm(EST). Situated in Clemson’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences (CECAS), ESED is a nationally renowned, unique program as it networks scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education research areas. The ESED Ph.D. program provides a rich curriculum integrating STEM education with social science and education research methods. The ESED Ph.D. program is designed for students who are content specialists in a STEM discipline who seek to pursue discipline-based education research; applicants must have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in a STEM discipline. More information about the ESED program is available at our website: https://www.clemson.edu/cecas/departments/ese/.

The ESED Online Information Session provides opportunities to meet with faculty and graduate students, learn about the program and its culture of collaboration, and discuss career opportunities as a Clemson ESED graduate.

Register to attend here: https://bit.ly/2HzwwZt. After registering, you will receive an email with information about how to join the meeting.

For more information, contact Student Services Coordinator Barbara Smith at barbar2@clemson.edu.

Can’t make it to the open house but interested in applying? Visit the ESED Ph.D. program website to learn more. We hope you will consider Clemson University as you decide to pursue your graduate studies in STEM education research!

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  1. EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: RePicture Resume-Builder Orientation

Looking for a way to stand out to employers for an internship or job? Don’t let a pandemic derail your ambitions! Join the FREE RePicture Resume-Builder Program to gain an edge with prospective employers and get the motivation you need to learn more about your career options. Students with RePicture on their resume were rated higher by 100% of managers. How does it work? The RePicture Resume-Builder program is like a flexible mini-internship that adapts to your schedule. Students compete in month-long contests for prizes from companies and industry organizations while building a unique online portfolio of work by researching and publishing articles about real-world STEM projects that interest them. Students’ work is then used to help inspire and inform peers and younger students about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our next and final contests of the year are due November 30th, so join now! Learn more and sign up at RePicture.com/Students to get invited to our next orientation. Read feedback from past participants here. Contact Lynn at lynn@repicture.com with any questions.

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  1. CALL FOR PAPERS:Intersectionality and Education Work during COVID-19 Transitions – Journal of Gender, Work, & Organization

Please find the attached call for papers for a special issue on intersectionality and education work during COVID-19 transitions. I’m co-editing with several colleagues for the journal of Gender, Work, & Organization. It is an interdisciplinary journal that welcomes critical work from diverse fields (and with a 3.101 impact factor). The deadline for an extended abstract (500 words) is November 10th, 2020, we will send out an invitation for full submission by mid-December, and the complete submission is due June 1st, 2021.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/pb-assets/assets/14680432/GWO_SI_CfP_Intersectionality%20and%20education%20work%20during%20COVID-19%20transitions-1598602318500.pdf

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  1. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we’ve decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we’ve planned for all of the seminars (through spring 2021) to take place virtually, via Zoom.

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 – 4:30pm EST, and most events are open to the interested public (though you must register to attend). More information, as well as registration details, will be available on https://eer.engin.umich.edu/events-seminars/ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive e-mail reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVyS9joC9iHcoVLtvWuo939wn1ekHlVhBHZgBmVdIhpQ7TRA/viewform).

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series

  • 9/9/20 Monique Ross, Florida International University
  • 9/23/20 Stephanie Masta & Alice Pawley, Purdue University
  • 10/7/20 Walter Lee, Virginia Tech
  • 10/28/20 Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan
  • 11/18/20 James Holly, Jr, Wayne State University
  • 1/27/21 Danny Caballero, Michigan State University
  • 2/17/21 Kelly Cross, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/10/21 Adam Kirn, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/24/21 Inês DeReito, University College London
  • 4/14/21 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Program

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  1. WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Supporting Engineering Graduate Students in the Time of COVID-19

This webinar will address how faculty and administrators can support under-represented engineering students amid COVID-19, exploring COVID’s impact on MSIs and highlighting student experiences to help ensure minority students are not left out of major decisions.

Date and Time: Thursday, November 5 at 1 PM, ET

Cost: ASEE Members – Free; Non-members – Free

This webinar is partially supported by the National Science Foundation.

 

Position Announcements, Detailed:

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Naval Research Lab (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The ASEE is administering the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship program for many years. The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. The NRL Fellowship has approx. 40 new postdocs positions in 2021.

Participants will work in a unique Navy lab environment, while interacting with senior lab scientists and engineers. NRL has a continuing need for scientists and engineers in many fields of research. Additional prerequisites: PhD in a STEM discipline. Fellow must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident.

Fellows are awarded one year renewable fellowships for up to 3 years. The program offers a competitive annual stipend of  $86,335 with a $1k annual increase, health insurance, $3,600 relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 annual professional development training allowance. For more information and a listing of current opportunities, please see our website at https://nrl.asee.org.

_____________________________________________________________________

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow for a NSF‐funded collaborative research project examining STEM faculty’s participation in entrepreneurship programs, particularly with an emphasis on women and the intersectionality of gender and race. The project team includes Prateek Shekhar (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Aileen Huang-Saad (University of Michigan), and Joi Mondisa (University of Michigan).

The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include: contribute to development of interview protocol; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer‐reviewed publication.

Required:

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in engineering education, higher education, STEM education or other related fields. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.

Desired:

Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting discipline-based education or higher education research using qualitative research methods; analyzing qualitative data; strong oral and written communication skills.

Applicants should submit 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) a writing sample (published or unpublished work), and 4) contact information for three references via https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1698. Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable between September 2020 and December 2020.

For any questions, feel free to contact Prateek Shekhar at pshekhar@njit.edu

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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Position at Boise State University

The Educational Technology Department at Boise State University is seeking a motivated individual to fill in a full-time 12-month Post-doctoral Researcher position. The candidate will work on an NSF-funded project on integrating computational thinking (CT) in K-12 STEM learning. The candidate will work on the STEM+C research project under the supervision of Dr. Dazhi Yang. The project investigates how to integrate CT in K-12 STEM learning guided by project-based learning involving both in-and pre-service teachers working with small groups of students in an after-school program and in formal classrooms. The project has been partnering with the Boise School District and six community centers. For more information on the STEM+C project, please visit our webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/stemcproject/

The successful candidate will be expected to support the STEM+Cproject via research design, data collection and analysis, dissemination of research, collaboration with team members, and working with teachers and students.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current vita, and contact information for three professional referencesApply to STEM+C Post-doc Position at Boise State(Direct link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn2R5nA_cus_RTZKmEfKsfEcpN-_dJO2Cw3Y8ktdOkTb_QPQ/viewform.

Questions about this position can be directed to Dazhi Yang at dazhiyang@boisestate.edu. To learn more about Boise State University, please visit our website: https://www.boisestate.edu

Student Division Newsletter, October 2020

Happy October, Student Division!

 

Halloween is just around the corner, but just as scary is that many of our semesters are now half-way through!  I know I’m not alone in feeling like time has flown by this semester.  Although it’s especially important in these trying times that we step away from the screens and devices to enjoy the (mostly) pleasant fall weather, it’s also important to take time and celebrate those in our communities who may not be getting the visibility or recognition they deserve.  October marks two awareness months designated to recognize just that: National Disability Employment Awareness Month and LGBT History Month.  In line with our division’s DEI initiatives this year, our Diversity Chair Thant Soe has put together an awesome infographic with details about National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Our book club is also ongoing, about which you can find more information in the announcements below.

 

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Adrianne (ajwheele@gmail.com) or Cassie (cswood@umich.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the division or the annual conference, or to Skyler (me@skylerausten.com) with questions about adding a listing to our monthly newsletter. Until the next newsletter, stay well and take care!

 

Best,

Skyler Austen

Information Chair

me@skylerausten.com

 

Cassandra Woodcock

Division Chair

cswood@umich.edu

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

General Announcements:

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Diversity Book Club
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Meet Faculty in the Field of Engineering Education: Virtual Community Meetup
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards
  4. CALL FOR PAPERS: 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA Abstract Deadline extended to TODAY October 16, 2020
  5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Frontiers in Education Conference: REDUCED STUDENT RATE AVAILABLE!
  6. CALL FOR PAPERS: Intersectionality and Education Work during COVID-19 Transitions – Journal of Gender, Work, & Organization
  7. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan
  8. WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Supporting Underrepresented Engineering Students in the Time of COVID-19
  9. WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Supporting Engineering Graduate Students in the Time of COVID-19

 

Position Announcements:

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Naval Research Lab (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Position at Boise State University

 

General Announcements, Detailed:

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1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Diversity Book Club

 

ASEE Student Division would like to start a book club to explore diversity issues experienced in engineering. We will cover two books in the academic year. During these club meetings, we will invite ASEE diversity researchers to be there to relate it back to engineering and engineering education research. The second book will be selected based on the members’ recommendations.

 

We would like to start off with Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez. Current and future engineers need to be informed about the impact of their designs when gender differences are not considered. Especially when machine learning and artificial intelligence shape our future, we should all learn about the data content that is being considered. This book exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, which means everyone because male engineers can have mothers, wives, sisters, daughters who are also affected by this.

 

The book will be divided into two sections; thus, we will have two meetings during Fall:

(1) Daily Life and the Workplace (Chapters 1-6) will explore workplace discrimination, gender bias in academia, public transportation, influence of motherhood on career, brilliance bias.

 

(2) Design, Health, and Policies (Chapters 7-16) will explore data correlations and gender, data programming, tech companies, future technology design development, medical research methodology, diagnosing females, recognizing the cost of female gender roles, and policies for inclusivity.

 

If you are interested in signing up, please fill out this short survey. If you have any questions, please e-mail ms3297@drexel.edu.

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2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Meet Faculty in the Field of Engineering Education: Virtual Community Meetup

 

Wednesday 11/4, 2:30-4:00pm MST / 4:30-6:00pm EDT

For more info and registration details: tinyurl.com/EngEdMeetup

 

New to the engineering education community? Have questions about research, careers, or the field? Back for its third year, and now virtual, this event provides an opportunity to interact with 14 exemplar faculty in Engineering Education. Session attendees will have the opportunity to meet with these faculty in small interactive breakout sessions, to ask questions and seek advice. Students, postdocs, faculty, and researchers are invited. Newcomers to engineering education are especially welcome!

 

This event is inspired by the Engineering Education Pioneers Project (NSF Grant # 1263512) and offered in affiliation with the ASEE Education & Research Methods (ERM) and Student Divisions. For questions, please contact Drs. Sam Brunhaver (sbrunhav@asu.edu) and Adam Carberry (acarberr@asu.edu).

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3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) Awards

 

Dear ASEE colleagues,

 

Thank you for your service in Electrical & Computer Engineering leadership. ASEE’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) is excited to share information with you regarding our awards for the 2021 Conference. Please share the information provided here with your members, paper chairs, authors, and reviewers. 

 

We have two awards this year:

ASEE Constituent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper Award

 

To support a clear interpretation of these awards, CDEI hosted a virtual workshop on “Diversity Papers: Tips and Guidelines for Authors and Evaluators.” In addition to this workshop, rubrics for both awards are available on the websites above. We believe that your authors can benefit from this information as they prepare papers and proposals.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Take care,

Katey Shirey

Karin Jensen

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4. CALL FOR PAPERS: 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

 

The Student Division requests submissions to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. Abstract submissions will open on September 8th, 2021 and close TODAY October 16, 2020. More information on the submission process can be found on ASEE’s website: https://www.asee.org/annual-conference/2021/paper-management/call-for-papers#cfp_2397

 

The Student Division is also requesting volunteers to help review abstracts and papers submitted to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference. Reviewers can volunteer by e-mailing the Program Chair Adrianne Wheeler (awheel13@mail.depaul.edu) their contact information.

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5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Frontiers in Education Conference: REDUCED STUDENT RATE AVAILABLE!

 

The Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference will be held October 21-24 online! This conference is a joint effort between the Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division of ASEE and two societies from IEEE (IEEE Education Society and IEEE Computer Society). The detailed program is now available if you would like to see what types of sessions are being offered. Typically students find great value in the special sessions which are usually very interactive and unique to FIE. This year we have significantly reduced the student rate to only ~$50 USD (plus tax), and registration is still open! In the past, the student rate for FIE has been $350 which has limited students’ ability to attend. We wanted to draw your attention to this change and hope it allows additional students to be part of FIE 2020. If you have any questions, please email fie2020@akademikonferens.se, and we hope to “see” you there!

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6. CALL FOR PAPERS: Intersectionality and Education Work during COVID-19 Transitions – Journal of Gender, Work, & Organization

 

Please find the attached call for papers for a special issue on intersectionality and education work during COVID-19 transitions. I’m co-editing with several colleagues for the journal of Gender, Work, & Organization. It is an interdisciplinary journal that welcomes critical work from diverse fields (and with a 3.101 impact factor). The deadline for an extended abstract (500 words) is November 10th, 2020, we will send out an invitation for full submission by mid-December, and the complete submission is due June 1st, 2021.

 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/pb-assets/assets/14680432/GWO_SI_CfP_Intersectionality%20and%20education%20work%20during%20COVID-19%20transitions-1598602318500.pdf

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7. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

 

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we’ve decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we’ve planned for all of the seminars (through spring 2021) to take place virtually, via Zoom.

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 – 4:30pm EST, and most events are open to the interested public (though you must register to attend). More information, as well as registration details, will be available on https://eer.engin.umich.edu/events-seminars/ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive e-mail reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVyS9joC9iHcoVLtvWuo939wn1ekHlVhBHZgBmVdIhpQ7TRA/viewform).

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series

  • 9/9/20 Monique Ross, Florida International University
  • 9/23/20 Stephanie Masta & Alice Pawley, Purdue University
  • 10/7/20 Walter Lee, Virginia Tech
  • 10/28/20 Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan
  • 11/18/20 James Holly, Jr, Wayne State University
  • 1/27/21 Danny Caballero, Michigan State University
  • 2/17/21 Kelly Cross, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/10/21 Adam Kirn, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/24/21 Inês DeReito, University College London
  • 4/14/21 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Program

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8. WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Supporting Underrepresented Engineering Students in the Time of COVID-19

 

This webinar will address how faculty and administrators can support under-represented engineering students amid COVID-19, exploring COVID’s impact on MSIs and highlighting student experiences to help ensure minority students are not left out of major decisions.

 

Date and Time: Thursday, October 22 at 2 PM, ET

Cost: ASEE Members – Free; Non-members – Free

This webinar is partially supported by the National Science Foundation.

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9. WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Supporting Engineering Graduate Students in the Time of COVID-19

 

This webinar will address how faculty and administrators can support under-represented engineering students amid COVID-19, exploring COVID’s impact on MSIs and highlighting student experiences to help ensure minority students are not left out of major decisions.

 

Date and Time: Thursday, November 5 at 1 PM, ET

Cost: ASEE Members – Free; Non-members – Free

This webinar is partially supported by the National Science Foundation.

 

 

 

Position Announcements, Detailed:

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1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Naval Research Lab (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

 

The ASEE is administering the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship program for many years. The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. The NRL Fellowship has approx. 40 new postdocs positions in 2021.

 

Participants will work in a unique Navy lab environment, while interacting with senior lab scientists and engineers. NRL has a continuing need for scientists and engineers in many fields of research. Additional prerequisites: PhD in a STEM discipline. Fellow must be a US citizen or US Permanent Resident.

 

Fellows are awarded one year renewable fellowships for up to 3 years. The program offers a competitive annual stipend of  $86,335 with a $1k annual increase, health insurance, $3,600 relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 annual professional development training allowance. For more information and a listing of current opportunities, please see our website at https://nrl.asee.org. ________________________________________________________________________

2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology

 

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow for a NSF‐funded collaborative research project examining STEM faculty’s participation in entrepreneurship programs, particularly with an emphasis on women and the intersectionality of gender and race. The project team includes Prateek Shekhar (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Aileen Huang-Saad (University of Michigan), and Joi Mondisa (University of Michigan).

The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include: contribute to development of interview protocol; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer‐reviewed publication.

 

Required:

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in engineering education, higher education, STEM education or other related fields. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.

 

Desired:

Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting discipline-based education or higher education research using qualitative research methods; analyzing qualitative data; strong oral and written communication skills.

 

Applicants should submit 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) a writing sample (published or unpublished work), and 4) contact information for three references via https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1698. Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable between September 2020 and December 2020.

 

For any questions, feel free to contact Prateek Shekhar at pshekhar@njit.edu

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3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Position at Boise State University

 

The Educational Technology Department at Boise State University is seeking a motivated individual to fill in a full-time 12-month Post-doctoral Researcher position. The candidate will work on an NSF-funded project on integrating computational thinking (CT) in K-12 STEM learning. The candidate will work on the STEM+C research project under the supervision of Dr. Dazhi Yang. The project investigates how to integrate CT in K-12 STEM learning guided by project-based learning involving both in-and pre-service teachers working with small groups of students in an after-school program and in formal classrooms. The project has been partnering with the Boise School District and six community centers. For more information on the STEM+C project, please visit our webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/stemcproject/

 

The successful candidate will be expected to support the STEM+Cproject via research design, data collection and analysis, dissemination of research, collaboration with team members, and working with teachers and students.

 

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current vita, and contact information for three professional references. Apply to STEM+C Post-doc Position at Boise State(Direct link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn2R5nA_cus_RTZKmEfKsfEcpN-_dJO2Cw3Y8ktdOkTb_QPQ/viewform.

 

Questions about this position can be directed to Dazhi Yang at dazhiyang@boisestate.edu. To learn more about Boise State University, please visit our website: https://www.boisestate.edu

Student Division Newsletter, September 2020

Happy September, Student Division!

 

The semester is back in full swing for many, so we wanted to reach out and let you know about what the division has been up to, as well as some job postings and general ASEE Student Division announcements. Besides these opportunities, we also wanted to share some of the initiatives in the works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity as a division. You can find more details on the first of these, a diversity book club, in the general announcements below. We’ll also be adding information about DEI in each of the coming newsletters. September is National Hispanic Heritage Month. We celebrate by remembering Dr. Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic female astronaut. Check out the flyer below for more facts and figures. Huge shout out to our diversity chair Thant Soe for putting this together!

 

 

Also, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Adrianne (ajwheele@gmail.com) or Cassie (cswood@umich.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the division or the annual conference, or to Skyler (me@skylerausten.com) with questions about adding a listing to our monthly newsletter. We’re still in the process of updating our Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Discord, and website to have more consistent streams of relevant information. We’ll use these platforms to deliver new programming that focuses on topics like mental health, diversity and inclusivity in engineering education, and promoting student chapter growth and development. Until next month’s newsletter, stay well and take care!

 

Best,

Skyler Austen

Information Chair

me@skylerausten.com

 

Cassandra Woodcock

Division Chair

cswood@umich.edu

 

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General Announcements:

  1. STUDENT DIV ANNOUNCEMENT: Request for Feedback on ASEE Hub
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Diversity Book Club
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Student Division Resource Sessions
  4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Survey – Natural Vocabulary on ML Concepts
  5. CALL FOR PAPERS: 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA
  6. CALL FOR PAPERS: Intersectionality and Education Work during COVID-19 Transitions – Journal of Gender, Work, & Organization
  7. CALL FOR PAPERS: Higher Education Themed Issue – Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
  8. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan
  9. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: CHEER UP Talk Series Available Online
  10. PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Michigan Ph.D. and M.S. Programs Engineering Education Research PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE

 

 

Position Announcements:

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Visiting Assistant Professor in Introduction to Engineering and Design at New York University Tandon School of Engineering
  2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology
  3. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Position at Boise State University

 

General Announcements, Detailed:

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  1. STUDENT DIV ANNOUNCEMENT: Request for Feedback on ASEE Hub

 

You may have received an e-mail from ASEE about a new Hub forum that is intended to promote communication among members. The Student Division has a group site within this Hub, and we’re hoping to learn how we can best use this new platform to serve our members. Please provide feedback on the ASEE HUB as to how you would like to see the division use the forum. To access the Hub, please go to https://aseehub.asee.org and look for the Student Division category. Feel free to use this discussion board to give feedback or start other discussions. How would you like this tool to be used in the future?

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Diversity Book Club

 

ASEE Student Division would like to start a book club to explore diversity issues experienced in engineering. We will cover two books in the academic year. During these club meetings, we will invite ASEE diversity researchers to be there to relate it back to engineering and engineering education research. The second book will be selected based on the members’ recommendations.

 

We would like to start off with Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez. Current and future engineers need to be informed about the impact of their designs when gender differences are not considered. Especially when machine learning and artificial intelligence shape our future, we should all learn about the data content that is being considered. This book exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, which means everyone because male engineers can have mothers, wives, sisters, daughters who are also affected by this.

 

The book will be divided into two sections; thus, we will have two meetings during Fall:

(1) Daily Life and the Workplace (Chapters 1-6) will explore workplace discrimination, gender bias in academia, public transportation, influence of motherhood on career, brilliance bias.

 

(2) Design, Health, and Policies (Chapters 7-16) will explore data correlations and gender, data programming, tech companies, future technology design development, medical research methodology, diagnosing females, recognizing the cost of female gender roles, and policies for inclusivity.

 

If you are interested in signing up, please fill out this short survey. If you have any questions, please e-mail ms3297@drexel.edu.

 

 

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Student Division Resource Sessions

 

Student Division Call for Papers Live Q&A Session

Members of the Student Division leadership team will be hosting a live Q&A session via Discord (link here: https://discord.gg/6F5UYje) on Thursday, September 24th, from 5:30-6:30 PM EST where we will be available to answer questions about the 2021 Call for Papers and socialize! Please come say hi!

 

Student Division Abstract Writing Workshop

Be on the lookout for an announcement with details about an abstract writing workshop in early October! We hope to see you there.

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  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Survey – Natural Vocabulary on ML Concepts

 

Calling all those interested in improving tags and engineers’ search for machine learning/data mining research materials!

 

Please consider participating in a survey geared toward gathering the natural vocabulary used for finding ML concepts. The data will be used to create a mapping between subject tags and user’s natural language for these concepts, in the hopes of improving search and to educate researchers on different search terms for ML techniques.

 

Please consider taking and sharing the (20 min.) survey. As a thank you for participating, your e-mail (if you choose to provide one) will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Also, all who participate may receive a copy of the concept mappings from this research.

 

https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9RkgBB3E68iZlZj.

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  1. CALL FOR PAPERS: 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

 

The Student Division requests submissions to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference in Long Beach, California. Abstract submissions will open on September 8th, 2021. More information on the submission process can be found on ASEE’s website: https://www.asee.org/annual-conference/2021/paper-management/call-for-papers#cfp_2397

 

The Student Division is also requesting volunteers to help review abstracts and papers submitted to the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference. Reviewers can volunteer by e-mailing the Program Chair Adrianne Wheeler (awheel13@mail.depaul.edu) their contact information.

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  1. CALL FOR PAPERS: Intersectionality and Education Work during COVID-19 Transitions – Journal of Gender, Work, & Organization

 

Please find the attached call for papers for a special issue on intersectionality and education work during COVID-19 transitions. I’m co-editing with several colleagues for the journal of Gender, Work, & Organization. It is an interdisciplinary journal that welcomes critical work from diverse fields (and with a 3.101 impact factor). The deadline for an extended abstract (500 words) is November 10th, 2020, we will send out an invitation for full submission by mid-December, and the complete submission is due June 1st, 2021.

 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/pb-assets/assets/14680432/GWO_SI_CfP_Intersectionality%20and%20education%20work%20during%20COVID-19%20transitions-1598602318500.pdf

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  1. CALL FOR PAPERS: Higher Education Themed Issue – Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

 

The Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (JWM) is pleased to announce a Themed Issue on Reimagining STEM Higher Education Research with Guest Editors Drs. Walter Lee and Sarah Rodriguez. We invite those working in this area to submit original papers that focus on social and political identities (e.g., race, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability) that are structurally linked to systems of oppression. Articles should focus on one or more aspects of the STEM higher education system (e.g., policy, structure, pedagogy, course content, ecology) and may address any combination of undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, and/or faculty in a range of higher education contexts (e.g., community colleges, minority-serving institutions, rural).

 

We will accept the following types of papers: (1) Position Papers presenting an arguable opinion, plan of action, or agenda; (2) Methods Papers interrogating methodologies, approaches, or techniques; and (3) Theory Papers interrogating frameworks, conceptual models, or paradigms. Questions to consider include: How might we better use theories to promote equity in STEM higher education? What research methods are best suited for generating the sorts of insights needed to promote equity in STEM higher education? How might we reconceptualize how we design a STEM curriculum? What lines of inquiry should be prioritized by social scientists and education researchers focused on equity in STEM higher education? If you are uncertain about the suitability of an idea, please ask one of the guest editors.

 

The due date for abstracts is October 9th, 2020. Please see the Call for Papers for additional information: https://tinyurl.com/JWMThemedIssue

 

Walter C. Lee (walterl@vt.edu) and Sarah L. Rodriguez (Sarah.Rodriguez@tamuc.edu)

Guest Editors, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering (JWM)

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  1. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Education Research Seminars at the University of Michigan

 

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we’ve decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we’ve planned for all of the seminars (through spring 2021) to take place virtually, via Zoom.

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 – 4:30pm EST, and most events are open to the interested public (though you must register to attend). More information, as well as registration details, will be available on https://eer.engin.umich.edu/events-seminars/ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive e-mail reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVyS9joC9iHcoVLtvWuo939wn1ekHlVhBHZgBmVdIhpQ7TRA/viewform).

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series

  • 9/9/20 Monique Ross, Florida International University
  • 9/23/20 Stephanie Masta & Alice Pawley, Purdue University
  • 10/7/20 Walter Lee, Virginia Tech
  • 10/28/20 Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan
  • 11/18/20 James Holly, Jr, Wayne State University
  • 1/27/21 Danny Caballero, Michigan State University
  • 2/17/21 Kelly Cross, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/10/21 Adam Kirn, University of Nevada – Reno
  • 3/24/21 Inês DeReito, University College London
  • 4/14/21 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Program

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  1. SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: CHEER UP Talk Series Available Online

 

This summer, almost 400 people registered and participated in the Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research: Updated Perspectives (CHEER UP) talk series. Thank you to all of the participants from around the world and to the authors who made time for the sessions. The hope is to continue the series later this year or next summer. Videos of all the sessions from summer 2020 are now available online at https://bit.do/cheerupvideos

 

For more information, contact Aditya Johri at George Mason University at johri@gmu.edu.

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  1. PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Michigan Ph.D. and M.S. Programs Engineering Education Research PROSPECTIVE STUDENT OPEN HOUSE

 

We are excited to invite all interested students to attend an open house to learn about the UM’s graduate program in Engineering Education Research (EER). UM’s EER program represents a unique, interdisciplinary model: several tenure-line EER faculty are embedded within the traditional engineering departments, while EER graduate students are part of a college-wide program. This allows the EER faculty and their research to be well-integrated with the traditional engineering disciplines, and it provides students a better opportunity to engage in innovative research and make scholarly contributions to the engineering education community. An EER graduate degree will provide students with career opportunities in academia, nonprofit organizations, and industry. More information about the program is available at our EER website (https://eer.engin.umich.edu/).

 

We will be hosting a Virtual EER Prospective Student Open House on Thursday and Friday, 10/08/20 and 10/09/20 via Zoom (zoom link will be e-mailed prior to the meeting). Students from all institutions are invited to attend. Participants will hear about the program, meet faculty and graduate students, tour (virtually) the beautiful University of Michigan campus, and learn about career opportunities as a UM graduate in this field. Note that applicants to the EER graduate program must have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a traditional engineering discipline.

Please register to attend at this open house registration site (https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6o3uvit5UsOu52R), and please forward this link to any friends who may be interested. E-mail us for more information at eerprogram@umich.edu.

 

Can’t make it to the open house but are interested in applying? Visit the EER website (https://eer.engin.umich.edu/) to learn more about the graduate program. We hope you will consider UM as you decide to pursue your graduate studies in engineering education.

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Position Announcements, Detailed:

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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Visiting Assistant Professor in Introduction to Engineering and Design at New York University Tandon School of Engineering

 

NYU is currently hiring for a Visiting Faculty in Introduction to Engineering and Design: https://apply.interfolio.com/77323. We are inviting applications for a full time position with a start date of September 1st, 2020. Given the time sensitivity we hope to expedite the recruitment process. EG 1003 is a multidisciplinary first-year engineering course that is required for all engineering majors at NYU Tandon. This course is team taught by a group of faculty who are supported by a large team of teaching assistants. We are looking for exceptional candidates with experience in engineering education or the engineering profession interested in supporting a diverse student body. Learn more and apply to join our team here: https://apply.interfolio.com/77323.

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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology

 

We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow for a NSF‐funded collaborative research project examining STEM faculty’s participation in entrepreneurship programs, particularly with an emphasis on women and the intersectionality of gender and race. The project team includes Prateek Shekhar (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Aileen Huang-Saad (University of Michigan), and Joi Mondisa (University of Michigan).

The primary responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include: contribute to development of interview protocol; conduct semi-structured interviews; analyze qualitative data; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; participate in collaborative project meetings of the team members; present research at conferences; and draft manuscripts for peer‐reviewed publication.

 

Required:

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in engineering education, higher education, STEM education or other related fields. A demonstrated ability to work/collaborate with others and work independently.

 

Desired:

Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: conducting discipline-based education or higher education research using qualitative research methods; analyzing qualitative data; strong oral and written communication skills.

 

Applicants should submit 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) a writing sample (published or unpublished work), and 4) contact information for three references via https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1698. Curriculum vitae should include publications and presentations. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable between September 2020 and December 2020.

 

For any questions, feel free to contact Prateek Shekhar at pshekhar@njit.edu

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  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Post-Doctoral Position at Boise State University

 

The Educational Technology Department at Boise State University is seeking a motivated individual to fill in a full-time 12-month Post-doctoral Researcher position. The candidate will work on an NSF-funded project on integrating computational thinking (CT) in K-12 STEM learning. The candidate will work on the STEM+C research project under the supervision of Dr. Dazhi Yang. The project investigates how to integrate CT in K-12 STEM learning guided by project-based learning involving both in-and pre-service teachers working with small groups of students in an after-school program and in formal classrooms. The project has been partnering with the Boise School District and six community centers. For more information on the STEM+C project, please visit our webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/stemcproject/

 

The successful candidate will be expected to support the STEM+Cproject via research design, data collection and analysis, dissemination of research, collaboration with team members, and working with teachers and students.

 

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current vita, and contact information for three professional referencesApply to STEM+C Post-doc Position at Boise State(Direct link to apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdn2R5nA_cus_RTZKmEfKsfEcpN-_dJO2Cw3Y8ktdOkTb_QPQ/viewform

 

Questions about this position can be directed to Dazhi Yang at dazhiyang@boisestate.edu. To learn more about Boise State University, please visit our website: https://www.boisestate.edu