Student Division Newsletter, September 2021

Happy September, Student Division!

 

For many of us, the fall semester is either quickly approaching or already here, so the Student Division wanted to update you all with a few opportunities and request some feedback as we gear up for the conference season.

 

You can always find the full newsletters on our division website at

https://sites.asee.org/students/updates/

 

Best,

Skyler Austen | Information Chair | me@skylerausten.com

Adrianne Wheeler | Division Chair | awheel13@depaul.edu

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General Announcements:

  1. 2021-2022 Board
  2. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Student Division Interest Survey
  3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Teaching Preparation of Future Engineering Faculty Survey
  4.  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: DELTA Future Faculty Institute  
  5.  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The Chinese Society for Engineering Education (CSEE) Virtual Conference Speaker Nomination
  6. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Conference Call for Papers

Position Announcements:

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Science and Engineering Education Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University

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General Announcements, Detailed:

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1. Congrats to the newly elected Student Division Board!

Past Chair

Cassie Jamison, University of Michigan

Division Chair

Adrianne Wheeler, DePaul University

Program Chair

Yashin Brijmohan, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Co-Program Chair

Sarah Bork, University of Michigan

Secretary-Treasurer

Viyon Dansu, University of Nebraska Lincoln

Chapter Chair

Victor Oje, University of Georgia

Best Paper Chair

Siqing Wei, Purdue University

Diversity Chair

Gibin Raju, University of Cincinnati

Information Chair
Skyler Austen, University of Central Arkansas

Membership Chair

Daryl David, University of the Philippines – Diliman

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2. Let Us Know Your Thoughts!

We’re gearing up for the new year and what your input. 

Click the link to complete a short survey

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3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Teaching Preparation of Future Engineering Faculty Survey

I, Jutshi Agarwal, doctoral candidate with the Department of Engineering Education at University of Cincinnati, am seeking fellow engineering graduate student participation in my dissertation research on the teaching preparation of future engineering faculty. Participation involves a 15-minute survey on how confident engineering graduate students are in their abilities to teach undergraduate/graduate courses. Graduate students do not need to be involved in any teaching activity to respond to this survey. The study also involves an optional second stage of online interviews(recorded). You will be given the option at the end of the survey as to whether you wish to participate in the second stage. If you consent to the interview, you will be asked to provide your contact details so I can reach out to you for that part. You do NOT need to consent to the interview to participate in the survey.

More information about IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval, faculty advisors, and the study will be available at the link below before you start the survey. 

I sincerely thank you for your participation in this study. Please feel free to forward this call for participation to the greater graduate student community in your engineering college. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at agarwaji@mail.uc.edu .  

Survey link: https://ucengeducation.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8vkfUiRhoT1FWIe 

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4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: DELTA Future Faculty Institute

Dear Colleague,

 

Are you a graduate-level student or industry employee considering a career as an engineering faculty member? If so, join us in October for the ASEE DELTA Future Faculty Institute

 

Learn more and register today! 

 

Overview

Coming October 2021, the ASEE DELTA Future Faculty Institute is a two-part, instructor-led online program that will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to positively launch their engineering faculty careers. Throughout this program, led by John Crepeau, Ph.D., P.E. (University of Idaho), participants will learn how to prepare for and navigate the faculty application, interview, and start-up process, while engaging with a network of peer colleagues. Click here to read complete program details.

 

Dates and Times

  •         Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 11 AM – 1 PM, ET 
  •         Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11 AM – 1 PM, ET 

 

Pricing

Pricing for this institute is $300 for ASEE members and $350 for non-members. Register today! Not a member? Click here to learn about ASEE individual memberships and to join ASEE.

 

Thanks to a generous donation from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation, we are able to waive program fees for up to 30 eligible applicants from Minority Serving Institutions. Applications will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to apply.

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5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The Chinese Society for Engineering Education (CSEE) 

CSEE is seeking nomination of 5 ASEE speakers for their VIRTUAL conference to be held December 4, 2021 (December 3, 2021 in US time zones).  The talks may be versions of talks given previously in other venues.  CSEE will work with the speakers to determine the talk format (i.e., live or pre-recorded) and length.

 

In addition to the topical foci indicated below.  We seek to identify speakers who meet the following criteria:

  • MUST HAVE – Has a topic consistent with the conference theme and suggested topics shown below,
  • STRONGLY DESIRED – Previously nominated as a best speaker or best paper author, and
  • WOULD BE NICE  – May have some interest in or connection with engineering education in the Peoples Republic of China.

If you have candidates meeting these criteria, please forward their name, email address, and a short abstract to Dr. Rachel Koroloff at r.koroloff@asee.org BEFORE Wednesday, September 15.

TOPICS

The theme of this conference is “innovation paradigm change and innovation ecosystem”. The topics of the paper include but are not limited to the following contents: 

  • Open innovation and integration of global science and education resources 
  • New research universities and innovation paradigm change 
  • New national system and science and education integration system 
  • Practice, path and theoretical exploration of the integration of science and education 
  •  Integration of science and education under the trend of digitization and intelligence 
  • Training of new engineering talents in key core fields 
  • Training of innovative engineering science and technology talents driven by the integration of science and education 
  • Construction of new scientific research institutions and improvement of the efficiency of national innovation system 
  • The reform of science and education evaluation and the connotative development of higher education in the new era 
  • Innovation of industry education integration mode and training of high-level applied talents 
  • Integrating science and education to improve the basic research and original innovation ability of research universities 
  • The path and mode of cultivating postgraduates relying on major projects and major base platforms

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6. Call for Papers Opening Soon

The 2022 Annual Conference call for papers will open September 8, 2021 and close – October 12, 2021. Make sure your ASEE profile email is up-to-date and your dues are paid to receive announcements.

 

Position Announcements, Detailed:

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1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Science and Engineering Education Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University is seeking applications for a Science and Engineering Education Fellow (SEEF) in Mechanical Engineering (ME) to (a) support committed faculty in implementing an effective transition of ME courses to an active and more inclusive learning format, and (b) engage in research on engineering education and workplace practices. This comes at a key transition period for our BSME program, as we are amid assessing what components from our largely online course formats from AY21 we want to retain as we head back to all in-person teaching for AY22. The Fellow will join a campus-wide cohort of Science and Engineering Education Fellows, as well as including education-related scholars in the Designing Education Lab (DEL).

 

More details about the role can be found at:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YZdanVVkdYcKr1zXTUcTZFTTj0o_dXpC/view?usp=sharing

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Slack: To join our channel click the link (https://join.slack.com/t/aseestudentchapters/shared_invite/zt-v7tvscr6-z3RDowT1L22mXCvFBb6tyQ) or search for aseestudentchapters.slack.com. Not a part of a chapter? No problem, this channel is for anyone looking to connect with other SD members and Engineering Education researchers.

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Student Division Newsletter, June 2021

Dear Student Division members, 

It’s been a while since our last newsletter, but your fellow division officers and I wanted to reach out and properly wish you a happy summer!  Whether you’re still finishing up courses or well into your summer break, I especially hope you’re all having a meaningful day today.  For many of us, this past Memorial Day weekend was an opportunity to spend time with family, remember those who served, and take time to decompress after a long semester.  However you spent it, my fellow officers and I hope you had the best time.

For those of you planning to attend the virtual ASEE conference in June, pay special attention to this newsletter, as we have some important opportunities and announcements to share.  Also, please take the time to join us on our TwitterFacebookSlackDiscord, and website to have access to the most up-to-date student division information during the conference. We’ll use these platforms to share announcements and even host events during the conference, so please join us if you can! 

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, 

Skyler Austen | Information Chair | me@skylerausten.com 

Adrianne Wheeler | Program Chair | awheel13@depaul.edu 

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General Announcements: 

  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Division Moderator Interest Form Due June 10th
  1. WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: NSF INCLUDES IRME Workshop 
  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Building Bridges into Engineering Education: Prospective Mentor-mentee Social 
  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Presents: Master Class on Effective Teaching 
  1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: First Year Engineering Experience Conference 

Position Announcements: 

  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Several Postdoctoral Fellows positions for Engineering Educators at Georgia Institute of Technology 
  1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Scholars in Data Science or Computational Science with an interest in Black Studies 

  

General Announcements, Detailed: 

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1. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Division Moderator Interest Form Due June 10th

The ASEE Student Division is looking for volunteer moderators to help host events during the annual conference!  If you’re interested in moderating panels or events for the division, please fill out the form here : http://depaul.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0OkIgWBVu4CGbGu.  Thanks! 

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2. WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: NSF INCLUDES IRME Workshop 

Dear ASEE Family,

You are invited to participate in the NSF INCLUDES Increasing the Representation of Minorities in Engineering (IRME) Workshop to be held virtually from June 2-4, 2021.

You can register for the 3 – day workshop here!

Day 1 - NSF INCLUDES IRME Workshop: Day 1 – GlobalMindED
Day 2 - NSF INCLUDES IRME Workshop: Day 2 – GlobalMindED
Day 3 - NSF INCLUDES IRME Workshop: Day 3 – GlobalMindED 

Funded by an NSF INCLUDES Planning Grant that was awarded to Morgan State University in the fall of 2020 (Award #2040830), the IRME Workshop aims to address the urgent need for the development of a diverse and equitable engineering capable workforce and broaden the participation and success of underrepresented minority students (URMs) in engineering. The IRME Workshop will focus on: developing a shared vision for improving outcomes for URMs in engineering; crystalizing partnerships between a consortium of engineering programs, pre-college programs, non-profit organizations, and industry; and creating a research agenda that will examine the social and academic factors that influence the success of URMs in engineering. 

The IRME Workshop will include Pre-Workshop Events, Key Note and panel presentations, and break-out sessions designed to capture the perspectives of students, faculty, administrators, and industry experts. One outcome of the IRME Workshop will be a research brief that will be shared with the NSF INCLUDES Inclusive Engineering Affinity Group and disseminated through GlobalMindED (https://globalminded.org/), our project partner. 

 

To learn more about the NSF INCLUDES IRME Project, see: https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2040830&HistoricalAwards=false 

Many thanks,

IRME Planning Committee 

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3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Building Bridges into Engineering Education: Prospective Mentor-mentee Social 

Interested in starting engineering education research (EER)? Or are you already involved and want to support new researchers? There are grants and a community for that!

Join our free virtual social networking event to connect existing and prospective mentors and mentees.

Seeking: Potential EER mentees and mentors
Date: Wednesday June 23rd, 2021
Time: 12:00PM Pacific/3:00PM Eastern
Duration: 1 hour
Join: Zoom Registration

This networking event will consist primarily of informal breakout room conversations between pairs or small groups of researchers interested in EER. This will facilitate connections between established researchers and burgeoning engineering education researchers. Specifically, this event may be advantageous to meet potential collaborators for funded projects, such as the Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (RIEF) grant which requires both a mentor and mentee PI.

Join us by registering today!
After registering, you will be asked to fill out a Google slide with your information prior to the event to advertise your interests to other researchers.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
– EER Mentor Network

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4. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ASEE Presents: Master Class on Effective Teaching 

Dear Colleague, 

Are you a K-12 or university-level STEM instructor who wishes to develop more effective STEM teaching and instruction practices? If so, ASEE Presents: Master Class on Effective Teaching is for you! Learn more about ASEE’s Master Class on Effective Teaching here: https://resources.asee.org/course_catalog/master-class-on-effective-teaching/ 

Overview:  Coming June 2021, ASEE Presents: Master Class on Effective Teaching is a three-part, instructor-led online program that will establish STEM instruction based on materials from the forthcoming book Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn  

The Master Class on Effective Teaching, led by Barbara Oakley, co-teacher of Coursera–UC San Diego’s Learning How to Learn, with contributions from Beth Rogowsky, and Krzysztof (Chris) Kobus, will provide K-12 and university-level STEM instructors with a common framework, terminology, and practical exercises to develop their teaching in STEM on a soundly neuroscientific basis. 

Dates and Times:  ASEE Presents: Master Class on Effective Teaching will be held June 21, 22, and 23, 2021 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM, ET all days. 

 

Pricing:  Registration is $149 for ASEE Professional Members, $49 for ASEE P-12 and Student Members, and $199 for non-members. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop more effective STEM teaching and instruction practices based on neuroscientific principles. Learn more and register today! 

 

Regards, 

Erin Steigerwalt 

Learning Services Content Developer, ASEE  

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5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: First Year Engineering Experience Conference 

Registration for the 2021 First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference is now open! This year’s conference will be held virtually on August 9-10, 2021. Early registration ($40) ends May 31. Visit https://sites.asee.org/fyee2021/registration/ for additional registration options or to register for this year’s conference. 

Check https://sites.asee.org/fyee2021/ for more details.  Please direct any questions to Kevin Calabro at kcalabro@umd.edu. 

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Position Announcements, Detailed: 

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1. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Several Postdoctoral Fellows positions for Engineering Educators at Georgia Institute of Technology 

Multiple units in the Georgia Tech College of Engineering are hiring for a total of five full-time, multi-year, Postdoctoral Fellowship positions in the area of engineering education starting by the Fall of 2021 with opportunities to start earlier. The positions will support a grant funded multi-department curricula innovation effort to integrate a reflective, story-centric, approach to developing undergraduate engineers’ entrepreneurial mindset. Units involved include Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Create-X. The Biomedical Engineering (BME) department is coordinating hiring for all five positions.

The postdoctoral fellows will assist the units in their implementation and improve our understanding of how students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and a self-concept as an entrepreneurially minded engineer. Work in each role will range from program development and curricular implementation to foundational research in engineering education. Fellows will work as part of a large team involving many faculty in multiple departments. The roles are described below. Candidates should apply to this pool advertisement following the instructions below. Please indicate a preferred role as well as whether you wish to be considered for other roles besides your preferred one.

BME-1: This role will focus on research and implementation of faculty development. Primarily, the role will involve research and learner analyses of faculty to understand what their needs are for faculty development as well as how those needs change over time. That focus will include understanding how faculty perceive students, how they approach education, and how they understand the concepts at the center of the grant. The role will also include responsibilities related to developing and facilitating faculty development activities for faculty across multiple engineering disciplines.

BME-2: This role will focus on learning sciences analysis of novel pedagogies. The key responsibility will be documenting and disseminating key research work on the theoretical foundations of story-driven learning and its contribution to engineering students’ entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial self-concept. That includes the development of a learning sciences model of Story-Driven Learning. It will primarily focus on developing and executing a research agenda to study the impact that curricular change efforts have on students. The role will require expertise in both qualitative and quantitative educational research methods. It will include the development and utilization of appropriate measurement instruments as well as interviewing and observation. A background in either learning sciences or identity theory will likely be appropriate here. Prior experience with formal literature reviews and associated publication techniques would also be beneficial.

BME-3: This role will focus on documenting and disseminating curricular implementations. The goal is to understand positive and negative mutations of EM and other grant concepts that appear in the different departments’ implementations. It is centered in the area of curricular change. The work builds primarily on the concept of Fidelity of Implementation (c.f., Borrego et al., 2013; Morel et al., 2019). Work will include both curation of implementations as well as analysis of variation across different implementations. Experience with mixed-methods data and artifact analysis will be important to compare, contrast, and contextualize variation. It will include focus group work to understand faculty and student perspectives on the curricular changes in an effort to understand how variation in curricular implementation affects those perspectives.

CEE-1: This role will focus on research, design, and implementation of curricular interventions related to EM in a vertically integrated sequence of undergraduate courses. Responsibilities will range from proving support for program/course development and curricula implementation to foundational research in engineering education. The role will include research as well as development and implementation of faculty development. Responsibilities will also include assisting with evaluating the impact of the EML interventions on the students’ entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurial self-concept.

CX-1: This role will focus on supporting faculty in creating curricular content to teach story-driven learning (SDL) to undergraduate students. The fellow will lead identification of points in the CREATE-X Learn, Make, and Launch programs where it is optimal to integrate SDL experiences. They will also collaborate with CREATE-X Associate Directors to deploy SDL curriculum within Learn, Make, and Launch programs. This position focuses heavily on faculty development and is expected to organize and develop training workshops for faculty members throughout the College of Engineering and the Institute. The role will also include work to develop new assessment tools for SDL to measure the effectiveness of different curricular interventions.

Dates and term: Start Date ASAP, initial term of 1 year extensible to up to 3 years. Note, we expect the position to start remotely before shifting to in-person in Atlanta, GA as appropriate given for safe operation during COVID-19

Qualifications: Applications are welcome from recipients of a PhD in educational psychology; learning sciences; cognitive psychology; organizational psychology; business psychology; higher education, engineering education, research, measurement, and evaluation; or a related field. Academic and/or professional experience related to the above research areas is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated the ability to perform work with faculty as well as the ability to take research from ideation to publication. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable prior experience in designing, implementing, and researching curricular innovation in higher education.
In addition to specific disciplinary knowledge and skill competencies, successful applicants will have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: curricula change, faculty development, student development, engineering education research, and/or educational research methods. A track record of academic publications, excellent oral and written communications skills, experience working on large scale grants, and implementation-based research projects will also be beneficial. The ability to independently develop and drive a research agenda without disciplinary support will also be critical.

Applicant Instructions
To apply and be considered, please email a single complete packet of application materials: 

  • A completed one-page cover letter containing: 
  • full name 
  • physical mailing address and phone numbers 
  • email address 
  • brief introduction to your background in related research 
  • the name of the role (or roles) described above that you wish to be considered for 
  • A statement of interest of no more than two double-spaced pages describing in further detail your interest and background as it relates to this position overall and at least one of the specific roles described above 
  • A writing sample from a peer reviewed publication that is pertinent to the position 
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae 
  • A list of three references; no reference letters are needed at this time, but please inform your references that they will be contacted if you are a finalist. 

* A sealed graduate transcript must be submitted at time of hire.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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2. POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Postdoctoral Scholars in Data Science or Computational Science with an interest in Black Studies 

The Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for two postdoctoral researcher positions for the academic year 2021-22. The research areas for the 2021 year specifically focuses on Data Science, any discipline, with an interest in Black Studies and/or Black communities in the African Diaspora (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia/Oceania). Other areas for consideration in data science include all STEM, Social Science and Humanities. Part of the Fellowship (25%) is devoted to developing the Center’s programs, which may involve mentoring undergraduate research fellows. No teaching is required. The fellowship will provide a salary based on the candidate’s qualifications. Research and travel allowance may be provided. Health insurance will be provided. This position is a 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2021 with a possibility of 2nd year appointment, upon evaluation. 

 

For more information, please see the flyer and ASEE Hub posting at: https://aseehub.asee.org/discuss/viewtopic/36/229 

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