ASEE WIED Call for Papers

The WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DIVISION (WIED) is seeking papers for the 2022 ASEE Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 26-29, 2022. Abstract submission opens October 11, 2021, and the deadline for submission is November 8, 2021. Papers that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion on topics related to women in engineering, computing and/or technology are strongly encouraged. This work might include outreach and recruitment of K-12 students, faculty recruitment and retention, innovative student retention programs and assessment. Topics that concern mentoring, recruitment, retention, leadership and professional development for women faculty and administrators (for example, work/life balance and dual-career issues) are relevant and timely. Other topics might include workplace climate, university programs, policies, and reports on initiatives. Transformative research that informs the development of impactful and forward-thinking programs and policies also are of high relevance. Popular sessions at recent conferences have included panels focused on a variety of topics, including improving the experience of marginalized students on engineering design teams, advocacy for gender equity, listening and negotiation, well-being, interactive theater to promote difficult dialogues about inequities in engineering education, managing dual careers, work/life integration issues, care for family members, and academic leadership strategies. If you have ideas for panels and/or would be willing to help organize a panel, please contact the program chair. Panels that can be co-sponsored with other divisions are strongly encouraged.

Authors should submit an abstract of 300 words or less on their paper topic. All ASEE divisions are publish to present. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit a full paper for review and acceptance in order to be included in the WIED program at the conference and in the conference proceedings. Panels must also submit an abstract and may optionally submit a full paper. Please note that there are two levels of review: first a review of the abstract, then a review of the submitted paper (submission deadline is February 7, 2022). The review processes are double blind – therefore please do not include names of authors or institutions within the title or body of the abstract or paper. The final paper with blind indicators removed is due May 16, 2022. The author’s kit is found here: https://www.asee.org/annual-conference/2022/paper-management/for-authors

For additional information, please contact Kristi J. Shryock, WIED Program Chair, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843. Email: kshryock@tamu.edu.

2021 Division Meeting

Thank you to all website division members, officers, and representatives for attending our virtual division meeting on July 29, 2021.  We look forward to seeing you in person in Minneapolis in 2022!

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Cohort – https://bit.ly/3bNQTPA

This program is a rigorous four-day program designed for African American, Latino American, and Native American scholars and artists to experience a “behind the scenes” glimpse into life as a faculty member at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Participants will spend time learning from and networking with RIT administration, faculty and students, practicing their interview skills and job-talk presentation – all while exploring the research, teaching and service expectations of RIT faculty.

This is a competitive application process. The application deadline is March 15. Program and application information: https://bit.ly/3bNQTPA

The WEPAN Inclusive Culture and Equity Award 

The WEPAN Inclusive Culture and Equity Award was awarded to Dr. Beena Sukumaran for exemplary leadership in implementing programs that promote positive change to the climate and culture for women in engineering fields for serving as a model for others. Dr. Sukumaran has served as the Vice President for Research at Rowan University and on August 1, she will be the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University in Ohio. Prior to that she was Professor and Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan. Dr. Sukumaran received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.