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.

Call for WEPAN Award Nominations (Jan 20, 2020)

WEPAN Awards will be presented at the Third Annual CoNECD Conference on April 20th at the Marriott Crystal City Gateway just outside of Washington, DC. The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) is a collaborative effort of: NAMEPA, WEPAN, ASEE MIND & WIED.

Nominations Deadline for the 2020 WEPAN Awards is January 20, 2020 5:00 PM ET.

To submit a nomination, check out the award categories here:

A Delphi Study on Engineering for K-12 Education

I am a Ph.D. candidate in science education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As part of my dissertation study, my advisor, Dr. Hasan Deniz and I are seeking participants who have experience in engineering, engineering education and/or engineering research. We will conduct a Delphi study to ascertain the key features of engineering discipline for K-12 engineering/science education. If you agree to participate in the study, please take the 5-minute screening questionnaire. Follow this link to the Screening Questionnaire: Take the Survey  

Please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr. Hasan Deniz if you have any questions about the study and participating in it.

Ezgi Yesilyurt
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hasan Deniz
Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2020 Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant (due March 2, 2020)

Dear Colleagues:

The nomination period is open for the 2012 Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant. Nomination packets are due Monday, March 2, 2020.

In 2010, the Women in Engineering Division (WIED) of the American Society for Engineering Education initiated the Apprentice Educator Grant (AEG) program to provide a $2,000 travel grant to the ASEE Annual Conference. In 2011, the award was renamed the “Mara H. Wasburn Early Educator Grant” (EEEG) in honor of Dr. Wasburn, whose passion for encouraging young female engineering educators was renowned.

WIED offers two categories for the Wasburn grant and will award a total of 4 grants (2 grants per category):

  • Category 1:  Graduate students, post-docs, lecturers, research associates, and non-tenure track faculty;
  • Category 2:  Tenure-track women faculty who are not more than three years into their first faculty position.

Grants are for the purpose of travel to the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference. Each grant consists of reimbursement of receipted registration, travel, food, and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of $2,000. Grant recipients are expected to attend the full duration of the conference, including the WIED Business Lunch and Reception, and one WIED-sponsored workshop.  Details can be found via our website:  For any questions, please contact Dr. Lily Gossage, Director of Awards at:

Call for WEPAN Award Nominations

WEPAN Awards will be presented at the Second Annual CoNECD Conference on April 15, 2019 in Arlington, VA. The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) is a collaborative effort of: NAMEPA, WEPAN, ASEE MIND & WIED.

Nominations Deadline for the 2019 WEPAN Awards is February 22, 2019.

To submit a nomination, check out the award categories here.

WIED Papers Due Today (Monday, February 4th)

Many thanks to all who have already submitted.  The deadline is 11:59 pm, EST.  If you are new to ASEE, you can upload a new draft all day long (not just once).  Also, the reviewers will have input for you to help you improve your paper, so this is not the last time you will be able to work on your paper.

Journal of Engineering Education Mentored Reviewer Program

The Journal of Engineering Education (JEE) has a commitment to cultivate, disseminate, and archive scholarly research in engineering education.  To expand our reviewer base and maintain the quality of manuscript reviews, JEE is launching 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 expected to be 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 The application for mentees is available at: are due by February 15, 2019.

2019 CoNECD Award Nominations

The CoNECD (Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity) Conference Planning Committee invites nominations for 2 awards that recognize individuals, groups and organizations for their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in engineering and computer science.  These awards will be given out at the 2019 conference.  Information about both awards is given below. To nominate a program or individual, please visit  (self-nominations are permitted)

Program of the Year Award:

This award honors the development and/or implementation of a service activity that has significantly enhanced the participation of students from diverse populations that are historically underserved in engineering and computing, while enriching the students’ learning experience in engineering and computer science.  The Program of the Year Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Program impact
  • Participant satisfaction
  • Evidence of using evaluation data to improve the program

Rising Star in Diversity Award:

The Rising Star in Diversity award recognizes an individual in their profession for less than 10 years who has actively worked to enhance diversity and inclusion by mentoring, supporting and/or advocating for the success of historically underserved individuals in engineering or computer science, or for climate and culture change that supports such success. The Rising Star in Diversity Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Fostering community to promote networks that provide professional support for students from  diverse populations that are historically underserved in engineering and computer science
  • Mentoring or leadership development
  • Recruiting, retaining, or advancing underserved individuals in engineering and/or computer science
  • Engaging in professional development opportunities focused on diversity and inclusion
  • Promoting awareness of issues affecting underserved individuals

Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education

This award recognizes and honors outstanding women engineering educators. The award consists of an honorarium of $2,000 and an appropriately inscribed plaque which is presented annually at the ASEE Annual Conference.

 Eligibility: The award is to recognize and honor a woman engineering educator who has an outstanding record in teaching engineering students, and reasonable performance histories of research and service within an engineering school. Nominees will hold an earned doctoral degree in an engineering discipline, or in an engineering related field of natural science, including mathematics, and will have at least five years of teaching experience in an engineering school.

Nominations and Selection: Nominations will be made following the general nomination instructions (see All nominations will be carried over for at least one year following the initial submission. Pertinent updated nomination information should be submitted by the nominator.

Past Award Winners

Thank you in advance for participating in the award nomination process. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, ASEE Assistant Board Secretary by email at or by phone at (202) 331-3516.