2020 Elections

We are pleased to announce that voting is now open for positions on the WIED Executive Board.

How to Vote

You may cast your ballot here.

Voting will be open April 1 – May 1, 2020.  WIED members will need to enter their new ASEE member number.  If you don’t know your number, log into ASEE using your email and password and you will find your Member ID on the landing page.  Thank you for your support and participation!

Positions and Candidates

  • Program Chair Elect
  • Secretary
  • Director: At Large
  • Assistant Webmaster

Program Chair Elect – The Program Chair-Elect becomes the Program Chair after 2 years as Program Chair-Elect, then becomes the Division chair after 2 years as Program Chair and then serves for 2 years as Past Division Chair. The Program Chair Elect is responsible for supporting the Program Chair with (1) preparing and announcing the Call for Abstracts to the WIED membership and beyond as necessary, (2) coordinating the Abstract Review Process including obtaining reviewers and assigning abstracts for review, (3) coordination of the full paper submission process, (4) coordinating the paper review process, (5) organizing the submitted papers into sessions, and (6) other conference program details as necessary. This position involves a weekly time commitment, and the Program Chair-Elect position is a total commitment of eight years. To learn more about past chairs please check out this article, Reflections from Past Chairs, WIED.  CURRENT Program Chair-Elect: Kristi Shryock (kshryock@tamu.edu) and CURRENT Program Chair: Janet Callahan (callahan@mtu.edu)

  • Candidate 1:  Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer is the Karen Buchwald Wright Senior Assistant Dean for Student Success and Instructor in the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  My background includes BS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering (specialization in polymers), from Purdue University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively.  Other work experience includes automotive electronics (Delphi Automotive Systems) and consumer products (International Flavors and Fragrances).  I have served on the executive committee of the ASEE Women in Engineering division from 2010 to 2019 in many roles, as well as Delegate for LGBTQ Inclusion on the ASEE Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  I believe that I would provide WIED with a dedicated ally and strong advocate, and I would be proud to support our efforts as Program Chair.
  • Candidate 2:  Write-in

Secretary – The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Division. This would include monthly board teleconferences and the annual meeting minutes. This position has a 2-year term.  CURRENT:  Pitiporn Asvapathanagul (pitiporn.asvapathanagul@csulb.edu)

  • Candidate 1:  Dr. Oladayo Bello is active in teaching, research and service with  ~20years of teaching/research/industrial experience. She holds a B.Sc. (Electronics/Electrical Engineering), B.Sc. (Hons) (Industrial and Systems Engineering), M.Sc. and PhD (Electrical Engineering). She has a M.Sc. (Applied/Computational Mathematics) from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of ASEE, IEEE, AAUW and WEPAN. She has held leadership positions as: section Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) and Nominations/Appointments Committee, Chair and Secretary, IEEE Student Branch. She is an AAUW delegate to Tennessee Capitol Hill for “Women’s Day on the Hill” to advocate for women-related matters and an eMentor for IEEE TryEngineeringTogether. Oladayo is passionate about inspiring girls to choose careers in STEM fields. During her leadership as section chair, IEEE WIE she initiated the IEEE Student Teacher And Researcher/Scientist (STAR) program, to tutor/mentor girls from disadvantaged communities. This initiative was recognized with an IEEE WIE International award. Oladayo has worked as an Assistant Professor, with research expertise in Wireless Communication/Networks and publications in highly rated International Journals/Conferences. She has received an award for her outstanding contribution to students’ learning. She is a team player with strong organizational/excellent oral/written communication skills. Oladayo is committed to advancing education and solving girls/women issues.
  • Candidate 2:  Dr. Idalis Villanueva has a B.S. degree is in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and a M.S./Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. As an Assistant Professor at Utah State University in their Engineering Education department, she has managed multiple engineering education projects that aim to improve outcomes for minoritized groups. In 2019, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award for her project on hidden curriculum in engineering. She is also interested in developing intersectionality-informed mentoring models for women in science and engineering. For the past 3 years, she has been the faculty development and student chapter advisor to the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. She looks to continue to make an impact on minoritized groups in engineering, especially for intersectional women in this discipline.
  • Candidate 3:  Write-in

Director: At Large – Those elected to these positions are assigned duties by the Division Chair, usually to work on standing or ad hoc committees of the WIED. This position has a 2-year term.  CURRENT:  Panadda Marayong (panadda.marayong@csulb.edu)

  • Candidate 1:  Dr. Dave Dampier is Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Marshall University.  Prior to Marshall, Dr. Dampier was Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security at U.T. San Antonio and founding director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute at Mississippi State. He is a long-time member of the ASEE, and has served in several positions in the Southeast Region. He has over 70 peer reviewed publications and ~$50M in external funding. One of Dr. Dampier’s long-time projects has been to increase the participation of women in computing and cyber security.  At Mississippi State University, he had a grant from the National Science Foundation to increase participation of women in the Cybercorps: Scholarship for Service.  During the four years of the project, percentage of women in the SFS program at MSU went from 8% to 47%, and MSU’s leadership in women in cyber security has continued. Before academia, he spent 20 years as an Army Automation Officer.  He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School. His research interests are in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, and Software Engineering.
  • Candidate 2:  Dr. Monica Lamm is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University where she has been a member of the faculty since 2003. She currently holds a partial appointment as a Faculty Fellow for Faculty Programming with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Iowa State University. Since 2012, Monica has been active in the scholarship of teaching and learning and engineering education research. Monica has published engineering education research articles that address initiatives for undergraduate and graduate engineering students, and teacher preparation programs for early childhood and K-5 education majors. A common theme across all these initiatives is the improvement of equity and inclusion in engineering education. Monica has been a co-investigator on three educational grants funded by the National Science Foundation and eight education grants funded internally. She has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed educational research articles and conference proceedings papers to disseminate the outcomes from these grants. She recently joined the editorial team at Chemical Engineering Education and serves as Assistant Editor.
  • Candidate 3:  Dr. Aurenice Oliveira holds a PhD degree from the University of Maryland Balt. Co., and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Oliveira’s research interests include connected and autonomous vehicles communications, hybrid communications and networking, digital signal processing, RF/wireless communications, and engineering education. She is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE-VTS Society, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and member of ASEE WIED, Computing and Information Technologies, and ECE divisions. Oliveira has published two book chapters, 25 journal articles, and over 50 refereed conference papers. She is an ABET program evaluator and member of IEEE committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities. Oliveira is also an active member of the Women in Academia group at Michigan Tech and served as Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers as well as Epsilon Pi Tau International Honor Society campus advisor. Oliveira’s passion for STEM education, mentoring, and outreach led her to serve as mentor and instructor for non-traditional minority students from the Michigan College and University Partnership (MiCUP) scholars’ program, K-12 Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering (DAPCEP) program, and MTU Summer Youth Programs.
  • Candidate 4: Dr. Jessica Perez Last summer I decided that it was time for me to get more involved in WIED. The intersection of gender and engineering is truly my passion. My scholarly activity is based on the inclusion of marginalized groups, in particular women, in engineering and has driven the way I teach, as well as my service within my university as well as professional societies. I am currently an assistant professor at Cal Poly Pomona in the Electromechanical Engineering Technology Department with a cluster posting in STEM pedagogy. The collaborative nature of my posting has made me very flexible and able to work on a team. I am regularly called upon to be the “educator” in engineering on a variety of activities. I have begun leadership roles in professional societies as the director of faculty awards for the Pacific Southwest Section of ASEE. In this position I have reinstated a two year faculty award as well developed an early career faculty award (inspired by the Wasburn award I won in 2018). I am looking forward to serving the division and being able to grow in my field and helping to get more involvement in the division.
  • Candidate 5:  Dr. Katrina Rothrock began her career as an architectural engineer, doing MEP design consulting throughout the Kansas City area.  She left the consulting world to become an educator, teaching high school, then college mathematics.   Dr. Rothrock joined the University of Kansas Center for STEM Learning in 2013 where she has taught mathematics, science, and engineering students who are enrolled in a secondary teaching certification program in addition to their STEM major, and has also provided professional development for STEM teachers and engineering programming outreach for middle school students.  In June 2020, she will join the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire mathematics faculty.  Dr. Rothrock is active in ASEE, serving as a paper reviewer for multiple divisions, a moderator at the national conferences, and has served on the Executive Board of the PreCollege Engineering Education division.  She is excited to become more involved in the WIED division to help advance women in engineering roles and education!
  • Candidate 6:  Write-in

Assistant Webmaster – The Assistant Webmaster shall assist the Webmaster and shall succeed them after their term. This position requires experience in web design and involves a weekly time commitment. The Assistant Webmaster position has a 2-year term, and total of a 4-year commitment.  CURRENT:  Bethany Brinkman (bbrinkman@sbc.edu)

  • Candidate 1:  Dr. Krystel Castillo is the GreenStar Endowed Associate Professor in Energy in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI-texasenergy.utsa.edu) at The University of Texas at San Antonio.  She has served as Awards Director in the Logistics and Supply Chain Division from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Castillo’s research expertise is in: (1) mathematical programming and optimization techniques for analyzing large-scale, complex systems under uncertainty, and (2) data analytics to support decision making. Dr. Castillo has received $9.2 million in grant funding from multiple agencies including U.S. Department of Agriculture, NIFA, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. Castillo was one of the awardees in the 2018 Class of Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC), the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Young Faculty by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) – Gulf South West Region; 2017 UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Achievement, 2017 INFORMS MIF Early Career Award, and was one of the winners of the San Antonio Business Journal 2017 40 Under 40 Award. She received her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and her Sc.D. from Monterrey Tech.
  • Candidate 2:  Dr. Leigh McCue is an Associate Professor at George Mason University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  From June 2015 to December 2018 she was the executive director of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Prior to that, from December of 2004 through May of 2015, she was an Assistant, then Associate Professor in Virginia Tech’s Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. Her research interests are in nonlinear and chaotic vessel dynamics and computational fluid dynamics. This work has been supported by ONR, NSF, NASA, the USCG, CSC, QinetiQ, and the Northeast Center for Occupational Safety and Health (NEC). Additionally, Dr. McCue has participated in the ASEE-ONR Summer Faculty Research Program to continue her work in collaboration with researchers at the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center and was on sabbatical for the 2011-2012 academic year with the Combatant Craft Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock.  She is passionate about getting research into the hands of operators as evidenced by her two iOS-based, fishing vessel safety apps SCraMP and FVdrills. Dr. McCue received her BSE degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2000 from Princeton University. She earned her graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Aerospace Engineering (MSE 2001) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (MSE 2002, PhD 2004). McCue is a past recipient of an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant, an ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) grant, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  Her past ASEE service includes being vice chair/program chair of the Ocean, Marine, and Coastal Engineering Division from 2006-2009 and a member of the Aerospace Division executive committee from 2007-2012.
  • Candidate 3:  Write-in