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Call for Papers

The American Society for Engineering Education-Pacific South West Section (ASEE-PSW) invites abstracts, papers, posters and workshops in all engineering disciplines for the 2012 ASEE-PSW Conference to be held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on April 19-21, 2012.

The conference theme is, “Engagement, Collaboration and Innovation in Engineering Education”. This is an excellent opportunity to present and share innovative tools and best practices in engineering education. The ASEE-PSW is a multidisciplinary organization, and welcomes participation of educators from all engineering disciplines. We encourage educators, industry partners and graduate students to submit abstracts, papers, posters or workshops for the upcoming conference.

Abstracts should be between 200 and 400 words. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a full paper for peer review for publication in the conference proceedings. Abstracts should be submitted before November 30th, 2011 via the ASEE-PSW 2012 Conference Website A summary of the deadlines is as follows:

Abstract Submission: November 30, 2011
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: December 15, 2011
Initial Paper Submission: January 30, 2012
Notification of Paper Acceptance/Changes: February 28, 2012
Final Paper Submission: March 30, 2012
Presenting Author Registration: March 15, 2012
Conference: April 12-14, 2012

The ASEE-PSW has a Publish-to-Present policy which states that a final peer-reviewed paper, based on the abstract, must be approved before it can be included in the proceedings and before it can be presented at the conference. Authors will need to register to the conference in order to have their papers published on the conference proceedings. Papers that are accepted by the ASEE-PSW section are automatically eligible for the award of the Section’s Best Paper.

A poster session is being planned to showcase work in progress and student projects. Abstracts for the poster session should be submitted via the ASEE-PSW 2012 Conference web site by November 30th.

There are opportunities to offer workshops on Thursday, April 19. Workshops should be of interest to a wide audience of engineering educators. If interested in offering a workshop, please contact Jose Macedo.

Topics of Interest - Possible Sessions

  • Multidisciplinary - Interdisciplinary projects/classes
  • Models of Industry / University collaboration & partnership
  • Community Colleges and Universities, partnerships and articulation agreements
  • K-12 Programs - engaging future engineering students
  • Student Retention & Engagement
  • Opportunities and approaches for improving diversity and inclusiveness
  • Experiential learning, project based learning
  • Professional development for faculty and/or graduate students
  • Teaching Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership
  • Collaborative models in teaching
  • Service learning projects and courses, engineering design for social context
  • Integrating Sustainability in curriculum or courses
  • Engineering Grand Challenges programs and opportunities
  • Flipped or "Inside Out" Classroom Model
  • Innovative pedagogies and uses of current and emerging technology in the classroom
  • Globalization and International programs
  • Effective methods for distance learning
  • Best practices in teaching ethics
  • Best practices on program assessment and ABET
  • Other specific areas/topic welcome, such as: simulation and visualization technologies, using mobile computing in engineering education, remote access labs, cyber security, extracurricular student projects and competitions.

For further information, please contact:

Jose Macedo, Program Chair ASEE-PSW 2012
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo

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