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Lean Production Survey: Win a $25 gift card

Jonas Wullbrandt of Rose-Hulman is completing a capstone project in Engineering Management. Part of that project is a short survey that asks what future engineers and managers learned about Lean Production and Its Methods. The answers will be aggregately analyzed and used in his thesis to give recommendations of how to further increase success in Lean organizations. The survey takes only 3-5 minutes to complete, and one participant will win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Click here to take the survey, which closes March 31.

University of Florida

A University of Florida student participates in an icebreaker activity.
University of Florida students participate in an icebreaker activity at a general body meeting.

In its third academic year, ASEE’s University of Florida student chapter (ASEE-UF) connected faculty and students through monthly themed general body meetings with themes. Each month they focus on one area, such as applying to graduate school or getting to know the professors. While the attendance is modest, officers are optimistic for the chapter’s continued growth, as students have said they gain something meaningful from every meeting.

With the newfound guidance of faculty advisor Chelsey Simmons, founder of the Stanford University’s ASEE student chapter, ASEE-UF has been able to establish a relationship with McGraw-Hill Education. This relationship will give students the opportunity to provide meaningful feedback to improve digital learning tools for fundamental engineering courses.

ASEE-UF joined forces with the Engineering Tutoring Corps by absorbing their organization into the outreach branch of the chapter. One of their major weekend programs provides course reviews for students, which allows upperclassmen to gain first-hand experience in teaching, as well as providing underclassmen a quality resource beyond their course instructors and texts.

The chapter also plans to volunteer at the 2015 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference, which will be hosted at the University of Florida in April. This will be the first conference many members attend. Recognizing this, the chapter incorporated conference travel into the budget for the following academic year.

Tufts University

STOMPer helps students brainstorm at Josiah Quincey School.
STOMPer helps students brainstorm at Josiah Quincey School.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the Tufts STOMP Network (Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program) work with K-12 teachers in the greater Boston area to bring cross-disciplinary STEM activities to children.

Every semester, they introduce the paper tower challenge as an icebreaker for new members; it also serves to give new members a general template of how a lesson in conducted. They have weekly meetings with guest speakers from the Tufts education community who provide professional development. They also take meeting time to discuss in groups how their current classrooms are going, helping one another troubleshoot problems. Earlier this month, they used the HUE animation studio to create intro videos to introduce various lessons to a class in a more engaging and fun way than Powerpoint.

Check out their favorite here.

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