Jeremi London, a Ph.D. candidate in engineering education at Purdue University and a member of ASEE’s Student Division, was the opening speaker at a workshop entitled “What is the Role of MOOCs in Engineering Education” on June 15, the first day of ASEE’s annual conference in Indianapolis.
Currently an intern in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation, she has been involved in an effort to identify research questions that explore the potential for MOOCs in engineering and in improving learning. NSF, she said, thinks engineering educators’ approach to MOOCs “should be strategic — not reactive.” The ASEE workshop was the third in a series seeking to spur research collaborations. Learn more about the project here.
ASEE’s 2014 Annual Conference is underway in Indianapolis, June 15 to 18. Know what’s going on, even if you’re not there — read below the about interesting sessions and speakers, papers, contests, and more!
The Student Division
The Student Division is hosting sessions on each day of the conference, starting with a Student Division social on Monday to introduce new and existing members.The division is also hosting many sessions covering topics such as:
Chair – Katie Nelson
Program Chair – Gurlovleen Rathore
The Student Division is excited about this year’s upcoming conference. The Student Division Program Chair, Gurlovleen Rathore, and Co-Program Chair, Cassandra Groen, focused on two approaches to better meet the needs of our members. These approaches included an emphasis on the importance of finding and recruiting new students to become a part of our membership, and on increasing our connections with other ASEE Divisions and Engineering Education groups.
Jacob Bishop, Information Chair
As this year’s annual conference draws nearer, we are making preparations for the upcoming ASEE Student Division election. Six positions will be open: two elected positions and four appointed positions.
Peter Wesley Odom, Secretary and Treasurer
Over the past year, there have been only a few modest operational changes aside from the new officers elected last summer during the conference in Atlanta, Georgia:
1. In preparation for this year’s conference, we put together a committee to overhaul the process by which evaluations are made concerning the papers and posters which are submitted. Our goals in doing this were to make it more clear what the focus of the Student Division is, and to also make it easier to distinguish between papers which are and are not appropriate for our division. We were also aiming to streamline the process to be easier for multiple people to compare evaluations effectively.