Category Archives: ASEE

February Student Division Update – Zone Liaison

Hello ASEE Student Chapters!

I hope everyone’s Spring Semester has gotten off to a great start! I am happy to report that we have several locations working on starting new chapters including one in the U.S. and a couple located in international locations! More to come on that soon!

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The Theory and Practice of Motivating Students

In this paper, “A Primer for Engineering Teaching Assistants,” delivered at ASEE’s 2012 Conference in San Antonio, Ana T. Torres-Ayala, a doctoral candidate in higher education at the University of South Florida, and Geoffrey L. Herman, a postdoctoral researcher at the Illinois Foundry for Engineering Education, present the basics of motivation theories and how they can be used to inform and direct TAs work with engineering students.

Summer Tour de Force 1: Aiding Liberia’s Recovery

Brian Wybrecht with the EHELD students holding their eGFI magazines donated by ASEE

Fourteen years of civil war has ravaged Liberia and left it in economic ruin and without a stable infrastructure; nothing was spared from the terrors of war. After the war ended in 2003, USAID began working to help Liberia recover and reach its development goals. Through the EHELD Project (Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development), USAID is helping Liberia improve its education, one of the institutions that was devastated by war.

Special Feature article by Brian Wybrecht

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AbilityOne Design Challenge

The AbilityOne® Design Challenge, in partnership with the ASEE Design in Engineering Education Division, encourages students to develop assistive technologies that empower people with disabilities to overcome barriers to employment. The design challenge is a service learning opportunity for students in grades 9-12 in the High School Program or any college student or student team at the graduate or undergraduate level in the University Program that also enhances science, engineering and technology skills. University students work throughout the academic year and are eligible to win cash prizes up to $10,000.