Austin Community College students competed for a second year in the Austin, Texas-area Barkitecture competition, designing and building a doghouse. They won their division while raising $740 for animal rescue charities. Hundreds of hours of combined student effort took the project from sketches, to design reviews, to CAD drawings (REVIT models), and finally construction — with mostly donated materials.
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An update from the ASEE Student Division Zone Liaison Officer Julie Little-Wiles:
“Hello everyone, I hope each one of your semesters is going well and you are starting to participate in some activities in your ASEE Student Chapter on your campus!”
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See under the cut for notes and updates from the ASEE Student Division Division Chair Alexandra Coso, Zone Liaison Julie Little-Wiles, Information Chair Kathryn Trenshaw, Secretary and Treasurer Kelly Cross, Program Chair Katie Nelson, and Membership Chair Gurlovleen Rathore.
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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.
In this case study delivered at ASEE’s 2012 conference, four authors from Iowa State University describe how a departmental poster competition can be a worthwhile stepping stone to graduate students in disseminating their research.