Category Archives: ASEE

College Qualified Leaders Program

ASEE and the Department of Defense sponsor the College Qualified Leaders Program, an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in a Defense Department laboratory for six months or longer.

There is no deadline for applications — they can be submitted any time for appointments during the year or over the summer. The Army Education Outreach Program website lists more information and an online application.

Katie Nelson Offers a View From the Trenches

A special Summer issue of Prism is built around ASEE’s 120th anniversary. As part of an article entitled “Forward Thinkers,” writer Robin Tatu interviewed Katie Nelson, incoming chair of the Student Division. Here’s an excerpt from the article.

“An emerging generation of engineering educators may point the way to a more inclusive approach and alternate pathways into the field.  Katie Nelson is one of this new breed. With a B.A. and M.A. in environmental engineering, she is now earning a Ph.D. at Arizona State University’s Teacher College. Nelson speaks with passion of her interest in pedagogy, noting that most students in this relatively new discipline consider themselves “in the trenches,” as they pursue research they believe will produce improved teaching – and engineering practice.”

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Student Vets Get Limited Help from VA

Despite a surge in enrollment of student veterans, “It is unclear the extent to which veterans are achieving successful academic outcomes,” according to the Government Accountability Office. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs “provides limited direct support to veterans on campus, and schools are generally building their own veteran support services without any assistance from VA.” While some schools are developing their own services, smaller institutions “have limited resources to devote to veteran services and may require different approaches to effectively meet veterans’ needs.” Read a report on the ASEE-NSF workshop, Transitioning Veterans to Engineering-related Careers, and see a YouTube video of the workshop.

WEPAN National Conference June 19-22 in Atlanta

The 2013 WEPAN National Conference and joint ASEE WIED Symposium will take place in Atlanta from June 19-22, 2013. This conference will focus on a robust body of research on gender and traditionally under-represented minority groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) underpins and ties together many initiatives to advance the prominence of women engineering faculty, students and the workforce. Learn more.