The Georgia Tech Student Chapter of ASEE volunteered at the Georgia State Championship of the FIRST Lego League 2012 Challenge, which was held on Jan. 26, 2013, on Georgia Tech’s campus in Atlanta, Ga. The competition consisted of 48 teams of students, ranging in age from 9 to 14, who had each devised and built their own LEGO Mindstorms robot. The robots competed by completing various tasks on a 4ft x 8ft arena within a time limit of two and a half minutes.
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!
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.
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