2009 Asee Annual Conference & Exposition Calls for Papers

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ALL DIVISIONS ARE NOW 'PUBLISH TO PRESENT'

The ASEE Board of Directors has initiated a policy of "Publish to Present" at the ASEE annual conference. All conference papers must be submitted for peer review in order to be presented at the conference and, subsequently, published in the conference proceedings.

The new process for the submission of ASEE annual conference papers is as follows: All authors must submit an abstract of their papers, to be reviewed and evaluated. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper draft to be reviewed by three engineering educators. A draft may be accepted as submitted, accepted with minor changes or major changes, or rejected. Successful review and acceptance of the full paper draft will produce a final paper to be presented at the annual conference. Exceptions to the "Publish to Present"requirement include invited speakers and panels.

All paper abstracts must be submitted through the ASEE SmoothPapcr system (www.asee.org/smoothpaper) by October 10,2008. Additional information, including the Author's Kit and the use of the SmoothPaper, may be found at http://www.asee.org/conferences/annual/2009/SmoothPaper-FAQs.cfm.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Oct. 10, 2008

Abstract Submission Deadline

January 9, 2009

Author Abstract Notification of Accept or Reject

February 6, 2009

Draft Paper Submission Deadline

February 27, 2009

Draft Paper Notification of Accept or Reject

March 13, 2009

Final paper deadline

March 20, 2009

Paper accepted pending changes deadline

March 27, 2009

Paper accepted pending changes notification Accept or Reject

April 3, 2009

Author Registration, Proceedings Fee, and Copyright Transfer Deadline

June 14, 2009

ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Opens

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division seeks presentations and invites submission of abstracts. We encourage abstracts and papers on any topic related to biological and agricultural engineering education, including educational theory and practice in biological, agricultural, food, natural resource, and/ or biosystems engineering. Potential topics of interest include problem-based learning, laboratory exercises, cooperative learning, technology transfer, industrial collaborations, experiences for undergraduates,cooperative education and internships,engineering design,capstone projects, curricular design and development, textbooks and teaching methods, assessment methods, new educational topics, novel delivery methods, online and distance education, and other topics as appropriate.

This year the division is sponsoring four sessions: Biology in Engineering Education; Advances and Innovations in Biological and Agricultural Engineering Education I; Advances and Innovations in Biological and Agricultural Engineering Education II; and the Roundtable on BAE education, student recruiting, and retention. The roundtable will be a forum for presenting works in progress that have not yet grown into a full study or paper.

Abstracts should be approximately 500 words in length and provide a clear statement of the objective, its relevance to the biological and agricultural engineering community, assessment methods, results and next steps.

For more information, contact the program chair: Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, USDA-ARS, North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, 2923 Medary Avenue, Brookings, SD 57006; (605) 693-5248, e-mail: krosentr@ngirl.ars. usda.gov.

The Biomedical Engineering Division invites papers. Engineers and scientists in academia and industry from across the world are encouraged to submit papers on any relevant topic on biomedical engineering education including innovative pedagogies, integration of quantitative modeling/simulation into courses, creative uses of technology in the classroom, integration of design within a curriculum, globalization, experiential learning (clinical,research,industrial and service),gender and underrepresented minority issues/opportunities, and novel methods for assessment of student learning. …