Magazine article ASEE Prism

Students Chapter Updates

Magazine article ASEE Prism

Students Chapter Updates

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The ASEE Board of Directors recently named Ronald E, Barr as the director of student chapters. Barr, a professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, is also the UT-Austin student chapter advisor.

Student chapters are a small but important part of ASEE. Following are the activities of a few of the active student chapters. For more information on ASEE student chapters, please see the Web site at:

University of Michigan

At the University of Michigan (LM), the ASEE student chapter was the recipient of the Elaine Harden Award recognizing the engineering student society that best develops and motivates leadership and encourages services. Through the Graduate Pedagogy Initiative of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the student chapter was awarded more than $15,000 for the first year of a pilot project named the Engineering Teaching Development Institute (EDTI). EDTI is designed to improve the long-term teaching skills of engineering graduate student instructors.

To recognize outstanding student teaching throughout the UM College of Engineering, the student chapter held its 5th Annual Outstanding Student Instructor Awards (OSIA) on April 15, 1999.

Nominated by their students and course instructors, each winner received a $500 award and a one-year student membership to ASEE. The 1998-99 OSIA winners were: Gary Brouhard, Scott G. lAter, Pom Malakul, Dan Osborne, and Murat Ulasir The program featured a lecture entitled "Treat Your Students Like Your Children and Treat Your Children Like Your Students," by Professor Khalil Najafi. …

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