Salt Lake City, Utah
June 20, 2004
June 20, 2004
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ASEE Student Chapters: Avenues for Promoting Future Engineering Educators
Elaine R. Chan, Sean P. Holleran, Alan J. H. McGaughey, Chadwick C. Rasmussen University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Abstract The University of Michigan (UM) ASEE Student Chapter continues to thrive as an active graduate student organization dedicated to providing a forum for furthering excellence in engineering education. The organization sponsors numerous events to help graduate students prepare for careers in academia, to help undergraduate students prepare for graduate school, and to support the involvement of underrepresented minorities in higher education. In this paper we highlight the activities of the ASEE student chapter at UM and demonstrate the important role that the student chapter has in promoting the nation’s future engineering educators. The strategies employed by the student chapter to sustain viability will also be presented to encourage the formation and growth of ASEE student chapters at other institutions, and thereby build upon the mission of the national ASEE organization to develop the nation’s future engineering educators.
Introduction The UM ASEE Student Chapter was established in 1994 as a graduate student-based organization dedicated to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. The student chapter has maintained an active presence in the College of Engineering community and has matured into one of the most active ASEE student chapters in the nation1. The student chapter at UM provides a variety of services to achieve its three primary missions: – prepare graduate students in their pursuits of careers in academia – inform undergraduate students about graduate education and prepare them in their pursuits of graduate school – support the involvement of underrepresented minorities in higher education2. Through these activities, the student chapter contributes to the continuous improvement of the educational environment in engineering and functions as a fundamental channel for cultivating the nation’s future engineering educators. Here, we describe the student chapter’s activities and illustrate how they contribute to the development of prospective engineering educators. The strategies employed to encourage student member participation and sustain chapter viability will also be discussed. This information is provided as a resource for those interested in initiating or renewing ASEE student chapters at other institutions.
Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright „ 2004, American Society for Engineering Education
Holleran, S., & Chan, E., & Rasmussen, C., & McGaughey, A. (2004, June), Asee Student Chapters: Avenues For Promoting Future Engineering Educators Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/12980
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