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Asee Student Chapters: From Student Members To Faculty

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.206.1 - 6.206.8



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Chris Lorenz

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Trevor Harding

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Jennifer Kadlowec

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Kurt DeGoede

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Session 3230

ASEE Student Chapters: From Student Members to Faculty

Jennifer Kadlowec1, Kurt DeGoede2, Trevor Harding3, Chris Lorenz4 1 Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ / 2Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA/ 3 4 Kettering University, Flint, MI / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


The University of Michigan Student Chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education has grown from a small core group of founding members, who organized panel discussions for the graduate student community, into a flourishing student organization, which continues to grow in membership and events. The purpose of this paper is to promote graduate student chapters of the ASEE and demonstrate the positive impact that student member participation has had, particularly for those who have recently entered academia. Many events and activities of the University of Michigan Student Chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education (UM-ASEE Student Chapter) will be highlighted. The events range from brown bag lunches, panel discussions and student instructor awards to distinguished lectures, workshops and participation in the ASEE Annual Conferences. The benefits of the events along with the leadership and networking opportunities for students are discussed from the perspective of current student members and recent graduates, who are now college faculty. The chapter events and opportunities are provided as suggestions that other ASEE Student Chapters or similar student organizations may benefit from as well.


The ASEE Student Chapter at the University of Michigan began in 1994 as a student-based organization committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. This was to be accomplished by providing services to prepare members for a career in academia, educating undergraduate students about graduate education and encouraging involvement of underrepresented minority groups in academia and graduate school.

In 1994, a core group of students and faculty advisor, Dr. Susan Montgomery, worked to establish the UM-ASEE Student Chapter. The process consisted of developing a framework and constitution, becoming a recognized student organization on campus and chapter of the American

“Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2001, American Society for Engineering Education”

Lorenz, C., & Harding, T., & Kadlowec, J., & DeGoede, K. (2001, June), Asee Student Chapters: From Student Members To Faculty Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--8918

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