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Re-envisioning the Role of the Engineering Education Chapter at a Research-I Institution: Lessons from a Cross-disciplinary Model

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Student Division Technical Session 2

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Student

Tagged Topic

Diversity

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14

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https://peer.asee.org/30914

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12

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Beau Vezino University of Arizona

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Beau R. Vezino is a Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona’s College of Education. His focus is engineering and science education. Beau currently teaches the science/engineering methods course for pre-service teachers and works on several related research projects. Beau is certified K-12 teacher and holds a MS in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (2009) and a BS in Mechanical Engineering (2005). Beau’s research focus is on teaching engineering at the pre-college level. He is a founding member and vice president of UA chapter of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and is the curriculum writer and project coordinator for ENGR101 Middle School.

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Alexander M Alvarez University of Arizona Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Alex Alvarez is an MD/PhD student at the University of Arizona. His primary research area for the PhD in Biomedical Engineering is in ultrasound characterization of electrical signals in the heart. A secondary focus is on promoting and advocating for inclusion of all people of diverse backgrounds in engineering, science, and medicine - especially in educational spaces for these fields.

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Byron Hempel University of Arizona Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1410-1633

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Byron Hempel is a PhD graduate student at the University of Arizona, having received his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Kentucky and Masters in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Arizona. Working under Dr. Paul Blowers, Byron is focusing on improving the classroom environment in higher education by working in the flipped classroom. He is a University Fellow, a Mindful Ambassador, and Chair of the Graduate Student Working Group for the ASEE Chapter at the University of Arizona. In his "free time" he enjoys rock climbing.

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Christina Julianne Loera University of Arizona

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Samantha Davidson University of Arizona

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Savannah Boyd University of Arizona

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Graduate Student, Family Studies and Human Development

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Vignesh Subbian University of Arizona

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Vignesh Subbian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Systems & Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. His primary interests are biomedical informatics, healthcare systems engineering, and STEM integration.

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Abstract

Engineering Education Chapters at academic institutions are largely student-led, confined to engineering disciplines, and broadly aimed at promoting engineering and engineering education. Research and dissemination, and participation from faculty, staff, and non-engineering students and academic units in chapter activities are generally limited. In this paper, we describe a cross-college model of an ASEE chapter that includes an interdisciplinary network of faculty, staff, and students across colleges of engineering and education in a large Research I institution. The chapter consists of five working groups: (1) K-12 engineering education, (2) undergraduate engineering education, (3) graduate engineering education, and (4) diversity and inclusion in engineering, and (5) research and dissemination. Using a bottom-up model, the working groups drive the mission of the overall chapter and an executive committee enables implementation and evaluation of initiatives proposed by working groups. To better understand and define the role of engineering education chapters at comprehensive research institutions, we report preliminary results on programs proposed by each working group as well as a scoping review of impact and role of existing active and dormant chapters. This work will identify gaps and opportunities that engineering education chapters can address, including but not limited to, supporting and enriching the academic experience of engineering students.

Vezino, B., & Alvarez, A. M., & Hempel, B., & Loera, C. J., & Davidson, S., & Boyd, S., & Subbian, V. (2018, June), Re-envisioning the Role of the Engineering Education Chapter at a Research-I Institution: Lessons from a Cross-disciplinary Model Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30914

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