Academic Year 2016-2017
ASEE Breakfast Chats (ABC’s)
Friday, Mar 3, 2017, 9:30-10:30am, Location: 550-126. Discussion led by Prof. Edward Berger titled “Understanding Student Use of Worked Examples to Support Problem Solving via Real-Time Measurements of Problem-Solving Events”
Friday, Feb 3, 2017, 9:30-10:30am, Location: 550-126. Discussion led by Prof. Carl Wieman titled “Teaching engineering and science students how to think”
Friday, Dec 2, 2016, 9:00-10:00am, Location: 550-126. Discussion led by Prof. Joyce Main titled “Diversity across Engineering Disciplines: Factors that Influence Student Major Choice”
Friday, Nov. 6, 2016, 9:30-10:30am, Location: 550-126. Discussion led by Michael Flynn titled “Student-Centered Learning Goals and Authentic Assessment”
Friday, Oct. 2, 2016, 9:30-10:30am, Location: 550-126. Discussion led by Prof. Sheri Sheppard titled “How to Create a Welcome Mat.”
WISE and ASEE co-sponsored event (Wednesday, October 26rd, 4:30-5:45pm):
“Why are some STEM fields less gender balanced than others?” by Sapna Cheryan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington.
Academic Year 2015-2016
ASEE Breakfast Chats (ABC’s)
Friday, May 6, 2016, 9-10am, Location: Physics and Astrophysics Building (PAB) room 102/103. Join us for a discussion about service learning!
Friday, April 1, 2016, 9-10am, Location: Physics and Astrophysics Building (PAB) room 102/103. Join us for a discussion about ABET led by Professor Sheri Sheppard.
Friday, March 4, 2016, 9-10am, Location: Physics and Astrophysics Building (PAB) room 102/103. Discussion led by Vera Michalchik and Nicholas Wilson titled “Structuring authentic open-ended inquiry in an undergraduate science lab course”
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, 9-10am, Location: Physics and Astrophysics Building (PAB) room 102/103. Discussion led by Dr. Tonya Nilsson from the Civil Engineering department at Santa Clara University titled “Putting the Pieces Together: How to Create Significant Learning Opportunities”
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, 9-10am, Location: Physics and Astrophysics Building (PAB) room 102/103. Discussion led by Beth Rieken and Helen L. Chen from the Designing Education Lab in the Center for Design Research within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University titled “Promoting Reflection and Reflection Activities in Engineering Education.”
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 9-10am, Location: Physics and Astrophysics Building (PAB) room 102/103. Discussion led by Allison Fink, Manager, Content Strategy at Coursera titled “Understanding Learner Preferences: MOOC Content and Platform.”
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, 9-10am, Location: Y2E2 382. Discussion led by Barbara A. Karanian titled “Conversational Storytelling: Engage in the Classroom and in the Boardroom.”
5th Annual ASEE Engineering Education Colloquium, April 7th, 4-7pm, Tressider Oak Lounge. Flyer here: https://goo.gl/A0pXpT
This event will feature a Keynote address by Dr. Cynthia J. Atman. The colloquium will also feature invited speakers: Dr. Natasha Holmes and Dr.Shoba Krishnan. An Industry-Academic panel focused on “Designing the Engineer” with Dean Farouk Dey (Stanford University), Connie Henshall (Lockheed Martin), Dr. Pamela Hinds (Stanford University) moderated by Dean Persis Drell.
Fall Kick-off Meeting Do you have suggestions for topics, speakers, or events you would like to see at our ASEE events? We will hosting a social hour on Wednesday October 7th at 4:30 pm to get your input as we plan our many events for this academic year. Come share your thoughts and meet our community! Location: 3rd floor patio of Y2E2.
WISE and ASEE co-sponsored event (Wednesday, September 23rd, 1:30-2:30pm):
“Disrupting the Pipeline: Critical Analyses of Student Pathways Through Postsecondary STEM Education” by Heather Metcalf, Ph.D., Director of Research for the Association of Women in Science
Academic Year 2014-2015
4th Annual ASEE Engineering Education Colloquium, April 21st, 4-7pm. Theme: “Learning by Doing.” This event will feature a Keynote address by Professor Carl Wieman. The colloquium will also feature invited speakers: Paulo Blikstein and Stacy Gleixner as well as panelists: Sarah Parikh, Nikos Moutros, and Tonya Nilsson, moderated by Sheri Sheppard. Program here: http://goo.gl/J6jjn8
- Carl Wieman’s extended presentation: http://goo.gl/wCpVxa
- Stacy Gleixner’s presentation: http://goo.gl/XXr0aa
ASEE Journal Club Meetings
- Thursday, February 19th, 2015, 4:15pm-5:15pm in Huang 305: Discussing “The ABET ‘Professional Skills’ – Can They Be Taught? Can They Be Assessed?” by Shuman, Besterfield-Sacre, and McGourty
- Thursday, January 22nd, 2015, 4:15pm-5:15pm in Y2E2 rm 105: Discussing “Motivating Learners: A primer for Engineering Teaching Assistants” by Torres-Ayala and Herman
ASEE Breakfsat Chats (ABC’s
- Friday, April 3rd, 2015, 9-10am, Location: Huang 305: “A high enrollment introductory biology lab course improves how students “think as a scientist” in the context of an authentic research project. ” Discussion led by Professor Tim Stearns
- Friday, March 6th, 2015, 9-10am: “Online Learning: The Udacious approach” Location: Huang 305 with a discussion led by Adarsh Nair of Udacity.
- Friday, February 6th, 2015, 9-10am: “Getting past the hot air in a hot field: Disambiguating ‘Data Science’” Location: Y2E2 105 with a discussion led by Ryan George of Coursera, Inc.
- Friday, January 9th, 2015, 9-10am, Huang Rm.305 Presentation led by Tim Randazzo of Stanford’s Center for Teaching and Learning on “How Prior Knowledge Affects Student Learning”
- Friday, December 5th, 2014, 9-10am, Huang Rm.305 Presentation by Prof. Sheri Sheppard, Stanford Designing Education Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Friday, November 7th from 9-10am, Y2E2 105 with a discussion led by Yoichi Shiga titled “Gender roles and student teams.”
- Friday, October 3rd, 2014, 9-10am, Huang 305, Presentation by Dennis Sun, “The Evidence for Peer Assessment” Peer assessment is the practice of having students grade one another. How accurate are peer grades? How can it be implemented in practice? Do students learn from reading one another’s responses?
Academic Year 2013-2014
ASEE HAPPY HOUR (Tuesday, May 20th, 5:45-7pm)- Please join us for a time of hanging out, with drinks and food to enjoy. Even if you haven’t done anything with us before, this will be a great time to meet people with a common interest in STEM education. Lots of fun and totally chill. Location: Courtyard of Green Earth Sciences Building.
(Spring 2014, April 17th) 3rd Annual Engineering Colloquium: ”The science of learning: evidence based teaching in STEM education.” This event featured a Keynote address by Paul Doherty, co-director of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute. The colloquium featured the following invited speakers and panelists: Tim Stearns, Bertrand Schneider, Candace Thille, Dan Schwartz, Eric Eslinger, and Jennifer Wang.
(Spring 2014, Feb. 18th) ASEE Info Session. Location: Huang Room 305.
ABCs: ASEE Breakfast Chats
- Friday Nov. 8th, 2013, 9-10am, “Active Learning in STEM Courses,” Led by Midori Greenwood-Goodwin. Location: Huang Room 305. We discussed points from the following papers: Active Learning: An Introduction, Does Active Learning Work? A Review of the Literature, Improved Learning in a Large-Enrollment Physics Class
- Friday Dec. 6th, 2014, 9-10am, “Current Themes in Engineering Education” led by Sheri Sheppard and Samantha Brunhaver. Location: Huang Room 305. We discussed points from the following texts: Scholarship Reconsidered – Boyer Teaching Engineering – Wakat How Learning Works – Ambrose, et al.
- Friday Jan. 10th, 2014, 9-10am, “Motivation Matters: Engaging Students in Science and Engineering Courses” Led by Angela Harris. Location: Huang Room 305.
- Friday Feb. 7th, 2014, 9-10am, “Perspectives in Assistive Technology” led by David L. Jaffe. Location: Huang Room 305.
- Friday March 7th, 2014, 9-10am, “Engineering Empathy: What Sheldon Cooper can teach us about Product Design” led by Mark Schar. Location: Huang Room 305.
- Friday April 4th, 2014, 9-10am, “A statistical look at diversity in STEM education” led by Pat Burchat. Location: Huang Room 305. Slides HERE. If you would like to hear more from Dr. Burchat on diversity, also check out clips from an ASEE interview with her on the topic HERE.
- Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 9-10am,“Getting Online: Student engagement strategies for MOOCs” Corbin Schrader: Coursera. Location: Huang Room 305.
Academic Year 2012-2013
(Spring 2013) ENGR313 Seminar: “Topics in Science and Engineering Education: Dynamic Course Design.” Co-led by Midori Greenwood-Goodwin and Michael Barako
(May 2nd, 2013) Guest Lecture: “Motivation Matters! A Mixed Methods Study on Teaching Teamwork and Communication Skills in Core Engineering Courses.” Led by Dr. Holly Matusovich (Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech)
(October 12th, 2012) Annual Engineering Colloquium: “Creating Effective Learning Spaces.” Keynote speaker: Matt Ohland (Professor, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University)
Academic Year 2011-2012
(Spring 2012) ENGR313 Seminar: “Topics in Engineering Education: Assessment in Engineering Education.” Co-led by Katherine Steele and Samantha Brunhaver.
(March 1st, 2012) Guest Lecture: “Extending our Reach: What Engineers Can Do to Influence National Education Policy.” Linda P.B. Katehi (Chancellor, UC Davis)
(November 30th, 2011) Panel Discussion: “The Role of Industry in Engineering Education.” Moderator: Brad Osgood (Stanford), with panelists Mahantesh Hiremath (Space Systems/Loral, Santa Clara University), Bruce Jurcevich (Lockheed Martin), and Stephen Eglash (Stanford)