1. FROM THE PAST CHAIR
As 2020 begins, the EdDiv board is transitioning to new roles. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have served as Chair for the last two years. EdDiv is a vibrant and growing community that is truly a team effort. The 7 other elected members - Ben Davis, Daniel Lepek, Katie Cadwell, Taryn Bayles, Dan Burkey, Priscilla Hill, and Shannon Ciston - have done an outstanding job with programming and numerous committees. I look forward to serving the Division and its members for two more years as past chair and hosting you at the Division dinner at the Annual Meeting. Thank you to all!
- Matt Liberatore, Education Division Past Chair
2. CALL TO VOLUNTEER FOR ED-DIV
The EdDiv leadership summarized our activities for 2019 at the November business meeting in Orlando; the slides are available on the EdDiv web page. Within you will find the 27 EdDiv members volunteering their time on different initiatives, which exemplifies our community’s openness to new people, new ideas, and our ability to collaborate. Feel free to reach out to any of the board members if you would like to volunteer in 2020!
3. SUBMIT TO ED-DIV SESSIONS AT THE 2020 ANNUAL MEETING
The Call for Abstracts for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now open; PLEASE consider submitting to an Education Division session:
Free Forum on Engineering Education: First Year and Sophomore Year
Free Forum on Engineering Education: Junior and Senior Years
Poster Session: Chemical Engineering Education
Best Practices in Teaching Design (Steal this Design Project)
Communication Skills for Students and Academic Professionals
Computing and Data Science in ChE Education: In Honor of Fred Justice's Contributions to the Education Division
Facilitating Faculty and Student Success: Tips on Advising, Mentoring, Supporting, and Retaining Talent
Incorporating Sustainability and Social Responsibility Topics in ChE Courses and Curriculum
New Approaches to Active Learning and Student Engagement
Off the Beaten Path: Co-ops, Internships, Study Abroad and other Academic Pathways
There's No I in TEAM: Teamwork Dynamics, Inclusive Practices, and Conflict Resolution
Unit Operations: Experiments, Labs, Demos, and Hands-on Activities
This is an opportunity to share your work with others in your community, so please write a short abstract about your great ideas and come participate! Submissions are though the AIChE website, and will be open through Wednesday, April 8. In addition to the above sessions, EdDiv will be sponsoring/co-sponsoring numerous invited sessions and workshops. A full list of tentative EdDiv sessions can be viewed in the AIChE conference website.
- Daniel Lepek, Education Division 1st Vice Chair
4. SAVE THE DATE: ED-DIV WEBINAR
Please hold a spot in your calendar for the next EdDiv webinar on Februrary 11, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 pm (Central), hosted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on the topic of “Teaching Computational Skills for Chemical Engineers.” Further details for signing up for the webinar will be provided in the February announcements. All EdDiv webinars are also archived in the AIChE Academy.
5. SUBMITTING ED-DIV ANNOUNCEMENTS
To submit an EdDiv announcement, please prepare a maximum of a 2-3 paragraph description including any relevant URLs and contact information as well as a subject line. Do not include any attachments. Email this information to Katie Cadwell <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the email heading “For EdDiv Announcements.” Announcements will be sent out near the beginning of each month. Each announcement will be included once, unless otherwise requested. Announcements will also be recorded on the Division website: http://www.aiche.org/community/sites/divisions-forums/education-division .===========================================================