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1. From the Chair: Engaging with EdDiv at the Annual Meeting
2. From the Vice-Chair: Programming at the 2018 Annual Meeting
3. Volunteers Needed: AIChE National Student Paper Competition
4. Volunteers Needed: Undergraduate Student Poster Competition
5. Call for Participation: EdDiv Curriculum Survey
6. Fuels & Petrochemicals Division Scholarship
7. Instructions for submitting EdDiv announcements
1. FROM THE CHAIR: ENGAGING WITH ED-DIV AT THE ANNUAL MEETING
In addition to get programming, the Education Division offers many other opportunities to be engaged at the Annual Meeting.
1. Our one off-site, ticketed event is the Education Division Dinner on Tuesday evening October 30th. We will honor our award winners, and enjoy dinner with colleagues and friends new and old. Specifically, the award winners this year are: Milo Koretsky, Oregon State University, will receive the Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Research - sponsored by Chemstations; Lucas Landherr, Northeastern University, will receive the Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education - sponsored by zyBooks; and Laura Ford, University of Tulsa will receive the Award for Service to Chemical Engineering Education. Please note that you must register for the Education Division Dinner no later than October 16. After that, ticketed members will receive a menu selection with instructions for replying, due October 20.
2. Our Division Programming meeting will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Room 411. Learn about next year’s program and volunteer to chair a session.
3. Our Division Business meeting will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 05:50 PM - 06:50 PM in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Room 411. Learn about the past and present business and operations of the Division, ask questions, and help craft the future of the Education Division.
Please let me know if you have questions or feedback before or after any of these events.
Matt Liberatore, Education Division Chair 2018-2019
2. FROM THE VICE CHAIR: PROGRAMMING AT THE 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
The Education Division/Group 04 programming schedule for the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh is on the EdDiv web page (in “Files” tab).
There will be outstanding talks including "Ten Years in the Trenches: An Updated Suite of Scenario-Based Academic Integrity Videos" (Mon AM), "Revealing the Decision-Making Processes of ChE Students in Process Safety Contexts" (Monday PM1), and "Act Now! Operators Are Standing By: Student Pitch Videos" (Tue AM). Young instructors, please come to our workshops like "Career Planning for Prospective Faculty" (Sun AM) and "Effective Teaching for New or Prospective Faculty" (Sun PM2). This year we are also offering course-focused sessions on Thermodynamics (Wed PM2) and Design (Wed PM1). Come check it out!
3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: AICHE NATIONAL STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
The Student Paper Competition at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh is in need of volunteer judges to listen to student presentations, ask questions, and help select the winners. The session will be held on Monday, October 29 from 8:00 am – 10:30 am in Room 410 of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. A student winner from each regional AIChE student conference will be presenting their paper. These are always well-prepared and interesting talks.
Anyone interested in judging should contact Douglas Ludlow at email@example.com.
4. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION
The Undergraduate Student Poster Competition at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh is in need of volunteer judges to listen to student presentations, ask questions, and help select the winners. The session will be held on Monday, October 29 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm in Convention Center Hall B of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This is a great chance to learn about student research across dozens of topical areas and to provide a great service to the community.
Anyone interested in judging can sign up directly through AIChE Engage.
5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ED-DIV CURRICULUM SURVEY
The AIChE Education Division Survey Committee seeks to compile and share useful information about the state of the chemical engineering curriculum. This year, we want to capture the current state of Thermodynamics. We would be very grateful if you or a member of your department who is familiar with the thermodynamics content and curriculum would complete this survey. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and asks about course content, course sequence, and teaching approach for thermodynamics/similar courses.
To complete the survey, please follow this link:
We would appreciate having your responses by October 6, 2018. We sent this request to the ChemE Chairs listserv last week, so you may have completed this already. But if not, we’d really appreciate your help!
We invite you to join us for the preliminary results from this survey at the upcoming AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh:
Survey Results and Best Practices: Thermodynamics
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 3:30-6:00pm
David L. Lawrence Convention Center Room 405
Final results will be shared and published in the proceedings of the June 2019 ASEE meeting in Tampa. The results of our 2017/18 survey on Unit Operations laboratories are available here: https://peer.asee.org/how-we-teach-unit-operations-laboratory. Our 2016/17 survey, on the chemical engineering curriculum as a whole, was written up for the ASEE Conference and is available for download here: https://peer.asee.org/the-state-of-the-chemical-engineering-curriculum-report-from-the-2016-survey. For the “curriculum” survey, a complimentary project considering course offerings at all US ABET accredited institutions was conducted by Voronov, Basra, Obuskovic, Simon, Barat, and Bilgili and published in Education for Chemical Engineers: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1749772816300768.
Margot Vigeant, Chair, AIChE EdDiv Survey Committee, Bucknell University
Kevin Dahm, Rowan University
Laura Ford, University of Tulsa
Lucas Landherr, Northeastern University
David Silverstein, University of Kentucky
Christy West, University of South Alabama
6. FUELS & PETROCHEMICALS DIVISION UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
The Fuels and Petrochemicals Division of AIChE (F&PD) is pleased to announce a new sponsorship for up to two $1,000 one-time awards to exemplary undergraduate students in the major of Chemical Engineering. The applicants must apply and submit an original essay which discusses how Chemical Engineers impact & contribute to the Fuels & Petrochemicals Industry. Details on this opportunity are announced on the F&PD website. Application packages are due October 19th 2018.
We kindly request your assistance in advertising this scholarship program to eligible college students and hope you encourage them to apply. F&PD continues to work toward increasing the number of highly talented new chemical engineering graduates entering the field of fuels and petrochemicals. For more information, please visit the F&PD website or feel free to contact one of us below.
Professor Sheima Khatib William C. Rooney
Texas Tech University Honeywell UOP
F&PD Scholarship Coordinator F&PD Chair
+1 806-834-1590 +1 847-391-2281
7. 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 .