1. ED-DIV PROGRAMMING AT THE 2019 AICHE ANNUAL MEETING
EdDiv Programming for the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting in Orlando is highlighted below and on the EdDiv home page.
There will be numerous outstanding talks, including:
Young instructors, please come to our workshops like:
We will have a discussion of the freshman ChE experience in “How We Teach: First Year Students Survey Results” (Wednesday PM2) and we will be celebrating 10 years of EdDiv at “Education Division Plenary - Our 10 Year Anniversary” (Tuesday PM1). Come check out these and many, many more!
2. ED-DIV 10TH ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Education Division. Chemstations has made a generous donation in honor of our anniversary to reduce the cost of our dinner! Our dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 12th at 7-10 PM at Maggiano's Restaurant in Orlando.
The 2019 Award for Innovation in Chemical Engineering Education, sponsored by zyBooks, will be officially conferred to Peter Ludovice at the dinner.
Please register for the banquet no later than Wednesday, November 6th, via the Annual Meeting registration site. We look forward to celebrating with you!
3. ED-DIV ELECTION RESULTS
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 EdDiv election, and congratulations to the newly-elected, reelected, and promoted EdDiv officers!
Chair – Ben Davis
First Vice-Chair – Daniel Lepek
Second Vice-Chair – Christy Wheeler West
Secretary-Treasurer – Katie Cadwell
Director (reelect, 2020-2023) – Dan Burkey
Director (new, 2020-2023) – Jennifer Cole
4. CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Abstract submissions are OPEN for the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition to be held in beautiful Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 21-24, 2020. Abstracts are due before Monday, October 14, 2019: consider submitting to the Chemical Engineering Division, among others.
Registration is $720 if paid before April 8, but you can bring a student along for free! Email Matt Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Abstracts can be submitted here! See the Call for Papers and the Instructions for Authors.
5. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ED-DIV CURRICULUM SURVEY
The AIChE Education Division Survey Committee compiles and shares information about the current state of undergraduate education. This year, we are focusing on chemical engineering in the first year. We would be very grateful if you or another member of your department who is familiar with the first year courses would complete this survey. We hope that this survey can be fully completed in 15 minutes or less by one member of the department who is familiar with the course offerings.
To complete the survey, please follow this link: https://utulsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0eTFekeJaU9OD9b
A full pdf of the survey is available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wDI5TiPgICj4Y4R6yAyLthNz0bivqpBu/view?usp=sharing in case you wish to prepare answers in advance or collaborate with other instructors.
We appreciate your participation by Oct. 14, 2019, so we can prepare our presentation for the Annual Meeting.
Previous recent surveys have been on Unit Operations Laboratory, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics, Design, Transport, Controls, Mass and Energy Balances, and the curriculum as a whole. Our collected publications archive is available through this Google drive link. Questions? Please contact Laura Ford (committee chair) at email@example.com. Thank you for your help!
6. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: AICHE K-12 STEM SHOWCASE
AIChE is excited to announce the debut of the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase — set to take place on Sunday, November 10 during the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting and AIChE Annual Student Conference in Orlando, FL – and we need your help to make the event a success!
During the AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase, K–12 students, along with their parents and educators, will receive an introduction to STEM and insight into a few different STEM career paths, interact with STEM experiments being led by teams of AIChE members, learn more about Chemical Engineering over lunch with real life ChemEs, and cheer on college students competing in the 21st AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition. The AIChE K-12 STEM Showcase will be totally free for K-12 students, parents, and teachers, and AIChE is looking to attract 100-200 local K-12 aged students to this event.
Here’s how YOU can help:
Questions? Contact Emily Miksiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 <email@example.com> 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 .