2013 ASEE NORTH MIDWEST SECTION CONFERENCE
Hosted by North Dakota State University, at the Fargo Holiday Inn,
Fargo, North Dakota, October 17-18, 2013
THEME: CAN ENGINEERING EDUCATION BE LIFE CHANGING?
Engineering faculty face new challenges every day. These challenges are threefold: (1) the ever-changing science and technology of their discipline, (2) the unpredictable changes in student culture, and (3) the evolving expectations of the academic career and the society we serve.
Our students face challenges as well: (1) the changing demands of the world of work, (2) the unpredictable economy of the future, and (3) peer and family pressures to be successful in all aspects of life. The clash of these two worlds is the battleground of contemporary engineering education. How can faculty and students work together to create their futures? The ASEE North Midwest Section Conference at North Dakota State University will provide an opportunity for exploration of the problems and opportunities thus presented.
We hope to explore topics such as:
- The freshman experience
- Engineering design education
- Project-based learning, active learning, and the flip classroom
- On-line education
- Keeping pace with societal engineering needs
- Best practices according to the National Academy of Engineering
- New models and technologies for engineering education
- Transforming engineering education: what works
In the tradition of this conference, paper submissions and presentations on other engineering education or related topics are also encouraged. Conference papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be made available in electronic form.