FIE 2006 continues a long tradition of promoting the widespread dissemination of innovations that
improve computer science, engineering, and technology (CSET) education. FIE is a major annual
international conference devoted to improvements in CSET education.
CSET education faces significant challenges in crossing international, cultural, and social borders in order to expand the pool of those entering CSET education and prepare our graduates to be successful in the global economy with diverse groups of people. Successfully addressing these issues will require innovative solutions including use of new pedagogies and approaches that improve student learning; partnerships among academia, industry, government, and K-12 educators; and curricular reform. In 2006 in the border city of San Diego, the Frontiers in Education conference planners are especially interested in abstracts that address issues related to how CSET education can identify and surmount international, cultural, and social borders.
The FIE technical program will include paper presentations, panels, special sessions, and workshops. Abstracts are being solicited for contributed peer-reviewed full papers and works-in-progress. Proposals also are invited for panels, special sessions, workshops,typical
Papers, Works in Progress, Panels, etc.
For more information about FIE 2006 see:
| Revista Iberoamericana electrónica de Tecnologías del Aprendizaje
||AdCom Member and Chair of the IEEE-Spain Education Society Chapter, Manuel Castro, has proposed
the creation of a Spanish/Portugese language online peer reviewed publication.
Manuel's On-Going Report to the AdCom is available online. The title of this proposed publication is: IEEE RITA
(Revista Iberoamericana electrónica de Tecnologías del Aprendizaje), which will be the Latin-American/Spain Learning
Technologies Electronic Journal.
The objective of the proposed journal is to serve as means of scientific interchange of
research that is being carried out in the Spain, Portugal, the Latin American world and countries where Spanish/Portugese is spoken. Specifically, the publication will use
the Spanish and Portuguese languages as communication vehicles within the field of Learning Technologies.
| EdSoc Sponsors IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award Nominations
The IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award is a Technical Field Award of the Institute established by the Board of Directors in 1990 to honor teachers of electrical and electronics engineering and the related disciplines, 'for inspirational teaching of undergraduate students in the fields of interest of the IEEE.'
A primary goal of the IEEE is to ensure that the Institute Awards Program provides due recognition for superior achievement in the engineering profession. To that end, and in response to the desire of the membership, the Awards Board, and Board of Directors that the field of education be more broadly recognized, this award for undergraduate teaching was added to the Awards Program.
Selection criteria include such contributions as curriculum development, authorship of course materials, involvement with students and faculty in advisory capacities, as well as 'attracting students to engineering and scientific professions, and preparing them for effective careers in engineering and the sciences.'
Recipient selection is administered by the IEEE Awards Board through the Technical Field Awards Council. It is presented to an individual only.
The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate and honorarium.
| The Education Society has assumed the sponsorship for the highly
prestigious IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award. |
Nomination Deadline - January 31, 2006
For more information about this award go to the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award Web page.
| Jacek Zurada appointed to the Administrative Committee
| Jacek M. Zurada, Chair and Professor of
Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the University of Louisville, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Society's Administrative
Committee at the October 21st meeting.
He succeeds John Orr who resigned his position to assume the office of Society Secretary.
Currently, Jacek is the President of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 2005 TAB Newsletter
Chairman, Newsletters Committee Periodicals Committee member, was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Neural
(1998-2003), and is an IEEE Fellow.
| Administrative Committee Holds Elections at FIE 2005 in Indianapolis
||The Nominating Committee, chaired by Past President David Kerns with Ted Batchman, Manuel Castro,
Patricia Daniels, and Marion Hagler, submitted a slate of candidates for
election as president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The 2005 officers all ran for re-election and
were re-elected. The officers for 2006 are:
Daniel Litynski, President
Joseph Hughes, Vice President
John Orr, Secretary
James Sluss, Treasurer
Note: A Call For Nominations for all officer positions and all AdCom positions was posted on the Web site and sent to all
Education Society members via email. During the AdCom meeting, there was also an opportunity to offer nominations for the various
offices. No nominations were received from the general membership.
There was also an election for 4 At-Large Members of the Administrative Committee. All 4 members whose first terms expire on
December 31, 2005 were re-elected. The 4 At-large Members elected were:
| Chapter Happenings: Chapter Leaders at FIE
|Gary Spivey (left), Vice Chair of the recently formed IEEE-Oregon Education Society Chapter, takes some
time to relax during sessions at the Indianapolis FIE conference.
Gary and Chapter Chair James Morris have done a terrific job organizing an Education Society
Chapter in Oregon USA.
Mats Daniel, Chair of the Nordic Chapter, Manuel Castro, Chair of the Spain Chapter and AdCom member, Martin
Reisslein (right), Chair of the Phoenix Chapter, participated in the Indianapolis FIE conference. Chapter leaders
are very active in the Society's activities. IEEE-Philadelphia Chapter Chair and former Society President Victor Schutz (lower right) is a fixture at FIE conferences
and AdCom meetings; he has taken the lead in forming the new Philadelphia chapter.
|Michael Hoffman (left), a chapter leader from the IEEE-Germany Section, attended FIE
and provided useful information to EdSoc leaders in regard to the direction of the Education Society and its chapters. The German Chapter is
lead by Fanny Klett and is in its first year of operation. There are a number a terrific programs planned. For more information contact
Fanny Klett (Fanny.Klett@RZ.TU-Ilmenau.de)
(left to right)Tony Mitchell, AdCom Member
Trond Clausen, AdCom Member, Chapters Committee Vice Chair;
David Kerns, Jr. Past President and EdSoc Vice President Joseph Hughes;
James Sluss, Treasurer
The Society's Administrative Committee met in Indianapolis to discuss a
number of routine issues and some non-routine issues. Here are some of the highlights:
The Awards Committee recommended that the Society's Meritorious Service Award be named
after longtime Society leader Edwin C. Jones Jr. The Administrative Committee (AdCom) was very supportive of this action and
suportive of this action and approved this action unanimously. It is expected that the IEEE's Technical Activity Board Award Review Committee (TABARC) will approve the Edwin C. Jones Jr. Meritorious Service Award
at their next meeting.
The Chapters Committee asked for, and received, endorsement of two awards. One award is for
chapter leadership activity by a member and the other award is to recognize an outstanding chapter
for its activity. The committee also reported that we now have 50 chapters with more on the horizon; in May
2003 we had 9 chapters.
The Publications Committee requested that a publication review committee be formed to explore
such issues as: creating another peer-reviewed publication, expand the scope of the existing
publication, etc. The AdCom approved this action and a committee will be formed.
Dave Conner, the IEEE Transactions on Education Editor-in-Chief, requested that the President initiate a search for his
successor. Bill Sayle, the Editor of The Interface, also requested that a search for
his successor be initiated. An announcement for both positions will be forthcoming.
Susan Lord, AdCom Member, General Co-Chair FIE 2006
John Orr, EdSoc Secretary
Daniel Litynski, President
Wayne Johnson, AdCom Member
| EE Education July 2006 in Liverpool, England
||EE 2006 is dedicated to enhancing the quality of university
education in all engineering disciplines. It will serve as a forum for the sharing of innovative practice
and will showcase new ideas and research in learning, teaching and assessment. The conference will be of interest to those:
For further information go to the EE 2006 Web site.
- involved with teaching engineering in higher, further and secondary education
- supporting staff and students in engineering departments
- conducting research and development in engineering education
- developing policy and practice relevant to engineering education in professional institutions and government organisations
| Call For Submissions: Premier Award
Why create the PREMIER AWARD?
Multimedia courseware designed for engineering education is being developed by many academicians who deserve recognition for their outstanding contributions to enhancing engineering education. Too often these developers find little reward, either financially or institutionally, for their superb and time-demanding efforts. In addition, the use of multimedia technology in the classroom is expanding rapidly, yet many faculty integrating courseware into their classes are unsure of indications of quality.
The SYNTHESIS Coalition and NEEDS, along with our founding sponsor John Wiley & Sons, Inc., developed the PREMIER AWARD to promote successful courseware, as well as provide models of excellence for educators planning to incorporate or develop courseware in the future.
||The PREMIER AWARD for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware has been introduced to recognize high-quality,
non-commercial courseware designed to enhance engineering education.
For more information about the award see:
Premier Award Web site
| CFP: ICEE—July 2006—Puerto Rico
||Organized as an information dissemination and exchange forum, the
Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE) emphasizes the dissemination of information on state-of-the-art advances
in education and research, especially innovative approaches that link the two activities in addressing the
education goals of new engineers of the 21st century.
For more information about ICEE 2006 go to:
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