EdSoc Elects Officers for 2007—Hughes, Lord, and Mitchell
New IEEE Transactions on Education Editor-in-Chief Appointed
Getting Published in the IEEE Transactions on Education!
Frontiers in Education 2006 Conference a Huge Success!
Gulf Cooperation Council Forms Expanded Chapter
Saudi Arabia: King Fahd University offers Masters and Doctoral Scholarships
2006 EdSoc Award Winners Receive Recognition
IEEE-Spain: EdSoc's Largest Chapter Moves Forward
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| EdSoc Elects Officers for 2007—Hughes, Lord, and Mitchell
|At its October meeting the Administrative Committee (AdCom) elected officers for
Joseph L.A. Hughes from the Georgia Institute of Technology USA, was elected President, Susan Lord from the University
of San Diego USA was elected Vice President, and, Tony Mitchell from North Carolina State University
USA was elected Secretary.
|"I am looking forward to a number of new initiatives and a revised Strategic Plan for the Society"
Joseph L.A. Hughes (right), EdSoc President-elect
||2007 President Dr. Joseph Hughes (left), an IEEE Fellow, has served as an evaluator for
EAC-ABET and CoC-SACS accreditations. He was a
principal author/editor on the IEEE-CS/ACM Computing Curricula joint task force to define a computer
engineering body of knowledge and curriculum guidelines.
He has been a consultant on assessment,
accreditation, and other academic issues for Purdue University; the Universities of Connecticut, North
Texas, South Florida, and West Florida; Michigan Technological University; The World Bank’s African
Virtual University project; and American University in Dubai. He was Chair of the ECE Division of ASEE in
2001-02, following terms as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice-Chair/Program Chair, and received the Division’s
2005 ECE Distinguished Educator Award. He was the General Chair for FIE 2004 and is Judging Co-Chair for
the 2008 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
|2007 Vice President Dr. Susan Lord received a B. S. with distinction in Electrical Engineering
and Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical
Engineering from Stanford University. Her teaching and research interests include electronics,
optoelectronic materials and devices, service-learning, feminist pedagogy, and first year engineering
courses. From 1993-1997, Dr. Lord taught at Bucknell University.
She is currently an Associate Professor
of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego (USD). She has been awarded NSF CAREER and ILI
grants and named the 2004 USD Faculty Woman of Impact. Dr. Lord has worked at SPAWAR Systems Center, NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center, AT&T, and General Motors. She is a member of the IEEE, ASEE, SWE, and Tau
Beta Pi. She has served on the national administrative boards of the IEEE Education Society and the ASEE
Education and Research Methods (ERM) Division. She served as a 2005 FIE program co-chair for IEEE Education
Society and 2006 FIE co-general chair.
||2007 Secretary Dr. Tony L. Mitchell, a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the US Air Force, earned degrees in Math
from NC Agricultural &
Technical State University (B.S.), Computer Science from Georgia Tech (M.S.), and Electrical & Computer
Engineering from North Carolina State University (Ph.D.). Currently he is Assistant Dean for Student
Services, Director, Minority Engineering Programs, and Associate Professor of ECE at North Carolina
Other assignments include Professor and Chairman of Electrical Engineering at NC A&T State University,
Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head of Mathematics at the United State Air Force Academy.
In 1994 and 1995, Dr. Mitchell worked on educational sabbatical to the National Science Foundation where
his responsibilities included managing research programs and awards to minority institutions.
Dr. Mitchell is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and member of Sigma Xi and ASEE. He is ending two
consecutive three-year terms on the IEEE Education Society Administrative Council. Dr. Mitchell was
appointed in 2004 by the Governor of NC to a five-year term to the North Carolina State Board of
Examiners of Electrical Contractors.
| New IEEE Transactions on Education Editor-in-Chief Appointed
Current Editor-in-Chief, David Conner stated: "I am pleased to announce my successor as
IEEE Transaction on Education (TE) Editor-in-Chief; my successor is Dr. Charles B.
Fleddermann." He currently serves as the Gardner-Zemke Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Associate Dean of
Engineering for Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico.
He has served as an Associate Editor under two TE EICs and has made
significant contributions to the TE editorial environment.
Fleddermann will officially assume EIC duties on 1 July 2007. In the
interim, he will (1) serve as co-chair of an Education Society committee
that will analyze present Education Society publications and propose the
future direction that Education Society publications should take, (2)
oversee the TE Manuscript Central (MC) transition from v1.8 to v3 (to be
effective 1 July 2007), (3) restructure and recruit the TE Associate
Editor staff that will work with him during his tenure as EIC, (4) begin
determining Special Issues that will be published during his editorship,
and (5) begin formulating long-term TE publication policy that will be
in effect during his editorship.
| Our IEEE Transactions on Education—Get Published There!
|The purpose of the
IEEE Transactions on Education is to publish scholarly
peer-reviewed articles dealing with: educational methods, technology, and programs; history of technology;
and the impact of evolving research on education.
Being published is, often, a critical item for college professors when being evaluated for tenure, applying for competitive grants, and
for moving-up the academic food chain. In a May 2004 interview, former Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions,
Ted Batchman (right), revealed his perspective on
Getting Published in the IEEE Transactions on Education. If you'd like to submit a manuscript for consideration, refer to the
| Frontiers in Education 2006 Conference a Huge Success!
||The 2006 Frontiers in Education Conference
(FIE 2006) continued 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. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about new
developments in CSET education, and interacting with colleagues.
The FIE technical program included paper presentations, panels, special sessions, workshops, peer-reviewed
full papers and works-in-progress by experts in our field.
Susan M. Lord, University of San Diego and David T. Hayhurst, San Diego State University, the
FIE06 General Co-chairs state that the:
"Frontiers in Education conferences rely almost exclusively on passionate educators who devote significant
energy and volunteer their time to make each year’s conference a success. As conference co-chairs, we would like
to recognize a few individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to this year’s conference."
The General Co-Chairs continue to note that: "were fortunate to have an excellent group of program co-chairs who have assembled an
exciting technical program. Ann Gates, Elizabeth Eschenbach, and Melinda Piket-May did a great job of
handling the papers and WIPs from the review process to placing papers in sessions and finding session
chairs. We appreciate the many hours that they dedicated to this monumental task, their creativity, and
their willingness to stick with it. Ron Miller did a superb job as Special Sessions Chair and went above and
beyond by taking over the coordination of panels and workshops as well.
The General Co-Chairs also note that Bob Hofinger (in photo below) continued his tradition of doing an excellent job as Exhibits Chair.
Once again, Russ Meier handled the New Faculty Fellows program splendidly. We also thank Joe Hughes for his
service in his second year as Awards Chair. We particularly appreciate the efforts of outgoing FIE Steering
Committee Chair Jane Prey in support of FIE06.
Special thanks to Mary Heberling and her staff at University of Kansas Continuing Education.
Since 2000, they have handled the conference logistics and shown immense dedication to FIE. We appreciate
their tireless efforts in keeping us on track for FIE06. We simply could not have produced this conference
without their professional, proficient, and cheerful assistance. We will miss our weekly conference calls
We are grateful to Goranka Bjedov and Dan Budny for their hard work in the huge task of
maintaining the website and providing support for the electronic abstract submission, paper review, and
production of the final proceedings on CD.
Finally, we would like to thank our families who have patiently supported us throughout the years of
planning for this event. Special thanks to Victor Chang, Marissa Rose Chang, and Kyrielle Lord!
||Bob Hofinger (far left) a longtime FIE leader is seen staffing the FIE
2007 booth. |
Fanny Klett, the EdSoc Chapter Chair in IEEE-Germany, and Manuel Castro, the former Chair of
the IEEE-Spain EdSoc Chapter were powerful speakers at the FIE.
Luis O. Jimenez (right), Puerto Rico,
delivers a gripping presentation about ethics.
||Western Puerto Rico Chapter Chair, Efrain O'Neill (left), listens attentively to one of the many
presentations at the FIE conference. |
Dante Del Corso (center), a leader of the Education Society Chapter in the Italy Section, pauses for
a moment at one of the FIE luncheons.
In the rightmost photo, 2007 IEEE President, Leah Jamieson
(left), chats with EdSoc President, Daniel Litynski before the awards ceremony.
||Norman L. Fortenberry (left), Director, National Academy of Engineering, delivers a
stirring keynote speech at the FIE dinner. Relaxing at lunch, |
Patricia Mead (center), a leader in the Virginia Chapter and
a professor at Norfolk State University, takes break between her two FIE presentations.
From the University of Connecticut, Eric Soulsby (far right), waits for a session to begin. Eric is a longtime leader of ASEE's
Educational Research Methods Division.
|The Sunday evening reception at FIE 06 was held on the 1898 steam ferry boat,
the Berkeley, which is docked in the San Diego Harbor. FIE participants traveled on double-decker buses
from the hotel to the
Ferryboat, where they were served delicious hors d’oeuvres, experienced a chocolate fountain and enjoyed
In addition FIE participants were able to visit three other exhibits at The Maritime Museum.
These included: the world’s oldest active ship Star of India; the HMS Surprise, a magnificent
replica of an 18th century Royal Navy frigate and B-39 Russian submarine.
| Gulf Cooperation Council Forms Expanded Chapter
||Dr. Nabil Al-Dabal (left), the Chair of the IEEE Saudi Arabia Section, and
Dr. Bakr Hassan (right),
the Chair of the Saudi EdSoc chapter, are working with the Section Chairs in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Sections to develop
a cooperation mechanism for Education Society members in all IEEE Sections in the GCC. The GCC is composed of the IEEE Sections in
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. Drs. Al-Dabal and Hassan are leading an effort to for a Joint
Section Chapter of the Education Society. A Joint Section Chapter is unit formed from several contiguous IEEE
Section pool the membership from a specific IEEE society together to form a chapter.
For information about the IEEE Gulf Education Society Chapter, contact: Dr. Nabil Al-Dabal (Nabil.Dabal@ieeesaudi.org) or Dr. Bakr Hassan
| Saudi Arabia: King Fahd University Offers Masters and Doctoral Scholarships
||Deanship of Graduate Studies at
King Fahd University of Petroleum and
Minerals (KFUPM) is pleased to invite prospective candidates for MS and PhD
studies with suitable scholarships in all areas of Engineering, Sciences,
Environmental Design, and Industrial Management. Support/scholarship
includes monthly stipend, books, free tuition, accommodation, transport,
and medical care. Selected candidates will be provided employment visa.
Interested candidates are requested to visit the
King Faud University of Petroleum and Minerals and download application material from http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/gs
Other material such as graduate bulletin, and a list of recently completed
projects can also be obtained from the above site.
KFUPM is University of International repute and is one of the Top
Universities in the Gulf providing Post Graduate and Graduate program for
International students. As a result, many students from all parts of the world are enrolled in MS and PhD
programs every year. For more information please contact:
| 2006 EdSoc Award Winners Receive Recognition
At the FIE 2006 Conference, the Education Society honored a number of members for their achievements. From
left to right, Manuel Castro, Spain, the Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award; David
Conner USA, Distinguished Member Award; Eric Soulsby USA, ASEE's ERM Distinguished Service Award;
USA, Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award; Rob Reilly USA, Edwin C. Jones Jr. Meritorious
Service Award; Abe Zarem
USA, Eta Kappa Nu's Distinguished Member Award; Mats Daniel, Nordic Chapter Chair,
and Trond Clausen, Nordic Chapter Vice Chair,
the Chapter Achievement Award; Euan Lindsay, Australia, IEEE Transactions on Education Best
Paper Award; and, Ted Batchman USA, EdSoc's Distinguished Member Award.
2006 EdSoc Awardees
For a complete listing of awardees and a description of the awards go to:
| IEEE-Spain: EdSoc's Largest Chapter Moves Forward
||...we have grown from just a few EdSoc members to over 150 active
professionals! Professor Manuel Castro, Chapter Founder and Former
The largest EdSoc chapter is the Spain Chapter. It consists of over 150 members and has a very active Executive
Committee, which, at times, holds it meetings via video conferencing means. In its short life, it has been lead by
two outstanding leaders — Manuel Castro, the first chair and currently by Edmundo Tovar, the
current chair. In a recent technical meeting, Professor Martin Lamas-Nistal (above left) stands beside
the Chapter's banner just before he made a presentation at the chapter meeting.
In the photo above-right, Dr. Jesus Arriaga (left), Politechnical University of Madrid who also made a
presentation at the meeting, and Edmundo Tovar (right), Spain EdSoc Chapter Chair.
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| EdSoc Membership Committee Chair Visits India
Professor Hossein Mousavinezhad, EdSoc Membership Development Committee Chair, visited India from August 4-18,
2006. His trip was partly sponsored by the IEEE Education Society.
He visited Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore and Bangalore. In the photo on the left,
Mousavinezhad (standing) gives a Keynote Lecture entitled: "Digital Filter
Theory and Implementation", during the Intelligent Systems & Control
(ISCO 2006) Conference at Coimbatore, August 10. ISCO 2006 was
organized by Karpagam College of Engineering (Dr. V. Gunaraj,
Principal) with the theme of "Emerging Global Technologies in the
E-era." Among the audience, first row with jacket, is Phares Noel,
Senior Manager, DaimlerChrysler, Auburn Hills, MI. Hossein also gave
a presentation August 14 in Bangalore about ABET, IEEE Education
Society and Engineering Workforce issues, which were held at Central Power
Research Institute (CPRI) and attended by faculty from Indian
Institute of Science (IISc).
Call for Papers: Deadline 8 January 2007
| Milwaukee USA: FIE 2007 Conference
| San Diego USA: Annual Administrative Committee Meeting
The EdSoc's Administrative Committee held its semi-annual meeting at the 2006
San Diego USA on October 28. The day-long was very productive. Aside from electing a new President, Vice
President and Secretary, two new
Administrative Committee (AdCom) members were elected.
The EdSoc is financially sound with a net worth of approximately US$700,000. Our income for the current year is
project to be approximately US$58,000.
In addition to the election of officers, which was reported above, an election to fill four (4) At Large
seats on the AdCom was conducted. Susan Conry, USA, and Haniph
Latchman, USA, were reelected, and, Edmund Tovar, Spain, and Rod Soukup, USA, were elected.
Given that Susan Lord was elected Vice President for 2007, she resigned from her AdCom position, which
created a vacancy into which Matt Ohland, USA, was appointed. A number of other items were discussed.
A full version of the Minutes are available online for your review.
||EdSoc President, Dan Litynski (left) listens attentively during AdCom discussions.
In the center photo, AdCom members John Orr, USA (left), David Conner, USA (center), and, Russ Meier, USA, review the financial
Society Treasurer Jim Sluss, USA (far right), reacts to a lighter moment during the AdCom meeting.
||After a very long morning AdCom session (far left photo), AdCom member Melany Ciampi
, Brazil, poses with her husband Claudio Rocha Brito, a former AdCom member, during their lunch break.
Listening attentively to a presentation is Spain Chapter Chair Edmundo Tovar (far left), who
is also a newly elected EdSoc AdCom member.
Another new AdCom member, Matt Ohland, USA (right), offers his insight at the AdCom meeting.
||AdCom member, Trond Clausen (left), Norway, appears to be pleased by what he's hearing about a topic.
In the center photo Ted Batchman, USA (top), and AdCom Member, Haniph Latchman, USA, have their attention
fixed on a presentation that came before the AdCom.
In the far right photo, AdCom Members Victor Nelson, USA, and 2007 EdSoc President Joseph
Hughes review the EdSoc Bylaws in order to make a ruling on a procedural issue.
| IEEE Virtual Museum: A Must-See Site!
|Imagine life without telephones, TVs, computers, x-rays, lasers, and the Internet. Hard to do?
As diverse as they may seem, all these technologies, and many others, have one thing in common - they all use electricity
||For hundreds of years, engineers have been finding new ways of using electricity to revolutionize the ways we work,
play, learn, and communicate. At the IEEE's Virtual Museum you will explore the history of these technologies, find
out how they work, and learn about some of the people who invented them.
| Europe-Africa-Middle East Chapter Officials Meet in Belgrade
In October 2006, officials from IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa, Middle East) including Victor Faoud-Hanna and Aleksander Szabo, and the
Chapters Committee, Rob Reilly met online to organize a meeting for all Region 8 Education Society
members of the Region 8 Education Activity Subcommittee, and, members of the IEEE Education Activity Board (EAB)
for the purpose of meeting each other, forming collegial relationships, and formulating a plan for the future.
This event was funded by the Education Society, by Region 8 (R8), and by the IEEE EAB.
In addition to the R8 chapter officers, Region 8 Director, Baldomir Zajc, IEEE Vice President for
Education Activities (EAB), Moshe Kam, 2004 IEEE President, Arthur Winston, and IEEE EAB Director of
Education Outreach, Douglas Gorham attended. The Region 8 Education Activity Sub Committee members,
led by Victor Faoud-Hanna, chair, and Charles Turner also lent their expertise to this meeting.
EdSoc chapter officers who were in attendance included: Michael Auer, Austria; Sakr Sohier,
Egypt; Fanny Klett, Germany; Edmundo Tovar, Spain; Jose Salvado, Portugal; Vladimir
Petrovic, Serbia; Aleksander Szabo, Croatia; Marjan Krasna, Slovenia, Anastasia Kastinas,
Greece; Bakr Hassan, Saudi Arabia; Mats Daniel, Nordic; Natalia Chupakina, Siberia;
Nicolaas Beute, South Africa; Victor Faoud-Hanna, France.
||Slovenia Chapter officer, Marjan Krazna (left) offers his expertise and insight on an issue
during the 2-day meeting.
In the photo on the right, Fanny Klett, Chair of the German Chapter and Rob Reilly, USA, Chair of the EdSoc Chapters Committee, pose together for a photo during the
tour of the Tesla Museum.
Nico Beute (far right photo), Chair of the South Africa Chapter, makes a thoughtful presentation to the gathering.
There were a number of presentations by R8 officials, Education Society officials, and IEEE EAB officers.
The presentations were excellent and provided interesting material. The Chapters Committee
Report for this meeting is available online for your review.
In brief, the recommendations from the group were to:
- explore the IEEE Foundation as a viable source of funding for certain projects.
- support the 2007 Pre-University Engineering Summit as proposed by the IEEE-EAB for Fall 2007 in Munich.
- interact more actively with each other and craft proposals.
- utilize the Education Society Chapters Committee budget, which can provide funding for
activities/projects that serve a clearly defined purpose.
- a well-defined role for the EdSoc in regard to student activity.
- more fully develop the online Distinguished Lecture Program.
- further refine the infrastructure of the EdSoc’s Chapters Committee:
- establish a working relationship with each IEEE Region; we should advocate for the Region 8 model
whereby there is a standing Region committee for the purpose of coordinating the activities of the
Societies with (within) the Region, and,
- the EdSoc Chapters Committee should continue to evolve the committees that are in-place.
- explore the various IEEE services that currently exist and advise the Chapter officials about them
(e.g., e-notice mechanism, SAMIEEE, Web-based Senior Member elevation mechanism).
- develop an action plan to involve school teachers in the various Chapters’ activities. For example,
we should promote the IEEE’s TISP project; invite teachers to Chapter meetings that address such topics as:
pedagogy, educational technology, support local initiatives. Each of us should also sponsor one event in our
Section that is focused on pre-university students (e.g., science writing contest, robotics contest).
- explore the accreditation of graduate programs by the IEEE (or some similar entity). This seems to be
best enacted by establishing a committee to propose an action plan to accomplish this. Anyone interested in
- establish an information flow to the IEEE Sections and Chapters. It would seem that this is best
accomplished by utilizing the various Region newsletters and Section newsletters.
- explore the legal status of each Chapter in the European Union, which seems to be less than it could be
within the European Union. It appears that if Chapters had a certain legal status, which seems to be granted
by the EU or their federal government, then they would be endowed with some beneficial powers and abilities.
||The IEEE's Educational Activities Board (EAB) provided 3 of it top ranking officials
to attend this meeting and interact with the participants. IEEE-EAB Director of Outreach Programs,
Douglas Gorham (left) provided insight into
his area of responsibility.
IEEE Vice President for EAB, Moshe Kam (near right), spoke about the function of the EAB and how the EdSoc R8 and the EAB might interact.
2004 IEEE President and IEEE-EAB member Arthur Winston (far right) spoke to the group about his plan for
an IEEE sponsored education conference in Munich for Fall 2007.
The local chapter chair, Vladimir Petrovic, hosted a tour of the Nicola Tesla Museum, which is located
in Belgrade. This was an outstanding event and well worth the time.
The Tesla Museum (right) is located in historical Old Belgrade. The museum contains many of Nicola Tesla's early
papers, and, many of his experiments have been recreated.
|The chapter officials were treated to a private after-hours tour of the
museum (above far right). Professor Sohier M. Sakr, Chair, Egypt Chapter, watches a demo in one
part of the museum, which was given by one of the
seasoned and knowledgeable museum docents.
| Austria: ICL 2006 Conference Attracts Top Participants
The Interactive Computer-aided Learning
an annual interdisciplinary conference, which is held in Villach, Austria, focuses on the exchange of
relevant trends and research results as well
as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of
interactive computer aided learning. Thus in addition to typical topics, pilot projects, applications and products will also be welcome.
Aside from the typical paper presentation sessions, the
ICL conference offers an opportunity to:
||The ICL conference is
a heavily attended regional conference that is now
attracting worldwide attention. From Amman, Jordan, Professor Akram Alkouz (far left) relaxes during a
The conference was also
honored to have Honorary Life President of the International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP),
Dr. Adolf Melezinek, Austria, (second from left) in attendance to offer his
The FIE conference's workhorse and EdSoc leader Andreas Pester (right), Austria takes a brief rest during
- Run a workshop or tutorial.
- Organize a thematic session or a panel.
- Exhibit at the ICL products and developments of eLearning technology.
||FIE keynote speaker and long time IEEE Computer Society leader, Kinshuk (left),
Canada, has now become involved in Education Society activities.
The IEEE-Lebanon Section Chair and EdSoc member, Professor M. Adnan Al-Alaoui (near right) lent his expertise to the conference by interacting with other participants and presenting a paper.
From Princess Sumaya University in Jordan, Professor Omar Hasan (far right) shared his expertise through his presentation at the conference and interaction with other attendees.
ICL 2007 • 26-28 Sep 2007
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| EdSoc Administrivia—Bylaw Change
Chapter Committee Chair, Rob Reilly proposed this change at the recent San Diego meeting of
the Administrative Committee. The AdCom was favorable to this change, but it needs to be "published" to
||As required by Article IX, Section 2 of the
"[n]o bylaw, or
amendment shall take effect until it has been published" to the members. Thus a proposed Bylaw amendment is
hereby posted. The proposal asks to change the name of the 'Chapters Committee' to the
'Chapters and Regional Activities Committee.'
The reason for this change is to have the title of the committee reflect its actual function. The
Chapters Committee certainly deals with activities within their chapter's IEEE Section, however in
recent months the chapters, and the EdSoc Chapters Committee itself, have become much more involved with other
chapters, and, related activity at the region level. Also the current Bylaw (11.2) embodies the Chapters
Committee, among other things, with the responsibility:
for the promotion of the Society’s area of interest within
the regional and sectional organizations of the IEEE.
The Chair of the Constitution and
Bylaws Committee, Victor Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) is responsible for the implementation of this proposal.
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