"A changing world - An emerging opportunity for strategic partnerships"

General Information

The American Society for Engineering Education-Northeast Section (ASEE-NE) invites abstracts, papers, cases and workshops in all engineering and engineering technology disciplines for the 2011 ASEE-NE conference which will be held at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. The conference theme is, "A changing world- An emerging opportunity for strategic partnerships" and it will be held as a joint conference with the International Association of Journals and Conferences (IAJC).

It is a great opportunity to present innovative tools, teaching and learning experience, through papers, posters and workshops to professions and students in your field. The ASEE-NE is a multidisciplinary group and it encourages educators and professionals from all engineering and engineering technology disciplines to submit relevant abstracts for the upcoming conference. While it is a joint conference with IAJC, the submission, review, acceptance, publication and registration will be handled by each conference separately, however, participants can attend any of the ASEE-NE or the IAJC presentations. Please click here to learn more about the IAJC conference. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare a full paper for peer review for publication in the conference proceedings. The ASEE-NE has a Publish-to-Present policy which states that a final peer-reviewed paper, based on the abstract, must be approved before it can be included in the proceedings and before it can be presented at the conference. Papers that are accepted by the ASEE-NE section are automatically eligible for the award of the Section's Best Paper. There are three conference tracks: o Faculty papers o Student papers o Student posters. Suggested conference session topics are listed below. Other innovations in engineering and engineering technology education are also most welcome for submission. If you are interested in submitting a special paper session, panel, tutorial, or workshop proposal, please contact the Conference Chair, Prof. Hisham Alnajjar at If your company or institution would like to exhibit at the conference, please contact Ms. Kelly Cofiell at

Themes/Session Topics/Areas

All papers related to engineering and engineering technology education will be considered, but the following are areas/conference session topics of particular interest to the organizers based on theme of the conference "A changing world - An emerging opportunity for strategic partnerships": o Industrial/ Academic Collaboration o Globalization o International Collaboration and/or Agreement o Sustainability in the curriculum o Energy Related Education Issues o Multidisciplinary Education & Research o Sustainable architecture designs o Innovations In Engineering & Engineering Technology Education and Curriculum Development o First Year Experiences o Web-based Learning o Service Learning o Digital Health o Bio-engineering o Nano-technology o Assessment & ABET Accreditation Issues o Recruitment, Retention & Outreach programs o K-12 Education (Curriculum Integration) o Women in Engineering, Technology & Computer Science o Ethics in the Profession o Diversity: faculty & Students


Authors should submit a 250-300 word abstract on this website. Authors will receive an automated email response that their submission was received. Important due dates are listed below. All accepted papers will be posted online.

Important Dates

December 20, 2010: Call for Abstracts

March 18, 2011 (Extended): Abstracts Due date for papers

March 30, 2011: Abstract Due date for Student Posters

March 10, 2011: Authors Invited to Submit Full Papers

March 20, 2011: Full Manuscripts Due

April 10, 2011: Comments to Authors

April 10, 2011: Acceptance Notification for Student Posters

April 17, 2011: Final Revised Papers Due

March 30, 2011: Early Registration Begins

April 11, 2011: Early Registration Ends

April 12, 2011: Regular Registration Begins

April 19, 2011: Regular Registration Ends

April 20, 2011: Late Registration Begins

More General Information

Papers: Papers are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers are presented at the conference and published in the proceedings.

Panels: A panel consists of several participants, generally three to five, who present diverse perspectives on a topic, typically describing a variety of viewpoints or experiences. Panels are held during a 75-minute conference session, and presentations should be kept to a length that allows at least a third of the time to be devoted to discussion among panelists and with the audience.

Demos: A demo provides an opportunity to present a pedagogical tool, a class activity or assignment, or courseware that support learning. A demo should consist of a 10-minute presentation that describes the item, experiences using it as well as a quick demonstration of the item itself. Demos are easily adaptable by participants and are supported by handouts or links to supporting material.

Tutorials and Workshops: A tutorial involves instruction rather than discussion. The tutorial presenter is an "expert" in the field, and the attendees are usually novices. Tutorials are usually 75 minutes long, and are held during one of the conference sessions. A workshop is more in-depth than a tutorial. Preferably, it involves active learning activities (hands-on or "pen-and-paper" exercises). The presenter is an "expert" in the field. Workshops are usually 3 hours long.

Student Papers: Papers are similar to regular papers and must have a faculty sponsor. Accepted papers are presented at the conference and published in the proceedings.

Student Posters - Graduate and Undergraduate: A poster presentation on work in progress provides an opportunity to receive feedback on the project. A poster on finished work offers a chance for more extensive discussion than a paper presentation affords. We invite both types of posters. Each project must have a faculty sponsor.

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Northeast Section Conference 2011 | University of Hartford