American Society of Engineering Education
2012 Northeast Section Conference

University of Massachusetts Lowell
April 27-28, 2012


Opening Remarks

Conference Welcome

UMass Lowell welcomes all participants to the 2012 Northeast Section Conference. The conference has been organized according to professional standards. In total, our submission site received over 4,000 visits that led to 260 submissions from 64 participating institutions. The final conference program includes 2 keynote addresses, 8 professional workshops, 2 student development workshops, 8 panel sessions, 48 professional presentations, 23 student presentations, and 118 student poster presentations. Congratulations on all on your work!

We are thankful to all the participants – authors, presenters, panelists, reviewers, staff, sponsors, and many others – who not only defined this conference but help to shape the future of our profession and society. We are especially thankful to our conference sponsors, Analog Devices and Goodrich, as well as our workshop sponsors, NetApp and Autodesk, whose support has covered all our fixed costs and allowed for a world class event. We hope you enjoy the Conference!

David Kazmer, Conference Chair
Kanti Prasad
, Conference Vice-Chair

Northeast Section Welcome

I am honored to serve as the chair of the northeast section of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) this year. I am thankful to the dedicated members of this section of ASEE whose commitment towards furthering engineering education has brought us all together to this annual conference at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

This is an exciting as well as challenging time in our profession. Despite the recession and sluggish economy, unemployment rate in the profession of engineering has dropped significantly over the past few years. At the same time, our colleges and universities face new challenges in finding new funding and government grants to improve and enhance their engineering programs. As engineering educators and professionals, we must strive for excellence in engineering education and research. This conference provides a venue for us to interact and collaborate, resulting in new ideas which can transform engineering education. I hope that we can utilize this opportunity to encourage our students to pursue studies and careers in engineering and engineering technology.

I thank you all for coming to this conference and hope that you will find it transformative. Your participation is much appreciated.

Navarun Gupta, ASEE Northeast Section Chair

Participating Institutions

  • Accellent Corporation
  • Analog Devices
  • Atel LLC
  • AutoDesk
  • Boston University
  • Bridgewell
  • Bucknell University
  • Cambridge Computers
  • Central Connecticut State Univ.
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Columbia University
  • Daniel Webster College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drexel University
  • Goodrich Inc.
  • Gordon College
  • Greater Lowell Tech. High School
  • Harvard University
  • IDEO
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson & Johnson Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Keene State College
  • Lawrence High School
  • Lehigh University
  • Lowell High School
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mercy Breast Care Center
  • Merrimack College
  • Michigan Technological University
  • NetApp
  • Northeastern University
  • Norwich University
  • Raytheon
  • Roger Williams University
  • Springfield Tech. Community College
  • Sterilite Corporation
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Swampscott High School
  • Syracuse University
  • Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Inc.
  • Tufts University
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Mass. Amherst
  • University of Mass. Dartmouth
  • University of Mass. Lowell
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University Of Texas
  • US Army NSRDEC
  • VMWare
  • Washington State University
  • Water Analytics
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • West Virginia University
  • Western New England University
  • Widener University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Yale University