The 2022 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from June 26-29, 2022. This year marked the 129th anniversary of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, the only conference dedicated to all engineering and engineering technology education disciplines. The conference facilitated an exchange of ideas, enhanced teaching methods and curricula, and provided unparalleled networking opportunities for engineering and engineering technology educators, including deans, faculty members, researchers, and industry professionals.
Texas A&M’s success in teaching and learning in engineering education was strongly evident at the conference. Texas A&M University System’s faculty and students had forty-seven papers, four poster presentations, one workshop, two sponsored sessions, and two awards. In addition, faculty and students actively served as speakers, moderators, and division leaders vividly across the conference.
Engineering a Better Engineering Education
The first sponsored session by Texas A&M was the highlight of Sunday, June 26th, and included presentations by Dr. Harry Hogan, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Dr. Angie Hill Price, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Dr. Michael Johnson, Associate Dean for Inclusion & Faculty Success; Dr. César O. Malavé, Dean, Texas A&M University at Qatar; and Dr. Tracy Hammond Director of the Institute for Engineering Education & Innovation (IEEI).
Presenters discussed initiatives, collaborators, programs, and research driving engineering education at all levels and creating an inclusive and transformative environment for students, educators, and researchers.
The second sponsored session by Texas A&M took place on Monday, June 27th. It included presentations by Magdalini Lagoudas, Executive Director, Industry/Nonprofit Partnerships and Instructional Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, and Rodney Boehm, Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Practice at Texas A&M University.
The session gave attendees a deeper understanding of the courses, programs, and research-inspired entrepreneurial initiatives at Texas A&M University that motivate engineering students to become entrepreneurs.
Texas A&M Networking Reception
Texas A&M Engineering, IEEI, and Texas A&M at Qatar hosted an exclusive networking reception at Jack Link’s Legend Lounge on Monday, June 27th. During the event, the attendees enjoyed a friendly and social atmosphere and discussed career opportunities and expanding their professional networks.
Engineering Excellence for Veteran’s Award (EEVA)
The Engineering Excellence for Veterans Award 2022 was presented to Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering. This award recognizes academic institutions that are leaders in helping veterans bridge the gap between the military and civilian worlds.
ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant Award
Dr. Saira Anwar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering, received the Apprentice Faculty Grant award. As part of the Educational Research and Methods (ERM) Division of ASEE, the Apprentice Faculty Grant Program (AFG) encourages and honors promising emerging engineering education scholars.
We are proud of this historical representation of Texas A&M University and its system schools, and we look forward to this continued prominent representation at future ASEE conferences.
The 2023 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition will be held in Baltimore, Maryland.