ASEE St. Lawrence 2018 Regional Conference




Please share this Call for Participation!


This year, our theme is Intent, Design, Solutions: Contexts in Engineering Education. We invite colleagues (faculty, researchers, graduate students, post-docs, and undergraduates) to join us in sharing their work and ideas about how contexts (or the lack of them) impact all aspects of engineering education.

Invited Speakers

Keynote speaker:  Vincent Brannigan, J.D. and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, will speak to us about the ways in which engineering work must be contextualized in order to function properly. He brings his wealth of knowledge to bear, exploring memorable cases when the lack of holistic engineering contexts have produced failures that were avoidable. His primary research and teaching areas are product liability and government regulation of technology, with a special emphasis on the problem of dealing with novel technologies.

Banquet Speakers: Students and instructors will share their ongoing situated engineering work that has begun a fish farm + aquaponics project for an orphanage in Chile. The goal is to provide a source of steady and predictable income for the orphanage. Created as the cornerstone for an Engineering Entrepreneurship course at Cornell University, instructors and students will share their amazing engineering work and outcomes with banquet attendees.

Call for Participation

Cornell’s Engineering Quad: Spring is a fantastic time to visit Cornell and Ithaca

Please join us for the 2018 conference! We welcome all those who are interested, even if your work falls outside of this year’s theme. See our proposed tracks for 2018 below.

  1. Topics should be connected to engineering education and/or engineering technology. They can be related directly to the conference theme or contribute to engineering education generally.
  2. Presentations (for Papers and Abstracts) will be organized into sessions around the categories below. Papers will be reviewed for publication on the ASEE section and ASEE national websites. Abstracts and posters will be published on the ASEE St. Lawrence website only.
  3. Conference registration of at least one author is required to present any paper, abstract, or poster.
  4. Our website will contain author information, paper/abstract templates, registration rates, travel information, and other key information.


Topics related to conference theme of Intent, Design, Solutions: Contexts in Engineering Education ·       Impacts of “real world” contexts for teaching undergraduate engineering students

·       Contexts that drive research and innovation

·       Context-free engineering versus context-driven engineering educational strategies

·       Project-based learning

·       Service learning inside engineering education

·       Engineering + social justice  as an educational driver

 Topics of general interest ·       Trends and innovations

·       Increasing student engagement

·       Other topics broadly connected to engineering and engineering technology education

Beyond the technical lecture ·       Experiential learning (research, capstone design, laboratory, service learning, project teams, etc.)

·       Engineering education beyond the classroom (social justice topics, project-based learning, internships, co-ops, and global experiences, online or blended learning, etc.)

·       Developing the professional 21st century engineer (communication, leadership, business skills, ethics, societal and global issues, etc.)

·       Digital and information literacy for engineers

Broadening participation ·       Increasing retention, diversity, and student success

·       Increasing student interest in engineering and technology fields/outreach

Teaching within disciplines ·       Discipline-specific topics

·       Discipline-specific material to share

Moving forward through collaboration ·       Projects seeking collaborators

·       Cross-institution collaborative endeavors


Participate at ASEE 2018 St. Lawrence conference

  • Propose a paper: Full Papers are appropriate for late-stage research projects with conclusive results; mature, theoretically-grounded position papers; or papers reporting on a well-tested professional or teaching practice. These should be 4-8 pages in length. All submissions will undergo double-blind review. Conference registration of at least one author is required to present any paper.
  • Propose an abstract: Abstracts are for participants who want to present at the conference, without the task of writing a full Paper. Aim for 1-2 pages. All submissions will undergo a double-blind review. Conference registration of at least one author is required to present any abstract.
  • Propose a poster: Posters can be submitted by faculty, researchers, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates. Poster presenters will have an event on April 21, 2018 where attendees can see their work. There is a separate small fee for posters. Conference registration of at least one author is required to present any poster. Student poster topics can include student work and should demonstrate what is being learned in their university work.  Faculty, grad student, post-docs, and researchers should focus on engineering education efforts, innovations, and issues.

    Upson Hall, poster session

    • NOTE:For Papers and Abstracts, speakers will typically have 15-20 minutes to present their work during the conference. Topics will be grouped along thematic lines during a 75-minute session.

Anticipated Schedule for Papers and Abstracts

  • November, 2017: The website will launch
  • December 2017: Proposals begin to be accepted
  • January 8, 2018: Priority Papers and Abstracts due by 11:59pm EST. Papers, Abstracts, and Posters submitted by this date will qualify for a discounted registration price.
  • January 17, 2018: last day to submit Proposals for Papers and Abstracts, 11:59pm EST.
  • February 2-5, 2018:Proposal submitters will be notified of acceptance status.
  • February 22, 2018: Full versions of Papers and revised Abstracts due. These should be fully written, following the provided template, with all citations in APA format, ready for reviewers.
  • March 15, 2018: Paper and Abstract authors will receive comments and notes on their work.
  • March 30, 2018:Final versions of all submission types, along with copyright releases, are due by 11:59pm EST.
  • April 20, 2018: Evening banquet with guest speakers
  • April 21, 2018: Conference with keynote, paper/abstracts presenters, and poster sessions

 Anticipated Schedule for Posters

  • March 25, 2018: Proposals due by 11:59pm EST via website.
  • April 10, 2018: Final posters due electronically. Poster presenters will bring their own poster for display. ASEE St. Lawrence section will not be printing them for participants. Electronic versions will be used for our online gallery.

Registration and Hotel Information

  • Early Bird (including Priority status): ends March 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. Registration is not yet open.
  • Regular: ends April 11, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western

Visiting Cornell and Ithaca