Outreach Opportunity for Hourly GRA!

Dear All,

Prof. Ben Klein is working with the GT CEISMC office to provide outreach to local elementary and middle schools. The intent is to provide courses for teachers, in which GT personnel will describe and demonstrate real world applications of some of the basic STEM skills they teach. Dr. Klein is looking for volunteers (with pay!) from our grad students to work with him over the Summer 2017 term, and hopefully extending through Summer 2018.

If you are presently either 1. not a GRA or GTA or 2. a GRA or a GTA with a 33% or less appointment in Spring and Fall, and no appointment in Summer, and if you are registered for classes, you are eligible for this opportunity. You will be paid approximately $1800 plus travel expenses per course, with one two-week course in the summer, one during the school year (evenings), and one the following summer. More details can be found in this document.

If interested please contact Prof. Klein directly. (bklein@gatech.edu)

GT-ASEE Meeting Tomorrow @ 3PM – Free Food, Officers, and More!

Hello,

Please don’t forget about GT-ASEE’s upcoming meeting tomorrow afternoon! It will be held on Friday, April 28, at 3 PM in Room 332 of the Student Center. We will give a brief introduction to GT-ASEE, followed by a summary of some of our events, and then hold elections for officers for the 2017-2018 year. And of course, free refreshments will be provided! Invite your friends!

Best,

-Daniel

Invitation to 5th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair at GT, Saturday, 3/18

Hi all,

Here is one more announcement for today: A volunteer opportunity in collaboration with the Office of Hispanic Initiatives. The information below was provided from Jorge Breton, the Office’s Director.

I want to invite you and American Society for Engineering Education to participate in the upcoming 5th Annual Latino College and STEM Fair on Saturday, March 18th at the GT Student Center. The event is organized by Georgia Tech’s GoSTEM Program (www.gostem.gatech.edu) in partnership with the University of Georgia’s Language-rich Inquiry Science with English Language Learners (LISELL-B) Project (http://coe.uga.edu/research/grants/lisell-b). We expect over 1,100 attendees, mostly K-12 Latino students and parents, as well as representatives from over 15 other colleges and universities and several organizations that serve the local Latino community. At the end of this email is a summary of this exciting event. We need volunteers as follows and ability to speak Spanish is NOT required:

  1. To conduct one or more STEM Hands-on Activities from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.(Setup time is 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.). If necessary, you can get reimbursed by GoSTEM for the cost of any materials you purchase for your activity(ies). To sign up, please complete the information requested at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xUNWOcJtMvEg73CicyJqCwgMhOROHJh4_oOvlwRG_0U/edit?usp=sharing by February 24th.
  1. To man a table during the College Majors Fair of the event from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., where you can display posters, models, flyers, etc., to educate attendees about your major. Setup time is 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.To sign up, please complete the information requested at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T0qjjhNnBjsLQ7juQLxaVV_XAOQeCYMuAFZDVVOBm30/edit?usp=sharing by February 24th.

A few days prior to the event, we’ll send all confirmed volunteers a friendly reminder and additional details regarding the event.

Please invite your classmates, friends and the members of your student organization to sign up at the links above. If you have any questions, please contact me at jorge.breton@vpid.gatech.edu.

Thank you!

Commission on Creating the Next in Education (CNE) Meeting Next Monday, 2/20

See below for an interesting opportunity with Commission on Creating the Next in Education (CNE). Note that this is taking place next Monday, February 20th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, though you don’t need to attend all of the sessions. The event schedule is as follows:

10:00 Brief status from Rich DeMillo and Bonnie Ferri on CNE; presentation of ideas from the Ideation Groups
11:00 Bud Peterson on his views on higher education and where he sees the work of the CNE
12:00 lunch
1:00-2:30 break out groups to discuss the ideas
2:30-3:00 summary and next steps

Background information on the event can be found here: http://www.provost.gatech.edu/commission-creating-next-education

If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, contact Cara-Joy Wong at carajoy.wong@gatech.edu.

Summer STEM Internship

Hi all,

Here is a teaching-related opportunity this summer if you are interested.

iD Tech is looking for fun-tech savy people to work at summer technology camps this summer. With 160 locations across the country including 5 in Florida, why not spend your summer instructing, mentoring, and building your resume at one of our amazing programs?

Learn more & apply at https://www.idtech.com/jobs/ or contact Katie Comerford at (669) 237-7573 if you have any questions.

INSPIRE2 Workshop March 31st: Read for details!

Hi everyone!

Get ready for the INSPIRE2 (Introducing Scholastic and Pedagogical Insight Resulting in Engaged Education) Workshop next month! Graduate students and post-docs, if you are interested in a career in education, this will be a great opportunity for you to learn about some non-traditional, interactive teaching methods in the classroom. Free breakfast, lunch, coffee, snacks, and teaching materials will be provided to all attendees!

This year’s theme: How do we design a learning environment that engages and motivates students?

The workshop will take place on Friday, March 31st. See below for the planned schedule. If you are interested, please fill out the following registration form:

Link to registration form

Speakers:

Wendy Newstetter , Director of Learning Science Research
Tammy McCoy , TA Development and Future Faculty Specialist, CETL
Donald Webster, Associate Chair, Administration and Finance & Professor, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources
Carrie Shepler, Director of First-Year Chemistry
Wes Wynens, Director of the Leadership Education and Development Program
Joseph Le Doux, Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

Workshop Sessions:

Morning introduction session (9:30 AM – 10:00 AM):
• Wendy Newstetter
Morning Session on “The Learning Environment” (10:00 AM – 11:45 AM):
• Tammy McCoy
Lunch Session (11:45 AM – 1:00 PM):
• Donald Webster – “Flip Classes”
• Carrie Shepler – “Engaging a Large Class Size”
• Wendy Newstetter – “Motivating Students”
• Tammy McCoy – “Assessments”
Afternoon Session on “How Leaders Create an Effective Learning Environment” (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM):
• Wes Wynens
Afternoon session on “Project-Based Learning” (2:15 PM – 3:15 PM):
• Wendy Newstetter
• Joseph Le Doux

Please also be sure to check out our website, which includes our officer and contact information, and join our Facebook page and orgsync page to stay updated.

Best,

Daniel A. Moreno
GT-ASEE Secretary and Technology Chair

GT INSPIRE Workshop 2017

Hello everyone! Welcome back!

ASEE-GT is excited to be hosting its 5th annual INSPIRE (Introducing Scholastic and Pedagogical Insight Resulting in Engaged Education) Workshop later this semester! Graduate students and post-docs, if you are interested in a career in education, this will be a great opportunity for you to learn about some non-traditional, interactive teaching methods in the classroom. This year’s workshop will focus on designing a learning environment to best encourage and motivate students. Specific topics and speakers will be announced later as the details become finalized.
This full-day workshop will take place on Friday, March 31st. Free breakfast, lunch, coffee, snacks, and teaching materials will be provided to all attendees!

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to ask!

Best,

Daniel A. Moreno
GT-ASEE Secretary and Technology Chair

[Job] Research Scientist with the Teaching, Learning, and Cognition Laboratory @ Georgia Tech

Description of the Research Opportunity:

Research Scientist with the Teaching, Learning, and Cognition Laboratory @ Georgia Tech

Position begins Fall 2015

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech is seeking to fill a research scientist position in engineering education.  This position is part of an NSF DUE funded project “Understanding the intersection of student motivation and approaches to learning in an engineering Problem Solving Studio”.   This is an interdisciplinary project involving biomedical engineering faculty and learning scientists.  This position is funded to investigate an innovative learning environment, called the Problem Solving Studio (PSS), that previous pilot studies suggest significantly improve students’ learning of engineering ways of thinking.  The research scientist would work with the PIs and undergraduate students in data collection and analysis, publish research papers, contribute to grant writing, and help shape the overall scope and direction of the research.  This is an opportunity to develop skills in research project direction, engineering education research, the design of learning environments, and in learning assessment.  To succeed in this project this person needs good communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.  They need to be well organized and a strong writer.  The position could begin as early as August 15th, 2015.  If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, cover letter, and contact information for two references (or reference letters that also include contact information, if you prefer), to Dr. Joseph Le Doux (joe.ledoux@bme.gatech.edu).

Register for 2015 INSPIRE^2 Workshop Now!

INtroducing Scholastic and Pedagogical Insight Resulting in Engaged Education (INSPIRE2)
May 19, 2015
Banquet Hall, Technology Square Research Building

This one-day workshop, geared towards Georgia Tech STEM graduate students and post-docs with an interest in engineering education, will introduce participants to non-traditional, interactive teaching methods in the classroom. Dr. Damon Williams, adjunct professor of the ISyE department, and Dr. Ruth Poproski, Academic Professional of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), both experts in engineering education techniques, will be our keynote speakers.  Coffee, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be served during the workshop. There is no registration fee.

During the workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the necessary components of an effective learning environment
  • Be introduced to and have interactive discussions about the application of active and collaborative learning techniques
  • Hear testimony from a variety of Georgia Tech professors who have successfully implemented non-traditional, active, and collaborative learning techniques in their classrooms
  • Broaden their network of colleagues who are interested in improving STEM education

Register here:  http://bit.ly/1NL4McC
Event flyer (feel free to distribute!): INSPIRE2_Flyer_2015

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us!

ASEE Meeting: April 2015 [TODAY]

April 16, 2015 (12-1pm) in Student Center Room 343
April Monthly Meeting

This will be our last meeting of the semester.  Our speaker is Dr. Daniel Haynes, Assistant Director for Learning and Technology at CETL. He will talk with us about emerging technologies and their use in higher education and what that means for you. Bring your lunch and join in the discussion!

In addition to our regular discussion format, we will be having elections. If you would like to run for a position, please send an email to Matthew so we can discuss the positions. You do not need to be present to run for an officer position.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!