ASEE Electrical and Computer Engineering Division History

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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Division or ECE Division is one of the special interest groups within the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). ASEE is an organization of individuals and institutions with the following mission statement.

"ASEE advances innovation, excellence, and access to all levels of education for the engineering profession" (ASEE June 2016).

The ECE Division emphasizes these objectives as they pertain to the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and related disciplines. ASEE members affiliate with the ECE Division to support professional activities as related to Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and related disciplines.

The activities of the ASEE ECE Division include organization of technical and poster sessions, workshops, and panels at the annual ASEE conference; recognition of contributions to the profession and the conference program; and communication with its members on professional topics of interest. The division works closely with the Education Society of the IEEE.

Related Links

ASEE ECE Division Official Website:

American Society for Engineering Education:

Overview of Activities


The annual conference has been a central activity of the ASEE and its predecessor organization, the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education (SPEE), since 1893. ASEE was formed in 1946 through the reorganization of its predecessor organizations of SPEE dating to 1893 and the Engineering College Research Association (ECRA). Currently, the ECE Division and the other divisions within ASEE take a central role in organizing the technical program of the annual conference. The annual business meeting of the ASEE ECE Division is held at the ASEE Annual Conference.

Society Awards

The ECE Division presents annual awards the following categories.

  • ECE Distinguished Educator Award
  • ECE Meritorious Service Award
  • ECE Best Paper Award
  • ECE Best Diversity Paper Award

Society Leadership

Chairs of the ASEE ECE Division are shown below.

Chairs of the ASEE ECE Division
Year President Institution
2019-2020 Steve E. Watkins Missouri University of Science and Technology
2018-2019 Sohum Sohoni Arizona State University
2017-2018 Stuart Wentworth Milwaukee School of Engineering
2016-2017 Russ Meier Milwaukee School of Engineering
2015-2016 Stephen Williams Milwaukee School of Engineering
2014-2015 Chris Greene University of St. Thomas
2013-2014 Ali Eydgahi Eastern Michigan University
2012-2013 Agnieszka Miguel Seattle University
2011-2012 Diane Rover Iowa State University
2010-2011 Leonard Bohmann Michigan Technological University
2009-2010 Herbert Hess University of Idaho