ASEE Electrical and Computer Engineering Division History
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.
ASEE ECE Division Official Website: https://sites.asee.org/eced
American Society for Engineering Education: https://asee.org
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.
The ECE Division presents annual awards the following categories.
- ECE Distinguished Educator Award - This Award is conferred for significant contributions not only to ASEE, but also to the profession of ECE education. Nominations are evaluated based upon equally-weighted criteria of outstanding teaching effectiveness and educational scholarship.
- ECE Meritorious Service Award - This Award is conferred to recognize significant and meritorious service to the ASEE ECE Division over an extended period of time. The recipient must be a member in good standing go the ECE Division and cannot receive the award more than once.
- ECE Best Paper Award - This Award is conferred for the best paper presented during the Technical Sessions of the Annual Conference in the ECE Division.
- ECE Best Diversity Paper Award - This Award is conferred for the best paper on diversity presented during the Technical Sessions of the Annual Conference in the ECE Division.
Recipients of ECE Distinguished Educator Award and the ECE Meritorious Service Award are listed below.
|Year||Recipient||Institution during Award Year|
|2020||Agnieszka Miguel||Seattle University|
|2019||Susan Lord||University of San Diego|
|2018||Brock J. LaMeres||Montana State University|
|2017||Jeffrey E. Froyd||Ohio State University|
|2016||Raman M. Unikrishrian|
|2015||Branislav Notaros||Colorado State University|
|2013||Cheryl B. Schrader||Missouri University of S&T|
|2012||Patricia D. Daniels|
|2011||John A. Orr||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|2010||Edward A. Lee|
|2007||Sara A. Rajala|
|2001||J. David Irwin||Auburn University|
|2000||Sherra E. Kerns|
|Year||Recipient||Institution during Award Year|
|2020||Edwin C. Jones, Jr.||Iowa State University|
|2019||Leonard Bohmann||Michigan Technological University|
|2018||Mani Mina||Iowa State University|
|2017||Diane Rover||Iowa State University|
|2016||Agnieszka Miguel||Seattle University|
|2015||James Roland||University of Kansas|
|2013||Susan Lord||University of San Diego|
|2012||Stephen Goodnick||Arizona State University|
|2011||Dennis A. Silage||Temple University|
|2010||David V. Kerns, Jr. and
|Olin College of Engineering
and Auburn University
|2009||David Soldan||Kansas State University|
|2007||Hossein Mousavinezhad||Idaho State University|
|2002||Burks Oakley II|
|2001||William E. Sayle|
Chairs of the ASEE ECE Division are shown below.
|2020-2021||Nader Rafla||Boise State University|
|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|