Call for Papers ASEE Annual Conference 2017

The MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION (ME) invites papers for the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference in all areas of mechanical engineering education that involve the following topics: innovative teaching and learning strategies; course and curriculum assessment and improvement and ABET strategies; laboratory courses (including experiments) and hands-on projects; capstone design programs and design throughout the curriculum; integrating research and education; integrating mathematics into the mechanical engineering curriculum; faculty career management; and industry involvement in academia, outreach programs, inverted learning or “classroom flipping,” distance education, national competitions and other trends in mechanical engineering education. Papers involving the integration of the humanities, the fine arts, the social-behavioral sciences, the physical sciences, electrical engineering, materials engineering and other topics in mechanical engineering courses and curricula are also appropriate. Other areas of interest include, but are not limited to, educational aspects of thermal/fluids and energy systems, mechanical systems, smart materials and structures, MEMS, mechatronics, nano- and bio-mechanical systems, computers and information technology and sustainable design. Both abstracts and draft papers are reviewed using a double-blind process.  Submissions of both abstracts and draft papers are not to include any identifying information regarding authorship or institutional affiliation; failure to comply with this directive may result in the rejection of the submission.  Please refer to the Author’s Kit, available at the ASEE Annual Conference web site, for a copy of the official Abstract and Paper Format Guidelines.  All submissions are expected to adhere to these specified formatting requirements. Please note that abstract acceptance does not guarantee paper acceptance. The ME Division is a “publish-and-review-to-present” division: to present at the conference, you must have your paper accepted for publication in the Proceedings and have at least one author available to participate in the peer review process for both abstract and draft paper submissions.  Papers accepted for publication must be presented by at least one registered conference participant in a designated technical session or the poster session held in the Exhibits Hall, as designated at the time of final submission, in order for the paper to remain in the conference proceedings.

The Mechanical Engineering Division sponsors a Best Paper award consisting of a plaque and cash prize. The division also issues official certificates in recognition of papers nominated for the Best Paper award. Additionally the Mechanical Engineering Division sponsors the following career recognition awards: The Ralph Coats Roe Award recognizing a mechanical engineering educator who is an outstanding teacher and has made notable professional contributions; the Outstanding New Mechanical Engineering Educator Award recognizing an individual early in their mechanical engineering education career who has demonstrated the potential, effort and persistence to make sustained and exceptional contributions to mechanical engineering education. For more information on both awards and application deadlines consult the Awards area of the ASEE website.

Questions may be directed to the Program Chair: Michael Benson; Phone (845) 938-6214; Email, or to the Division Chair: Ken Van Treuren; Phone (254) 710-6659; Email



Submission deadlines will be announced via the ASEE website.