CSU–Pueblo hosts gathering of engineering, technology educators


The Engineering Department and College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies (CEEPS) at Colorado State University-Pueblo will be host to nearly 30 scholars from across the Rocky Mountain region at the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Rocky Mountain Section Conference April 18-19 in the Occhiato University Center.

The conference brings together engineering and technology professors from the region, including Colorado, Utah, South Dakota and Wyoming. A plenary panel will include the ASEE president-elect Sarah Rajala, CSU-Pueblo Engineering Professor Jane Fraser, ASEE Council of Sections, Zone IV chair, and CEEPS Dean Hector Carrasco. The panel will discuss current and future educational challenges facing engineering and technology education. Papers were sought from faculty on a variety of educational engineering/technology topics, including:

* Disruptive Technologies in Engineering and Engineering Technology Education
* Innovations and Leadership in the Global Environment
* Future Engineering and Engineering Technology Program Directions
* Innovative Teaching Methods for Engineering and Engineering Technology
* Innovations in Engineering and Engineering Technology Ethics Education
* Preparing Engineering and Engineering Technology Students for International Practice
* Diversity: Women and Minorities in Engineering and Engineering Technology Education around the Globe
* Preparing Engineering and Engineering Technology Students for Work in the 21st Century
* Recruitment and Retention of Engineering and Engineering Technology Students
* Infusing Engineering and Technology into K-12
* New and Current Topics of Interest to Engineering and Engineering Technology Educators

More information on the conference may be found on the conference website, http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/rms2008.

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