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American Society for Engineering Education

2012 North Central Section Conference

March 23rd and 24th, 2012
Ohio Northern University
Ada, Ohio


Information for Attendees and Authors

The T. J. Smull College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University is pleased to host the 2012 ASEE North-Central Section Conference. The cost of registration is $120/$140/$40 for ASEE members/non-members/students. Those registering before midnight on February 22, 2012 will receive a reduced rate of $100/$120/$40 (member/non-member/student). Registration and payment may be completed through the following link:

Directions to campus and information on available accommodations may be found here:

Authors are encouraged to submit papers on topics relevant to engineering education in one of three forms: full papers, extended abstracts, or posters. Student authors are encouraged to submit any of these formats. Additional information can be found in the following resources:

Please note that only full papers will be peer-reviewed and eligible for best paper or best student paper awards.

Paper Submission Timeline:

Extended Abstracts:

  • Extended Abstracts Due: February 3rd, 2012
  • Acceptance Notification: March 2nd, 2012
  • Final Extended Abstract Due: March 9th, 2012

Posters and Workshops:

  • Posters Abstracts Due: February 3rd, 2012
  • Workshop Proposal Due: February 24th, 2012
  • Poster Acceptance Notification: March 2nd, 2012
  • Final Posters Abstract Due: March 9th, 2012

Full Length Papers:

  • Abstract Due: December 23rd, 2011
  • Acceptance Notification: January 6th, 2012
  • Draft Paper Due: February 3rd, 2012
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: March 2nd, 2012
  • Final Paper Due: March 9th, 2012

Conference Committee Chair:

Dr. David Sawyers

Conference Schedule

Friday, March 23rd
1:30-5:00 p.m. Registration
2:00-3:45 p.m. Workshop Session I
  • Industry and Higher Ed Partnerships with K-12 Education to Enhance STEM Education
    • Meg Draeger, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School
    • Andrew Shepherd, Riverside Research
  • Using the Engineering Equation Solver (EES) in Engineering Courses
    • Jed Marquart, Ohio Northern University

4:00-5:45 p.m. Workshop Session II Biggs Engineering Building
  • Using Advanced Technology and Innovative Partnerships to Educate the Next Generations of America’s Technical Workforce
    • Andrew Shepherd, Riverside Research
  • Improving First-Year Engineering Retention and Success
    • Kenneth Reid, Ohio Northern University
    • Dan Budny, University of Pittsburgh

5:00-8:00 p.m. Registration The Inn at ONU
6:00-8:00 p.m. Opening Reception The Inn at ONU
7:00-9:00 p.m. NCS Board Meeting The Inn at ONU

Saturday, March 24th
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Registration
9:00  - 10:20 a.m. Presentations I
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Posters
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Presentations II
11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch
  • Student Registrants - Biggs Engineering Building
  • Professional Registrants - The Inn at ONU
1:19-1:40 p.m. Mini-Workshops
  • A - Online Job Search Tools (Students) Biggs Engineering Building
  • B - International Service Learning (Students) Biggs Engineering Building
  • C - ASEE Discussion (Professionals) The Inn at ONU
1:50-3:10 p.m. Presentations III
3:25-4:25 p.m. Presentations IV
5:00-7:00 p.m. Awards Banquet