RMS ASEE Golden 2020

May 17–19

Contact Us:
RMS 2019 Chair
Sam Spiegel
sspiegel@mines.edu

Save the Date

The ASEE 2020 RMS Conference will be held at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO May 17–19, 2020.

Call for Papers, Posters, Interactive Sessions, and Workshops

We invite authors to submit to share and/or present research, work in progress, innovations in curricula or instruction, or other areas of interest to the engineering education community.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • First Year Engineering Programs;
  • Approaches to Interdisciplinary Engineering;
  • Distance or Online Learning in Engineering;
  • Engineering K-12 Outreach Programs;
  • Experiential Learning;
  • Faculty Professional Development;
  • Mentoring; Multidisciplinary Approaches;
  • International Experiences;
  • Ethics and Professional Practice; and so forth.

Beginning Friday November 22, we will be accepting submissions for:

  • short papers (4 pages),
  • full-length manuscripts (10­–15 pages),
  • posters,
  • active engagement sessions (1.5 hour activity with introduction & wrap-up), and/or
  • pre-conference workshops (can be 2 or 4 hours, offered on Sunday May 17, 2020).

We especially encourage early career faculty, collegiate and pre-collegiate (K-12) educators, and graduate students interested in engineering education to attend.

 

TEMPLATES COMING SOON!!

Paper and Poster Submissions

 Papers and posters require authors submit an initial abstract for review.

  • Papers – Following acceptance of an abstract, authors submit a short or full-length manuscript, which is peer-reviewed to determine acceptance. Submitting authors are asked to participate in the peer review process. Authors are expected to present their papers at the conference to facilitate the transfer of knowledge through discussion and debate. All accepted papers that are presented by a registered author are included in the final conference proceedings, and preference is given to accepted full manuscripts. An author/co-author can be associated with as many papers/presentations as is appropriate, but a registrant may only serve as the presenter of record on a maximum of three presentations.
  • Posters – Following acceptance of an abstract, authors prepare, print, and bring a poster to the conference for the poster session. Presenters will discuss their work during the poster session, using the poster to foster dialogue.

Task: Submit a 250–300 word abstract in Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) file format by January 10, 2020.

We encourage paper authors to consider including different engagement strategies such as interactive discussions in their ASEE presentations, and to keep that goal in mind when writing. We require paper authors to identify their preferred presentation method in the last line of their abstract. This will help the program chair to arrange papers into sessions. Some suggested presentation methods include:

  • Round table discussion: Presenters present to those seated at their table for 5 minutes, leaving ample time (15 minutes) for discussion among those at the table (20 min. for each rotation). Loose guideline available at: https://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=171
  • Lightning talk: Presenters only have 5 minutes to present their paper. Questions and discussion will be saved for the end of all presentations. A general overview is available here: https://www.unicef.org/knowledgeexchange/files/Lightning_Talks_production.pdf
  • Mini-demonstration: Using your presentation time to have an active demonstration of the key elements from your paper.
  • Traditional lecture: You have 10 minutes to present and make the audience want to read your paper. There will be some Q&A time during the lecture sessions.
  • Other (please specify in your abstract): Be creative! We’re open to other strategies to present your work. Just tell us a little bit about it.
Active Engagement and Pre-conference workshops

Active engagement sessions and pre-conference workshops do not require a paper submission. Please follow the guidelines below for each.

  • Active Engagement Sessions (90 min): sessions with non-traditional formats occurring during the regular Conference program that explore a topic in depth. Active Engagement Sessions should have explicitly stated learning goals that cannot be met in a traditional paper presentation. Proposals should include the following information:
    • A description of the session, including its purpose, format, learning goals, content, and activities.
    • An explanation of why the non-traditional format is needed to accomplish the learning goals.
    • A list of presenters/facilitators and their contact information, along with a brief justification for their ability to successfully accomplish the stated goals.
  • Pre-conference Workshops (2 or 4 hours): 2-hour or 4-hour sessions offered on Sunday May 17, 2020. Workshops should provide attendees an opportunity to learn about a topic in depth and ways to apply the knowledge to their own settings. Proposals should include the following information:
    • A description of the session, including its purpose, format, learning goals, content, and activities.
    • A schedule or timed facilitation guide.
    • A list of presenters/facilitators and their contact information, along with a brief justification for their ability to successfully accomplish the stated goals.
    • If you would like a 4-hour pre-conference workshop, you must also include an explicit justification for why the longer session is necessary.

Schedule for submission of session abstracts and papers

November 18, 2019  Abstract and session proposal submission opens
January 10, 2020 @ 11:59 PM MST Abstracts and session proposals are due from authors
February 14, 2020 @ 11:59 MST Abstract or session acceptance due to authors. Registration opens
March 27, 2020 @ 11:59 MST Paper and/or poster draft submission due from authors
April 10, 2020 @ 11:59 MST Reviewed submission/Acceptance due to authors
May 8, 2020 @ 11:59 MST Final submission due from authors


Conference Registration will open on Feb. 14, 2020

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