ASEE ChED Newsletter – February 2024

A note from the ASEE ChED Membership Committee

Greetings from the ASEE Membership Committee! George Prpich, Joanne Beckwith, and I (Tracy Carter) are your committee members.  We are the folks that remind you to renew your membership.  We recognize the importance of this community for our professional development, and we encourage you to reach out to your faculty colleagues and invite them to join.  We also suggest you invite our future faculty, graduate students, to become members of ASEE!  Please be sure to check the Chemical Engineering Division box when you renew.

Joanne Beckwith-Maddock
George Prpich

Summary of Announcements

  1. ChE Division Seeking Candidates for Elected Leadership Roles: Nominations are due February 29.
  2. ChE Division “Engineering Education” Mentoring Grant: Applications due the last day of February.
  3. ASEE CP12 Teacher Conference: June 22, 2024 in Portland.
  4. Contribute to ASEE Map of PreK-12 Engineering Opportunities.
  5. Call for Abstracts for the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education: July 28-August 1, 2024 at the University of Kentucky. The deadline for submissions is February 28.
  6. Teaching Professor Position at UC Merced: Apply by March 15.
  7. Postdoc Position at Cornell: Contact Allison Godwin for more information.

To submit announcements for next month’s newsletter, please email announcements to by the 10th of the month.

Detailed Announcements

Call for ASEE ChED Officer Nominations

The ASEE Chemical Engineering Division is seeking candidates for elected leadership roles in the Division:

The full description of responsibilities for each office are posted on the Division website and can be found through the links with each officer above.

Nominations are being accepted by the current Past Chair, David Silverstein, at Self-nominations are encouraged, as are nominees for Director and Secretary-Treasurer who are fairly new to the Division and looking for a way to meaningfully contribute. Nominations are requested as soon as practical but will be accepted through February 29, 2024. Questions about the offices may be sent to the same email address as nominations.

ChE Division “Engineering Education” Mentoring Grant

All chemical engineering or chemistry faculty who have not attended an ASEE Annual Conference in the past five years are eligible for this grant. More than one grant may be given annually. A faculty member may apply for this grant by the last day of February. The application consists of a curriculum vitae and a maximum one-page statement of interests in educational scholarship.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the awards chairs and directors. If there is a conflict of interest, the directors will identify another member of the committee.

The grant will be a ticket to the ChE Division Banquet. The grant winner(s) will be provided with a ChE Division mentor (an individual determined by the ASEE ChED executive committee) who will meet with the grant winner for both formal and informal interactions during the meeting. Nomination information can be found on the division website: and any questions can be directed to our awards chair, Ashlee Ford Versypt, at

ASEE CP12 Teacher Conference

The 2024 ASEE CP12 Teacher’s Conference (centered on K-12 teaching) will be held immediately before the 2024 ASEE Conference on June 22, 2024. It will be hosted at Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

ASEE Map of PreK-12 Engineering Opportunities

Get listed on the ASEE map of PreK-12 engineering opportunities. Check out the map and provide feedback using the gray button on the home page. If you have an engineering program, camp, or event it can be highlighted on this website!

Call for Abstracts for the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education

Abstract submission is now open for oral and posters presentations for the 28th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE 2024) to be held at the University of Kentucky July 28-August 1, 2024.

The conference will be organized around four themes:

  • Classroom Practice and Learning Environments
  • Curriculum and Cognition
  • Assessment and Research Methods
  • Professional Development – within the K-12, two-year college, and university communities.

College/university faculty and staff, K-12 teachers, graduate students, postdocs, and anyone else working in chemical education are welcome to submit an abstract. The deadline for submissions is February 28.  Information about the conference is available at or by contacting the program co-chairs, Kim Woodrum or Irv Levy at Abstracts should be submitted at Instructions for presenters can be found at

Teaching Professor Position at UC Merced

The Chemical Engineering faculty at the University of California Merced invites applications for the open-level position of Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor to coordinate, develop and teach undergraduate courses and coordinate laboratories in all areas of Chemical Engineering with an anticipated start date as early as July 1, 2024. Please see the link for more information or email Kara McCloskey ( directly with any questions. Apply by March 15. More info:

Postdoc Position at Cornell

The Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our Active Learning Initiative (ALI) team as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering Education. This position is part of an exciting project aimed at deconstructing the existing Unit Operations Laboratory course and developing new inquiry-based learning modules to be embedded across the curriculum to achieve our vision of making the School a “living laboratory.”

The postdoctoral scholar will work directly with Professor Allison Godwin, a tenured engineering education faculty member in CBE. The impacts of this change will be studied using both qualitative and quantitative tools to understand how active and open-ended problem-solving throughout the curriculum affects student learning, identities as engineers, motivation, and career pathways. Interested candidates should apply online at If you have other questions or comments, please contact: Allison Godwin,