ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Conference & RosEvaluation Conference 2014: Conference Schedule

Where: Campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
             5500 Wabash Avenue
             Terre Haute, IN 47803

Friday, March 7 - Saturday, March 8


ASEE Illinois-Indiana Section Conference & RosEvaluation Conference Schedule 2014




Friday, March 7, 2014


Virtual Sculpture Workshop: Use of an Interactive Steel Connection Learning Tool
Karen Chou and Saeed Moaveni 
150 minutes

A web-based interactive version of the steel sculpture developed by Professor Duane S. Ellifrit was created in order to provide an effective learning opportunity and 24-7 access to students and educators in the United States and abroad.  The objective to this workshop is to demonstrate the navigation and functions of this virtual sculpture, to discuss implementation in classes, and to seek feedback from colleagues at the conference, especially those teach an introductory steel design course. 


The Section Workshop on Effective Engineering Teaching (SWEET)
Carmine Polito and Doug Tougaw
180 minutes

The Section Workshop on Effective Engineering Teaching (SWEET) addresses best practices in engineering education, including: Writing objectives, The important role of learning objectives, Teaching and learning styles, Developing rapport with students, Motivating students, Working with teams of students, and Active learning in the classroom.  The workshop will focus on introducing best practices that have been validated by rigorous pedagogical research. It will be beneficial to faculty at all stages in their career, but new faculty are likely to benefit the most.


Teaching Embedded Processors Using BeagleBone
Mark Yoder
150 minutes

This hands-on workshop allows you to take a BeagleBone Black (BBB) from out-of-the-box to blinking an LED in under 5 minutes.  The workshop activities will include 1) several hands-on exercises to get participants familiar with using the BBB using BoneScript and Linux commands, 2) discussions of the wide variety courses where it could be used: from freshman programming to senior design and graduate projects courses 3) demonstrations of what the BBB can do and 4) resources available to help you get started today.



Lunch Catered by Baesler’s
First Floor Olin Lobby


NPD Simulation for Entrepreneurship
Terry  Schumacher
120 minutes

Workshop participants will experience a “New Product Development Challenge” simulation, viewing the interface via screen projection and discussing decisions the software presents. They begin with a product idea, then experience entrepreneurial activities and decisions including: How much time to spend contacting customers, What customer data to use in selection of product features, When to use trade shows or focus groups, Definition of customer segments, Development of product features, Setting the price, and allocation of promotional budget at Launch. The simulation design supports learning by recording participant progress in an initial game, allowing participants to compare their progress in the second game.  This allows participants to discover and understand contrasting approaches to NPD tasks.


Building High Performing Teams
Denny Davis
180 minutes

This workshop provides training for individuals who will be preparing students (or others) for effective teamwork.  Teamwork training is structured around a conceptual model for teamwork that identifies and defines relationships among team inputs and outputs, team functions, and feedback mechanisms for improving performance throughout the life of the team.  By the end of the workshop, participants will be prepared to define instructional strategies for building high performing teams in their engineering programs.


Teach ARM Cortex-M Microcontroller using Atmel SAM4L
Han-Way  Huang and Nannan  He
180 minutes

The proposed workshop will consist of the following parts: 1. Introduction to ARM: a brief history, market status, features of ARM architecture, Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS), CPU architecture. 2. Manipulating Cortex-M (specifically Atmel SAM4L) peripheral registers and bits in C language. 3. Overview of Cortex-M4 Development tools including IDE software, demo kits, and debug adapter. 4. Lab Projects: several projects related to Cortex-M4 peripherals will be presented and then worked by the attendees.


Cocktail and Appetizer Reception – Catered by Aramark
Hulman Memorial Union Faculty Dining Room (HMU 208)


Board Dinner- Catered by Aramark
Hulman Memorial Union Reading Room


Saturday, March 8, 2014


Welcome Breakfast

Breakfast will be available starting 7:30am.  At 8:10am the attendees will be welcomed by the Section Board and the Host Institution.   At approximately 8:20am the keynote speaker will begin.  Please see the Speakers Page for a description of the talk. 


ASEE Faculty Sessions
Concurrent sessions for faculty presentations


RosEvaluation Session: Assessing without Recollecting: Identifying and Using Archival Data
Sarah Forbes and Shannon Sipes 
70 minutes

This session will focus on identifying existing data sources and the various uses for this data.  In addition to learning when archival data may be a better choice than other assessment methods, attendees will also have the opportunity to identify archival data on their own campuses.  By the end of the session, attendees will have constructed a reference sheet for their own use.  *It is suggested that attendees for this session bring a laptop, tablet, surface or some other device to use to access the internet. A smartphone isn’t the best option for the planned activities.



ASEE Student Paper Presentations
Students who have had a paper accepted for a seminar presentation will be presenting their work during this time.


RosEvaluation Session: Fostering Student Self-Assessment
Kristen McIntyre and Terri Frederick
60 minutes

Key to meaningful, student-centered deep learning is empowering and expecting students to take ownership of their learning. Ongoing, structured reflection fosters students’ understanding of the relationship between their course experiences and the intended course learning outcomes and prepares them to transfer those course skills, knowledge, and ways of learning to a variety of contexts. In this session, we’ll explore incorporating semester-long guided student self-reflective assessment as a primary means of evaluating student achievement of intended course learning outcomes. Specifically, we’ll discuss the constructive course alignment of a final student self-assessment portfolio pedagogy where the learning activities addressed in the intended outcomes are mirrored both in the teaching/learning activities the students [undertake] and in the assessment tasks.


ASEE Student Poster Presentations



Business Lunch-Catered by Aramark

Lunch will be served at Noon.  Near the end of lunch, our speaker, Dr. Jeff Will, the recipient of the section’s 2013 Outstanding Teacher Award, will give a talk on the topic of his choice.  Please see the Speakers page for more information.  After the talk, a very brief business meeting will be held, followed by the announcement of the winners of the Student Awards.


ASEE Faculty Sessions


RosEvaluation Session: Exploration of a Direct Method for Measuring ABET Professional Skills
Jay McCormack
90 minutes

The Engineering Professional Skills Assessment (EPSA) is a direct assessment method centered on one of several inter-disciplinary scenarios that frame a contemporary societal problem, a generalized set of discussion questions intended to guide a meaningful, 45 minute discussion of multiple scenarios among 4-6 students, and the Engineering Professional Skills rubric that is broadly applicable for all scenarios. In this workshop, participants will examine one scenario in detail along with self-scoring and peer-scoring of a scenario discussion among workshop participants. This experience will be structured to produce small-group and large-group insights about administering and scoring the EPSA in classroom situations. The intended audience for this workshop includes faculty who teach courses identified for collecting data on ABET professional skills, ABET coordinators from engineering programs, and ABET program evaluators.


ASEE Faculty Sessions
Concurrent sessions for faculty presentations


Rubrics: Helping You and Students Perform Better
Jim Hanson 
90 minutes

A rubric is a tool for assessing performance on a task.  If desired, the rubric can be developed to provide quantitative assessment.  It lists the criteria important for evaluation, and it distinguishes between levels of performance in each criterion.  Rubrics can be a tremendous asset to the instructor and students.  Therefore, this workshop covers how these tools can help the instructor, how these tools can help the students, how to develop rubrics, and what resources are available for developing rubrics.  Hands-on activities in this workshop center on creating and using rubrics.

I engage the participants by combining presentation with active learning exercises.  In addition, participants will work in small groups to practice using and creating rubrics.



Awards Dinner- Catered by Aramark

The section awards, including the conference Best Paper and Outstanding Teacher awards, will be presented at this time.