In collaboration with the 2020 New York Cyber Security and Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA) Spring Conference
Conference Theme: Engineering at the Intersections of the Design, the Arts and Technology Dates: April 3+4, 2020
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is delighted to host the 2020 ASEE St. Lawrence Section Annual Conference on April 3 and 4, 2020. It is in collaboration with the 2020 New York Cyber Security and Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA) Spring Conference. The conference theme is Engineering at the Intersections of Design, the Arts and Technology.
Please join us at the conference to tour several state-of-the-art laboratories, enjoy the Friday evening banquet with an open bar at the Polisseni Center, listen to our visionary plenary speaker, meet with other engineering educators to discuss and reflect on session topics and advance new ideas, learn what students are doing from their posters at the lunch buffet, and end the conference with ice cream from Ben and Jerry's.
We invite our partners in industry to support this annual conference by being a sponsor or an exhibitor. Conference will be attended by more than 150 students, faculty, and administrators from universities and colleges in the Northeast USA. Please see the Sponsors and Exhibitors section below.
Please submit an abstract for a full paper or an extended abstract. We welcome all those who are interested, even if your work falls outside the conference theme – our main stipulation is that your work relates to engineering or engineering technology education. Please see the Call for Papers below. Abstracts are due by December 15, 2019.
Please submit an extended abstract for the Student Poster session on your engineering education or research project. Please see Call for Student Posters below. Abstract submission will begin January 21, 2020.
Ice Cream Social and Student Poster Awards, Erdle Commons
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Board Meeting of ASEE St. Lawrence Section, Room 09-2159
Early Bird (including Priority status): ends February 25, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.
Regular: ends March 23, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.
Late: from March 24 to April 4, 2020
Online registration coming soon.
Early (before 2/25/2020)
Regular (after 2/25/20)
Professional (Friday and Saturday)
Professional (Saturday only without banquet)
Guest (Reception and Banquet)
Student (with Reception + Banquet)
Student (without reception and banquet)
Retiree (with reception and banquet)
Retiree (without reception and banquet)
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Gain valuable exposure for your brand and help us ensure the success of our annual conference by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor. We offer several opportunities to display your company's products and services.
Rent a table to exhibit* your products and services: $250
Distribute your company's literature in the program handout: $500
Display your company's logo on the conference website: $1,000
Conference Theme: Engineering at theIntersections of Design, the Arts and Technology
Please join us for the 2020 conference. We welcome all those who are interested, even if your work falls outside of this year’s theme. Topics of general interest include:
Engineering at theIntersections of Design, the Arts and Technology
Grand Challenges Scholars Program
Two year schools to Four year school linkages
Discipline-specific topics and instructional materials
Other Engineering Education related topics
1. Topics should be connected to engineering and/or engineering technology education. They can be related directly to the conference theme or contribute to engineering education generally.
2. Presentations (for Full Papers and Extended Abstracts) will be organized into sessions around the categories above. Full Papers will be reviewed for publication on the ASEE section and ASEE national websites. Extended Abstracts and Student Posters will be published on the ASEE St. Lawrence website only.
3. Conference registration of at least one author is required to present any paper, extended abstract, or student poster.
Propose a paper: Full papers are appropriate for late-stage research projects with conclusive results; mature, theoretically-grounded position papers; or papers reporting on a well-tested professional or teaching practice. Each paper is limited to 15 pages in length including references. All submissions will undergo a blind review. Conference registration of at least one author is required to present any paper.
Propose an extended abstract: Extended abstracts are for participants who want to present at the conference, without the task of writing a full paper. Each extended abstract is limited to two pages including references. All submissions will undergo a blind review. Conference registration of at least one author is required to present any abstract.
We invite submission of an abstract for a full paper or an extended abstract from academia and industry on any topic that may benefit engineering and/or engineering technology education. Topics of particular interests are listed above. Abstracts are due by December 15, 2019.
Abstract should be 300-500 words in length, well-written with enough new information, clear objectives and/or hypothesis. It should provide clear and concise summary of essential methods, results, and conclusions as supported by the data. Please do not include any figure or table in an abstract.
Submission is a three-step process: (1) submission of an abstract, (2) submission of draft paper or extended abstract, and (3) submission of final paper or extended abstract. Each abstract will receive at least one review. Author of an accepted abstract will prepare a draft of the full paper or extended abstract for a peer review; at least two reviewers will review the draft. To aid both the reviewers and the readers, each full paper will be limited to 15 pages whereas an extended abstract will be limited to two pages, including references.
All submissions and reviews are made through the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit (CMT)website. It will be necessary for you to register on the website if you are not already a user. Abstracts are due by December 15, 2019. You will be notified that your abstract is accepted by January 6, 2020. Submit your abstract here.
January 6, 2020: Primary authors will be notified of abstract acceptance.
January 27, 2020: Full versions of Papers and Extended Abstracts due. These should be fully written, following the provided template, ready for reviewers.
February 18, 2020: Paper and Extended Abstract authors will receive comments and notes on their work.
March 9, 2020: Final versions of all submission types, along with copyright releases, are due by 11:59pm EST.
March 23, 2020: Final Upload Deadline
Call for Student Posters
Anticipated Schedule for Posters
February 3, 2020: Student Poster Abstracts due by 11:59pm EST via website.
February 18, 2020: Abstract submitters notified of acceptance.
March 23, 2020: Final posters due electronically. Poster presenters will bring their own poster for display. ASEE St. Lawrence section will not be printing them for participants. Electronic versions will be used for our online gallery.
Both research and design projects will be considered. Preference will be given to posters with a strong education component. Student posters will be eligible for student poster awards. At least one poster author must register for the conference and attend the poster session.
Poster proposals should disclose primary findings when possible. Avoid promissory statements such as “experiments are in progress” or “results will be discussed” unless you are certain those results will be available before the deadline.
Proofread the poster proposal for clarity, completeness, good writing, and any typos. Consider asking someone to look over your writing before submission.
Electronic versions of the entire poster should be submitted AND a printed version will be needed for the April 4 event.
Electronic versions will be accepted in PowerPoint (one slide) or PDF formats. After the conference, posters will be available for viewing in an online gallery.
All poster presenters are responsible for printing and transporting their own work for the conference. Stands will be provided. Your final poster should be no larger than 42” x 60” and can be either in landscape or portrait orientation.
At least one poster author must register for the conference and attend the poster session on April 4, 2020.
Student posters that are eligible for awards will be judged by members of the ASEE St. Lawrence Section. Judges will consider the poster’s relevance to the topics addressed above as well as the poster content, and visual presentation, and effective communication from the student(s). Prizes will be awarded to the best student posters whose topics are in a * category above.
All poster presenters should have their work in place by 11:45am EST.
Posters should be removed at the close of the event.
Stands or wall fasteners will be provided.
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