On behalf of the organization and technical committees, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Zone 1 Conference, to be held at the University of Bridgeport on April 3-5, 2014.
The ASEE Zone 1 Conference is held once every 5-6 years and this issue of the Conference is anticipated to attract more than 1000 faculty, students and experts from academia and industry who are interested in engineering education, STEM Education, Research and Development in Engineering and Engineering Technology. The theme of the Conference is “Engineering Education: Industry Involvement and Interdisciplinary Trends.” The Conference is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curricula, and providing prime networking opportunities for faculty members, students and industry and government representatives.
The Conference will feature many professional research papers sessions, in addition to student papers and student posters. The Conference will also host panels, workshops, tutorials, industry exhibits, and will feature several prominent speakers. We are looking forward to a rich and varied program, and many presentations on the cutting-edge of research within various engineering disciplines. Topics expected to be covered through the various conference tracks include, but are not limited to:
Engineering design, performance and optimization, manufacturing, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering and energy, civil engineering, biotechnology, software engineering, computing, technology management, robotics, mechatronics, modeling, simulation, engineering innovation, mechanical design, new materials, electrical engineering and electronics, aerospace engineering and bioengineering.
The program will also include several social events throughout the duration of the Conference, in addition to excursion opportunities in Connecticut.
We look forward to welcoming you in Bridgeport in April!
Tarek Sobh, Ph.D., P.E.
ASEE 2014 Zone 1 Conference General Chair
Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research
Dean of the School of Engineering
University of Bridgeport