2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Spring Conference, Washington, D. C., April 6-7, 2018

Welcome to 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Spring Conference at UDC!

UDC Student Center

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, D.C., April 6-7, 2018


"Educating the Engineers and Scientists of the 21st Century"

Call for Papers and Posters (PDF)

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is a premier association dedicated to promoting and improving engineering and engineering technology education. The Mid-Atlantic Section covers a broad geographic area, including New York City area, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC to mid-State Pennsylvania.

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is pleased to invite Engineering and Engineering Technology educators, students and representatives of industry and government interested in engineering education to the 2018-ASEE Mid Atlantic Spring Conference, during April 6-7, 2018, at the University of the District of Columbia.

The University of the District of Columbia is the only urban land-grant institution of higher education and the only public university in the nation’s capital. UDC is committed to provide affordable access to high-quality post-secondary education, research and community service. Our vision is to be a diverse, selective, teaching, research and service university in the land-grant tradition, serving the people of Washington, DC, the nation and the world.

Established by abolitionist Myrtilla Miner in 1851, the University of DC offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees and a host of workplace development services designed to create opportunities for students’ success. The University is comprised of a Community College, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, and the David A. Clarke School of Law.

The ASEE Mid-Atlantic Conference (http://www.asee.org/conferences-and-events/meetings/section-meetings) is dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education. The main focus will be on fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing networking opportunities for engineering, engineering technology educators, students and industry, government representatives interested in engineering education.

The conference will feature plenary speeches and regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics. An award will be given to the best paper.

We invite papers on all topics of interest to engineering educators, including but not limited to:

  • Multi-Disciplinary Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Mentorship in Engineering
  • Online-Learning
  • Innovations in Engineering Education
  • Service and Project-Based Learning
  • Senior Capstone Design Projects
  • Undergraduate and graduate Research Projects
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Improving Critical Thinking
  • Increasing Diversity in Engineering
  • Ethics in Engineering Education
  • K-16 Engineering Education
  • Teacher Empowerment in Engineering Education
  • Balancing Teaching and Research
  • Getting More Women into Engineering and Computer Science
  • Practicing Experiential Learning
  • Innovative Teaching
  • Grand Challenges

Submission Timeline

250-word Abstract Submission: January 15, 2018 February 1, 2018

Decision Notification: February 15, 2018

Final Full Paper Submission: March 15, 2018

Deadline for Author Registration: March 15, 2018


All final accepted papers will be archived and distributed to all conference attendees. A search engine of all the papers presented will be available on ASEE website. In order for a paper to be included in the ASEE archive, the author of a submitted paper must agree to have the paper distributed (this is not a copyright release, only an agreement to distribute). Either the main author or one of the co-authors must be registered for the conference by March 15, 2018. All documents must be submitted online in PDF format via the conference website. Templates are provided on the submission guidelines page.


In order to schedule a presentation slot, at least one author (preferably the presenting author) from each accepted paper/abstract/poster must register for the conference no later than March 15, 2018, which is the Author Registration deadline. If no author for an accepted paper has registered by March 15, 2018, the paper will be removed from the conference.

Author Responsibilities

Any person may submit to this conference, whether or not he/she is an ASEE member. The author who submits the abstract, paper or poster is responsible for adhering to all deadlines. Abstract/paper/poster information can only be edited and updated by the person who submits it.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Devdas Shetty

Honorary Chair

Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Nian Zhang


Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Paul Cotae

Vice Chair

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Ahmet Zeytinci

ASEE Middle Atlantic Section Chair-Elect 2017-2018

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering