of the Pacific
Northwest Section
American Society for
Engineering Education




2013 PNW-ASEE Section Meeting
"Engineering Education
in a Digital World"

March 7th - 9th
Highline Community College
Des Moines, Washington


-   Call for Papers *Abstracts due January 25th*
-   Paper Format Guidelines
-   Conference Program and Session Details

-   Highline Community College Campus Map

     Pre-Registration deadline is February 22nd
-   Registration and Payment Form (docx)


Student Expectations Around Technology in the Classroom. Current Data and Student Panel - Sue Frantz

Sue Frantz is a 20-year veteran of the college classroom with the last eleven spent at Highline Community College near Seattle. Her Technology for Academics blog,, features new tech tools with instructions on how to use them as well as tips for using not-so-new technologies more effectively. Acting as an interpreter, she brings technology to the average user. She currently serves as Vice President for Resources for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, the American Psychological Association Membership Board, and the Association for Psychological Science Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science.

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Applied Numerical Methods Online: A Reflection on Four Years of Evolution in Attitude and Pedagogy - Eric Davishahl

Eric Davishahl has served as chair of the Engineering Department at Everett Community College since Fall 2001. He has taught nearly all of the engineering courses in the pre-engineering curriculum multiple times with a recent focus on experimenting with online learning activities in a variety of courses and course formats. Eric started offering an online version of an Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB course in Spring 2010. The course attracts enrollment from students at multiple colleges and universities in Washington. Eric was awarded the 2008 ASEE-PNW Section Outstanding Teaching Award in part due to his efforts in developing a common course design for scientific computing courses at Washington community colleges.

Using Technology to Promote Engagement, Conceptual Understanding, and Knowledge Integration - Milo Koretsky

Milo Koretsky is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from UC San Diego and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, all in Chemical Engineering. He currently has research activity in areas related engineering education and is interested in integrating technology into effective educational practices and in promoting the use of higher-level cognitive skills in engineering problem solving. His research interests particularly focus on what prevents students from being able to integrate and extend the knowledge developed in specific courses in the core curriculum to the more complex, authentic problems and projects they face as professionals. Dr. Koretsky is one of the founding members of the Center for Lifelong STEM Education Research at OSU.

A block of rooms has been reserved. Ask for the ASEE Group Reservation at:

Best Western, Plaza by the Green
24415 Russell Road
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 854-8767, (877) 446-0844
ASEE Group Rate is $85.00 + tax per night 
Driving Directions - From Hotel to Campus


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Technology in the Classroom

  • "Using Lecture Capture in the Engineering Classroom."
          Rebecca Sliger, Tacoma Community College
  • "Strategies of Online Homework."
          Rich Bankhead, Highline Commmunity College
  • "Automated Generation of Randomizable Problem Sets and Detailed Solutions - Engineering Statics."
          Ken Fyfe and Jeff Davis, MacEwan University - Abstract  Paper

Professional Skills

  • Examining the Sources of Impacts to Engineering Undergraduate Students' Perceived Self-Efficacy for the Communication of Professional Practice.
          Kathryn Mobrand, University of Washington - Abstract
  • Ethics of Engineering in an MET Capstone Course
          Craig Johnson, Central Washington University - Abstract  Paper
  • University of Idaho's College of Engineering Hellos Walk Program: Increasing Underrepresented Student Retention
          Denise Bauer, University of Idaho - Abstract

Classroom Tools

  • In Class Student Polling Using Smart Phone
          Sue Frantz, Highline Community College
  • The Inverted Classroom
          Greg Mason, Seattle University
  • Great New Tools, Same Old Challenges
          Jeffery Newcomer, Western Washington University - Abstract


  • Teaching Teamwork Well: A Call for Collaborative Research in the Pacific Northwest
          Steve Zemke, Gonzaga University - Abstract
  • Using Case Study as an Effective Learning Tool for Achieving ABET Student Outcome d
          Wayne Lu, University of Portland - Abstract  Paper
  • Using Student Teams for Education in Core Content
          Adam Arabian and Melani Plett, Seattle Pacific University - Abstract


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  • Exploring a Post Capstone Design Experience
          Edwin Odom, University of Idaho - Abstract
  • Lab Equipment Design Incorporating Safety for the Demonstration of Phase Changes in Steel Wire
          Brian Harris, Oregon Institute of Technology, Seattle - Abstract  Paper
  • Experience with Integrating Freshman Engineering Students with Upper Division Engineering Projects
          Don Riley, Walla Walla University - Abstract
  • Understanding Relational Development Inside the Context of Design Projects - Templates for Performance-Oriented Success
          Charles Pezeshki, Washington State University - Abstract


  • Integrating Teaching and Research...Not Just for Superhero Faculty!
          Patricia Pyke, Boise State University - Abstract
  • Symmetrical Components Implementation to PowerX, An Educational Software Tool
          Thomas Walsh, Eastern Washington University - Abstract  Paper
  • Lessons Learned in the Development and Deployment of Four Activity-Based Transportation Courses
          Michael Kyte, University of Idaho - Abstract
  • Teaching Geothermal Energy in an Undergraduate Renewable Energy Engineering (REE) Program
          James Zipay, Oregon Institute of Technology - Abstract  Paper


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