ASEE 2016 New Orleans Call for Papers, Workshops…

Abstract Submissions Are Open:

  • We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission phase for the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition being held in New Orleans, LA is open!
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is October 19, 2015.

Call for Papers are Available:

Workshop Applications Are Open:

Author’s Kits are Available:

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  • If you have any questions regarding submitting your abstract submission, your Monolith account or the paper management process, please contact The Conferences Team or 202-350-5720 for assistance.


Call for Papers – 2016 International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education, Pune, India

Below is the “Call for Papers” for the third International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE 2016) to be held at COEP, Pune from Jan 8 to 12, 2016. Please visit the Conference website, for additional information about the Conference and its Program. Please keep in mind that the deadline is September 30, 2015.

CTIEE-Pune 2016 is aimed at providing a platform for the stakeholders of Engineering Education to share best practices of transformations in Engineering Education. Papers and posters are invited on the following themes which are based on the recommendations of “Engineering Education in India 2025:

  1. Governance and Leadership
  2. Industry Academy Partnerships
  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. Teaching and Learning Innovations
  5. Outcomes Based Education
  6. On-line Engineering Education
  7. Women in Engineering
  8. Student Voice in the Transformation Process

Paper Submission: Papers submitted will go through a review process and shall be accepted for Oral/Poster presentations. All papers accepted will be published in the Online Journal of Engineering Education Transformations (JEET), the official Journal of IUCEE. JEET Selected papers will be also published in the Print version of JEET. Link for Paper Submission:

I will be participating in the conference! Come join us.

How to Attract Female Engineers (NYT)

This New York Times (NYT) article (op-ed) confirms my thoughts on some of the factors that may make women consider engineering: if the content of the (discipline) work itself is made more societally meaningful, women will enroll in droves. The author describes several initiatives in universities in the US where this approach is working.

Whether my female engineering colleagues in some parts of the world like it or not it women are natural problem solvers and seem to be drawn to engineering projects that attempt to achieve societal good. And I am proud to be one of them!

How China is Trying to Reverse its Brain Drain

This The Economist article describes efforts by Chinese government and universities to recruit and retain top notched nationals and foreigners into their talent pool as well as develop incentives and infrastructure (like this building at Tsinghua University). For economic development simple and straightforward. Impressive how this country identifies key challenges and addresses them.

Together with a group of colleagues/experts, I in some way have been contributing to this transformation the last 4 years through workshops and seminars on engineering curriculum innovation at Tsinghua University with deans, rectors and faculty from over 100 colleges of engineering. For more information on what we do, please go to or drop me an email (

Launching INNOVAHiEd!

Screenshot 2014-11-24 18.48.38It is with lots of excitement and enthusiasm that I share these news with all of you! After a long career in academia and industry, and in partnership with IIDEA@IFEES and LASPAU@HarvardUniversity, I have decided to dedicate my time and energy to help institutions walk the path of continuous innovation through InnovaHiEd

Who We Are – a group of individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving higher education, especially, engineering education, many of whom are world known educators with prestigious awards and recognitions. They have transformed themselves, their institutions and higher education – and are making themselves available to help others through similar transformations.

What We Do – Our world-class award winning team can help your institution 1) assess your needs, 2) together with you, help develop your plans to address those needs, and 3) accompany you through your implementation phases, through:

  • High value meetings/brainstorming sessions
  • Focused seminars and workshops
  • Individual and group consulting/mentoring
  • Efficacious and agile follow-through via email and conference calls

We offer Mentoring & Consulting in Engineering Education Strategic Areas, including

  • Strategic Planning
  • Competency-based Curriculum Design
  • Program and Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Learning & Teaching Environments
  • Industry-University Partnerships
  • Planning for the Research Endeavor
  • Technology for Learning
  • ABET Accreditation

Please visit our website, email us and download our brochure | | | InnovaHiEd Brochure -2 Nov 2014 |InnovaHiEd 1 page flyer Nov 2014


Helping catalyze innovation in higher education

Finally Here! GalvanizeU (formerly, NEU) Announces Master of Engineering in Big Data


Galvanize has announced a program that offers practical skills needed to land a job as a data scientist and awards participants an accredited Master of Engineering degree in Big Data (a true “bootcamp”) in one year. Congratulations, colleagues from GalvanizeU and University of New Haven! I am honored to have been part of its foundations in Silicon Valley. For more information click here and here.