In Memory of Professor Donald Robert Woods
With great sadness we report the passing of Don Woods, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University; important contributor to the establishment of the AIChE Education Division; and even more important contributor to engineering education as a whole. Don touched the lives of many chemical engineering educators in a profound way, inspiring them to put the same rigor and effort into their teaching as they do to their technical research. He has long provided a regular series of workshops on teaching-related subjects through the Education Division, most recently a well-attended session on Polishing Your Networking Skills in 2011. His contributions to the Institute will be missed, but his impact on individuals motivating them to improve our world through effective chemical engineering education will carry on as part of his legacy.
His obituary is at http://www.kitchingsteepeandludwig.com/.
His AICHE profile is available at
Education Division Awards Nominations Needed
The first opportunity to nominate your colleagues for AIChE Education Division awards is available now through May 15th 2012. See the current issue of EDUNews for details on the criteria and nomination process for awards in "Excellence in Engineering Education Research", "Service to Chemical Engineering Education", and "Innovation in Chemical ENgineering Education".
Fifth Edition of EDUNews now available
Hot off the digital presses, the fifth edition of the official publication of the AIChE Education Division is now available! Read EDUNews today!
2013 REU Opportunities Posted
Professor Michael Cutlip has once again posted a list of available Research Experiences for Undergraduates for this year at http://www.polymath-software.com/REU2013/. Pass on the link to your students and interns!
New officers begin their tenure
After a productive and informative 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting program (led by Program Chair Jason Keith), the Division Officers have been refreshed for 2012-2013. Founding Director Fred Justice (Chemstations) was honored for his term of service and recognized by an award of complementory membership to mentees in his name for participants in the new Future Faculty Mentoring Program. Tim Anderson (University of Florida) began service as the newest Director for the Division.
Future Faculty Mentoring Program off to a Good Start
The Education Division is has successfully initiated a program for Future Faculty Mentoring at the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting. Interested in serving as a Mentor in the next cycle? The time commitment is modest and the possible impact on a young ChE is great. To join the pool, please fill out the short application at http://jimi.cbee.oregonstate.edu/concept_warehouse/FFMentor/
Information about being a mentor or a mentee is available by clicking the role of interest. Questions should be directed to the program coordinator, Division Director Milo Koretsky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bylaws Approved by Membership; Division Logo Adopted
The membership of the Division has ratified proposed changes to the Bylaws, which will now be submitted to CTOC for approval. Additionally, the membership adopted the new logo for the Division as pictured in the header.
Issue 3 of ChemEDU News Now Available
The third issue of the official newsletter of the AIChE Education Division, ChemEDU News has just been published. Look for a summary of the 2011 Education Division Annual Meeting program, and of Matthew Liberatore's (Colorado School of Mines) summary of his "Online Homework" article recently published in Chemical Engineering Education.
REU Listing updated
Mike Cutlip has updated his listing of all the REUs that accept applications from Chemical Engineering students for the summer of 2012. Please pass this link along to your students and colleagues as there are a great variety of opportunities for students to consider this year. Note that some closing dates are coming up soon. This list will be updated as information is submitted. Send along any additional listings or corrections to Professor Cutlip.
Division Approved by CTOC
The AIChE Chemical Technology Operating Council (CTOC), repsonsible for Divisions and Forums within the Institute, removed the probationary status of the Education Division during its Chicago meeting held in conjunction with the AIChE Spring Meeting. This means the Education Division is now considered a permanent Division of the Insitute.
Join the Education Division Today!
You can join the Division at any time by calling AIChE Customer Service at 1-800-242-4363. If you prefer to join online:
IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012: Just add the Division to your renewal by checking the appropriate box on the paper form or by adding the Division to your membership list online before checking out.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012: Go to AIChE.org and select Divisions & Forums, then click on "Join a Division". A list of all the Divsions and Forums of which you are not a member will appear. If the Education Division appears, select it and join! Note that this page often has problems, in which case you should call AIChE at 1-800-242-4363.
We now have our own domain, http://www.edudiv.org. Its short, easy to remember, and easy to share!