The Educational Research and
Methods (ERM) Division of the American
Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) will award up to four (4) travel
grants to travel to the
2012 ASEE Annual Conference as part of its Apprentice Faculty Grant (AFG)
program. Each grant consists of reimbursement of receipted registration, travel,
food, and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of $2,000. Grant recipients are
expected to attend the full duration of the conference, including two ERM events,
and are highly encouraged to attend at least one workshop.
What Are the Goals of the AFG Program?
- To build capacity for the engineering education community through "apprenticeship"
and mentoring to members of the engineering education research and scholarship community.
Who is Eligible?
- Individuals who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue a career in engineering
education and who have demonstrated potential for substantial contributions to the
field through engineering education research or scholarship.
- Any engineering education researcher who is at an "apprentice" stage of their pathway
into the engineering education research community, and wishes to become an active
member of the ERM Division. This might include graduate students, post doctoral
researchers, junior faculty, staff members, or senior-ranking faculty who are transitioning
into engineering education research.
How Does One Apply?
What Does the Nomination Packet Include? (Max
6 pages total)
Note that page limits are strictly enforced and materials should be submitted in
the order listed.
- Nomination Materials - up to two pages
Statement of the nominee's career goals, including an explanation of why the nominee
qualifies as "apprentice faculty," and a reflection statement by the nominee about
how apprenticeship in the ERM division will help achieve his/her career goals (up
to 2 pages)
One additional letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the nominee's
engineering education research activities and/or commitment to engineering education
(up to 2 pages)
- Nominee information - name/address/phone/fax/e-mail address
- CV including items relevant to the goals of the ERM Division, including but not
limited to: education - degree(s), institution(s), major(s), date(s) and dissertation
title(s); educational research activities, instructional innovations
Note that page limits are strictly enforced and materials should be submitted in
the order listed above.
How Are Nominations Evaluated?
Nominees are evaluated by a team of ERM reviewers on (a) potential for future contributions
to engineering education research, (b) need for mentoring/apprenticeship and (c)
possible future involvement with the ERM Division. Specifically reviewers will rate
- Career goals - e.g. consistency with ERM mission
- Qualifications - e.g. apprentice status, demonstration of prior commitment to engineering
- Potential for candidate to contribute to engineering education research and the
ERM Division; perceived value of apprenticeship status/mentoring to further candidate's
- Letter of recommendation - e.g. How well does the author know the work of the candidate?
Are specific examples provided?
When Is the Deadline?
- Nomination packets must be received by 5pm Eastern January 19, 2012 via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Faxes and hard copies
will not be accepted. All nominations will be acknowledged via email.
- Contact Julie Trenor, Apprentice Faculty Grant Committee Chair:
Email: email@example.com; Phone: 864-656-4321 Mailing: Clemson University
Dept. of Engineering & Sci. Education, 105 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
- Visit the Apprentice Faculty Grant website at http://fie-conference.org/erm/
- Nominees with questions are highly encouraged to contact the AFG Committee Chair,
prior to submitting an application via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 864-656-4321.
Schedule of Events
- January 19, 2012 - Application deadline
- February 16, 2012 - Notification of application status to all applicants
- May 1, 2012 - Assignment of ERM conference host to Grantees
- June 10-13, 2012 Award presentation at the ERM Banquet (San Antonio, Texas)
What Changes Have Been Made From Prior Years?
A summary of changes compared to past years for this pilot program are listed below:
- Change in eligibility: Eligibility has been broadened to include engineering education
researchers any stage of their career that make a sufficient case for the need for
mentoring and "apprentice" status. This is designed to be inclusive of the many
pathways into engineering education research.
- Application packet: (1) Applicants can now self-nominate. The requirement of a teaching
philosophy has been removed; instead, a statement of how the applicant qualifies
as an "apprentice" is required. This statement is the nominee's opportunity to discuss
what being an AFG would do for the nominee's career trajectory and how the nominee
would leverage this formal introduction to the ERM community to make a stronger
mark in engineering education. (2) The required number of letters of recommendation
has been reduced to one.
- Evaluation criteria: To mirror the changes in the nominee eligibility and the application
package, the reviewer criteria has changed to reflect evaluation of the need for
mentoring on the part of the nominee and alignment of this award with the career
trajectory of the nominee.
Successful Applications Will:
- Be clearly aligned with the goals of the Apprentice Faculty Grant and the Educational
Research and Methods Division of ASEE.
- Focus on evidence of commitment to and potential for future contributions to of
the field of engineering education research in both the candidate's statement and
the letter of recommendation. Examples and specifics are particularly helpful to
the review committee.
- Clearly describe the candidate's career goals.
- Provide compelling evidence for "apprenticeship" status and how the applicant plans
to leverage the AFG award to help achieve career goals and contribute to the ERM
2011 Apprentice Faculty Grants Winners
We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Apprentice Faculty Grant.
These awardees certainly have impressive credentials in terms of both their technical
accomplishments and their educational goals and achievements. As usual, it was a
very humbling experience for the committee to evaluate all the applicants.
- Sharnnia Artis - The Ohio State University
- Cheryl Cass - Clemson University
- Adam Carberry - Arizona State University
- Erin Crede - Virginia Tech
- Geoffrey Herman - University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Sharnnia Artis, The Ohio State University
Cheryl Cass, Clemson University
Adam Carberry, Arizona State University
Erin Crede, Virginia Tech
Geoffrey Herman, University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Aidsa Santiago Roman, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Gillian Nicholls, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Sarah Zappe, Pennsylvania State University
Marisa Orr, Clemson University
Julie Linsey, Texas A&M University
Devlin Montfort, Washington State University
Mica Green, University of Cambridge
Shawn Jordan, Purdue University
Micah Lande, Stanford University
Noemi Mendoza-Diaz, Purdue University
Lora Oehlberg, University of California at Berkeley
Jen Schoepke, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Matthew Verleger, Purdue University
Shanna Daly, Purdue University
Euridice Oware, Purdue University
Stephanie Rivale, University of Texas at Austin
Joachim Walther, University of Queensland
Shane Brown, Washington State University
Alice Pawley, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Christine Guy Schnittka, University of Virginia
Julie Martin Trenor, University of Houston
Ravel Ammerman, Colorado School of Mines
Monica Cardella, University of Washington
Daria Kotys-Schwartz, University of Colorado
Tamara Moore, Purdue University
Marcia Friesen, University of
Jenni Light, Washington State University
Ken Yasuhara, University of Washington
Stephen Zemke, University of Idaho
Taryn Melkus Bayles, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Kristine R. Csavina, Arizona State University
Tammy VanDeGrift, University of Washington
Jessica M. Herrera Yellin, University of Washington
John Brader, University of South Carolina
Lisa Bullard, North Carolina State University
John Feland, Stanford University
Sean St. Clair, Georgia Institute of Technology
Betsy Aller, Western Michigna University
Ann McKenna, Northwestern University
Mary Cummings, Virginia Tech University
Cynthia A. Finley, University of Texas at Austin
Donald Carpenter, University of Michigan
Chad Korach, Northwestern University
Robin Adams, University of Washington
Kathryn Hollar, Cornell University
Brian Kinsey, Northwestern University
Heather Nachtmann, University of Pittsburgh
Philip Parker, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Debbie Kaufman, North Carolina State University
Clark Merkel, North Dakota State University
Trevor Harding, University of Michigan
Ann Marie Flynn
Nominees and nominators with questions are highly encouraged to contact the AFG
Committee Chair, Julie Trenor at email@example.com