The Design Education Committee (DEC) actively participates in many events to promote design education:
- The DEC will determine topics of interest to the DEC members and actively collaborate with other ASME groups - including appropriate Technical Divisions, the ASME Board on Engineering Education, the ASME Board on Pre-College Education, and local sections - to develop sessions and workshops on design issues of mutual interest. The primary dissemination mechanism for any symposia, paper sessions, poster sessions, panel sessions and workshops will be held at the International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC).
- The DEC will actively support international design education dialogues and interactions.
- The DEC will construct and maintain an informative website (linked to the ASME's and DED's web presence) to disseminate DEC information.
- The DEC will hold at least one formal meeting each year, normally at the IDETC and conducts additional business as appropriate by e-mail and teleconferences. The most recent meeting minutes are available through this webpage. For any questions about the minutes, please contact the current Secretary.
The 10th anniversary of the International Conference on Design Education will be held at the IDETC 2013 in Portland Oregon, August 4-7, 2013. The focus of the conference is on educational practices and methodology in the field of design education. Three strands of paper topics that fall under the umbrella of scholarship in design education include: 1) Scholarly Research in Design Education, 2) Student Engagement in Design Education, and 3) Best Practices in Design and Design Education. These issues are addressed in sessions on: innovation and entrepreneurship; creativity; best practices and lessons learned; experimental learning; assessment; capstone and cornerstone design experiences; and new pedagogy for engineering design education.
Specifically, this year’s technical sessions include:
• Fostering Innovation and Creativity,
• Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Design and Design Education,
• Collaborative Teams in Design Education,
• Assessment of Student Learning in Design Education,
• Capstone, Cornerstone, and Design Throughout the Curriculum,
• Application of Design Methods in Engineering Education,
and the panel sessions include:
• Educating the Faculty of the Future,
• Industry Perspectives on Preparing a New Generation of Engineers.
Consider joining us in Portland and attending the 10th Conference!
Robert Nagel, James Madison University, Conference Chair
Jitesh Panchal, Purdue University, Program Chair