4th ASEE / AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education

Feb 15, 2005 by

The invitation came out to attend the 4th ASEE / AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education at Star City, Sydney, Australia, September 26th to the 30th 2005.

This year, the organising committee are strongly encouraging librarians and information professionals to become part of this year’s conference and have planned several activities targeted to them. In the extended post is the complete post by Nicole Clark to ELDNET-L.

You are invited to attend and participate in the 4th ASEE / AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, which will be held from the 26th – 30th of September 2005, at Star City, Sydney, Australia.

This is the fourth in a series of Global Colloquia initiated by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and it incorporates the 16th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education and the 11th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum. The Colloquium will bring together over 300 delegate attendees from around the world.

For Librarians, the AaeE conference has proved a terrific opportunity to share ideas, and to build professional collegial collaborations. The organising committee are strongly encouraging librarians and information professionals to become part of this year’s conference and there are a number of exciting opportunities for librarians to become involved.

These are listed below:

1. PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (26th September, University of Technology Sydney)

This one-day, pre-conference workshop is primarily aimed at librarians, but also at interested engineering educators. We would welcome your involvement in the planning and direction of the workshop, and would also encourage you to consider submitting an idea for a workshop or seminar you might like to present. Workshops / seminars might take the form of an instructional session, a report back on something innovative happening at your institution, a discussion, a brainstorming session or anything else you might like to suggest. The sessions will be between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Clark
Email: n.clark@library.uq.edu.au
Telephone: 07 3365 3974

2. Paper Presentation

Librarians are also encouraged to present a paper as part of the main conference. The themes for the 2005 conference are:

* Globalisation of Engineering Education
* K – 12 Pipeline
* Transformation of Disciplines

Abstracts are due by 23rd March 2005 and Full papers by 25th May 2005.

For more information about the conference, as well as the guidelines for submitting a paper, please visit the GCEE web site: http://www.gcee2005.com

3. a2e2 Discussion Forum
Become involved in the the pre-conference discussion by subscribing to the a2e2_librarians-Internet Discussion Forum. The forum provides an opportunity for discussion and collaboration on a variety of issues relevant to librarians supporting engineering education. To subscribe please send an email to: a2e2_librarians-request@qut.edu.au
with the message SUBSCRIBE to a2e2_librarians in the body. If you have any problems please contact:

Jocelyne Poirier
Email: j.poirier@qut.edu.au

For more information on any of the issues raised above, please feel free to contact me.
Regards
Nicole Clark

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