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Dear SEFI Members,
this is the last issue of our newsletter before our usual summer break. During the summer months we also won't send any press reviews. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy a lovely summer and we look forward to seeing you at least virtually at our annual conference. The next newsletter will be at the end of August.
REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR SEFI 2020
Registration is open now for the online SEFI 2020 Annual Conference. You may look forward to more than 170 presentations, discussions, workshops and online sponsor exhibits will take place to inspire the [not only] SEFI community.
Click here and check out the reduced fee scheme. The early bird rates are valid until 1 August.
All presenters have received notifications of acceptance and are now following the reviewer suggestions to finalize their papers.
SEFI GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020
The General Assembly will take place in the week of the annual conference as usual, this time, in an online format. We will send more information and a specific date an time soon!
SEFI Emergency Online Education workshop
Emergency online education has been the new challenge for many engineering educators.
We invite you to this SEFI Annual conference workshop organised by the SEFI Special Interest Group on Open and Online Education and SEEFI SIG on Physics.
Due to the current crisis in context with COVID-19, many institutions around the globe make first-hand experiences with online education and online experimentation just now. This situation is a tremendous challenge for all of us. However, it is also a chance for innovation and research. To acknowledge both the current challenges and new valuable experiences made by researchers just now, we decided to substantially post-pone the deadline for the EJEE Special Issue on Online Laboratories. The new deadline is 31 October 2020. Submissions received before that date will enter the review process accordingly.
EUROPEAN ENGINEERING DEANS COUNCIL
ECED 2020 has a new date!
The 2020 edition of the European Convention for Engineering Deans that was to take place in early had to be postponed due to coronavirus crisis. It has been decided that the event will take place in May 2021at the University of Carlos III in Madrid. We would like to thank the organisers for their flexibility and perseverence during these complicated times.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON PHYSICS
PTEE Conference will be postponed
SEFI physics special interest group arranges biannual conference PTEE. Next conference was aimed to be in May 2021. Due to the uncertainty rising from COVID-19 it will be postponed for one year. The next PTEE conference will be on May 2022 at Tampere, Finland. Physics SIG warmly welcomes everybody who is interested in physics teaching in engineering education, to participate our event.
The first BEST Virtual Summit “Beyond The Pandemic” online conference took place 15-20 June 2020 with the purpose of gathering students and young professionals of divers background to learn and discuss about three topics: the future of Education, Work and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
SEFI was represented at this event with three BoD members:
The COVID-19 crisis severely disrupted the education of engineering students in Spring 2020. For engineering students learning about ethics, however, the COVID crisis also created an opportunity to make ethics issues real. In TU Eindhoven, COVID impacted on what was included in the students’ ethics courses this spring as well as on how they learned. One of the courses being taught in spring semester in TU Eindhoven was a master’s elective course entitled “Ethics and the Risk Society”.
The postdoc will be based in the research group of Eindhoven School of Education. ESoE is the expertise centre of Eindhoven University of Technology in the field of the education and professional development of (future) teachers, and research and educational innovation in the STEM domain in secondary as well as higher education.
22-26 June 2020 - Like many conferences, the ASEE Annual Conference was a virtual event this year.
Representing SEFI, I was able to view how they realized to move this major event online, expertise that will help optimise our SEFI2020 conference. ASEE is a wonderful community that readily shares their insights and resources. My personal favourites included work on ‘laboratorials’ and a workshop on using comics in engineering courses. The keynotes provided food for thought on what future engineering education will look like. Jan van der Veen
Thursday 09 July - 12-1pm AEST - Australasian Association of Engineering Education invitest you to participate in the worskhop Assessment of Socio-Technical and Co-Design Expertise in Humanitarian Engineering by Dr Andrea Mazzurco and Dr Scott Daniel.
Airbus and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) have announced the winner of the 7th Airbus GEDC Diversity Award. C4: Cross-Campus Capstone Classroom diversity initiative from the York University in Toronto, Canada, was selected for their project designed to increase diversity in engineering education. The Airbus GEDC Award highlights Airbus’ continued engagement and support for diversity and engineering education.