As the Past chair for Engineering Physics and Physics, I am so
pleased to welcome you to our website. It has been such an honor for me to
have been associated with this division for the past decade and notice its
continuous commitment and growth in promoting and developing engineering
physics and physics education. To do so the division through sponsoring
papers, presentations and panel discussions has afforded colleagues like yourself to share the best practices in
teaching and learning engineering physics and physics. We will be so delighted to have you
join us either as a presenter or a panel member to share your
experience and best practices
in teaching, curriculum revision as well as ABET accreditation.
Prof. Baha Jassemnejad
As past-chair of the Physics and Engineering Physics division
of ASEE, I first want to say that it has been a pleasure serving this
division for the past four years. I especially want to thank David Probst, who was chair of the division before me, he was very patient with me and ably helped me
through the process.
As we move into next year, the officers have discussed
focusing on ABET as a central theme. This allows us to better serve those
who are part of new programs as well as those who, like me and others in
the board, are going up for review in the next few years. Evan is working
on ways to include this in the program for next year. The possibilities
include an ABET workshop, requesting a distinguished lecturer session and
re-instituting the ABET session we had four years ago. I will personally be
involved in reaching out to those who have new programs and programs up for
review and Baha will support this effort directly. We are also interested
in your thoughts and encourage you to contact any of the officers directly.
Our budget is strong and we are looking for ways to enhance
the division using this money. First, you will soon be receiving a call for
nominations for the Distinguished Educator and Service Award. This award is
given for distinguished contributions to the teaching of physics to
engineering and engineering technology students and for service to the
division. The award is presented to a member of the Physics Division at the
ASEE Annual Conference. The award was given this year to David Probst. I will also be submitting a proposal for new
award(s) to the board at the next meeting.
We are also instituting a new policy that half of the
conference registration cost is paid by the division for new members in the
Physics and Engineering Physics division. We are currently looking for
other ways to enhance the division and wish to solicit your thoughts. Again
you can contact any officer of the division to discuss this.
In the past, we have selected officers at the division meeting
during the annual ASEE meeting. However, it is our belief that many of you
were left out of this process because you could not attend. Therefore, this
year, for the first time, you will be receiving a call for nominations to
the open officer positions in the division. We are asking that you each
carefully consider nominating yourself or someone else for these positions.
I can certainly say that being involved in this way is rewarding and I
believe that the other past and current officers
feel the same way.
I for one am excited to see where the division is going and
hope that you are as well. Thank you again for letting me serve you over these four years.
Dr. Michael DeAntonio