Student Papers

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2020 Zone 1 Conference is calling for undergraduate and graduate student papers which address the various challenges and paradigms within Engineering and Engineering Technology Educational and Research efforts.

The theme of this year’s Conference is: Engineering Education: Industry Involvement and Interdisciplinary Trends. The engineering education targets the needs of industry, and relevant industries should be encouraged to participate in engineering education endeavors. Furthermore, nowadays technology is demonstrating a trend toward interdisciplinary research and development activities. Many technological problems require the collaboration of engineers from diverse engineering, science and technology fields and backgrounds. This will be the theme for an exhilarating and thought provoking weekend of professional workshops, presentations, and discussions at the University of Bridgeport.

Click here to view and download the Call for Student Papers PDF.

Please note that Student Paper Submission System and Student Poster Submission System are not dependent to each other. You still need to create a new account even if you have already created an account on Student Poster Submission System.


Important Dates

February 28, 2020:Papers due
March 12, 2020:Paper acceptance notification
March 19, 2020:Final paper manuscript and registration due

Presentation Guidelines

  1. Please be in the session room at least 15 minutes before your presentation begins in order to load your presentation onto the meeting room computer and check in with the session chair.
  2. Please submit your brief bio to the session chair to be introduced before your presentation.
  3. Try to use standard fonts on your presentation (e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, Arial, New Times Roman). Basic fonts are included on the session room computers; unusual fonts may not be displayed properly.
  4. Bring your presentation material saved in a USB flash drive (please run virus check before bringing the data).
  5. Each concurrent session will be 75 minutes long. Most sessions will consist of four presentations.
  6. Each presenter will be introduced briefly by the session chair.
  7. Each presenter is allocated 10 minutes for oral presentation, and 5 minutes for Q & A. In case of a no-show, you may receive more time to present your work or for the Q & A section.
  8. You will be reminded twice – when the time is 5 minutes left, and when it is one minute left.

Submit a Student Paper

Full-length student papers can be submitted online. Please click here to submit your paper. The full template for student papers is available here. A student must be the first author on a student paper submission.

Suggested student paper topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Design Projects
  • Diversity in Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Technology/ Community Colleges
  • Engineering and Technology in Liberal Arts
  • Ethics
  • First Year Experiences
  • Globalization
  • Industrial, Automation & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Innovations in Engineering Education
  • K-12 Education (Engineering Curriculum Integration)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nanotechnology
  • Multidisciplinary Research
  • Robotics
  • Service Learning
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Engineering
  • Women in Engineering
  • Women in Engineering & Computer Science

Other innovations in course and laboratory experiences and assessments are also most welcome for submission.

General Paper Format

You are invited to submit a full-length student paper for the Conference. While the topic and scope of papers will vary, authors are strongly encouraged to follow these general guidelines for consistency. These are provided to help authors prepare their manuscript for the conference proceedings.

  • Papers are to be in Microsoft Word (PC) format. Student paper should be limited to 8 pages.
  • Page margins: 0.75” top, 1” bottom, 0.63” left, 0.63” right. Orientation: Portrait.
  • Text: Times New Roman, justified, 10 pt (unless otherwise specified).
  • Title of Paper: 24 pt, centered.
  • Author Name(s): 11 pt, Affiliation(s): 10 pt, centered.
  • Session Topic: 10 pt, capitalized, centered.
  • Subsection title: Italic, align text left.
  • Abstract: Bold, 9 pt, 0.5 inch indention on the first line.
  • Organization of Main Text: Main section and subheadings are separated from paragraphs by double space (triple space to immediately proceed main section heading) and are all justified in double column format.
  • Headings: Not required, however, if used, should be bold, left justified.
  • Footer: Page numbers are not needed.
  • Tables and Figures: Should be located within the text in a convenient location relative to discussion about them. Tables should be numbered with a title appearing above the table. Figures should also be numbered with a caption appearing below the figure.
  • References: Should be numbered within brackets, i.e., [1] in the order by which they are cited within the text. The reference section should appear immediately following the main body of the text.

All submission inquiries should be sent by email to the Student Paper Technical Committee Chair, Dr. Xingguo Xiong.

General Chair:Tarek Sobh, University of Bridgeport
Organization Chair:Navarun Gupta, University of Bridgeport
Advisory Committee Chair:Semahat Demir, Istanbul Kultur University
Student Papers Technical Committee Chair:Xingguo Xiong, University of Bridgeport

Student Papers Technical Committee (alphabetical order)

Dr. Zlatan Aksamija, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Hassan Bajwa, University of Bridgeport
Dr. Buket Barkana, University of Bridgeport
Dr. Christopher J. Brigham, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Mr. Dennis Brotherton, Sikorsky Aircraft, CT
Mr. Bill Cambras, XL Capital
Dr. Vijaya Chalivendra, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Dr. Kavitha Chandra, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Mr. Chuck Eves, The United Illuminating Company, CT
Dr. Tracie Ferreira, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Dr. Russell Heinrich, Cooper Surgical, CT
Dr. Lawrence Hmurcik, University of Bridgeport
Dr. Junling Hu, University of Bridgeport
Dr. Wen-Ben Jone, University of Cincinnati
Mr. Frank Kuchinski, Poulsen Hybrid, LLC, CT
Dr. Neal Lewis, University of Bridgeport
Dr. Zheng (Jeremy) Li, University of Bridgeport
Mr. Arthur Parkos, Pitney Bowes, CT
Mr. Mark Richards, e-Richards Consulting, CT
Dr. Hongwei Sun, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Mr. Dan Tenney, 3M Purification, CT
Dr. Jyh-Hone Wang, University of Rhode Island
Dr. Yaqiang Wang, Avago Technologies, Inc., CA
Dr. Tian Xia, University of Vermont
Dr. Aiping Zeng, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Dr. Qing-An Zeng, North Carolina A&T State University
Dr. Linfeng Zhang, University of Bridgeport