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Highlights from ASEE's 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition 2016

on Fri, 07/08/2016 - 05:18

ASEE's 123rd Annual Conference & Exposition took place June 27-29 in the Big Easy - New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference boasted attendance from over 4,000 leaders across 500 university and college engineering schools. In fact, nearly 90 percentof all U.S. engineering colleges are ASEE members.

ASEE Annual gives librarians, professors, deans, instructors and students a chance to present papers, thought-leadership sessions, network with colleagues and collaborate across academic institutions. It's also a reunion of sorts for the many friendships that started through ASEE divisions. The Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE, is a group we support annually through sponsored activities and conference giveaways. We look forward to the 50/75 celebrations that are in planning for the 2017 ASEE Annual show. Please see below for 2016 highlights and follow @EngVillage #ASEEAnnual and #EAC for more event details.

In support of Elsevier's initiative to Empower Knowledge and make uncommon knowledge common through carefully curated information research databases and other other intelligent search tools, Engineering Village and Knovel partnered to present a $1,500 annual travel scholarship for the Engineering Libraries Division of ASEE. This ongoing commitment is aimed to alleviate travel expenses incurred while attending ASEE's Annual Conference. It's our hope that each year we will be able to afford two librarians the ability to attend ASEE Annual to take part in knowledge sharing sessions and collaborations with their academic peers.  Learn more about Elsevier's commitment to Empower Knowledge 

(L-R) Annie Rauh,Librarian for Science & Engineering,Syracuse University and ELD Division Chair; Megan Stalnaker, Product Marketing Manager, Engineering Village; Larry Thompson, College Librarian for Engineering, Virginia Tech; Amy Buhler, Associate University Librarian, University of Florida and ELD Development Chair;Sally Fell, Product Manager, Engineering Village;Frank Scutaro, Product Marketing Manager, Knovel.

Elsevier's Engineering books invited Dr.Christine Grant, Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Special Initiatives in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University and Professor of Chemical Engineering, to our booth for a book signing featuring her mentor guide, "Success Strategies from Women in STEM". Stay tuned for more news on how Dr. Grant is empowering women in engineering and #RaisingProfiles - coming soon!

(L-R) Deborah Tihanyi, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, and Director
Communication Coordinator: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto holds "Success Strategies from Women in STEM"alongside editor, Dr. Grant.

To Learn More about "Success Strategies" visit the Elsevier Connect
Women in Engineering page featuring "Dr. Who's 56 inspiring female
scientist". (Tip: The end of the article has a special 30% off discount
for the book)


Elsevier sponsored a Compendex and Knovel panel discussion based on game-based learning via the Engineering Academic Challenge. The panel discussed 21st century interactive learning from the perspective of a professor, librarian and graduate student. (Tip: Registration for the Engineering Academic Challenge has opened if you'd like to register your institution visit

"Utilizing resources & getting support from faculty & staff is vital for library to launch active learning programs & be successful"

 "Carnegie Mellon study says globally we spend 3 Billion Hours weekly gaming. Educational games aid 21st century active learning"

(L-R) Dr. Antonios Konstos, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian, M.S. (Electrical), M.S. (Instructional design) and Daniel Christe,graduate student in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering; Sally Fell, Product Manager, Engineering Village, moderator.  

Heather Singleton, Senior User Experience Specialist, Engineering Village hosted hourly flash feedback sessions with customers to get their input on new Engineering Village product designs and enhancements to improve platform efficiency and effectiveness during the research process.

Our User Experience team conducts regular feedback sessions and surveys to better understand how our users interact with Engineering Village. If you are interested in participating, please fill out a short formWe value your time and offer honorariums for participation, based on the session. 

(L-R) Heather Singleton; Pauline Melgoza, Science and Engineereing
Librarian, Associate Professor, Texas A&M; Kimberly Pierce, 
Customer Consultant, Engineering Village and Knovel




A couple of 'booth crashers' made themselves at home!


​One of our favorite pictures: Linette Koren, Engineering, Applied Science & Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, snaps a selfie with our 'booth crashing' friends on stilts!









Steve Petric, Product Director, Engineering Village is clearly blown away by Professor Gude's research content!

(L-R) Steve Petric shows Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Assistant Professor,
Mississippi State University, his published geology articles indexed in
GEOBASE and Compendex.






On board the Natchez Steamboat dinner cruise featuring a Grammy award winning jazz band and Knovel fans!

Luckily the weather was cool and perfect. (L-R) Kari Kozak,
Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library, University of Iowa
and ELD Director; Megan Stalnaker and Nicole.                                      

                                                                                                                         Not sure what's happening here but it looks fun!













That's the long and short of it!








(L-R) Craig Beard, Reference Librarian for Engineering at University
of Alabama at Birmingham and ELD Program Chair and Chair Elect;
Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian, Drexel University and Engineering 
Academic Challenge panelist.

Until next year!