Seven from college attend ASEE Midwest Section Conference

Seven from college attend ASEE Midwest Section Conference

Nebraska Engineering representatives at the ASEE Midwest Section Conference were (from left) Sohrab Asgarpoor, Markeya Peteranetz, Eric Einspahr, Tareq Daher, Dan Linzell, Allen Obewhere, and Jena Asgarpoor.

Seven representatives of Nebraska Engineering attended the 2022 ASEE Midwest Section Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and brought home the Faculty Mile Award, which will stay in the College until the 2023 conference that will be held in Lincoln. The traveling trophy is given each year to the university whose members travelled the longest distance to get to the conference.

The College had two papers presented at the conference:

  • “Early Alert & Intervention System in Early Math Courses for Engineering Students,” by Sohrab Asgarpoor, Amanda Bergeron-Bauer, and Eric Einspahr
  • “The World Needs More Complete Engineers: Developing Students’ Non-Technical Skills,” by Markeya S. Peteranetz, Tareq A. Daher, David Jones, Lance C. Pérez, and Daniel G. Linzell

Conference attendee Allen Oberwhere joined two undergraduate construction management students - Nyawa Allieu and Eybrany Ocampo Alvarado (participating virtually) – and three students from other universities on a six-person Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) panel to share their perspectives and experiences.

The College of Engineering will host the ASEE Midwest Section Conference in 2023 to be co-chaired by Jena Asgarpoor and Sohrab Asgarpoor. Information about the conference and call for papers will be disseminated in the next couple of months as conference planning gets underway. As host institution, we hope many papers, posters, panels, and special sessions are submitted by our faculty, students, and staff and encourage everyone to start planning for their submissions.