Announcing the Third Mid Years Engineering Experience Conference

Third Annual Mid Years Engineering Experience (MYEEC) Conference
April 9 - April 11, 2017
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Join us for this Third Annual Mid Years Engineering Experience Conference hosted by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Cincinnati

Mid Years Engineering Experience Conference (MYEEC)

Building on the existing interest to recruit, retain, and graduate engineering students and the multitude of efforts to enhance, improve, and expand the first-year experience and the capstone experience, the Mid Years Engineering Experience (MYEE) Conference was established to focus between these experiences - solely on those middle years. With improvements mounting on addressing the freshman year, the next large hurdle, especially with respect to retention, is the sophomore year where there can be larger losses. This mid year is often referred to as the Sophomore Slump or the Invisible Year. Following successful retention from the sophomore to the junior year, the emphasis shifts to discipline specific and professional preparation often referred to as the Junior Jump.

Join us in this international conversation on improving engineering student success in these mid years, as we aim to highlight the work that is already being done in the field. In addition, we seek to encourage new research and collaborations and increase the interaction among engineering faculty, staff, and administrators focusing on these key mid years.

This conference, hosted by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, invites engineering education scholars, faculty and staff to submit proposals for presentations, workshops, or special sessions to be considered for the MYEE Conference. Selected reviewed proposals will be invited to submit extended abstracts for conference publication.

MYEEC is a unique opportunity that allows attendees and presenters to experience and interact with colleagues from around the world. MYEEC provides opportunities to meet with other engineering educators, discuss ideas, reflect on the topics and issues from the sessions, and chart new directions and collaborations. We hope to create a new community focused on these middle years.

Conference Structure

The structure of the Mid Years Engineering Experience Conference (MYEEC) is different because its goal is not just to present individual works but to create a learning and sharing experience for each attendee. MYEEC begins Sunday evening with a welcome reception. It continues Monday and Tuesday with a series of intermingled sessions of keynotes, paper presentations, group interactions, round table discussions, and interactive workshops. Each attendee will learn something new in these two and a half days. There is a second evening dinner to develop a network of people with common interests.

Important Dates

Presentation, workshop, or special session proposals due: January 20, 2017
Notification of authors: February 3, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: February 24, 2017
Final version of Extended Abstracts due: March 3, 2017
Conference: April 9 - April 11, 2017

The planning committee is continuing to work on the details of the Third Annual MYEEC 2017, and as they become available, they will appear here.

P. K. Imbrie, University of Cincinnati
Teri Reed, University of Cincinnati
Dan Budny, University of Pittsburgh
MYEEC 2017 Conference Planning Committee