Call For Papers
Early Career Technical Conference (ECTC) - District E
29 - 31, 2012 - Baton Rouge, LA
by Louisiana State University in conjunction with Student Professional Development
A FORUM FOR THE PRESENTATION OF IN-PROGRESS OR COMPLETED WORK BY
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE STUDENTS AND early career ENGINEERS
by The ASME Old Guard and the Committee on Early Career Development
today's competitive engineering job market, employers and engineering managers
are looking for the technical credentials that separate one candidate from another.
The District, in keeping with ASME's mission of promoting and enhancing the technical
competency and professional well-being of our members, ASME has organized this
conference as a forum for ME graduate students and early career engineers (practicing
engineers graduating 5 years or less ago) to develop their technical credentials
and to establish their professional identity. This program is designed to enhance
the ability of graduate students and early career engineers to compete in an ever
more demanding and changing global marketplace by providing and developing the
skills and the demonstrated technical performance that will make them standout
among their peers.
providing conferences such as this, the District also wants to establish a bond
between ASME and the early career engineer that encourages continued participation
in ASME activities, increased use of ASME resources and programs, and reinforces
the concept of "ASME for a Lifetime."
participation is open to all graduate mechanical engineering students enrolled
in the 2011-12 school year including those graduating in December 2011 and all
early career engineers who graduated after May, 2007. Only graduate students and
early career engineers will make presentations. Participants
must be paid ASME members. (Apply for membership or pay dues at http://www.asme.org/about-asme/professional-membership/).
SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
you are an undergraduate ME student, attending the ECTC will give you an idea
about the type of projects graduate students and early career engineers work on.
Moreover, if you have any aspirations to attend graduate school, you will be able
to talk to graduate students from other schools in the District and ask them about
their experience. If you are a ME graduate student or early career engineer, you
can attend the presentations to learn something new and/or present your work in
progress or nearly completed work. You will probably receive constructive comments
from fellow students, engineers, and faculty on your research results. All presenters
gain invaluable experience practicing your presentation skills in front of a small
and friendly audience before presenting your work at national or international
will be given to the author/presenters, scaled from $50 to $250 in $50 increments
and based on distance traveled to attend the conference. An average of $100 each
is expected for up to 20 author/presenters. Honoraria will be granted in the order
in which papers are received. In the past, $200 awards for the best paper in each
session were given.
will be published by ASME.
planning to participate must send a "Notice
of Intent to Participate Form" and a 200 word abstract to Dr. Rick Couvillion
(email@example.com) by January
6, 2012. Include your name, email address, school name, and title of
presentation. Abstracts will be reviewed, and invitations to submit full papers
will be sent by January 13, 2012. Completed
papers are due January 27, 2012. Notification
of acceptance will be March 2, 2012. Final
manuscripts and authorizations will be due March 16,
can include names of the student(s) and a faculty member(s). However, a
student or early career engineer must be the primary author and presenter.
It is ASME policy that all those who have participated significantly in the technical
aspects of an ASME paper should be recognized as co-authors or cited in the acknowledgments.
AS THEY RELATE TO THE TECHNICAL CONTENT
all inquiries by e-mail to the Chair of the Conference.
Rick Couvillion, Chair, ECTC
University of Arkansas