2020 Aerospace Division Call for Papers

ASEE 127th Annual Conference & Exposition

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

June 20-24, 2020

The Aerospace Division (AERO) of ASEE invites full length and work-in-progress papers for the 127th Annual Conference and Exposition. Aerospace educators, engineers and scientists in the industry from across the world are invited to submit current papers on relevant topics in aeronautical/aerospace engineering and technology education.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Engineering Epistemologies (research on what constitutes engineering thinking and knowledge within social contexts now and in the future)
    • Professional development of aerospace engineers
    • Integration of professional skills into an aerospace engineering course
    • Aerospace systems engineering
  2. Engineering Learning Mechanisms (research on engineering learners’ developing knowledge and competencies in context)
    • Aircraft and/or spacecraft design education
    • Capstone and/or student industry experiences
    • Hands-on experiences (which may include laboratory classes)
    • Aerospace related educational activities conducted outside the classroom
    • Integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, CubeSats or Nanosats in the curriculum
  3. Engineering Learning Systems (research on the instructional culture, institutional infrastructure, and epistemology of engineering educators)
    • Effective and innovative teaching and projects in aerospace courses
  4. Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness (research on how diverse human talents contribute solutions to the social and global challenges and relevance of our profession)
    • K-12 outreach
    • Student persistence in aerospace engineering
    • Women and under-represented groups in aerospace engineering (academia and industry)
  5. Engineering Assessment (research on, and the development of, assessment methods, instruments, and metrics to inform engineering education practice and learning)
    • Aerospace engineering curriculum development or assessment
  6. Any other topics of interest to the aerospace engineering community

Submission tips and guidelines

Abstracts, with approximately 500 words, must be submitted electronically through the ASEE paper submission system by the deadline of October 14, 2019. The abstracts should contain enough details on the topic of discussion, methodologies, preliminary results (if any) and expected outcomes to facilitate informed review of the abstract. Authors of each accepted abstract will have the opportunity to submit a full paper draft by the deadline of February 3, 2020. Abstracts and papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed and judged based on the level of innovation, technical merit, demonstrated outcomes, and relevance to advancing aeronautical and aerospace engineering and technology education as appropriate. Special sessions, such as panel discussions, are encouraged but should be discussed directly with the program chair prior to abstract submission. Please refer to the Author’s Kit, available at the ASEE Annual Conference web site, for additional information.


Questions regarding the abstract or paper submission can be directed to the AERO Program Chair, Dr. Nadir Yilmaz, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, by email: nadir.yilmaz@howard.edu Further details on Paper Management, Conference, Travel, Program Schedule, and Registration can be found at ASEE’s 2020 Annual Conference and Exposition website: https://www.asee.org/annual-conference/2020


Note: If the paper is a “Work-in-Progress”, please include that in the title.


Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: Open – September 3, 2019
  • Abstract Submission: Due – October 14, 2019
  • Draft Paper Due – February 3, 2020
  • Revised Paper Due – March 16, 2020