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MINUTES OF MEETINGS


DRAFT MINUTES

ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division
Executive Committee Business Meeting
at
2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition
Sunday, November 11, 2007
3:00-5:00 PM
Seattle, WA

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by the Program Chair-Elect Joe Rencis at 3:24 pm.

Introduction of Attendees
Everyone was asked to introduce themselves. A list of attendees is provided at the end of these minutes.

Approval of Minutes
Minutes from the 2007 ASEE Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI were unanimously approved as posted on the ME Division web site.

Division Chair's Report
Division Chair not present.

Treasurer's Report
As of September 30, 2007:
BASS: $21,396.96
Operating: $0.00

ASEE hasn't received a new budget figure from the PIC chairs. It is expected that the Operating budget will be the same as last year, which is $1,290.00 for the Mechanical Engr Division.

2008 Program Report
The following report is provided by Devdas Pai in absentia:

Following division precedent, I took responsibility for triaging our abstracts (accepting/sending to other more relevant divisions/reject). We have 100 abstracts accepted. I am following Bijan's lead in assigning 2 draft paper reviews to each primary author. I need to find about 30-50 additional reviewers willing to do 2-3 reviews each. I will send out a formal request for reviewers via Bijan Sepahpour to our listserv.

Old Business
As vice chair of the ASME Department Heads Committee, Joe Rencis will announce the Roe Award at the ASME department heads forum tomorrow, November 12, 2007, to encourage to submission of nominations for this award.

Thanks to Ken Van Treuren for his hard work in arranging for Denis Bushnell as our distinguished lecturer for 2008. The 2008 PIC Chairs have approved the nomination of Denis Bushnell as our Distinguished Lecture. Our speaker is scheduled to present on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 10:30 am - Noon, at the Pittsburgh Convention Center. Each Distinguished Lecture Session is 90 minutes long, with Q&A if applicable.

Thanks also to PIC Chair John Lamancusa's support in helping the division to pick up 3 more sessions in time slots during next year's meeting.

New Business
None.

Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Division will be held at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Pittsburgh in June 2008. It is expected that the meeting will take place from 12:30-2pm on Wednesday, June 25th.

Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 3:54 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne E. Whiteman, Secretary/Treasurer
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
404-894-3204
Wayne.whiteman@me.gatech.edu

List of Attendees
Name University Email
Joe Rencis University of Arkansas jjrencis@uark.edu
Wayne Whiteman Georgia Tech wayne.whiteman@me.gatech.edu
Hakan Gurocak Wash State Univ-Vancouver hgurocak@vancouver.wsu.edu
Bill Janna University of Memphis wsjanna@memphis.edu
Dan Hirleman Purdue University Hirleman@purdue.edu


ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division
Executive Committee Business Meeting
at
2007 Annual Conference and Exhibition
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
12:30-2:00 PM
Honolulu, HI

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Chair Bijan Sepahpour at 12:42pm.

Introduction of Attendees
Everyone was asked to introduce themselves. A list of attendees is provided at the end of these minutes.

Officer Elections
Wayne Whiteman was nominated for Secretary/Treasurer for 2007-2008. The motion was seconded and approved unanimously. The following is the slate of officers for 2007-2008:
Bijan Sepahpour Division Chair
Devdas Pai Program Chair
Joe Rencis Program Chair-Elect
Wayne Whiteman Secretary-Treasurer

Other Committees
Roe Luncheon Award Committee:
Sarah Leach-Chair
Richard Bannerot
J-D Yoder (nominated, seconded, and unanimously approved)
William Sharpe (past winner)
Dan Turner (past winner)
Gary Kinzel (past winner)

Hakan Gurocak was nominated as a new member-at-large. The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.

Division Chair's Report
Following a review of the minutes from the November 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, a motion was made and seconded to approve and accept the minutes. The motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer's Report
The Division has $22,085.02 in the BASS account and $1,290 in the Operating account.

2007 Program Report
104 abstracts were initially submitted. The Division's request for all sessions was approved. Because authors were unable to get funding to attend the conference, the number of 1st draft papers submitted dropped to 90. The goal was to have 3 reviews for each paper submitted. Unfortunately 1/3 of the reviewers did not complete their reviews. The final number of papers accepted for the conference was 74.

Five papers were nominated for best paper award. Authors of the five papers received a prestigious certificate of recognition for their outstanding contributions to the ME Division and ASEE. A comprehensive assessment of the written and oral parts of the five papers was performed by Madara Ogot, Devdas Pai, Joseph Rencis, and Bijan Sepahpour. The best paper award went to Hakan Gurocak who will receive a plaque and a check for $250. John Lamancusa (Chair of PIC I) suggested that ALL five nominated papers should be forwarded for PIC I's Best Paper.

Bijan Sepahpour created a certificate of recognition award for past chairs that he presented at the meeting to past chairs in attendance.

The ME Convivium was well received. It was a good centralized location with flexible accommodations. 66 individuals participated at about $50/person. The cash bar set-up was waived and the room charge was also waived. Just over $2500 was charged to the division.

Bijan Sepahpour presented four designs for choosing and adopting an emblem for the ME Division. One of the four was approved and is shown at the end of the report.

Old Business
The proposal for the best paper award was submitted and approved by the ASEE Awards Policy Committee. The intent is to have the best paper session on Monday at future annual conferences and announce the winner at the Roe Award Luncheon. All best paper nominations will be nominated for the PIC best paper award consideration. One author per best paper nominated will be invited to attend the Roe Luncheon with the cost to be paid by the Division.

New Business
A discussion took place to attempt to schedule one extra session by asking the ME Dept Head's meeting to be held after 4:30 pm, or at an off-site location.

Only 6 nominations were considered for the Roe Award this year. A discussion took place to decide how to increase the number of nominations. Steven McClain will attempt to get an article in the ASME magazine that announces this year's award winner and also addresses the nomination procedures for future years. The Roe Award Committee was also charged with bringing forth proposals for increasing the number of nominations. Past winner Dan Turner has agreed to help with this process of encouraging more nominations. As vice chair of the ASME Department Heads Committee, Joe Rencis will make sure that the Roe Award is discussed at future department heads meetings.

A discussion took place regarding the Division sponsoring a Distinguished Lecturer at next year's conference. Ken Van Treuren will try to recruit an individual from NASA Langley. If that individual does not work out, he will try to recruit Dr. Wolf.

Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Division will be held at the ASME IMECE in Seattle in November 2007. The date, time and location with be set by ASME.

Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 2:07 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne E. Whiteman, Secretary/Treasurer
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
404-894-3204
Wayne.whiteman@me.gatech.edu

 

List of Attendees
Name University Email
Bijan Sepahpour The College of New Jersey sepahpour@tcnj.edu
Devdas Pai NC A&T State Univ pai@ncat.edu
Joe Rencis University of Arkansas jjrencis@uark.edu
Wayne Whiteman Georgia Tech wayne.whiteman@me.gatech.edu
Madara Ogot Penn State madaraogot@psu.edu
J-D Yoder Ohio Northern University j-yoder@onu.edu
Ken Van Treuren Baylor University kenneth_van_treuren@baylor.edu
B. Kyun Lee Le Tourneau University KyunLee@letu.edu
B.K. Hodge Mississippi State University hodge@me.msstate.edu
Jed Lyons Univ of South Carolina Lyons@sc.edu
John Lamancusa Penn State JSL3@psu.edu
Sorin Cioc University of Toledo scioc@eng.utoledo.edu
John Chen Rowan University jchen@rowan.edu
Hakan Gurocak Wash State Univ-Vancouver hgurocak@vancouver.wsu.edu
Nelson Macken Swarthmore College nmacken1@swarthmore.edu
Amir Karimi Univ of Texas at San Antonio akarimi@utsa.edu
Stephen McClain Univ of Alabama Birmingh smcclain@uab.edu


ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division
Executive Committee Business Meeting
at
2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
Sunday, November 5, 2006
2:00-4:00 PM
Chicago, IL

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at by Program Chair-Elect Devdas Pai at 2:12 PM.

Introduction of Attendees
Everyone introduced themselves (see list at the end of minutes) and then the meeting proceeded.

Division Chair's Report
Following a review of the minutes from the June meeting at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago, IL, a motion was made by Devdas Pai to approve and accept the minutes. The motion was seconded by Nelson Macken. The motion was passed by a unanimous vote.

Treasurer's Report
Joe Rencis, Secretary/Treasurer, summarized the Division's account activities and reported that the Division currently has a balance, as of September 30, 2006, of $20,746.96 in its BASS account and $0 in its Operating account.

The Division hosted a Distinguished Lecture on Engineering and History by Henry Petroski at the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. The Civil Engineering, Design in Engineering Education and Construction Engineering Divisions have all contributed their portion of the honorium for Henry Petroski.

Expenses from the 2006 conference included the Division supplement to support the Roe Award Luncheon ($1599.38) and the Convivium ($400.92). Another expense ($15) covered the attendance of John David Yoder at the 2006 Roe Award Luncheon. John was one of the authors who won the best paper award at the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.

2007 Program Report
There was no report regarding the program for the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition in Honolulu, HI.

New Business
There was no new business to report.

Old Business
Joe Rencis distributed the Mechanical Engineering Best Paper Award that he proposed at the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. This award was approved by the Division at that meeting. B.K. Hodge also contributed to the proposal. There was discussion and minor corrections were suggested. A motion was made by Devdas Pai to approve and accept the document based on the minor corrections. The motion was seconded by Joe Rencis. The motion passed by unanimous vote.

Nelson Macken recommended advertising the Best Paper Award on the Division website. Joe Rencis will send the award description to William Janna the Division webmaster.

Devdas Pai suggested that the Division consider having 2nd and 3rd place best paper awards or honorable mentions at the business meeting during the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.

Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Division will be held at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, in Honolulu, HI, in June 24-27, 2007. The date, time and location will be published on the web page for the conference. An e-mail will also be sent to the membership in the future.

Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 3:11 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Joseph J. Rencis, Secretary/Treasurer
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
V-mail: 479-575-4153
E-mail: jjrencis@uark.edu

 

List of Attendees
Name, University, E-mail
Joe Rencis (Secretary/Treasurer); University of Arkansas; jjrencis@uark.edu
Nelson Macken; Swarthmore College; nmacken1@swarthmore.edu
Devdas Pai (Program Chair-Elect); North Carolina A&T State University; pai@ncat.edu



ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division Business Meeting
Minutes from the June 16, 2005, meeting in Portland, OR

The meeting was called to order at 12:30 pm by John Chen. Following an introduction of all members in attendance (see list at the end of these minutes), the meeting proceeded. (Note that Action Items are highlighted in red.)

Division Chair's Report
Following a review of the minutes from the November meeting at ASME IMECE in Anaheim, CA, a motion was made by Jed Lyons to approve and accept the minutes. The motion was seconded by B.K. Hodge. The motion was passed by a unanimous voice vote.

B.K. Hodge presented a brief summary of the PIC I meeting to the group, including Headquarter's plan to reduce all Divisions' technical sessions by one session in 2006.

Treasurer's Report
Bijan Sepahpour summarized the Division's account activities and reported that the Division currently has a balance of $25,262 in its BASS account and $1,288 in its Operating account.

2005 Program Report
John Chen reported on the 2005 program:
- 82 abstracts were received; 76 accepted; 6 reassigned
- Of the 76 accepted abstracts, 61 papers were submitted, 2 of which were rejected
- As of Friday, June 10, ~5 presentations/abstracts have been withdrawn and 3 were withdrawn by ASEE HQ for non-payment of advanced registration
- Two papers were nominated for consideration in Best Paper competition:

1) Underwater Model Rockets: An Innovative Design Problem and Competition for Under graduate Students in Engineering, Math and Science (Session 3566, Wedn, 6/15, 2:30-4:15 pm)
Richard Layton, Joshua Holden, Tina Hudson and Laurence D. Merkle, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

2) Elementary Limit Analysis in Mechanical and Civil Engineering Sophomore Curricula (Session 2666, Tues, 6/14, 4:30-6:00 pm) Kenneth Sawyers, Lehigh University

- These two papers will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee consisting of Jed Lyons, Dale Wilson, B.K. Hodge, Nelson Macken, and John Chen for the Division's Best Paper

A motion was made by Jed Lyons, seconded by John Lamancusa, for the Division to conduct a one-year pilot test of being a "publish to present" Division. This pilot test would take place in the 2006 Conference cycle. The motion was passed by a unanimous voice vote. Madara Ogot will make sure that the Call for Papers clearly states this policy.

A suggestion was made and widely endorsed to make the Division Best Paper award an officially recognized ASEE award, with inclusion in the Division's By-Laws. John Chen will contact ASEE headquarters to determine the procedure for this. B.K. Hodge will review the Division's By-Laws and propose the modifications needed to include this award. Joe Rencis will develop and propose a procedure for determining both the Conference Best Paper nominees and the Division Best Paper award. Bijan Sepahpour will develop and propose additional method(s) to recognize all Division Best Paper nominees (e.g., commendation letters or certificates).

A suggestion was made and widely endorsed to reinstate a Best Session Presentation recognition in which one presentation from each of the Division's technical sessions would be selected for this honor. It was decided that the session moderator(s) should rate each presentation and make the selection. Madara Ogot will develop and propose a procedure, including guidance on reclusion and a common evaluation form, to be used in the selection process. The prize will be a Division-paid attendance at the Roe Lecture and Luncheon at the following year's conference.

B.K. Hodge provided a list of the 2004 presentations that were selected and recognized as the best presentation at each session. John Chen will contact each of the authors to offer the prize of a paid-for attendance at the 2006 Roe Lecture and Luncheon.

Bijan Sepahpour and Wayne Whiteman were asked to explore the possibility of inviting Henry Petrosky as a Distinguishd Lecturer at the 2006 Annual Conference. They will also explore the interests of the Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering for a joint sponsorship. One concern is the cost of this event to the Division, which could possibly be reduced by the sharing of costs between Headquarters and the other divisions.
Roe Award Report
Devdas Pai made a report of the activities of this Committee. Because the number of nominations dropped to four from last year's 12, suggestions were made to more widely publicize the award for next year. John Chen will contact the incoming Roe Award Committee Chair to emphasize this point.

A motion was made by Nelson Macken to have the Division subsidize the Roe Lecture and Luncheon to reduce attendee cost of the event to $15. The motion was passed unanimously by a voice vote. Madara Ogot will take action on this item in the fall when the program planning for the 2006 Conference begins.

New Business
Larry Hoberock made a motion, seconded by B.K. Hodge, for the ME Division to endorse the AIAA/ASEE Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Forum and the AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit. This endorsement would incur no cost to the Division and ASEE would provide the Division's membership list for these two conferences. The Division's members would be contacted for the purposes of promoting these two conferences only. The motion was passed unanimously by a voice vote. B.K. Hodge will send a brief memo to ASEE Headquarters to acknowledge our endorsements.

Old Business
Bill Janna provided a summary of the Division website including the contents, features and recent enhancements. Future possible enhancements were also discussed.

Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Division will take place at the ASME IMECE in Orlando, FL, on Sunday, November 6. The time and location will be set by ASME and published in its brochure of meetings.

List of Attendees
Cristina Amon, Carnegie Mellon University
John Chen, Rowan University
Larry Hoberock, Oklahoma State University
Amir Karimi, University of Texas, San Antonio
John Lamancusa, Penn State
Donald Lyons, West Virginia University
Jed Lyons, University of South Carolina
Nelson Macken, Swarthmore College
Stephen McClain, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Donald Mueller, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne
Madara Ogot, Penn State
Devdas Pai, North Carolina A&T State University
Joe Rencis, University of Arkansas
Bijan Sepahpour, The College of New Jersey
Kim Shollenberger, Cal Poly State University
Wayne Whiteman, Georgia Tech
Dale Wilson, Tennessee Tech University
J-D Yoder, Ohio Northern University


Mechanical Engineering Division Business Meeting Minutes
June 6, 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah

1. The meeting was called to order by Chair B.K. Hodge.

2. Attendees were introduced and their contact information was recorded.

3. Dale Wilson (Immediate Past Chair) thanked B.K. Hodge for his outstanding efforts for bringing the program together.

4. The Chair identified the Division officers and committee members for the upcoming year (June 2004-June 2005) as follows:

Chair: B.K. Hodge, Mississippi State, (662) 325-7315
Program Chair: John Chen; Rowan University
Program Chair Elect: Madara Ogot, PSU, Main Campus
Secretary/Treasurer: Bijan Sepahpour, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Immediate Past Chair: Dale Wilson, Tennessee Technological University

Executive Committee Members at Large:
Publications Policy:
Roe Award Committee: Devdas Pai, NCA&T
Web master Editor: William Janna, University of Memphis

5. Program Report
B.K. Hodge provided a detailed description and overview of Division activities and achievements in 2004 (through a handout).

6. The Treasurer's report was made by Madara Ogot. The last ME Division fiscal
information received from ASEE was dated April 19, 2004. Account balances are as follows:

(a) Ending BASS Account balance $23,029.37
(b) Ending Operation Account balance $1,288.60

7. The Chair solicited suggestion on how to enhance ME Division activities. The following discussions followed:

I- It was suggested that the ME Division Meeting be held at Sunday evening and schedule another ME Division Session in the Wednesday time slot. Alternatively, we may explore the possibility of moving the ME Department Heads' meeting to Sunday so that another ME Division Session may be held in the time slot of 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. Lawrence Hoberock will explore such a possibility.

II- Would any of the exhibitors be willing to sponsor the cost of coffee for any of the 7:00 AM Sessions? Donald Mueller volunteered to follow up and start contacting such potential exhibitors.

III- A discussion of the number of presentations in sessions was made and the Chair provided explanations on how number of papers are allocated in each time frame (i.e.: Fit as many in Regular Sessions as possible and place the rest in the Poster Session).

IV- Program Chairs will send the Moderators the information on presenters and the Moderators will coordinate the availability (OR not) of PCs and ask them to be available 15 minutes ahead of time.

V- Wider Aisles should be arranged for in the Poster Session. John Lamancusa will contact J.P. Mohsen to address this concern in future Poster Sessions.

VI- Jed Lyons and Dale Wilson discussed the potential collaboration with the Mechanics Division and the logistical issues involved. Collaboration/co-sponsoring with other divisions was discussed.

VII- The method of evaluation and the evaluation form for the selection of the best paper was discussed. A common REVISED form would be helpful and this would be brought to the attention of PIC.

VIII- The format of the Title/Time of the ME Sponsored Sessions will be revised.

IX- Several potential speakers for the ME Distinguished Lectures were identified and proposed. The Chair will follow up on the selection of the potential speaker. Should Henry Petroski be chosen, the Lecture may be co-sponsored by the ME and the Civil Divisions.

X- It was suggested to limit the Division Paper Awards to ONE.

XI- Larry Hoberock and the Executive Committee will review the process of selection of the Best Paper Award and revise the By Laws accordingly.

8. Devdas Pai reported on the Roe Award. This year there were 12 nominations, several in their third year. The presence of the Roe Award needs to be raised. It was suggested to change the session name to "Row Lecture and Luncheon."

9. Bill Janna reported on contents of the website and its links including the Abstracts/titles of Best Papers, Roe Award, List of all Technical Sessions, etc. A list of Practices of the Division will be added this year. Bill Janna was recognized for his continuous dedication and contributions.

10. New Business
Addition of two proposed workshops was discussed. Further evaluation (Outline, Handout, Conversation, etc.) of the quality of these workshops will be conducted by the Program Chair. Financial consequences of sponsoring these workshops will be coupled in the final decision.

11. Old Business-None.

12. Next Meeting IMECE, Sunday, November 14, 2004
Anaheim Hilton, 2:30 P.M.
Anaheim, CA

13. The meeting was adjourned.


Mechanical Engineering Division Business Meeting Minutes
20 June 2002
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1. The meeting was called to order by Chair Jed Lyons.

2. The minutes from the 11 November 2001 meeting were approved after a motion by Dale Wilson.

3. John Lamancusa, Chair of PIC (Professional Interest Council) I, described PIC I as representing the interest of eleven professional divisions, including the ME Division. PICs provide a communication channel from divisions to the ASEE Board of Directors. Board items of interest for the coming year were are increasing the membership from 9,000 to 12,000 and K-12 education.

4. The Treasurer's report was made by B. K. Hodge. The last ME Division fiscal information received from ASEE was dated 22 April 2002. Account balances are as follows:

(a) BASS Account balance $28,215.52
(b) Operation Account balance
1,402.39

5. The Division officers and committee members for the upcoming year (June 2002-June 2003) are as follows:

Chair: Jed Lyons, University of South Carolina, lyons@sc.edu (803) 777-9552.
Program Chair: Dale Wilson, Tennessee Technological University,
dwilson@tntech.edu
Program Chair Elect B.K. Hodge, Mississippi State, hodge@me.msstate.edu
Secretary/Treasurer: John Chen; Rowan University; jchen@rowan.edu.
Immediate Past Chair: John Lamancusa, Pennsylvania State University,
JSL3@psu.edu.
Executive Committee Members at Large:
Sally Pardue,
spardue@tntech.edu (02-03).
Bijan Sepahpour, College of New Jersey,
sepahpou@tcnj.edu (01-04).
Kenneth Miller, St. Cloud State University,
kwmiller@stcloudstate.edu (02-05)
Publications Policy: John Lamancusa
Roe Award Committee: Larry Hoberock (Chair), Oklahoma State, lhobero@ceat.okstate.edu (6/00-6/02).
Laura Genik, Univ. of Portland,
genik@egr.up.edu (6/01-6/03).
Devdas Pai, NCA&T,
pai@ncat.edu (6/02-6/04).
Adrian Bejan, Duke,
abejan@duke.edu (6/00-6/02). ­previous winner
Mike Moran, Ohio State,
moran.4@osu.edu (6/01-6/03). ­previous winner
Cristina Amon, Carnegie Mellon,
camon@andrew.cmu.edu (6/02-6/04) ­winner
Nominating Committee (appointed by Chair): John Lamancusa, Ron Delahoussaye, Amir Karimi
Web master Editor: William Janna, University of Memphis, mejanna@cc.memphis.edu.

6. Bill Janna agreed to continue as ME Division web master/ME News editor and discussed the web site contents. Contents of the ME Division web site include a cover page, a link to the ASEE homepage, the call for papers for the Division, Roe Award information (including call for nominations), ME News, Division bylaws, textbook reviews (with links to publishers), photographs, a schedule of Division activities, information on national officer elections, and jokes.

7. Jed Lyons reported on ME Division activities at the 2002 ASEE Conference and Exhibition. A summary page prepared by him is attached to the minutes.

8. The Chair solicited suggestion on how to enhance ME Division activities. Comments included:

-7:00 am too early to start sessions/meetings
-7:00 am to 6:00 pm is a long day
-preload PowerPoint presentations to avoid delays
-laser pointers are needed in the sessions
-guidelines for ME Division session moderators would be useful
-ME poster sessions are more effective than presentations
-a short (three minutes) presentation on poster session papers would help

9. Dale Wilson asked for suggestions for the ME Convivium for the 2003 meeting in Nashville.

10. A general discussion on how to secure more ME Division member interactions ensued. The ASEE mini-plenary was indicated as particularly effective. The three ASEE mini-plenaries per year must be bid on. David Billington of Princeton, an ASME Distinguished Lecturer, was suggested as a possibility for an ME Division mini-plenary. Richard Benson volunteered to contact him for a possible Nashville presentation. The Division would underwrite his travel expenses.

11. John Lamancusa suggested that the Departmental News feature be added back to the ME News. Bill Janna will investigate possible mechanisms for the addition of the feature.

12. John Gardner reported on the Roe Award. The presence of the Roe Award needs to be raised. This year there were ten nominations, several in their third year.

13. A discussion on ASEE fellow nominations ensued.

14. New Business:

Bill Janna discussed the difficulty in securing book reviews for the ME News.

The following motion was made by Bill Janna and seconded by Ken Miller:

"Pay an honorarium for ME News book reviews."

The motion was discussed at length. Before the question was called, the originator, Bill Janna, withdrew the motion.

15. The ME Division will meet at the ASME IMECHE in New Orleans. The meeting will be at 2:00 pm on 17 November 2002. The location will be announced at a later date.

16. The meeting was adjourned.

ME Division Business Meeting Attendance
20 June 2002

Name

e-mail

Phone

B. K. Hodge
Ken Van Trevre
Jim Farrson
Madara Ogot
Donald Lyons
John Lamancusa
Amir Karimi
William Janna
Kenneth Miller
Tom Bowman
W. F. Schmidt
Nelson Macken
Richard Cohen
Craig Somertun
Richard Benson
Gregg W. Dixon
John F. Gardner
William Ryan
Dave Wyrick
Mark Minor
Dale Wilson
Sally J. Pardue
Jed Lyons
hodge@me.msstate.edu
Kenneth_van_Trevren@baylor.edu
Jim_Farrson@bylor.edu
ogot@jove.rutgers.edu
DWLyons@mail.wvu.edu
JSL3@psu.edu
akarimi@utsa.edu
mejanna@cc.memphis.edu
kwmiller@stcloudstate.edu
bowman@fit.edu
WFS@engr.uark,edu
nmacken@swarthmore.edu
rscohen@temple.edu
sometun@egr.msul.edu
Rbenson@psu.edu
gdixon@exmail.uscga.edu
jgardner@boisestate.edu
Bill.RYAN@OC.EDU
dwyrick@d.umn.edu
MINOR@MECH.UTAH.EDU
dwilson@tntech.edu
spardue@tntech.edu
lyons@sc.edu
662-325-7315
254-710-6659
254-710-6658
732-445-0504
304-293-3111
814-863-3350
210-458-5514
901-678-2733
320-654-5522
321-674-7221
479-575-4153
610-328-8073
215-204-6245
517-353-6733
814-865-2519
860-444-8539
208-426-5702
405-425-5441
218-726-7184
801-387-7771
931-372-3254
931-372-6375
803-777-9552

Mechanical Engineering Division Program Chairs Report:
ASEE 2002 Annual Conference
Jed S. Lyons, University of South Carolina
June 13, 2002

ABSTRACTS AND PAPERS
The followings statistics are for the ASEE 2002 Annual Conference Proceedings. Decisions to reassign or reject abstracts were made by the program chair in consultation with the division officers and members who attended the division business meeting at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress in November 2001. Papers were reviewed by the program chair and 2 other peers, which were recruited from the list of authors.

Abstracts Submitted
Abstracts Reassigned to Materials Division
Abstracts Reassigned to Multi-Media Session
Abstracts Reassigned to "unassigned"
Abstracts Rejected
Abstracts Accepted
Draft Papers Submitted
Final Papers Published
100
3
10
10
1
76
67
66

SESSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
The following sessions were organized for the 2002 Annual Conference. Three MED papers were assigned at the abstract stage to the Materials Division, which accepted 2 of those papers in session 3436. MED papers in EGD co-sponsored session 2238 were retained, reviewed and accepted by the MED, then assigned to the session by the MED program chair though CAPS. Four presentations in 1566 were made without proceedings papers.

 

MED Presentations Included


Session Co-Sponsor

1466 ME Dept Heads Meeting
1566 Trends in Mech Engr
1766 Mech Engir Convivium 
2166 Advancing Thermal Science Edu
2238 Graphics Apps in Mech Engr
2366 Design in the Engr Core
2466 R.C. Roe Award Luncheon 
2566 Develop ABET Outcomes F--J
2666 To Design and Conduct Exp
3366 ME/DEED Distinguished Lecture
by John Lienhard
3466 ME Division Business Mtg
3436 Matls and Mech Engr
3566 Capstone Mech Engr Design 
Total Presentations:

-
41
-
5
3
5
-
5
6
-
-
-
2
5
72

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-
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BEST PROCEEDINGS PAPERS
The ME Division's 2002 Best Conference Proceedings Paper was selected by a panel of reviewers (four MED officers) from a short list proposed by the program chair. It is:

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Teaching Machine Design through Product Emulation"(Paper # 2002-456 Presented in Session 2366)
by Matthew I. Campbell, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Campbell's paper and two others were also nominated for the ASEE Best Paper in the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings Award. These other 2 papers were the runners-up for the MED Best Paper, and are:

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Achieving Those Difficult ABET Program Educational Outcomes Through a Capstone Design Course" (Paper2002-643 presented in Session 2566) by Raymond M. Berg, Karim J. Nasr, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kettering University

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The integrated mechanical engineering curriculum at the Université de Sherbrooke" Paper 2002-485 presented in Session 1566) by Martin Brouillette, Jean Nicolas, François Charron, Denis Proulx, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke.

ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division
Business Meeting 27 June 2001
Minutes
prepared by B.K. Hodge

Attendees: Jed Lyons, Don Lyons, Don Richards, Laura Genik, Tom Bowman, Nelson Macken, Ron Delahoussaye, Dale Wilson, Skip Fletcher, William Schmidt, Jim LoCascio, Kevin Schmaltz, Bijan Sepahpour, John Chen, Pamela Schmaltz, B. K. Hodge, John Lamancusa

Program Chair Report ­ (by John Lamancusa)

2001 Program Summary
Total Abstracts Submitted 82
Technical Sessions 4
Technical Presentations 20
Abstracts Rejected 1
Abstracts Redirected to other divisions 9
Papers Rejected 3
Accepted for Poster Session 32
Presented at Poster Session 17
Accepted for Multimedia Session 5
Total Papers and Posters presented at 2001 Conference 57

ME Division activities that worked well this conference included:
1. Session names and themes
2. Subsidizing the ME Convivium. This activity should be continued. 51 tickets were sold. Total cost for the convivium (dinner + band) $3079.54

ME Division activities that need improvements are as follows:
1. The quality of poster in the poster session.
a. The number of no shows in the poster session.
2. Participation of past "best paper" winners in division activities ­ past winners should be expressly invited to attend Roe Lunch as our guests.
3. Considering the abstract submissions, one or two more sessions are needed.
4. Mini-plenary: canceled due to personal issues of speaker, will try to reschedule for 2002.

ME Division best paper presentation selections (based on session audience surveys):
Session 1: Greg Dixon US Coast Guard Academy
Session 2: Joey Parker University of Alabama
Session 3: Don Richards Rose Hulman
Session 4: Tim Simpson Penn State
A letter of congratulations (with copy to department head) will be sent by the division chair.

Suggestions for the 2002 ASEE Annual Meeting and Exhibition
1. Is there an opportunity to team with the DEEDS Division?
2. Is there an opportunity to team with the Materials Division?

Roe Award Information (by Nelson Macken)

Winner: Michael Moran, Ohio State University
7 nominations (The nominator's membership in ASEE must be current.)
The process went smoothly; all was done via e-mail.
A letter should be sent to all ME department heads reminding them of the Roe Award and its rules and purpose.
The ME Department Heads Meeting at the IMECE also presents a good opportunity to solicit nominations.
An e-mail should be sent to all ME Division members about the Roe Award.
New Chair of the Roe Award Selection Committee: John Gardner
New Member of the Roe Award Selection Committee: Laura Genik

 

MOTIONS

Motion 1: At each ASEE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the ME Division will select the best-written paper and best paper presentation in the Division sessions. Additionally, the best paper presentation in each ME Division session will be identified. Each award winner will notified by a letter (copy to the department chair), a certificate, and a ticket to the Roe Luncheon at the next Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

The motion was made by Jed Lyons and passed unanimously.

Motion 2: The ME Division chair send e-mail messages near the middle of March, April, and May to all ME Division members informing them of conference activities. The Roe Award winner should be included in the e-mails.

The motion was made by Bill Schmidt and passed unanimously.

Motion 3: The ME Division should subsidize the ROE Luncheon so that the cost for attendance is $15.

The motion was made by Jim LoCascio and passed.

Financial Status: Date: 30 June 2001

BASS Account Statement: $26,044.84
Operating Account Statement: $1,402.39

2001-2002 Officers:

Chair,John Lamancusa,6/01-6/02,Penn State, 814 863-3350, jsl3@psu.edu
Program Chair, Jed Lyons, 6/01-6/02, U South Carolina, 803 777-9552, lyons@sc.edu
Program Chair Elect, Dale Wilson, 6/01-6/02, Tennessee Tech, 931 372-3254, dwilson@tntech.edu
Secretary/Treasurer, B.K. Hodge, 6/01-6/02, Miss. State, 662 325-7315, hodge@me.msstate.edu

Award Selection Committee Chair, John Gardner (Chair) , 6/99-6/02, Boise State University, 208 426-5702, jgardner@boisestate.edu
Award Selection Committee Members, Larry Hoberock, 6/00-6/03, Okla State, (505) 744-5900, lhobero@ceat.okstate.edu
Laura Genik, 6/01-6/04, Univ. of Portland, (503) 943-7256, genik@egr.up.edu
Mike Moran (appointed), 6/01-6/04, Ohio State, (614) 292-6064, Moran.4@osu.edu
Adrian Bejan (appointed), 6/00-6/03, Duke, , abejan@duke.edu
Larry Devries (appointed), 6/99-6/02, Utah, (801) 581-7191, larry.devries@dean.eng.utah.edu

Immediate Past Chair, Ron Delahoussaye,Okla. State, 405 744-5900, dela@okstate.edu

Executive Committee Members at Large, Bijan Sepahpour, 6/01-6/04, College of New Jersey, 609 771- 3463 , sepahpou@tcnj.edu
John Chen, 6/00-6/03, Rowan Univ., (856) 256-5345, jchen@rowan.edu
J. Garth Thompson, 6/99-6/02, Kansas State, (785) 532-2614, jgt@ksu.edu

Publication Policy Chair. ME News Editor, Bill Janna, Univ. of Memphis, (901) 678-2733, mejanna@cc.memphis.edu

Nominating Committee, Ron Delahoussaye, Okla. State, (405) 744-5900, dela@okstate.edu
Jim LoCascio, Cal Poly SLO, (805) 756-2375, jlocasci@calpoly.edu
Dick Irey

Next Meeting:, IMECE at New York City

ASEE ME Division Business Meeting
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, November 11
Madison Suite 3/5th Floor/Sheraton

Conference Web Site http://www.asme.org/congress/


ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division
Business Meeting 27 June 2001
Minutes
prepared by B.K. Hodge

Attendees: Jed Lyons, Don Lyons, Don Richards, Laura Genik, Tom Bowman, Nelson Macken, Ron Delahoussaye, Dale Wilson, Skip Fletcher, William Schmidt, Jim LoCascio, Kevin Schmaltz, Bijan Sepahpour, John Chen, Pamela Schmaltz, B. K. Hodge, John Lamancusa

Program Chair Report­(by John Lamancusa)

2001 Program Summary

Total Abstracts Submitted 82
Technical Sessions 4
Technical Presentations 20
Abstracts Rejected 1
Abstracts Redirected to other divisions 9
Papers Rejected 3
Accepted for Poster Session 32
Presented at Poster Session 17
Accepted for Multimedia Session 5
Total Papers and Posters presented at 2001 Conference 57

ME Division activities that worked well this conference included:
1. Session names and themes
2. Subsidizing the ME Convivium. This activity should be continued. 51 tickets were sold. Total cost for the convivium (dinner + band) $3079.54

ME Division activities that need improvements are as follows:
3. The quality of poster in the poster session.
a. The number of no shows in the poster session.
1. Participation of past "best paper" winners in division activities ­ past winners should be expressly invited to attend Roe Lunch as our guests.
2. Considering the abstract submissions, one or two more sessions are needed.
3. Mini-plenary: canceled due to personal issues of speaker, will try to reschedule for 2002.

ME Division best paper presentation selections (based on session audience surveys):
Session 1: Greg Dixon, US Coast Guard Academy
Session 2: Joey Parker, University of Alabama
Session 3: Don Richards, Rose Hulman
Session 4: Tim Simpson, Penn State
A letter of congratulations (with copy to department head) will be sent by the division chair.

Suggestions for the 2002 ASEE Annual Meeting and Exhibition
4. Is there an opportunity to team with the DEEDS Division?
5. Is there an opportunity to team with the Materials Division?

Roe Award Information (by Nelson Macken)

  • Winner: Michael Moran, Ohio State University
  • 7 nominations (The nominator's membership in ASEE must be current.)
  • The process went smoothly; all was done via e-mail.
  • A letter should be sent to all ME department heads reminding them of the Roe Award and its rules and purpose.
  • The ME Department Heads Meeting at the IMECE also presents a good opportunity to solicit nominations.
  • An e-mail should be sent to all ME Division members about the Roe Award.
  • New Chair of the Roe Award Selection Committee: John Gardner
  • New Member of the Roe Award Selection Committee: Laura Genik

 

MOTIONS

Motion 1: At each ASEE Annual Meeting and Exhibition, the ME Division will select the best-written paper and best paper presentation in the Division sessions. Additionally, the best paper presentation in each ME Division session will be identified. Each award winner will notified by a letter (copy to the department chair), a certificate, and a ticket to the Roe Luncheon at the next Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

The motion was made by Jed Lyons and passed unanimously.

Motion 2: The ME Division chair send e-mail messages near the middle of March, April, and May to all ME Division members informing them of conference activities. The Roe Award winner should be included in the e-mails.

The motion was made by Bill Schmidt and passed unanimously.

Motion 3: The ME Division should subsidize the ROE Luncheon so that the cost for attendance is $15.

The motion was made by Jim LoCascio and passed.

Financial Status: Date: 30 June 2001

BASS Account Statement: $26,044.84
Operating Account Statement: $1,402.39

2001-2002 Officers:

Office; Name; Term; Institution; Phone; Email
Chair; John Lamancusa; 6/01-6/02; Penn State; 814 863-3350; jsl3@psu.edu
Program Chair; Jed Lyons; 6/01-6/02; U South Carolina; 803 777-9552; lyons@sc.edu
Program Chair Elect; Dale Wilson; 6/01-6/02; Tennessee Tech; 931 372-3254; dwilson@tntech.edu
Secretary/Treasurer; B.K. Hodge; 6/01-6/02; Miss. State; 662 325-7315; hodge@me.msstate.edu
Award Selection Committee Chair; John Gardner (Chair); 6/99-6/02; Boise State University; 208 426-5702; jgardner@boisestate.edu

Award Selection Committee Members
Larry Hoberock; 6/00-6/03; Okla State; (505) 744-5900; lhobero@ceat.okstate.edu
Laura Genik; 6/01-6/04; Univ. of Portland; (503) 943-7256; genik@egr.up.edu
Mike Moran (appointed); 6/01-6/04; Ohio State; (614) 292-6064; Moran.4@osu.edu
Adrian Bejan (appointed); 6/00-6/03; Duke; abejan@duke.edu
Larry Devries (appointed); 6/99-6/02; Utah; (801) 581-7191; larry.devries@dean.eng.utah.edu

Immediate Past Chair: Ron Delahoussaye; Okla. State; 405 744-5900; dela@okstate.edu

Executive Committee Members at Large:
Bijan Sepahpour; 6/01-6/04; College of New Jersey; 609 771- 3463; sepahpou@tcnj.edu
John Chen; 6/00-6/03; Rowan Univ.; (856) 256-5345; jchen@rowan.edu
J. Garth Thompson; 6/99-6/02; Kansas State; (785) 532-2614; jgt@ksu.edu

Publication Policy Chair:
ME News Editor; Bill Janna; Univ. of Memphis; (901) 678-2733; mejanna@latte.memphis.edu

Nominating Committee:
Ron Delahoussaye; Okla. State; (405) 744-5900; dela@okstate.edu
Jim LoCascio; Cal Poly SLO; (805) 756-2375; jlocasci@calpoly.edu
Dick Irey

Next Meeting: IMECE at New York City

ASEE ME Division Business Meeting
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sunday, November 11
Madison Suite 3/5th Floor/Sheraton

Conference Web Site: http://www.asme.org/congress/



ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division
Executive Committee Meeting
ASEE Annual Conference
Charlotte, NC
15 June 2000

Treasurer's Report for March 1999-May 2000: submitted by Jed Lyons, Secretary/Treasurer, was accepted. Banking and Accounting Services System Account Balance [was provided].

Election of New Officers:

Secretary/Treasurer
Dale Wilson, Chair and Professor
Tennessee Technological University
dwilson@tntech.edu
Box 5014
Cookeville, TN 38505
(931) 372-6340
(931) 372-3254 FAX

Member at Large
John Chen, Associate Professor
Rowan University
jchen@towan.edu
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701
(856) 256-5346
(856) 256-5241 FAX

Ralph Coates Roe Award Committee Members
Expiring Terms: Michael Rabins and Bill Schmidt
2001 Award Chair: Nelson A. Mackin
New Terms:
Lawrence L. Hoberock, Head
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
218 Engineering North
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

Adrian Bejan, 2000 Award Recipient
Duke University

Nominating Committee for 2001 Executive Committee: James Locascio, Richard K. Irey, and Jack Steffen.

Web Page Report: Bill Janna discussed the on-line book review and by-laws. E-mail to division members (around 900) makes Mechanical Engineering the largest Division. (The web-site is at http://www.me.memphis.edu/menews/menews.html).

Report on Professional Papers: Ron Delashoussaye discussed the review process, suggesting papers will first be reviewed and then assigned to sessions. James Locascio discussed the paper topics. Jed Lyons will provide procedure for [selecting] best paper award.

Fall planning meeting will be November 5 at 2:00 PM before the ASME congress.

Meeting adjourned at 2:05 PM.



ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division
Executive Committee Meeting
ASEE Annual Conference
Charlotte, NC
23 June 1999

In attendance: Richard Benson (PSU), George Buzyna (FAMU-FSU), Bob Casey (VILL), Ron Delahoussaye (OSU), Jim Farison (Baylor), John Gardner (PSU), Laura Genick (Portland), B.K. Hodge (MSU), Bill Janna (Memphis), John Lamancusa (PSU), James Locascio (Cal-Poly SLO), Donald Lyons (WVU), Jed Lyons (USC), Nelson Macken (Swarthmore), William Schmidt (UA), Craig Somerton (MSU), Garth Thompson (KSU), Dale Wilson (TTU).

Secretary-Treasurer's Report: John Lamancusa distributed the minutes of the 17 November meeting in Anaheim CA. These were approved. John also presented the treasurer's report. The Division's BASS Account has a balance of $23,671. The Division's Operating Account has a balance of $1,218. It was discussed that the Operating Account, which expires each year, is intended to cover regular and routine expenses such as newsletter duplicating and postage, telephone, and correspondence expenses.

Awards Committee Report: Dale Wilson thanked the members of this year's awards committee. Bill Schmidt was elected to the Chair of the Awards Committee. Larry DeVires, this year's Ralph Coats Roe Award winner, was appointed as a member of the committee. John Gardner was also elected to the committee by unanimous acclimation.

Nominating Committee Report: Bill Janna reported the results of the election for new officers and executive committee members that occurred at the Roe Luncheon. These are James Locascio (Chair), Ron Delahoussaye (Program Chair), John Lamancusa (Vice Chair Elect), Jed S. Lyons (Secretary Treasurer), Richard K. Irey (Immediate Past Chair), J. Garth
Thompson (Member).

Web Page Report: Bill Janna submitted a report on the Web Page. He continues to do a wonderful job with our web-based ME News. He reminded the division members to send him items for the Departmental News and Notes Section. (The web-site is at http://www.me.memphis.edu/menews/menews.html ).

Old Business: Proposed changes to the By-Laws of the division were discussed. The substance of the proposed changes deal with item 11, Mechanical Engineering News and essentially change the publication from a hardcopy mail-out to a web-site. These changes will be posted on the Division web-site, and an email vote of the members will be performed.

New Business: It was suggested by the Division Chair that the division write a letter to the ME Division Best Paper Award winners and to their department chairs, informing them that they will get $100 and a free ticket to next years Roe Award Luncheon.

The next ME Division Executive Committee Meeting will be at the ASME meeting in Nashville TN, on Sunday 14 November 1999, from 2-4:00.

ASEE has instituted CAPS (electronic submission of abstracts and papers). The deadline for submission of abstracts is September 15, much earlier that the historical deadline for the ME Division.

Draft Minutes Prepared on 23 August 1999, by Jed Lyons lyons@sc.edu



ASEE Mechanical Engineering Division
Executive Committee Meeting

ASME IMEC&E ­ Anaheim, CA
Draft Minutes - 15 November 1998
prepared by J. Lamancusa 11/25/98

In attendance: Bill Schmidt, Jim LoCascio, Don Lyons, Dale Wilson, Dick Irey, Nelson Macken, Bill Janna, Jerry Jakubowski, Edwin Griggs

Treasurer's Report: John Lamancusa reported the current balances in each account, as well as upcoming expenses that will be incurred.

R.C. Roe Lunch Subsidy: A motion was made to use BASS account funds to reduce the price of the R.C. Roe Lunch. The motion passed unanimously. The winners of last year's best paper awards will be invited by Dick Irey to attend our lunch at the Charlotte conference. They will be reimbursed for the full cost of the lunch.

Awards Committee: Dale Wilson reported that 308 letters have been sent to ME department heads seeking nominations for the R. C. Roe award. Nominations are due by January 15. Request for nominations will also be sent by email to all members. Chris Przimbel has agreed to serve on the selection committee.

Web Page: Bill Janna has done a wonderful job with our division webpage, and the webpage for ME News. He needs ME News items. Only 4 schools have submitted anything. Also included on the ME News web page are sections for:
Textbook review
Amusements
Call for Papers
Officers bio and pictures
Roe award recipient bio and picture
List of Best Paper awardees
Coming soon:
Call for Roe award nominations
Reviews of lab equipment
Division By-laws ­ current and proposed
List of ASME fellows from academia

Web addresses
ME Division: http://www.me.memphis.edu/menews/welcome.html
ME News: http://www.me.memphis.edu/menews/menews.html

ASEE Charlotte program: Jim LoCascio reported the schedule for the 99 conference:


 Session # Day Time Title
 0266 Sunday All Day Mathematica Applications for ME Education
1366 Monday 10:30-noon ME Department Heads Meeting
 1566 Monday 2:30-4:15 Mechanical Engineering Poster Session
1766 Monday 6:30-9:30 PM Convivium
2366 Tuesday 8:30-10:15 Trends in Mechanical Engineering I
2466 Tuesday Noon-2:00 Division Lunch and R.C. Roe Award
2566 Tuesday 2:30-4:15 Trends in Mechanical Engineering II
3266 Wednesday 8:30-10:15 Trends in Mechanical Engineering III
3466 Wednesday Noon-2:00 ME Division Meeting


The Call for Papers for the 2000 conference in Prism Magazine must be submitted by June 1999. J. LoCascio will submit it.

Dues referendum: Dick Irey reported the results of the email referendum to reduce division dues from $5 to $2. 255 replies were received (from a total membership of ~550).
Votes to reduce: 229
Votes to maintain 26
According to ASEE (Bylaws), this constitutes a valid vote.

Email communication: Dick Irey suggested that email be used to send regular communications to the entire membership, including:
Conference program information
Minutes of meetings
Plea for ME News items
Call for papers
Call for R. C. Roe nominations
The Division Chairman is the only one who can access the email list.

Revision of By-laws: a sub committee consisting of J. LoCascio, W. Janna and J. Lamancusa met immediately after the conclusion of the main meeting to discuss changes to the Division bylaws. W. Janna will revise the bylaws concerning ME News. Don Lyons agreed to send an electronic copy of the current bylaws to W. Janna. The proposed new bylaws will be posted on the division webpage by W. Janna.