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A Note From ASEM's 2022-23 President   |   February 2023


Dear ASEM Community,

Hard to believe but it is time to make plans for the 2023 International Annual Conference already! The conference will take place between October 25th and 28th in the Mile High City, Denver, Colorado where we will be “Climbing Higher with Engineering Management!” The deadline for an abstract is March 6th!

One new addition to the conference this year is our new Practitioner and Industry Track! Along with the outstanding research-focused work we call for, the new track provides an opportunity for authors to highlight key insights and new application challenges that arise from real world implementations of engineering management practice and theory. Please visit our Call for Papers for more information at https://www.asem.org/IAC-CFP where, beside paper submissions, we also encourage you to propose panels and workshops.

        Yesim Sireli

In-person presentation will take place on Thursday (October 26th) and Friday (October 27th), and virtual presentation on Saturday (October 28th). For more information about the conference, please visit https://asem.org/Conference. The dates for submissions can be found at https://www.asem.org/IAC_Dates and the submission instructions at https://www.asem.org/IAC-Author-Instructions.

An online Member Town Hall is coming up on February 24th to answer any questions about the conference, moderated by our Executive Director, Dr. Gene Dixon: https://www.asem.org/event-5129153. Many thanks to our hosts at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as ASEM’s Conference Planning Committee for working hard to organize an exciting event for all participants, in-person and virtual.

Speaking of events, as you may recall, we have been organizing online open forums to provide updates on new ASEM services and at the same time, to hear from our community to serve them better. These services include a new mentorship program, upcoming workshops, webinars, networking opportunities and many others. Registration to these forums is free and forum participants who are not members will receive an offer of 10% off on membership fees.

Two new forums are comping up in February, one for industry professionals / leaders on Friday, February 10th, 12 – 1:30 pm ET (to receive the Zoom link, pre-register at https://asem.org/event-5150263), followed by the one for academic professionals on Friday, February 17th, 12 – 1:30 pm ET (to receive the Zoom link, pre-register at https://asem.org/event-5150275).

I will be moderating these forums where the participants will have an opportunity to learn about the very latest developments in ASEM, and then have an interactive discussion around five key questions to move this organization forward as it provides the greatest benefit to its members. The forums will also be attended by one of our workshop instructors and Regional Directors, Dr. Larry Mallak, as well as ASEM Communications Director, Patrick Sweet, and Professional Membership Director, LTC Jim Schreiner, Ph.D. They will provide first-hand insight about the contents of our upcoming workshops, new online networking tools, and the ASEM mentorship program. During these sessions, I will make an announcement to establish a team of volunteers as well, so please do not miss these events if you would like to get more closely involved in ASEM.

In summary, we strongly encourage you to consider attending these forums and choose the one that is most appropriate for you (industry or academia). Worldwide participation is most welcome!

Moving on to another important topic, it saddens me to announce that our Executive Director, Dr. Gene Dixon, is stepping down from his position. He has been serving the Society in this role for the last three years, and successfully guided this organization through the unprecedented times of the pandemic. We extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Dixon for his invaluable leadership.

As a result, ASEM is searching for a new Executive Director (for the ad, please visit https://asem.org/Position-Announcements/ . If you are interested in applying for this voluntary leadership position, please submit an application package consisting of a complete resume/CV, a cover letter detailing your interests, including a statement of your objectives and goals if selected, and a recommendation from two members of the society, to me at President@asem.org, by March 31st, 2023, with “Executive Director Application” in the message subject line.

Last but not least, let us welcome Thomas J. Day, Ph.D., to ASEM’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB)! Dr. Day is the Program Management Branch Chief at the NOAA’s National Weather Service and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Maryland Global Campus. Please note that we are still accepting new industry leaders to the IAB. If you are interested in joining this Board or if you would like to nominate someone, please do not hesitate to contact me at President@asem.org.

I hope to see you online throughout the year and meet you in Denver on October 25th!

October 25th - 28th, 2023

Call for Papers  |  ASEM International Annual Conference (IAC)

Hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder at the The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

   

The 2023 conference "Climbing Higher with Engineering Management" will begin on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023, 1:00 PM MDT (UTC-6) and end on Saturday, October 28th, 2023, 12:00 PM MDT (UTC -6). Scheduled technical presentations for accepted papers and abstracts will begin on Thursday, October 26th, 2023, 8:00 AM MDT (UTC -6) and end on Saturday, October 28th, 2022, 12:00 PM MDT (UTC -6). In-person presentation will be scheduled on Thursday (Oct. 26) and Friday (Oct. 27), and virtual presentation will be schedule on Saturday (Oct. 28).

Important Conference Deadlines:

March 6, 2023

          • Abstracts for technical presentations submission.
          • Abstract for workshops, panels, and tutorials due.

March 27, 2023

          • Abstract acceptance notification.
          • Workshops, panels, and tutorials abstract acceptance notification.

May 30, 2023

          • Draft Paper submission for double-blind peer review.
          • Proposal for workshops, panels, and tutorials due.

Visit https://asem.org/IAC-CFP for more information.

Position Announcement | ASEM Executive Director

The American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) is seeking candidates to fill the position of Executive Director of the Society. The Executive Director is the principal administrative official of the Society and serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Supervise the World Headquarters operational activities;
    • Provide liaison with the SMAP Center at the University of Alabama – Huntsville, which provides contract services for the World Headquarters;
    • Recruit and hire contract staff as necessary;
    • Work with the Treasurer to ensure the fiscal viability for the society;
    • Evaluate and execute contracts on behalf of the Society including those related to insurance, contractors, publications, and conferences;
    • Work with the Board of Directors to develop, enhance, and maintain the strategic plan of the society for value, growth and retention;
    • Coordinate the design, implementation and use of the society’s strategic and operational performance measurement system;
    • Work with the Executive Committee to define, monitor and adjust the overall operational annual plan;
    • Provide advice and support to the Associate Executive Director;
    • Provide advice and support to the ASEM leadership to achieve the goals of international and industry expansion of the society;
    • Work with the Board and the Executive Committee in setting up strategic partnerships;
    • Provide assistance to international, regional and functional directors in carrying out their duties;
    • Advise the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors on operational matters;
    • Work with the Board and the Executive Committee to identify and promote society procedures and standards;
    • Administer the official records of the Society (such as the constitution and bylaws).

This position requires remote work. The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of ASEM and have demonstrated organizational management and leadership skills.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who have already served on the Board of Directors or in other leadership capacities within ASEM or in comparable professional societies, as well as anyone with previous industry experience in a technical or engineering management role. This is a volunteer position. However, any pre-approved costs incurred related to the business of the society will be reimbursed.

Prior to March 31, 2023, interested parties should submit an application package consisting of a complete resume/CV, a cover letter detailing their interests, including a statement of their objectives and goals if selected, and a recommendation from two members of the society. The position will remain open until filled. Application materials should be submitted as email attachments to President@asem.org with “Executive Director Application” in the message subject line.

Friday, 10 February 2023 ~ 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET

Open Forum for Industry Professionals
ASEM's Member Benefits: Now and the Future

Moderated by Yesim Sireli, Ph.D., CPEM, ASEM Fellow

The session will start with a brief summary of ASEM's current and prospective services offered to its members. Attendees who consider becoming a member will receive an offer of 10% discount on membership fees.

This is an interactive event where the attendees will be requested to provide feedback on five main questions:

      • How do you define “engineering management?”
      • What is the #1 challenge in your career as an Engineering Manager?
      • What is the best experience you’ve had as an engineering manager?
      • In your opinion, how can ASEM best distribute its value, content-wise and geographically?
      • How can ASEM acquire new channels (i.e. people, organizations) to "spread the word"?

Sign up for this event at https://www.asem.org/event-5150263

Friday 17 February 2023 ~ 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET

ASEM's Member Benefits: Now and the Future
Open Forum for Academic Professionals (Faculty & Administrators)

Moderated by Yesim Sireli, Ph.D., CPEM, ASEM Fellow

The session will start with a brief summary of ASEM's current and prospective services offered to its members. Attendees who consider becoming a member will receive an offer of 10% discount on membership fees.

      • This is an interactive event where the attendees will be requested to provide feedback on five main questions:
      • How do you define “engineering management?”
      • What is the #1 challenge in your career as an Engineering Manager?
      • What is the best experience you’ve had as an engineering manager?
      • In your opinion, how can ASEM best distribute its value, content-wise and geographically?
      • How can ASEM acquire new channels (i.e. people, organizations) to "spread the word"?

Sign up at https://asem.org/event-5150275

Friday, 24 February 2023 ~ 3:30 - 4:30 PM ET

ASEM Member Town Hall


Please join us for our next Town Hall. This will be an open forum to discuss the upcoming International Annual Conference, annual awards, and more!

Register at https://asem.org/event-5129153

If you have specific questions that you want to make sure are addressed during the Town Hall, please forward them to ExecutiveDirector@ASEM.org

Women in Engineering Management: An Interview with Tiffani Teachey


The ASEM 2022 hIAC Proceedings is Now Available!


The 2022 hybrid International Annual Conference Event Proceedings has been published! You may download this peer-reviewed publication through your ASEM Membership Portal. Once logged in to your account, visit the Publications menu and it will be visible.

This Conference Proceeding is also being indexed and is available through ProQuest and EBSCO libraries. It is available for purchase through Proceedings.com, as well.


The Engineering Management Journal (EMJ)



The Engineering Management Journal is designed to provide practical, pertinent knowledge on the management of technology, technical professionals, and technical organizations. EMJ strives to provide value to the practice of engineering management and engineering managers. EMJ is an archival journal that facilitates both practitioners and university faculty in publishing useful articles. The primary focus is on articles that improve the practice of engineering management.

Access to the EMJ is included with each ASEM Membership. View full flyer HERE.

Another Terrific IAC in Tampa!

Thank you to all who contributed to ASEM’s 2022 hIAC last week.  Your presence, whether face-to-face or virtual, was inspiring.  While the numbers are not quite all in, by all appearances, the conference was a huge success. 

Several of those present in Tampa were kind enough to share their appreciation for our return to a conference where all could share EM related practical experiences, emerging and continuing research, and the great joy of seeing colleagues in person.  Getting back to a three-dimensional view of personages was rewarding.  And, being able to see and hear, virtually, from others around the globe in two-dimensions was also meaningful.  The hybrid, format allowed ASEM to support those who’s ability to travel may have been restricted. ASEM plans to continue this format.

The technical presentations were informative, challenging, and encouraging.  EM is alive and growing.  The student case competition; well, that was wonderful. Congratulations to the winning teams. If you missed the 2021 Sarchet Award winner’s presentation, be sure to check it out on ExOrdo.  Suzie Long gave a touching and moving presentation.  ASEM looks forward to a featuring the Sarchet Award winner presentation at each conference. 

ASEM will be in Denver at The Curtis Hotel in 2023.  Mark your calendars, make your plans, and if you won’t be able to travel, tune up those web connections.  Denver is an amazing place to visit and ASEM is an amazing family of engineering management protagonists. The 2023 ASEM hIAC is going to be great!

Is Your Organization on ASEM's EM Program Listing? Are You Part of CEMAL?


Please visit https://www.asem.org/EM-Program-List/ to validate your EM Program Listing is up-to-date. Complete the form below to submit any changes or to join the Council of Engineering Management Academic Leaders. Need help? Contact asem-hq@asem.org.

Validate Your Skill Set with Professional Certification through ASEM


ASEM offers the two most important industry-recognized certification for technical managers. You can find CAEMs and CPEMs involved in managing and leading at all levels and types of engineering and technology-driven organizations in nearly every country. Over the past twenty years, ASEM has been engaged in intensive research and development to identify the education, skills, and knowledge critical for success as a technical management professional. This work has supported the development and continuous improvement of this formal method for recognizing the CAEM or CPEM engineering management professional designation.

Visit https://asem.org/EM-Professional-Certifications to find out more, and to begin the process to becoming professionally certified as a technical manager, today!


ASEM Proudly Recognizes Recent CAEM and CPEM Certified / Recertified Individuals:

  • Golshan Coleiny
  • Chris Jardin
  • Joel Jackson
  • Nathan S. Kueterman 
  • Eric Ong
  • Mohammed Rafi Shaikh Omar
  • Michael C. Uytingc
  • Yogendra Panta
  • Sharon Raviz-nuque
  • Hany Soloumah
  • Tara Ashley Asgarpoor
          • Dennis Miller
          • Santosh Winfred
          • Gobi Krishnan Mallikarjunan
          • Lateef Busari
          • Doug Hales
          • Fahad Khalil
          • Mike Koper
          • David O'Toole
          • Ali Kucukozyigit
          • Mustafa Al-Shammaa

                • Camille Crichton-Sumners
                • Akhmad Yudhono
                • Alexandr Sokolov
                • Mohamed Awwad
                • George Guszcza
                • Ammar Alzarrad
                • Gary Nierengarten
                • Keith Burleson
                • Rory Herriman

                        Opportunity to Contribute to ASEM Professional Certifications

                        ASEM seeks knowledge volunteers as part of a team chartered to investigate validation or accreditation of ASEM’s growing portfolio of certifications. The use of a third-party standard, has long been discussed. Organizations such as ABET use international standards such as ISO 9000. The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and the IACET (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) are two examples of U.S. organizations that accredit personnel and continuing education related certifications or certificates. The major deliverable for the Accreditation Project is a actionable plan for obtaining recognized and effectual accreditation as our certification/badging products grow. If you have applicable accreditation knowledge or experience and would like to contribute to this please contact the ASEM Executive Director (ExecutiveDirector@asem.org).


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