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Call For Papers

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The 42nd Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is the major international conference about educational innovations and research in engineering and computing. FIE 2012 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in these areas. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas; learning about developments in computer science, engineering, and technology education; and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

What May You Submit?

Proposals for participation in the 2012 FIE Conference can be submitted in the following venues:
1.    Papers: Full papers
2.    Papers: Work-in-progress (WIP)
3.    Special Sessions
4.    Panels
5.    Pre-Conference Workshops

Information on each of these is provided in the sections following the schedule.
In addition, FIE 2011 offers travel grants to support participation of new faculty who are presenting full papers at the conference. More information is provided in the section on New Faculty Fellows below.

Proposals are submitted in a two-stage process. First, initial versions of the proposals (abstracts in the case of papers) must be submitted by January 31, 2012, and then they will be reviewed. If you are invited to submit for the second stage of the process, you must submit a preliminary version of the complete document by April 15, 2012. These documents will then be peer-reviewed. If accepted, final versions of the documents as they will appear in the conference proceedings must be submitted by July 1, 2012.

Topics of Interest

  • Accreditation Issues
  • Courseware Technologies
  • Design Experiences: Senior Capstone and Other
  • Disciplinary Education Research
  • Distance Learning: Methods, Technologies, and Assessment
  • Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Faculty Development
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Global Education Issues
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching Approaches and Experiences
  • Introductory Computing Courses
  • Introductory Engineering Courses including Engineering Sciences
  • K - 12 Initiatives and partnerships
  • Laboratory Experiences: On-Site and at a distance
  • Professional Skills (Oral and Written Communication, Teamwork, Ethics)
  • Service Learning
  • Undergraduate Research Experiences
  • Other topics that address issues at the frontiers in STEM education