Importance of the American Society for Engineering Education

An experienced scientist and administrator, Dr. Hal Raveche served for more than 20 years as the sixth President of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he oversaw the institution’s expansion and improvement. During Dr. Hal Raveche’s tenure, the Stevens Institute of Technology earned recognition from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for hosting a highly successful online graduate education program and one of the nation’s largest graduate program in engineering . Here, he discusses the importance and many contributions of ASEE in advancing the profession of engineering.

Desiring to encourage others to study engineering and enhance engineering and engineering technology education, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) was founded in 1893. The ASEE was originally known as the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education and has passed through a number of phases as it evolved into its current form. Currently, the nonprofit member organization involves more than 12,000 professors, deans, instructors, students, and industry professionals.

Together, these members help the ASEE foster technological education and pursue excellence in engineering practice, service, research, and instruction. The ASEE offers a number of products and services to its members, including programs that help engineering faculty members and professionals to advance their careers. The organization also enjoys a solid reputation for its work promoting engineering among students, including encouraging student enrollment at engineering and engineering technology-focused colleges and universities.

As a membership-centered organization, the ASEE facilitates communication by educational institutions, government agencies, and corporations with the engineering community, supporting innovation and interaction between the various sectors of industry. With its emphasis on communication, the ASEE also produces several publications, including Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges, the Journal of Engineering Education, and eGFI: Engineering, Go For It!

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