The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association                                                February  2016

Letter from the Editor
Badri Roysam,
University of Houston
Dear ECEDHA Members, Industry Partners, and Colleagues,

As you are aware, ECEDHA, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, recently organized the Workshop on the Strategic Shaping of ECE, with a focus on Vision, Branding, and Advocacy.  The event took place January 20-21 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta.  This meeting represented a community follow-up to the challenge posed to us by many of ECE's thought leaders including Justin Rattner, Intel, and Pramod Khargonekar, the National Science Foundation, at ECEDHA's 2015 Annual Meeting in Hilton Head.
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Featured Article
Visioning the Future of ECE - Some Big Things Could be Coming...
By Sheila Hemami, John Kelly, Steven McLaughlin, George Pappas, and William Sanders

Since last year's ECEDHA Annual Conference in Hilton Head, a group of ECE Chairs have been talking and meeting regularly to seriously address the question: what is the future of ECE in the post-Moore's Law era?? A growing group, in conjunction with a very recent energetic and enthusiastic workshop, is pointing to some exciting next steps.  If you have not already registered for the ECEDHA Annual Conference, you need to; this will be one of the main topics discussed at length!
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Speaker Beth Mynatt (Institute for People and Technology;
Georgia Institute of Technology;  CCC)  and participants
at the ECE Vision, Branding, and Advocacy  Workshop  in Atlanta

William Sanders (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
John Peeples (The Citadel), Sheila Hemami (Northeastern University),
and Steven McLaughlin  (Georgia Institute of Technology)  speaking at the
ECE Vision, Branding, and Advocacy Workshop
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Special Announcements
Register Today for the
2016 ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo!

March 18-22, 2016 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

Register Today and Take Advantage of the Early Bird Rate!
Prices will increase on February 13th to the standard rate of $850

Registration is open for the ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECE xpo, the largest gathering of ECE department heads from throughout the United States and Canada.

This year's program is hosted by San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego, and University of San Diego.  Join us  March 18-22, 2016 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.

The housing reservations deadline is quickly approaching and all department heads wanting to participate in the program must
secure their hotel reservations no later than Friday, February 19th.  We encourage you to make your travel plans today.

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In This Issue

Calendar of Events
February 25, 2016
Sponsored by ConRes/Tektronix
March 18, 2016
ABET Workshop
Presented at the ECEDHA Annual Conference
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines - La Jolla, CA
March 18, 2016
Blended Learning Workshop
Presented at the ECEDHA Annual Conference
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines - La Jolla, CA
March 18-22, 2016
ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECE xpo
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines - La Jolla, CA
On Demand Webinar
Sponsored by National Instruments
On Demand Webinar
Sponsored by Quanser
On Demand Webinar
Sponsored by COMSOL
On Demand Webinar
Sponsored by COMSOL
On Demand Webinar
Sponsored by Quanser
It's time to renew your
2016 ECEDHA Membership!

2016 ECEDHA membership renewal for ECEDHA department heads is now underway.  Membership runs on a calendar year beginning January 1st through December 31st.

Renew your membership today to keep receiving ECEDHA membership benefits, including:
  • Access to the ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo
  • Complimentary registration for ECEDHA's ECE Webinars
  • The opportunity to participate in the ECEDHA Annual Survey, a valuable tool in benchmarking your organization in lab and office space, faculty and department head salaries, research budgets, student retention, graduation rates, and much more.
  • Complimentary job posting service via the ECEDHA website
  • And much more!

For questions, please contact Megan Bekolay at or 312.559.3724
ECEDHA Member and
Partner News
International Microwave Symposium
Project Connect Student Travel Grant

Travel grant opportunity for undergraduate students to attend IMS 2016, taking place May 22-27, 2016 in San Francisco, CA

Application Deadline:  February 19, 2016

NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

Workshop to be held April 4, 2016 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA

The NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) will host a one-day workshop on CAREER Proposal Writing.  The goal of this workshop is to introduce junior CAREER-eligible faculty to the NSF CAREER program and help them to prepare their CAREER proposals to target CISE programs.  Attendees will have the opportunity to improve their skills in proposal writing, as well as to interact with NSF program directors from different CISE divisions (ACI, CCF, CNS, and IIS) and recent NSF CAREER awardees.  The workshop is also open to multidisciplinary researchers with a CISE-specific focus, including cyberinfrastructure.

Registration Deadline:  February 21, 2016

WEPAN Webinar

"Recognizing and Reducing Unintended Bias in the Engineering Classroom"

Presented by Dr. Stephanie A. Goodwin, Wright State University, and Dr. Kelly J. Cross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, March 1st at 2:00pm ET

At ECE Source, we strive to cover topics that are relevant and timely to ECE  department heads.  We welcome your comments, feedback, and suggestions of topics t o cover in our next issue.  Thank you.