WMU Floyd Hall

2024 ASEE North Central Section Conference

What is Smart? Rethinking Engineering Education

March 22-23, 2024


Hosted by Western Michigan University's

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

4601 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

About the conference

The ASEE North Central Section 2024 conference organizing committee invites you to attend and present original scholarship and teaching results at the conference. ASEE NCS 2024 welcomes papers, posters (including student posters) and workshop proposals on:

  • Innovative programs, curricula, pedagogy or assessment
  • Implementation of smart technologies in classrooms
  • Integration of sustainability in engineering education
  • Senior capstone projects, student research projects and student industry experiences
  • Collaboration between industry and engineering educators
  • Student retention and persistence
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: expanding opportunities, broadening participation and mentoring talent
  • Community engagement, service learning and K-12 outreach in engineering
  • Global engagement (study abroad programs, global academic partnerships)
  • Professional development:  technical writing, presentation, teamwork, ethics, leadership and entrepreneurship

Important dates

  • Oct. 1, 2023: Abstract submission opens
  • Nov. 30, 2023: Paper abstract submission deadline
  • Dec. 15, 2023: Abstract notification of acceptance
  • Jan. 8, 2024: Conference registration opens
  • Jan. 29, 2024: Draft paper upload deadline, student poster abstract deadline and workshop abstract submission deadline
  • Feb. 19, 2024: Paper notification of acceptance, poster abstract notification of acceptance and workshop abstract notification of acceptance
  • Feb. 26, 2024: Final paper submission deadline
  • Feb. 26, 2024: Author/presenter registration deadline

Registration and Pricing

The conference fee includes access to all networking and technical sessions during the two-day event, including the welcome and networking reception with appetizers on Friday evening, as well as all sessions, light continental breakfast, networking lunch and awards dinner on Saturday.

Student pricing

  • Through March 1, 2024: $75
  • March 2 to March 21: $100

Retiree pricing

  • Through March 1, 2024: $75
  • March 2 to March 21: $100

ASEE member pricing

  • Through March 1, 2024: $150
  • March 2 to March 21: $175

Non-ASEE member pricing

  • Through March 1, 2024: $200
  • March 2 to March 21: $225

On-site registration pricing

  • March 24 to 25: $250

Lodging and travel

  • Getting to West Michigan

    Two airport options--Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo--provide easy access to the conference. WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is located on WMU's Parkview Campus (Floyd Hall, 4601 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, MI).

    Driving directions

  • WMU Business Technology and Research Park


    Parking is free of charge for the conference and is available in the West Parking Ramp behind Floyd Hall (WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences).

    Parking maps

Delta Hotels Kalamazoo


There is a block of hotel rooms ($144/night) set aside at the Delta Hotels Kalamazoo Conference Center located at 2747 South 11th Street, Kalamazoo. The hotel is located less than two miles from WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Please visit the link below or call (269) 375-6000 to make your reservation. The room block has a cut off date of March 8 to make your reservations.