Originally published October 7, 2016
UTEP faculty members Bill Tseng, Ph.D., and Oscar Salcedo have been elected to positions within the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).
Tseng, professor and chair of industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, has been elected program chair of the ASEE manufacturing division.
In this position, Tseng will establish procedures and direct strategic long-range planning for the division. He also will oversee the development of topics for technical paper sessions, workshops, and other professional development events and conferences.
“My aim is to engage the research community and provide a broad spectrum to allow them to actively participate in the manufacturing division,” Tseng said. “All the steps taken will be focused toward creating high-impact initiatives to engage the future workforce. This year our division will concentrate more on emerging manufacturing technologies and the implementation of manufacturing technology into engaging engineering education.
Tseng’s research focuses on computational intelligence, data mining, bio-informatics and advanced manufacturing. His work has been published in respected journals such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions, the Institute of International Education (IIE) Transaction, and the Journal of Manufacturing Systems, among others.
Salcedo, director of corporate relations for UTEP’s College of Engineering and associate director for the Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems (RIMES), has been elected as the systems engineering division chair of the ASEE for 2016-17.
He will contribute columns and annual reports with information about plans for the upcoming year to the ASEE newsletter and maintain contact between ASEE headquarters and other members of the division.
“Serving as the systems engineering division chair allows me to work at the intersection of two passions: engineering and education,” Salcedo said.
Salcedo is an entrepreneur who has launched several businesses and manages a business consultancy company. He is certified in the area of business quality and organizational development. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in teaching, learning and culture at UTEP. His research interests include the use of history in teaching mathematics and engineering, the use of multiple representations in teaching, and effective processes in learning mathematics.
ASEE is a nonprofit organization committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology by promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service, and practice; exercising worldwide leadership; fostering the technological education of society; and providing quality products and services to members.