Agnieszka Miguel, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been elected to the board of directors of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Miguel will chair the Professional Interest Council I, which includes the areas of aerospace, architectural engineering, biological and agricultural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, construction engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering economy, engineering management, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering. Her two-year term will begin in July 2016. Miguel is also currently serving as chair of the ASEE Pacific Northwest Section until July 2017.
Miguel has held numerous ASEE leadership positions and has contributed to the ASEE Annual Conference for more than a decade by reviewing papers, chairing sessions, organizing panels and presenting her own work. Miguel has been a member of the Program Committee of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association annual conference. She is a principal investigator of a National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant that provides scholarships and support services to ECE transfer students. As department chair, Miguel has led the creation and implementation of new ECE undergraduate curriculum and increased the undergraduate enrollment in ECE by almost 50 percent.
ASEE was founded in 1893 and is the only national engineering education organization concerned with all engineering disciplines. ASEE is a leading voice in the community, authoring reports on transforming curriculum and transitioning veterans into engineering careers, among others; managing a large portfolio of fellowships and internships for the federal government; and publishing the world's premier journals on engineering education.