Liaison and ASEE Envision the Future of Engineering Education with Student Video Competition

Apr 2, 2019

As part of its 125th Anniversary Celebration, the American Society for Engineering Education announces award-winning student videos visualizing the engineering education experience of the future

WATERTOWN, Mass. (April 2, 2019) – The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and Liaison International, the leading provider of higher education admissions and enrollment marketing solutions, today announced the winners of ASEE’s first-ever student video contest. The competition, called “EEin25,” challenged U.S. and Canadian undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral engineering students to create 90-second videos that show where engineering education will be in 25 years.

The grand prize winners are Sadhu Moka and Zach Beasley, students at the University of South Florida. They will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a trip the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida, to accept the honor and award on June 16. Their video, entitled “Innovation in Engineering Education” can be viewed here.

The second-place winner was Philamon Hemstreet, a student at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, who will receive $1500 for “Connected Through Technology – The Future of Engineering Education,” which can be viewed here. The third-place winner, Austin Braun, a student at University of Colorado, will receive $500 for “25 Years,” which can be viewed here.

The contest was not the first joint effort by ASEE and Liaison. The two organizations partnered in 2017 to introduce EngineeringCAS™, the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) leveraged by the nation’s leading engineering schools to simplify the admissions process for students and staff alike. A visionary education community, EngineeringCAS enables institutions to recruit best-fit students and build the engineering workforce of tomorrow while simultaneously connecting engineering students to opportunities in their field.

“We’re pleased to have the creativity and insights of the contestants as part of our 125th-Anniversary celebration,” said Norman Fortenberry, executive director of ASEE. “This year has been a time for us to look back at our history, and just as importantly, look forward to what may come next for engineering education. We’re delighted to showcase these videos as part of the next generation’s vision for the future.”

Ron Hyman, Liaison’s executive director of engineering education solutions, thanked all students who submitted a video to the competition: “Each of the submissions was inspiring and truly thought provoking,” he said. “The creative thinking and skillful execution demonstrated by these students shows yet again that when the brightest minds apply themselves to the challenges and development of the engineering profession, amazing results ensue.”

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Over the last three decades, Liaison has helped over 40,000 programs on more than 1,200 campuses more effectively manage admissions through its Centralized Application Service (CAS™) technology and complementary application processing and support services. The higher education technology leader supports its partner institutions’ total enrollment goals by pairing CAS with its Enrollment Marketing (EM) platform as well as the recently acquired TargetX (CRM) and advanced analytics software Othot.