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How to Write a Winning Best Paper (ASEE MIND)

ASEE MIND: How to Write a Winning Best Paper 

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Want great tips on writing a winning best paper? Please join WEPAN and the ASEE Minorities in Engineering Division for an informational webinar!

In the ASEE paper submission process, each phase of your submission (abstract, draft paper, final paper, best paper selection) is reviewed and ranked by volunteers. But wouldn't you like to know what criteria they will use to evaluate your paper? The ASEE MIND: How to Write a Winning Best Paper webinar will tell you!

Presenters Don Newsom, MIND Awards Chair, describes the review process and rubrics used by reviewers to score your paper, and Walter Lee, member of the MIND Leadership Team and a former winner of the MIND Best Paper Award, reveals how he and his co-authors wrote a winning paper.

This webinar is hosted by WEPAN ( in conjunction with the ASEE Minorities in Engineering Division.


Our Presenters

Don Newsom, PhD

ASEE MIND Awards Chair
Don Newsom is retired from Argonne National Laboratory as a research engineer. He received his doctorate in systems engineering at Purdue, where he is a huge fan of both Boilermaker basketball and the School of Engineering Education. He serves ASEE as the MIND Awards Chair.


Walter Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Education & Assistant Director for Research, Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity, Virginia Tech

Dr. Walter Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education and the Assistant Director for Research in the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at Virginia Tech. His research interests include co-curricular support, student success and retention, and diversity in STEM. He was awarded “Best Division Paper” by MIND in 2014 for his paper titled “Examining the Transition to Engineering: A Multi-Case Study of Six Diverse Summer Bridge Program Participants.”

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