Call for expressions of interest: REEN Board members representing North, Central and South America

Dear engineering education community,

On behalf of the Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) Governing Board, we are seeking nominations to fill two board positions. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about engineering education research and building capacity and representation in the following regions:
● North America (1 position)
● Central and South America (1 position)

We aim to fill these positions for terms running from January 2024 – December 2027.

The REEN Governing Board is responsible for implementing the mission and goals of REEN by providing strategic direction, continuity, and overall leadership in Engineering Education Research (EER). By doing this, REEN aims to help educators generate research on good practices and innovative approaches in education contexts, and through this, support the implementation of research-based approaches in engineering education. Further information can be obtained by visiting our website:

REEN board members, each representing a particular region (see Figure 1), serve a four-year term (in this case, starting in 2024 and running until the end of 2027). Commitment includes a 1-hour meeting (held online) once a month, and members are also asked to provide time between monthly meetings for project work such as: supporting the REES symposium (e.g., reviewing abstracts and papers), developing special focus journal issues, supporting region-specific capacity development projects, and serving on project subcommittees.

How to apply?
If you are interested in being a REEN governing board member for one of these regions, please send the following information as a single Word or PDF file to Teresa Hattingh ( – REEN Governing Board Chair, by 15 November 2023:
1. Motivation & Vision statement — approximately 200 words describing your involvement in EER and REEN, why you are interested in being on the REEN Governing board, and your vision for advancing EER in your area.
2. CV — up to two pages highlighting activity and accomplishments in EER to illustrate the perspectives, experience, expertise, and contributions you will bring.

Applications will be evaluated based on the five criteria elaborated below. Note that applicants do not need to have experience in every area to apply, though some exposure to and participation in REES or other REEN activities would be beneficial. Additionally, we are looking for your vision in advancing EER in your region.

We acknowledge that the extent and maturity level of EER varies in different regions. Alignment between the experience and interest of the applicant and the region for which they are applying will be considered in relation to how REEN can be leveraged for current regional needs. If you are unsure of whether you meet the criteria to apply, please do not hesitate to reach out to the REEN Governing Board chair so that we can provide further insight.

Interviews will be held with shortlisted participants. Announcements of results will be made after the selection process.
Please visit the REEN website to learn more about our work. Also, consider joining our mailing list or LinkedIn Group.


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