February 8, 2006


TO:  Members of the Worldwide Engineering Education and Research Community


Dear Colleagues:


If you have not submitted abstracts for the upcoming International Conference on Engineering Education -- ICEE-2006 -- it is our pleaseure to invite you to do so now.  The closing date is February 28, 2006.


ICEE-2006 will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico during July 23-28, 2006. The conference is co-sponsored and co-organized by the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM), and the International Network for Engineering Education and Research (iNEER). The purpose of iNEER is to help advance engineering education and research in regions around the world through international linkages and cooperative partnerships. It is an informal, non-profit networking professional organization formed recently by leaders of engineering education who are bonded by a desire to work collaboratively to promote innovations to help elevate the quality of engineering education in institutions around the world. The ultimate goal is to enhance the learning process and the education experience for students who will become engineers of the 21st century. 


The Chancellor of UPRM, Prof. Jorge Velez Arocho will be the principal host of ICEE-2006. We know from their plans that he and his associates are sparing no efforts in coming up with a first rate program in the best tradition of ICEE. They will inform you about the achievements in research and education at UPRM, especially about leveraging partnerships and linkages in achieving progress. We will also review recent innovations and progress achieved around the world in engineering research and education. 


In addition to a first rate technical program, there will be unique cultural and social activities aimed at informing you about the people and traditions of the island of Puerto Rico. You will also have the opportunity to explore the exotic local hideaways and enjoy miles and miles of sandy beaches, and other natural wonders in the mountains and valleys of this beautiful tropical island. 


Most of all, you will be surrounded by the warmth and hospitality of the people of Puerto Rico.


ICEE-2006 is the latest in a series of highly successful conferences held around the world; see: http://www.ineer.org/AboutUs/CHRONOLOGICAL_LISTING_OF_iNEER_EVENTS_BY_DATES.pdf

For a report on the most recent conference, ICEE-2005 held in Gliwice, Poland in July 2005, please visit:



We hope you will join us in Puerto Rico in July 2006.


Abstracts are due in 20 days. If you wish to submit an abstract and to see a special invitation from Chancellor Jorge Velez Arocho and his associates , please visit:  http://icee2006.uprm.edu/




Tomas Cermak, Ph.D.

Rector, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Ostrava, Czech Republic

Chair, iNEER Board


Win Aung, Ph.D.


iNEER Secretariat

Potomac, MD, USA