notre dame
cal poly
cal state east bay
u.s. registration
australia registration

Notre Dame Site Contact
Jay Brockman
College of Engineering
Phone: (574) 631- 8810

California Site Contact
Janis Nielsen
CENIC and the K20 CA Ed Tech Collaborative
Phone: (916) 972-1608

Australia Site Contact
Roger Hadgraft
University of Melbourne

Phone: 03 8344 4226

Speakers Include
Ray Landis, Dean Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles
John Cohn, Chief Scientist of Design Automation and Fellow, IBM
Steve Carr, Associate Dean of Engineering, Northwestern University
Mark Somerville, Associate Professor, Olin College
Carl Reidsema, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Anna Carew, University of Tasmania

Poster Session
All attendees are welcome to present posters or demonstrations during an open poster session at each workshop site. Click here for details.

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (Lead Site)
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Registration Fee
Registration fee is $150, (this includes all meeting materials, reception and meals). All U.S. participants must register electronically via the link to the left. Initially the dollar amount appears as $0, as you continue with the resgistration process, this will be changed to the actual fee. You will also be able to select the specific site you wish to attend.

Purpose of the Conference
To equip attendees with both a development process and access to resources needed to design and implement a successful project-based, introductory engineering program, tailored to their institutions.

Description of the Conference
Keynote speakers from academia and industry will be linked via video conferencing across all sites. Working in breakout teams at each site, attendees will explore best practices for a range of issues involved in the development of a first-year engineering program. “Attendees are encouraged to bring posters to share ideas from their home institutions”.

Topics to be explored will include:

• What is an effective process for developing a transformative and sustainable course
   or program that will meet the needs of stakeholders in your institution?

• What are the key issues to building a bridge for students between high school and
   an engineering major in college?

• How can you effectively use projects to create an “authentic” engineering experience
   in a first year course? What are the advantages of this approach? How can we
   assess work in such a course?

• What are some of the existing best practices in first-year engineering courses and
   how can we best facilitate sharing of this material?

Who Should Attend the Conference

• Instructors and administrators of four-year college engineering programs for first-year

• Instructors and administrators of two-year college programs that feed into bachelor’s
   degree programs in engineering

• Developers and instructors of high school pre-engineering programs

• Representatives of government, industry, and funding organizations who want to    support and help to shape introductory engineering programs and curriculum