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,
Mark Somerville, Associate Professor, Olin
Carl Reidsema, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Anna Carew, University of Tasmania
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 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.
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.
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”.
• What is an effective process for developing a transformative and sustainable
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
an engineering major in college?
• How can you effectively use projects to create an “authentic” engineering
in a first year course? What are the advantages of this approach? How
assess work in such a course?
• What are some of the existing best practices in first-year engineering
how can we best facilitate sharing of this material?
• Instructors and administrators of four-year college engineering programs
• Instructors and administrators of two-year college programs that feed
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