PRISM Magazine Online - May-June 2000 - Special Conference Issue
workshops

The following workshops will take place during the ASEE Annual Conference. They are listed by session number and day and are followed by times, price, sponsoring division(s), and a description. You will need to register for each of these workshops, as they are ticketed functions.

Saturday

0225-Excellence in Engineering Education, Part 1 & 2

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), $250

Design in Engineering Education

    There have been significant strides in our understanding of the design process. In this short course, we combine these research findings into a cohesive design approach. This approach is formulated in terms of design methodologies and principles and can be easily applied to effectively manage and execute a real-world design process. This short course combines both technical and managerial perspectives on design in a synergistic manner, and provides a detailed discussion on current industrial practices.


Sunday

0213-Modern ChE and ME Lab Instrumentation

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $65

Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

    This hands-on workshop introduces engineering educators to the use of LabVIEW software for data acquisition and control in undergraduate engineering laboratories. The workshop will focus on applications in chemical and mechanical engineering, and will include a continental breakfast and an hour break for lunch.


0230-Fundamentals of Teaching

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $35
Educational Research and Methods

    Teaching teachers to teach.


0241-Creating Web Pages

8:30 a.m.-noon, $55
Engineering Libraries

    (CANCELED)


0247TAC/ABET Training for Institutions

8:30 a.m.-noon, $25
Engineering Technology Division

    This orientation session for TAC/ ABET engineering technology program administrators and institutional representatives will examine the institutional preparation required for an impending TAC/ ABET visit.


0248TAC/ABET Program Evaluator Training

8:30 a.m.-noon, $25
Engineering Technology Division

    This is a training session for TAC/ABET program evaluators of engineering technology programs. It is a joint session for all societies and will cover topics dealing with visit preparation, general ABET criteria, as well as issues of common concern and interest to all societies.


0253-Engineering Education through Case Studies

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $25
Freshman Programs

    Participants will work through a series of case studies developed through the LITEE and SEATEC projects. If you are looking for new methods to invigorate your classes and show the relevance of theory to design and practice, this workshop is for you.


0271-IEEE/ABET Engineering Criteria 2000

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $200
IEEE

    This is a training session for IEEE ABET/EAC program evaluators, department heads, and others interested in electrical engineering programs. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration and prepayment are recommended. Please forward a $200 check payable to IEEE to: Accreditation Administrator, Educational Activities, IEEE, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ, 08855. Registration at the door is $250. Do not send your registration for this event to ASEE.


0272-IEEE ABET/TAC Program Evaluator Workshop

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $200
IEEE

    This is a training session for IEEE ABET/TAC program evaluators of engineering technology programs and other interested parties. A breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and a lunch at 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration and prepayment is recommended. Please forward a $200 check payable to IEEE to: Accreditation Administrator, Educational Activities, IEEE, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855. Registration at the door is $250. Do not send your registration for this event to ASEE.


0292-Enhancing the Learning Environment

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $25
Women in Education, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

    This one-day training session will expose engineering faculty and administrators to "In Their Own Words," a video-based workshop designed to enhance the overall learning environment. The target audience for this session is engineering faculty members and administrators, and the objective is for participants to come away with the materials and the training to offer the workshop at their own institutions.


0297-Linking Service Courses with Design

8:30 a.m.-noon, $25
Design in Engineering

    Participants will explore ways of transforming engineering service courses so that knowledge acquired and skills developed by a student in one of these courses could be used to enhance the student's major engineering design experience. New opportunities for multidisciplinary design projects will be emphasized. For example, how might a service course in electrical engineering be used to enhance the major engineering design experiences for chemical engineering, civil engineering, or mechanical engineering students?


0298-Workshop on Value Engineering

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $25
Design in Engineering

    Value engineering is an organized way to study something in order to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership with required performance or quality. VE applies to everything--designs, hardware, construction, manufactured products, software, procedures, etc.--because everything has a function. The Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation (MVF) has developed an undergraduate 3-credit hour curriculum called VE Theory to teach the basics of VE to students. It comes complete with text and instructor's guide with all lectures, VE study workbook, homework problems, quizzes, and exams. The workshop will enable interested schools to learn more about what the MVF has to offer in the way of assisting in the development of instructor capability.


0299-Engineering Design Systematic Procedure

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $75
Design in Engineering

    A systematic procedure for engineering design will be presented with short exercises and case examples. The procedure is based on a comprehensive theory, which includes a coherent treatment of the process of designing technical systems and transformation processes. A brief outline of this theory is presented. Printed notes and a textbook will be included.

 


0325-The Learning Factory

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $46
Design in Engineering

The Learning Factory is an outcomes-based undergraduate product realization curriculum integrated with laboratory facilities and industry collaboration. This workshop will go through the steps in developing the program, from the establishment of educational objectives to planning, curriculum development, and outcomes assessment. Participants have an opportunity to work on developing an engineering student profile and planning for adopting the Learning Factory program at their institutions. The National Science Foundation sponsors this workshop.


0336-Forum for Associate Deans/ Undergrad Studies

10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $46 with lunch, $25 without lunch
Engineering Deans Council

    A forum for associate/assistant deans for undergraduate studies in research-oriented engineering colleges, and for those in similar positions. Panels will discuss current common problems. This session includes a lunch that requires purchase of a ticket in advance. Those not attending the lunch are welcome to attend the meeting.


0354-Applied Creativity & Team Innovation

10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $25
Entrepreneurial Division

    The topics for this hands-on workshop are: A Workshop in Applied Creativity; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Tools, Techniques and Resources for Turning Students into Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinkers. Starting with strategies for building successful student teams and exercises to encourage creative thinking, the program will focus on creating and maintaining an environment that enables innovation. Attendees will take home a toolbox of techniques for assembling and maintaining effective student teams, developing applied creative thinking skills, and maintaining an innovation-friendly environment. The resources and financial support available for program development and the support of student teams through the NCIIA will also be reviewed in detail. Attendees will leave with a new approach to implementing inquiry-based technical learning materials, and exercises and resources to support the creation of courses, programs, and student teams that result in the development of innovative products and technologies with commercial potential, students who are entrepreneurial thinkers, and an environment that nurtures inventive thinking.

 


0420-Tutorial on Real-Time DSP with $99 DSK

12:30-2:00 p.m., $50 Computers in Education

    The Digital Starter Kit (DSK) includes a board that contains the TMS320C31 floating-point Digital Signal Processor (DSP) with input and output capabilities. Available tools supporting the DSK include C programming, debugging, filter design, and more. There will be demonstrations of real-time applications examples.


0425-Introduction to SIMULINK

12:30-4:15 p.m., $45
Design in Engineering

    (CANCELED)

 


0430-Project Management, Teamwork, and Leaders

12:30-3:30 p.m., $25
Educational Research and Methods

    This is a hands-on workshop to explore and develop project management, teamwork, and leadership skills needed for effective participation in cooperative learning groups.

 


0445-Tips on Proposal Writing

12:30-2:00 p.m., NO CHARGE
Engineering Research Council,
National Science Foundation

    This is a session designed to help National Science Foundation proposal writers develop winning proposals. NSF speakers will discuss specifics from their perspective on how to write proposals.

 


0454-From Idea to Enterprise

12:30-4:15 p.m., $25
Entrepreneurial Division

    Learn techniques on how to teach the business planning process to technical students: suggestions for developing and evaluating a business concept; format and writing tips; the sections of a business plan; common mistakes to avoid when writing a business plan; what works and doesn't work when teaching a business plan course; the difference between a business plan and a feasibility plan; and how to incorporate business planning and feasibility assessment in the engineering curriculum.

 


0458-High-Tech Presentations the Easy Way

12:30-2:00 p.m., $25
Information Systems

    This session will present successful methods of utilizing high-tech systems to make presentations in the classroom as well as at conferences, with emphasis on the procedures and pitfalls involved. Activities covered will include Internet, CD-ROM, video streaming, and multimedia presentations.


0500-Web-Based Instruction: How & Why

2:30-4:30 p.m., $25
ASEE Headquarters

    A great opportunity to get exposure on augmenting the traditional classroom education with modern Web based instruction. The process is simple, easy to use, and does not require knowledge of HTML. If you like to explore, enroll in this workshop.


0558-Implementing Database-Driven Web Courses

2:30-4:15 p.m., $25
Information Systems

    Attendees will be provided details on how to implement and maintain a dynamic database-driven course Web site using ASP components. Focus will be on automating the creation of dynamic Web content using server-side technology.


0561-Writing Assignments for Tech. Courses

2:304:15 p.m., $25
Liberal Education

    This workshop focuses on designing writing assignments for technical courses, with particular emphasis on writing good assignments, use of peer review to develop sound revision practices, and efficient and effective evaluation.


0641-Electronic Books Open House

4:30-6:00 p.m., $25
Engineering Libraries

    (CANCELED)


Monday

1498-Introduction to Solid Modeling/IDEAS

12:30-2:00 p.m., $25
Design in Engineering

    Participants will explore solid modeling using the student edition of IDEAS. The moderator will provide 20 laptop PCs and software for participant use. This workshop is sponsored by SDRC, makers of IDEAS.


Tuesday

2408-Biological and Agricultural Engineering

12:30-6:00 p.m., $25
Biological and Agricultural Engineering

    The goals or objectives to be addressed include relating design assessments to ABET Engineering Criteria 2000 requirements, establishing appropriate mid-program outcomes for engineering design education, identifying useful matrices for design education outcomes, and examining assessment instruments used for design outcomes.


2498-Introduction to Solid Modeling/IDEAS

12:30-2:00 p.m., $25
Design in Engineering

    Participants will explore solid modeling using the student edition of IDEAS. The moderator will provide 20 laptop PCs and software for participant use. This workshop is sponsored by SDRC, makers of IDEAS.


Wednesday

3498-Introduction to Solid Modeling/IDEAS

12:30-2:00 p.m., $25
Design in Engineering

    Participants will explore solid modeling using the Student Edition of IDEAS. The moderator will provide 20 laptop PCs and software for participant use. This workshop is sponsored by SDRC, makers of IDEAS.


3655-Graduate Student Chapters

4:306:00 p.m., $25
Graduate Studies

    This workshop will discuss methods that are being used to prepare graduate students for the world of academia. Papers will cover the role of student chapters in such activities as improved teaching methods, career advice and mentoring, grant writing, academic opportunities, and interviewing techniques.


Thursday

4215-Workshop on Training ABET Program Evaluation

8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., $100
Civil Engineering

    This workshop will be a daylong session to train individuals interested in becoming ABET Program Evaluators for civil engineering programs