Friday, August 20, 2010

First Workshop on Undergraduate Engineering Education with MapleSim

On August 10, 2010, our lab attended "First Workshop on Undergraduate Engineering Education with MapleSim" at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

This workshop host by Tom Lee and Heather Zunic (from MapleSoft) aims to develop concrete ideas and directions for the revitalization of undergraduate dynamics, mechanical design, and related courses. The target result of this workshop will be to compose a community providing practical guidance to faculty at large as to the pedagogical opportunities and deployment guidelines for new technology-based initiatives in the relevant engineering education streams.

Dr. Krovi presented some of the efforts in our lab with the use of MapleSim:

Workshop Schedule and topics:
8:30 Coffee and networking
9:00 Welcome and introductions and comments from co-chairs
9:30 Session 1: Overview of current activities
9:45 Overview presentations from active institutes
10:00 Binghamton, Buffalo, McMaster, Lawrence Tech, Waterloo
10:30 Session 2: MapleSim.
10:45 Product strategy, key demonstrations, Q&A
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Session 3: Problem statement
11:45 Brainstorming: What are the principal educational challenges?
12:00 Session 4: Working lunch
12:15 Brainstorming: Freshman courses, dynamics
13:15 Session 5:
13:30 Brainstorming: Senior undergrad control, mechatronics, capstone design
14:30 Coffee Break
14:45 Session 4: Synthesis
15:00 Pulling it all together
15:15 Summarize recommended steps for faculty and Maplesoft
16:30 Closing

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