Friday June 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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New York University Tandon School of Engineering 
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Tim Vrablik 

Mechatronics Education Workshop
designing and building an effective program

Workshop co-chairs

Dr. Vikram Kapila, Professor and Director of M.S. in Mechatronics and Robotics Program,
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Dr. Thomas Lee, Chief Education Officer, Quanser, Adjunct appointments at University of Waterloo,
University of New Mexico, York University

This free workshop explores the systematic and intentional design of innovative educational programs in mechatronics at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Faculty from progressive institutions that have successfully designed and launched mechatronics programs will present respective case studies on what makes a great program. Case studies will cover interdisciplinary approaches to coursework, experiential learning, and projects.  Issues on balancing fundamental theory, and modeling methods with system level issues of hardware components, interfacing requirements, simulation and programming tools, and practical applications of mechatronics and robotics will be discussed. Finally, the industry sponsor, Quanser will present a survey of emerging techniques.  Case studies will be drawn from a broad base of representative institution types including research universities, technical colleges, and international perspectives.

This workshop is ideal for faculty members charged with developing mechatronic programs or options. The workshop is free and all refreshments and lunch are provided, including a post-workshop reception. Space is strictly limited.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Soo Jeon
Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Dr. Vikram Kapila
Mechanical Engineering, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

Dr. James Mynderse
Mechanical Engineering, Lawrence Technological University

Dr. Devdas Shetty
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
University of the District of Columbia

Dr. Andy Zhang
Mechanical Engineering Technology, New York City College of Technology