[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education Workshop

Gennert, Michael A michaelg at wpi.edu
Fri Mar 22 13:43:57 PDT 2019

Dear Colleagues,
We invite participation in the 2nd workshop on The Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.asee.org_public_conferences_140_registration_view-5Fsession-3Fsession-5Fid-3D10418&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=VwZE4U8NJa2Y8-UiK-Hu-N57Yz7vFq6q-WtoLeC-Wdw&s=NLdo0SWvgGb_cTeCU6ApNHSOR3TKnihaSaVWqQnhPZc&e= . This workshop will be held Sunday, June 16, 2019, in conjunction with the ASEE Annual Conference and & Exposition in Tampa, FL.

The workshop is motivated by the tremendous, dynamic growth in Mechatronics and Robotics. To address the need for highly educated, multi-disciplinary professionals, many universities and colleges have introduced courses, minors, and degree programs; however, these efforts lack cohesion. Now is the time to unify and standardize educational material to make MRE education more widely available and easier to adopt. 

The objectives of this workshop are to bring together industry and academic professionals in Mechatronics and Robotics, share experiences, and initiate efforts towards defining the field.  We aim to encourage and facilitate the wide adoption of Mechatronics and Robotics degree programs. Workshop participants will learn about recent successes in offering these degrees, help influence the future of the field, and contribute to the growing Mechatronics and Robotics education community. 

This workshop will benefit a wide range of ASEE participants including educators teaching mechatronics, robotics, dynamics and control courses, PhD students seeking academic careers in mechatronics and robotics, and industry professionals desiring to shape the future workforce.

Limited funding is available from NSF for workshop participants. To apply, please visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_PhHFbz9qV2ygQgG33&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=VwZE4U8NJa2Y8-UiK-Hu-N57Yz7vFq6q-WtoLeC-Wdw&s=f0UN73sRnah_Okew5SJgOrcbQIfkHkSeDKMe5smH0Lo&e=.

Topics include:
Origins, goals, and mission of the Mechatronics & Robotics education community
Mechatronic & Robotics education knowledge bases 
Project-based learning in Mechatronics & Robotics
Advanced and open-source platforms for Mechatronics & Robotics
Reducing barriers to adoption 
Preparation to teach Mechatronics & Robotics 

Important Dates:
Mar 29, 2019	Applications for participant support due 
Apr 5, 2019	Participant support notification
Apr 8, 2019     	Early registration deadline https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.asee.org_conferences-2Dand-2Devents_conferences_annual-2Dconference_2019_registration&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=VwZE4U8NJa2Y8-UiK-Hu-N57Yz7vFq6q-WtoLeC-Wdw&s=UyhuvNAlWdcEf6zJhJUkhd5ZSj3hFlCWWym3q4Hadkw&e=
June 16, 2019	Regular / on-site registration and workshop

Mike Gennert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Vikram Kapila, New York University
Nima Lotfi, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
James Mynderse, Lawrence Technological University

For additional information, please see the workshop website at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.asee.org_public_conferences_140_registration_view-5Fsession-3Fsession-5Fid-3D10418&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=VwZE4U8NJa2Y8-UiK-Hu-N57Yz7vFq6q-WtoLeC-Wdw&s=NLdo0SWvgGb_cTeCU6ApNHSOR3TKnihaSaVWqQnhPZc&e=  or contact us at mailto:connect at mechatronicseducation.org.

We look forward to seeing you at FoMRE @ ASEE 2019!
Mike, Vikram, Nima, and James

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