On Thursday, April 3rd, preceding the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone 1 Conference activities on Friday, the Conference will be conducting tutorials. We invite groups of interested researchers or educators to submit tutorial proposals.
The goal of a tutorial is to provide an informal forum for researchers or educators to discuss, present and elaborate on important and emerging areas relating to an aspect of Multidisciplinary Engineering Education and Research; and Industry Involvement in Engineering Endeavors at Institutions of Higher Education in the U.S.; which are the main themes of the Conference. Examples of potential topics for solicited tutorial proposals could include, but not limited to: Nano Engineering, Evolving Energy and Power Research, Sustainable Environments and Development, New Paradigms in Additive Manufacturing, Green Engineering and Renewable Energy, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Manufacturing Technologies, Multidisciplinary Engineering Education and Research, Space and Aeronautical Engineering and Industrial Collaborations with Engineering Schools.
Tutorial 1 – Thursday, April 3th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
Instructing Solar PV Laboratories – Michael Paradis, Department of Energy SITN Solar Photovoltaic Instructor.
This tutorial will present and describe the most common components currently being used in solar PV systems. Also, two different solar PV installation training units will be presented, and their corresponding laboratory activities will be discussed.
Tutorial 2 – Thursday, April 3th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
The Urgency for Systems Engineering Education – Theodora Saunders, Mgr, Sys Engrg/Mfg Tech, Sikorsky Aircraft.
This tutorial will provide an overview of Systems Engineering, and the skills required by the systems engineering practitioners capable of meeting the 21st century challenges. The urgency for developing systems engineering practitioners will be addressed and a synergistic and collaborative approach among Government, Academia and Industry will be proposed.
Tutorial 3 – Thursday, April 3th, 2:45 – 4:15 pm.
Engineering and Career Trends in the Power and Energy Sector – George Berntsen, Senior. Mgr. Elect. & Controls Eng, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
Sustainability, energy efficiency, environmental and resiliency concerns represent major societal trends that are driving innovation in the electric power system. This tutorial will highlight change-enabling technologies and the exciting career opportunities that are emerging in the grid of the future from the speaker’s perspective as a Senior Engineering Manager at FuelCell Energy and Connecticut Chapter Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society.
|General Chair:||Tarek Sobh, University of Bridgeport|
|Organization Chair:||Navarun Gupta, University of Bridgeport|
|Advisory Committee Chair:||Semahat Demir, Istanbul Kultur University|
|Tutorials Committee Chair:||Linfeng Zhang, University of Bridgeport|
Tutorial Committee Members (alphabetical order)
- Abhilasha Tibrewal, University of Bridgeport
- Xingguo Xiong, University of Bridgeport