Schedule of Events

The 2006 ASEE New England Section Conference is hosted by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, on March 17-18, 2006.

The theme of this meeting is Engineering Education & Practice for the Global Community. Several events are planned around this theme. Original R&D papers will be delivered, a student poster competition will be held, and the ASEE New England Section will sponsor the Outstanding Teacher Award.

The conference banquet is scheduled for Friday evening, March 17. Proceedings will be distributed on CD.

Friday, March 17
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Conference Registration
Outside Odeum
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 12:30 - 2 p.m. Student Poster Competition
Outside Hagglund
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Educational Technologies - Presentations and Exhibits
Odeum C
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch
Odeum A & B (Buffet Outside Odeum)
1 - 1:15 p.m. Dennis Berkey, President, Introductions
Carol Simpson, Provost and Senior Vice President, Welcome
Odeum A & B
1:15 - 2 p.m. Keynote address: Ranch Kimball, Secretary of Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
How Government Can Encourage Global Economic Development. More about this speaker...
Odeum A & B
Panel I
2 - 3:15 p.m.
The Global Engineering Market
Facilitator: Prof. McRae Banks, WPI Management Department
Speakers: Steve Mezak, Accelerance, Inc., Al Barry, Central Industrial Supply, Inc. (CIS), and Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Corporation
Odeum A & B
Panel II
3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Educational Initiatives Designed for the Global Community
Facilitator: Prof. John Wilkes, WPI Social Science and Policy Studies
Speakers: Mary Leslie, CDM University, John Grandin, URI International Engineering Program, and Jeffrey Russell, ASCE Body of Knowledge Committee Member
Odeum A & B
Panel III
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Projects for Engineering Students around the World
Facilitator: Prof. Holly Ault, WPI Mechanical Engineering
Odeum A & B
5:45 - 7 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Outside Mid-Century Room
7 - 7:30 p.m. Student Poster Competition Awards
Outstanding Teacher Award
Odeum A & B
7:30 p.m. Conference Banquet
Ioannis (Yannis) N. Miaoulis, President and Director, Museum of Science, Boston,
K-12 Engineering Curriculum Integration
Odeum A & B
Saturday, March 18
7:30 - 8:30 pm Registration and Continental Breakfast
Outside Odeum
8:30 - 10:00 am
Parallel Sessions
Session 1A
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Atwater Kent 219
Chair: Kanti Prasad
Session 1B
Innovations in Engineering Education
Atwater Kent 233
Chair: William Durgin
Session 1C
Mechanical Engineering
Higgins Labs 116
Chair: Rao Dukkipati
Session 1D
Engineering Technology / Community Colleges
Higgins Labs 218
Chair: Durga Suresh
Session 1E
K-12 Education
Salisbury Labs 104
Chair: Craig Firmender
Session 1F
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Salisbury Labs 105
Chair: Cornelia Demers
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - Noon
Parallel Sessions
Session 2A
Industrial and Automation Manufacturing
Atwater Kent 219
Chair: Paul Botosanti
Session 2B
Innovations in Engineering Education
Atwater Kent 233
Chair: LTC Robert Powell
Session 2C
BA in Engineering
Higgins Labs 116
Chair: Lance Schachterle
Session 2D
Chemical Engineering
Atwater Kent 233
Chair: Howard Saltsburg
Session 2E
K-12 Education Engineering Curriculum Integration
Salisbury Labs 104
Chair: Ravi Rajaravivarma
Session 2F
Underrepresented Groups in Engineering
Salisbury Labs 105
Chair: Larisa Schelkin
Noon Box Lunch / Adjourn Conference
Odeum A & B
Noon - 1:00 pm ASEE New England Section Business Meeting
Odeum A & B
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