Monday, June 17, 2013
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Congressional C
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

In conjunction with the
2013 American Control Conference
June 17 - 19, 2013

Sponsors: American Automatic Control Council (AACC) Technical Committee on Education and IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Technical Committee on Control Education.

Organizers: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (University of Kansas) and Ljubo Vlacic (Griffith University).

Assisted by: Blythe Alexander (University of the District of Columbia), Linda Bushnell (University of Washington), Cody Clifton (University of Kansas), Dominique Duncan (Yale University), and Theodore Lindsey (University of Kansas)

Organizing and Program Committee: Members of the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Control Education and AACC Technical Committee on Education.

Purpose: This outreach event is designed to increase the general awareness of the importance of systems and control technology and its cross-disciplinary nature among middle and high school students and teachers. Control is used in many common devices and systems: cell phones, computer hard drives, automobiles, and aircraft, but is usually hidden from view. The control field spans science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The success of all STEM disciplines depends on attracting the most gifted young people to science and engineering profession. Early exposure to middle and high school students and their teachers is a key factor. The goal of these outreach efforts is to promote an increased awareness of the importance and cross-disciplinary nature of control and systems technology.

The workshop activities include presentations by control systems experts from our technical community, informal discussions, and the opportunity for teachers and students to meet passionate researchers and educators from academia and industry. The talks are designed to be educational, inspirational and entertaining showing the excitement of controls.

Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Participants will receive certificates and will be invited to the evening public lecture on "How We Interact with Robots, Feedback Loops, and Autonomous Systems: Historical Perspectives and a Look Forward" by David Mindell of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Last updated: Friday, 14-Jun-2013 18:45:05 CDT