Tuesday, June 3, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Galleria I & II
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

In conjunction with the
2014 American Control Conference
June 4 - 6, 2014

Sponsors: American Automatic Control Council (AACC), IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), ACC 2014, and the University of Kansas.

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

Co-Organizers: Daniel Abramovitch (Agilent Labs), Linda Bushnell (University of Washington), Dominique Duncan (University of California, Davis), Lucy Pao (University of Colorado, Boulder), Molly Shor (RMAA Consulting).

Assisted by: Cody Clifton (University of Kansas), Theodore Lindsey (University of Kansas), and Avary Kolasinski (University of Kansas).

Organizing and Program Committee: Members of the AACC Technical Committee on Education and the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Control 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 will be provided and participants will receive certificates.

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Photos and Videos from Past Workshops: (see more)

2012 Maui 2011 Orlando
2010 Atlanta 2002 Las Vegas

Last updated: Sunday, 22-Jun-2014 12:32:12 CDT