ACC Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers and Students

Friday, July 8, 2016
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Vermont, Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts

In conjunction with the
2016 American Control Conference
July 6 - 8, 2016



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


Co-Organizers: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (University of Kansas) and Linda Bushnell (University of Washington) and Sebastian Dormido, UNED, Madrid, Spain.


Co-Chairs: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas, Tyrone Duncan, University of Kansas, Afef Fekih, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Sebastian Trimpe, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany.


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 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 professions. 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 will be provided. Participants will receive certificates of participation.


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2012 Maui 2011 Orlando
2010 Atlanta 2002 Las Vegas




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