Workshop for Middle and High School Students and Teachers

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Haleakala I, Grand Wailea Hotel

In conjunction with the
51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
December 10 - 13, 2012

Watch a short video of the workshop! or read the workshop report.

Sponsors: IEEE CDC 2012, IEEE CSS Technical Board, AACC, IEEE CSS Outreach Fund, University of Kansas and University of Hawaii

Organizer: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, Chair, AACC and IEEE CSS Control Education Committees, University of Kansas

Assisted by: Linda Bushnell, University of Washington, Monique Chyba, University of Hawaii, Cody Clifton, University of Kansas, and Dominique Duncan, Yale University

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 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 fields 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 the STEM fields.

Last updated: Thursday, 02-May-2013 20:02:03 CDT