Workshop for High School Students and Teachers

Monday, December 15, 2014
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Gold Ballroom, Salon 3
J. W. Marriott Hotel

In conjunction with the
53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
December 15 - 17, 2014



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


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


Co-Organizers: Linda Bushnell (University of Washington), Cody Clifton (University of Kansas), Dominique Duncan (University of California, Davis), Angela Schoellig (University of Toronto), and Sebastian Trimpe (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems).


Chairs: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (University of Kansas) and Sebastian Trimpe (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems).


Co-Chairs: Andrew Clark (University of Washington), Dominique Duncan (University of California, Davis), Tyrone Duncan (University of Kansas), and Angela Schoellig (University of Toronto).


Local Coordinators from Narbonne High School Math/Science Magnet: Zrinka Botiller and Jeffrey Mueller (Magnet Coordinator), assisted by Kim Monson and Kellye Backstrom.


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


Acknowledgement: The Organizers would like to thank Petros Ioannou from the University of Southern California for his remarkable success in making connections with the Local Coordinators.


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 profession. Early exposure to 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.


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Photos and Videos from Past Workshops: (see more)

2012 Maui 2011 Orlando
2010 Atlanta 2002 Las Vegas




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