Monday, December 12, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aria Hotel

In conjunction with the
55th Conference on Decision and Control
December 12-14, 2016



Sponsors: University of Kansas


Organizing and Program Committee: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (University of Kansas), Linda Bushnell (University of Washington) , Sebastian Dormido (UNED, Madrid, Spain)


Assisted by: Dominique Duncan (University of Southern California), and Sebastian Trimpe (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)



Local Organizer: Shirley McLees-Kaplan Magnet Coordinator Clark High School

Introduction: Feedback control is a vital component of many common devices and systems but is usually hidden from view. Without feedback control, devices such as computer hard drives, DVD players, motor car engine management and anti-lock braking systems, and aircraft auto pilots would simply not work. The control field, which spans science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has contributed to human development since before the Industrial Revolution (where the control of mills and steam engines were important developments) through to the present day. Its continuing success depends on attracting the most gifted young people to the profession.

The IFAC Technical Committee on Control Education strives to bring control system concepts and technologies to the awareness of high school students and their teachers. The goal of this outreach effort is to promote an increased awareness of the importance and cross-disciplinary nature of control and systems technology.


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