2017 High school workshop

The Power, Beauty and Excitement of Cross – Boundaries Nature of Control, a Field that Spans Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM): Workshop for High School Students & Teachers

Wednesday, May 24, 9:00am – 12:30pm

Organizers: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas, USA
Linda Bushnell, University of Washington, USA
Program Committee: Members of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) Technical Committee on Education and the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Technical Committee on Control Education
Location: Metropolitan A

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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