The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association
February 2020
ECE in the News
Attend the Making and Makerspaces in Electrical and Computer Engineering Education Workshop at ECEDHA 2020
By: Shawn Jordan, Arizona State University
Makerspaces attract many with strong interest in electrical and computer engineering (ECE)-related topics, including embedded systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and electronics, and many makers self-identify as having interests related to ECE. However, many university and community college makerspace facilities focus primarily on mechanical fabrication tools such as 3-D printers and laser cutters. This highly interactive workshop will explore how making and makerspaces can be embedded in a broader ecosystem to attract and retain students in ECE, and the resultant changes in student learning that result from exposure to makerspaces. This workshop is designed for chairs, faculty, instructors, and lab staff from universities and community colleges along with industry, researchers, and others with an interest in making and makerspaces.

Workshop sessions will include a keynote from a thought leader in the maker movement, panel on the current state of making in ECE, an opportunity to do hands-on ECE-related making over lunch, designing, building, and sustaining inclusive ECE makerspaces, and making action plans to continue collaborating within a making in ECE community of practice. Speakers and workshop facilitators include thought leaders from the Nation of Makers, Cypress Semiconductor, Digi-Key, Arizona State, Bucknell, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, and Virginia Tech.
More information on the workshop and registration is available on the  2020 ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo website.

A limited number of travel grants are available thanks to support from the National Science Foundation (EEC-1853158).  Apply for a travel grant here by  February 14th.
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2020 ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECE xpo

March 18-22, 2020 at the Renaissance SeaWorld
in Orlando, Florida
Registration is open for the 2020 ECEDHA Annual Conference and ECExpo, the largest gathering of ECE department heads, faculty members, lab professionals, communicators, students and leaders from industry.

Join us  March 18-22, 2020 at the  Renaissance SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

This year's program is hosted by: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, and University of Miami.

The 2020 program committee has assembled a world-class educational program focusing on the most pressing issues facing academia and ECE today. This year's Conference and ECE xpo includes the following features:

  • A fantastic lineup of keynote and panel speakers from both academia and industry

  • Specialized workshops, including brand new workshops on Makerspaces, AI, and Quantum Computing

  • Sessions focusing on the future of ECE - including Next Generation Computing, Revolutionizing ECE Curricula, Flipped Classrooms, Robotics and Makerspaces

  • Ample networking time to connect with old friends and new acquaintances 

  • The ECExpo, with more than 40 industry leaders on hand to show the latest technologies in the field
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