NI Webinar March 2017 NI Webinar March 2017

The Opportunity for the
Electrical Engineering Class of 2022

March 30, 2017 at 2:00pm EDT

Sponsored by:
National Instruments

Over the past five years, we have seen the continued evolution in engineering education as professors challenged students to “do engineering” in new application areas. This has resulted in more engaged students preparing to tackle society’s grand challenges. As we look forward to the next five years, electrical and computer engineering (ECE) departments around the world have an enormous opportunity to drive the methodologies and technology that will transform communication, transportation, and the way we interact with the physical world. These changes are all being driven by areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless communication. Today’s educators need to determine how to integrate these subjects into innovative teaching across the curriculum, from foundational topics to unbounded projects to groundbreaking research. In this session, we will examine how the research and application of IoT, 5G, mmWave, and other cutting-edge technologies are creating the ever-increasing student expectation that courses, laboratories, and projects must incorporate these topics. Through case studies and personal insight, we will also share how we believe ECE departments around the globe can foster an innovative path to discovery.

Why Attend?
  • Review mega trends in technology that are creating opportunities for ECE students, researchers, and departments
  • Discover examples of schools changing traditional teaching approaches by integrating hands-on approaches to wireless communications and the impact they are having
  • Learn  how engineering system design will enable students to tackle ambitious engineering problems like autonomous vehicles, the IoT and 5G


Andy Bell
Director, Academic Programs
National Instruments

As Director of Academic Programs, Andy Bell oversees a team whose mission is to empower discovery in undergraduate classrooms, graduate-level studies, and advanced research.

Since joining NI in 2000, Bell has held positions spanning from field and applications engineering to leading strategic partnerships with organizations such as FIRST Robotics and Project Lead the Way.

Previously, Bell has also worked for LEGO Education as the Director of Innovation and Alliances where he focused on transforming K-12 STEM education through the development and improved use of robotics technology.

Bell serves on several advisory boards including the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB), and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA).

Bell holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a certificate in Integrative STEM Education from Virginia Tech.


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Upcoming Webinars 
March 30, 2017
The Opportunity for the Electrical Engineering Class of 2022
Sponsored by National Instruments

On Demand Webinars
IoT - It's Everywhere! Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Design and Test Challenges
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies
Teaching Mechatronics: Helping Students to Understand and Design Complex Systems
Sponsored by National Instruments
Transformational Teaching Labs - Putting Your Best Academic Foot Forward
Sponsored by Quanser
Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation Apps as a Teaching Tool
Sponsored by COMSOL
mmWave: Next Generation Wireless Prototyping
Sponsored by National Instruments
Creating Equation-Based Simulation Apps
Sponsored by COMSOL

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