Designing Engineering Labs for the Post COVID-19 Era

June 4, 2020 at 2:00pm ET

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire global academic community to reflect on the way we deliver instruction and the way students engage in the various modes of learning. Most institutions are performing admirably as they quickly migrate as much as possible to on-line forms. One major dimension of modern engineering education, however, remains stubbornly elusive to on-line treatment -- hands-on labs and projects. Quanser, better known for its advanced hardware in modern robotics, mechatronics, and control is collaborating with several leading universities in the Digital Transformation initiative that aims to develop a series of high-fidelity lab virtualizations that provide meaningful experiential learning off-campus. Moreover, Digital Transformation is an integrated methodology and platforms designed to quickly adapt a broad range of topics within ECE and other disciplines. This webinar will provide an overview of the method, technology, and current progress. It will also provide information on how more institutions can participate.


Dr. Tom Lee FCAE
Chief Education Officer

Dr. Thomas Lee FCAE is Chief Education Officer at Quanser, a leading company known for advanced technologies modern engineering education, with a notable specialization in advanced robotics, mechatronics, and control. Dr. Lee’s professional career spans thirty years with significant contributions to the global discussions on topics such as mathematics, modelling and simulation, mechatronics, robotics, IoT, and design as they relate to education. Dr. Lee earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He holds a BASc and MASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He currently holds Adjunct appointments at the University of Waterloo, University of New Mexico, and York University. In 2019 Dr. Lee was elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.