Integrated Engineering Curriculums pave the way for engineering students to better prepare for their industry of choice. This is a chance for vendors to discuss hardware and solutions enabling the design of courses weaving across multiple threads and technologies. Are products dual use? Do they straddle multiple engineering disciplines? What would such a product look like? This panel explores the existing products from corporations that university departments can leverage to enable the design of integrated curriculum courses.
Sid Deliwala - Moderator
Director of ESE Labs
University of Pennsylvania
Sid has been the Director of Lab Programs in the Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) Department for over two decades. His experience includes managing lab programs, developing unique courses that encourage student engagement in their academic career and teaching undergraduates. He also manages state of the art undergraduate teaching classroom+lab facilities [C-Labs], Detkin, Ketterer and Simmons Labs. Sid enjoys working with students and continues to teach summer high school programs (Pre-freshmen Program and M&T Summer Institute), ESE 111 (ESE Freshmen Course), ESE 190 (Silicon Garage), Coursera Robotics Specialization (capstone) and ESE Capstone (ESE 450/451 Senior Design) in Fall and Spring semester. He is also an active participant in ECEDHA conference and co-leads the Technology Program at ECEDHA. Sid graduated with bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Walchand Institute of Technology in 1991 and a master’s degree from Drexel University in 1995.
Patrick Kane has been the director of Cypress University Alliances (CUA) at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, An Infineon Technologies Company since 2006. The University Alliance Program is dedicated to partnering with academia to ensure that professors and students have access to the latest Cypress and Infineon technology for use in education and research.
Before joining Cypress, Kane spent over 13 years at Xilinx in a variety of technical and marketing roles including Applications Engineering, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Technical Training, and directed the Xilinx University Program (XUP). Prior to Xilinx, he spent several years at both Advanced Micro Devices and Lattice Semiconductor. Dr. Kane was an affiliate professor in the CEPS department at University Of New Hampshire, Durham 2013-2016. Dr. Kane holds ASEET, BSEE, and MBA degrees as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Technology. He has authored numerous articles and conference papers throughout his career.
Hi, I’m Nicu with the Red Pitaya team. A few words about me: I graduated electronics out of passion in my country, Romania, then gathered 10 years experience as RF field engineer in a military institution and after that I realized I can have much more rewarding impact in technical consulting and sales arena. In the last 6 years spent in sales, 3 for National Instruments and the last 3 for Red Pitaya I learned a lot, and it has been really interesting. To help people have success with their projects and hearing interesting stories every day is just the best.
Wilson Lee is Education Market Segment Lead at Tektronix. Wilson has over 25 years of technical marketing, technical sales leadership roles with manufacturers such as CTS Electronic Components, as well technical/value-add distributors such as Richardson RFPD and Premier Farnell. Wilson has focused heavily on developing ecosystems for design and design engineer engagement, and has specialized within the RF/Wireless, Industrial Power, and Industrial Automation market segments.
Wilson earned his Bachelors of Science Degree at Cornell University. He has lived in New York, Chicago and Asia through his career and currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
Director, Global Academic Program
Director of the Global Academic Program at Digi-Key Electronics. Y.C. has a broad view of the industry having worked in many roles including applications engineering, sales, marketing, and management. He is a fan of the Maker movement and is a strong proponent of experiential engineering now used in many engineering departments across the country. Even before 2020, he has been brainstorming better ways to support distant and hybrid teaching methods and is keen to share his ideas with the academic community.