Mechatronics Education Technology Workshop
Designing and building effective programs

Friday, June 17, 2016

Host: New York University, Tandon School of Engineering

This workshop explores the systematic and intentional design of innovative educational programs in mechatronics at the undergraduate and graduate level. Faculty from progressive institutions that have successfully designed and launched mechatronics programs will present respective case studies on what makes a great program. Case studies will cover interdisciplinary approaches to coursework, experiential learning, and projects. Issues on balancing fundamental theory, and modeling methods with system level issues of hardware components, interfacing requirements, simulation and programming tools, and practical applications of mechatronics and robotics will be discussed. Finally, the industry sponsor, Quanser will present a survey of emerging techniques. Case studies will be drawn from a broad base of representative institution types including research universities, technical colleges, and international perspectives.


Dr. Vikram Kapila
Professor and Director of M.S. in Mechatronics and Robotics Program, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Dr. Thomas Lee
Chief Education Officer, Quanser, Adjunct appointments at University of Waterloo, University of New Mexico, York University

Invited speakers

Dr. Soo Jeon
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo

Dr. Martin von Mohrenschildt
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor for Mechatronics, McMaster University

Dr. James Mynderse
Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor, Director of M.S. Mechatronic Systems Engineering program, Lawrence Technological University

Dr. Devdas Shetty
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of the District of Columbia

Dr. Andy Zhang
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, New York City College of Technology


Room LC400, Dibner Library Building
New York University Tandon School of Engineering
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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