Conference at a Glance


The conference starts Sunday with a welcome reception, then the Technical Program begins Monday morning with a series of highly interactive Workshop sessions - each topic area featured was selected for their timeliness and value related to first year engineering programs. The purpose of the workshops are to describe the main First Year Engineering focus areas that most attendees are connected with in their present position. The session will allow people to meet others that work in their area and share common discussion topics. The morning sessions will provide concentrated professional development and the range of topics offers opportunities for everyone from new faculty and staff members to the most experienced educators to expand their skills and knowledge. In the afternoon the conference will continue with a number of best practice interactive discussions that will continue the discussions started in the morning sessions. Monday evening has a reception activity to promote discussions between conference attendees.

The Tuesday technical program will offer a number of sessions, presented in parallel tracks. The presentations will be a series of best practice descriptions that were submitted based on the call for papers, from the conference attendees. The presentations will include the description of completed work and additional presentations describing preliminary developments of ongoing, cutting-edge projects. Approximately 45 presentations are expected. At lunch there will be a second keynote presentation followed by anothe round table discussion.

A complete schedule of technical sessions showing paper titles, and author names, is available by clicking here


Daily Schedule

Sunday, August 2

5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. Registration in the Hotel, and then a small Reception at the Conference Center North Entry Foyer.

Monday, August 3

7:30 am – Noon Registration in the Conference Center North Entry Foyer.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Good Morning: Continental breakfast with juice, coffee, tea & water
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Keynote
"Preparing Engineers to succeed in the workplace". Miray S. Pereira, Dupont

Room: Roanoke Ballroom C/D
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. – Noon Invited Workshops
Room: Roanoke Ballrooms
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Discuss on the Bus - Busses depart for Blacksburg at 12:15p.m.
Location: North Entry Courtyard
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Lunch - Box Lunches in Goodwin Hall and Campus Tours
Location: Goodwin Atrium
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Invited Workshops
Rooms: Goodwin 115, 125 and 135
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Best Practices Session 1
Rooms: Goodwin 115, 125, 135, and 155
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Reception and Welcome Dean Benson
Location: Goodwin 190 and Atrium
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Return to Hotel

Tuesday, August 4

7:30 am – 2:00 p.m. Registration in the Conference Center North Entry Foyer.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Good Morning: Breakfast with juice, coffee, tea and water
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Conference Best Practice Sessions 2
Rooms: Roanoke Ballroom E/F and G/H, and Buck Mountain A and B
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break of Coffee/Tea and Juice
10:30 a.m. – Noon Conference Best Practice Sessions 3
Rooms: Roanoke Ballroom E/F and G/H, and Buck Mountain A and B
noon – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote:
"Engineering Communities of Sharing: Insights from the Maker Movement." Shawn Jordan, Arizona State

Room: Roanoke Ballroom C/D
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Conference Best Practice Sessions 4
Rooms: Roanoke Ballroom E/F and G/H, and Buck Mountain A and B
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up Session
Room: Roanoke Ballroom C/D

Conference Topic Areas

Listed below is the topic Areas from the Call for Papers. Below each topic is a list of the papers in the various sessions that fall into these track.


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