Welcome to the 9th Annual First Year Engineering Experience

In its 9th year, the First-Year Engineering Experience conference seeks to continue the dialogue that began at the University of Notre Dame in 2005. On behalf of the Engineering Fundamentals Department of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), we welcome you to Daytona Beach and the FYEE conference. Held at the Shores Resort and Spa, the program committee hopes that you will enjoy an opportunity to discuss the myriad of issues pertaining to the first-year experience while overlooking the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean.

FYEE represents a unique opportunity to better understand the complexities associated with educating first-year engineering students. Through combinations of workshops and technical sessions, conference attendees are encouraged to share best practices and innovative ideas for changing the face of how first-year engineering education is done.

The FYEE conference begins on Sunday afternoon with a series of workshops, concluding with a welcome reception in the lobby of the Shores Resort. Monday and Tuesday will be filled with workshops and technical sessions. Tuesday afternoon and early evening, those interested in spending time in one of ERAU's aircraft simulators or learning about the largest university telescope in the state of Florida can make their way to the ERAU campus.

Finally, while we look forward to you participating in the conference, we would be remiss if we did not point out the host of other tourism opportunities you may want to plan for in your travels, including tours of Daytona International Speedway and Kennedy Space Center, a trip to Walt Disney World or Universal Studios, or just spending a few extra days with your toes in the sand.

With the continued focus on the connection between academic advising, K-12 preparation, and first year engineering experiences, we hope to see many old friends as well as lots of new faces at FYEE 2017.

We look forward to seeing you all, FYEE 2017 General Chairs

FYEE 2017 General Chair

Matthew Verleger
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Associate Professor
Department of Engineering Education

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