ATE Events — April 2022

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The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has hosted conferences focused on marine autonomy for more than a decade, next year the reach will be extended to the SUT-US Branch. The goal of the conference is to bring together energy industry executives and engineers, with marine technologists, government stakeholders, and research scientists, to provide a 2-day update on the history, status, uses and future of autonomous systems, sensors and AI, in the offshore environment. The conference program will close with a panel discussion focused on future advances that are likely to be of value to the offshore energy industry. Together with the conference, there will be a small exhibition space to allow organizations active in this sphere to further expand on the conference program, and provide opportunities for attendees to gain a greater understanding of how autonomous systems can be used in specific applications.

(3 days)

Huntington Place1 Washington BoulevardDetroitMI48226

The WCX™ World Congress Experience is where the engineering community convenes on mobility’s biggest hurdles from mass deployment of electric vehicles to developmental timelines for autonomous vehicles to understating of global supply chain constraints impacting the automotive industry.

… and for the very first time whether you’re an engineer, manager or executive,  you can experience what WCX has to offer to advance your skill sets with in-person, live-streamed and on-demand content.

In this online workshop, the National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network will provide a framework for communicating climate change, including "rules of thumb" you can use with your staff to help spark meaningful conversations with visitors. Learn how science centers and children's museums have tackled this issue with a variety of audiences. Bring your climate content questions as well as ideas you may have for incorporating climate science into possible Earth Day events!

Innovation in battery technology is moving at an incredible pace, with applications across every aspect of our lives, whether automotive, aerospace, manufacturing or consumer technology.

The Battery Technology Show brings together thousands of delegates to discover the latest developments. The event's two conference tracks will also allow visitors to hear from some of the leading companies and individuals shaping the forthcoming revolution.

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require numerous and integrated sensors to accurately determine situational assessment and action implementation. ADAS technologies such as camera, radar, LIDAR, ultrasonic, and infrared (IR) sensors are being increasingly utilized by the OEMs and Tier1 suppliers.

The ADAS market was estimated at $39 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $86 billion by 2026. What's driving this market growth and which consumer demands will shape the next developments? What challenges are suppliers facing? What new design, reliability, and packaging requirements need to be considered? How will artificial intelligence be integrated into the sensor processing and fusion systems? These key questions will drive the in-depth presentations and discussions at our annual conference.

(2 days)

Orange County Convention Center9800 International Dr Hall WE2OrlandoFL32819

With supply chain issues effecting the nation’s economy, finding new sourcing and suppliers at manufacturing shows like the AmCon Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo is more important than ever. AmCon Expos offer a solution to companies affected by shortages of parts and components. Buyers and engineers are able to source hundreds of manufacturing services in a few short hours. The 29th annual AmCon Orlando show will be held April 13-14, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center. Register with Source Code FM22 for Free Admission.

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology together with Connecticut State Department of Education and Connecticut College of Technology’s National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing is pleased to present: People, Pathways, and Technology for the Future Manufacturing Workforce – A Professional Development Series for Educators.

This 3 part series will focus on increasing awareness of Manufacturing careers for all students, with a particular focus on increasing access and engaging those underrepresented in STEM fields.

In this second webinar of the series, you will learn about The College of Technology pathways and experiences of rising employees.

Does your college use an asset or deficit model to describe students and their achievements? The HSI ATE Hub 2 project examines how our mindset and how we look at students can affect their success. This work has implications for everything from classroom management, to curriculum requirements, to institutional goal setting. Learn more about the difference between asset based and deficit based models, and how changes to this model in the classroom and in the college environment can support student success.

This webinar is in collaboration with the Center for Broadening Participation in STEM at Arizona State University, and Mentor-Connect at Florence-Darlington Technical College and Westchester Community College.

The 2022 Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference — Commercializing Quantum Technologies in Nebraska: From Research to Licensing — will take place Thursday, April 14, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Lincoln. This all-day meeting includes invited speakers with experience in quantum-related startups, presentations by NUtech Ventures and Nebraska Business Development Center, and a poster session with EQUATE student and post-doctoral researchers. The cost to attend this event is free, however, pre-registration (by March 24) is required.

This three-hour virtual workshop, led by NCyTE Director/PI Corrinne Sande, is for faculty and administrators seeking to develop or improve a cybersecurity program at their institution.

The workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to utilize national standards to build or expand cybersecurity programs
  • Identify missing elements in proposed or existing curriculum
  • Identify funding sources
  • Define the vocabulary associated with grant applications
  • Describe the components of a successful grant application.

Memorial Union2901 University AveGrand ForksND58202

Space Ag Conference is a half-day conference exploring advanced agriculture technologies to elevate the future of the AgTech industry in space. This conference will be in-person but will have a virtual option available. Our world food production system is undergoing a dramatic shift towards sustainable food practices and increased food security. Space agriculture, and the technology it creates, could catalyze the development of high-yield crop production that requires less land and less energy, providing farmers with the ability to create more with less. At Space Ag Conference, the team is going to discuss what it will take to accelerate innovation and move forward with the AgTech industry. And often, solving for challenges in Space can help solve challenges on earth.

Join to learn about a free new tool that can teach students how to build an energy model and analyze impacts of energy efficiency technologies in buildings.

Sketchbox is a cloud-based modeling tool that enables simplified energy analysis of new construction and renovations. The platform, which is based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE-2 software, is suitable for all levels of technical expertise, providing a user-friendly introduction to whole-building energy modeling.

Slipstream, a mission-driven nonprofit organization, headquartered in Madison, WI, recently launched the tool and is in the process of developing lessons for high schools and colleges, and would like to share the tool with CREATE. Please join us for an interactive demo of the tool and for the opportunity to provide feedback. You’ll also be offered access to Sketchbox at no cost. Jenny Brinker, energy management instructor, at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will also join to share how she will be integrating the tool in her class this spring. Presenters: Saranya Gunasingh, Senior Energy Engineer, Slipstream & Jenny Brinker, Energy Management Instructor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Project Vision is focused on mentoring colleges to align their strategic, facilities, and academic master plan with NSF funding.  Project Vision is currently recruiting for their next cohort that starts in July and culminates in a grant submission October 2023.  In addition to mentorship, Project Vision offers a $6,000 stipend to each school, assigns a subject matter expert fluent in NSF grant submissions, and covers travel to the NSF ATE conference.

How can we transform undergraduate STEM education so that it is able to meet the needs of students, science, and society in 2040?

The third seminar in this series will focus on creating learning experiences grounded in real-world elements and opportunities. Presentations from students and educators–as well as contributions from participants–will provide examples of diverse student learning experiences that leverage lived experience, and how we can design authentic experiences for undergraduates to prepare problem solvers, leaders, and innovators to tackle the multi-faceted problems facing our world. We will also discuss approaches to design accessible and engaging real-world student experiences on our campuses.

Moderator: Leanne Chukoskie

The Cybersecurity Skills Journal is seeking ideas and drafts for Articles, Notes and Dialogues that impact cybersecurity practice, improve learning, and advance the state of the cybersecurity workforce’s capability maturity and which arise from recent funded research. Abstracts may address any aspect of research into cybersecurity but must align with the Journal’s mission: emphasis should be placed on enhancing the capabilities of the cybersecurity practitioner, educator, or researcher, not on technology. 

The goal of the Proposal Development Workshop is to assist authors in thinking through the definition of the problem, the research question(s), and the contribution in preparation for submission of an abstract in response to the Call for Abstracts.

On April 20, 2022, the GeoTECH Center will be hosting a range of presentations from 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM ET.

11:00 - 11:45 The Endangered Biosphere, Landforms, and the Half-Earth Project, Dennis Liu, Half-Earth Project, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Project
12:00 - 12:45 We put LiDAR, multispectral, and thermal sensors on a drone. Now what?, Adam Zylka, University of Vermont, Spatial Analysis Laboratory
1:00 - 1:45 Landscape Change Monitoring System & Citizen Science Spatial Data, Peder Nelson, Oregon State University
2:00 - 2:45 Solid Waste Management and Environmental Justice in Massachusetts, Jack Buckley, Center for Student Coastal Research
3:00 - 3:45 Mapping Mars, Dr. Fred Calef, JPL NASA
4:00 - 4:45 Earth Observation Data for Conservation Planning: Study Case in Indonesia Oceans Program, Dzimar Akbarur Rokhim Prakoso, The Nature Conservancy

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS or Drones) are a staple in the toolkit of any videographer, and with good reason; they are used not only to create beautiful video from new (and previously unachievable angles), but to collect data that can be used for other production content. Cost effective, reduced risk, and often able to access in places that are generally inaccessible, this is not surprising that video professionals are rapidly adding sUAS to their production kit. 

This field trip is designed for those either evaluating sUAS or who have recently acquired an sUAS for production use. Attendees will be able to fly with top instructors who are there not just to share best practices; they’re also prepared to address any questions or concerns ranging from standard practices, maintenance, or regulatory changes. This is a hands-on training course. 

There are 103 Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) in the United Stated. HBCU’s have existed for for over 200 years and deliver over 27% of the STEM graduates while educating only 10% of the African Americans in higher education in the US. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage the expertise, innovation, entrepreneurialism and manpower/woman power of this critical American heritage to be part of the solution for semi-conductor re-birth in the US. Other countries are positioned to far exceed the US in moving to the next level. How does the US win in this race? Use all the best talent available.

Presenter: Valinda Scarbro Kennedy, IBM Global University Specialty Programs Manager. Valinda and her team work with higher education leadership worldwide in Medical Institutions and Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) providing access to industry resources to bridge the gap between academic programs and high demand career skills. The team works with medical/nursing/life sciences/pharmaceutical institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to provide faculty and students industry experiences using IBM’s academic program for no-charge access to resources. The goal is to build critical skills with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, internet-of-things, data science, design thinking, cyber security, blockchain and other hot technology areas through engagement with academic, government and industry leaders to augment education to include the accelerated use of advanced technology into most disciplines.

The National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program, is excited to announce its Webinar Series for Educators. This webinar will focus on careers and trends in laser manufacturing.

Who should attend?

  • High school and community college educators and career counselors
  • Educators interested in starting an advanced manufacturing program
  • Educators interested in National Science Foundation Advanced Manufacturing Education grant opportunities

Technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and robotics are transforming existing industries and creating new ones at an unprecedented pace. Skilled technical workers of the future will need to function well in the diverse platforms and systems that drive multiple sectors.

As instructors, unless we’re comfortable with a technology ourselves, it’s unlikely we will adopt it for our programs. Learn how you can introduce new technology skills into existing courses with brief, scenario-based, instructional cards.

Ann Claire Anderson, Project PI
Senior Vice President, CORD
Marilyn Barger, Special Advisor
Senior Education Advisor, FLATE

The Works Museum9740 Grand Ave. S.BloomingtonMN55420

Tech Fest is an annual family event celebrating engineering and technology. Partner organizations showcase their work with kid-friendly demonstrations and activities. Families explore at their own pace, are immersed in real world engineering topics, and learn from scientists, engineers, and students in various STEM fields. Tech Fest 2020 brought together more than 900 visitors to the museum, including kids ages 5-12 and their families, and in 2021 Tech Fest celebrated a full month to spread out the engineering fun with partners in accordance with health and safety guidelines. Tech Fest 2022 will be the 18th year of this popular event. As gathering and community needs continue to be impacted by the pandemic, Tech Fest 2022 and your sponsorship will look different. In addition to reaching children and families at the event, you will help serve a critical need to bring Engineering for All programs to students and homes this school year. More impact for your investment, more kids engineering.

(4 days)

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity 91 Newport Pike91 Newport PikeGapPA17527

The National Summit for Educational Equity brings together education and workforce leaders, researchers, practitioners, and advocates to increase our collective capacity to transform education and workforce systems to ensure every student thrives and has pathways to an equitable workforce.

(4 days)

Orange County Convention Center9800 International DrOrlandoFL32819

Join a community of end users, technologists and policymakers working together to write the next chapter of autonomous innovation and assure its safe and seamless integration into everyday life. XPONENTIAL 2022 is a reimagined hybrid experience offering fresh insight across the full spectrum of unmanned innovation, from AI, to sensors, to cybersecurity. It’s more than an in-person gathering or a virtual event. It’s the best of both worlds.

(2 days)

Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert St NWWashingtonDC20008

The industry and academia must develop a consensus for recommendations for changes/improvements needed in curricula, work-based experiences, policies, and practices to prepare the engineering and manufacturing workforce for Industry 4.0.

Presented by Battery & Electrification Technology magazine and SAE International, the online Battery & Electrification Summit offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications for design engineers and managers. Covering evolving battery advancements and requirements across the automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace, and defense sectors, the Summit will help you successfully navigate and succeed in this rapidly evolving market.

Automation projects are one of the most active areas in Industry 4.0 today.

As manufacturing companies have come to realize and accept, the workforce shortage is here to stay. Manufacturers both large and small are turning to automation to remain competitive, enhance operational efficiencies and upgrade the skills of their workforce.

This webinar on the state of automation will focus on 

• what’s happening in automation today, 
• what the future of automation holds,
• and the impact of automation education in our Florida schools. 

The discussion panel will include automation leaders from the State of Florida, including Sean Dotson of RND Automation, Doug Adams from Adams Corporation and Jeff Kondel of Roots Engineering.

This webinar will be focused on how autonomous drones, like the Skydio S2+ and X2, are providing officers increased value through AI pilot assistance that unlocks a simple and safe flight experience. Skydio’s Fritz Reber, Head of Public Safety Integration, will be joined by Vern Sallee, Axon Air Strategist, to discuss Skydio and Axon technology solutions for public safety. Both of them served for decades with the Chula Vista Police Department, pioneering the department’s drone program. 

This webinar will discuss:

  • How AI-powered drones and autonomy benefit first responders and the communities they serve
  • High-tech solutions from Skydio which will further enhance law enforcement agencies’ situational awareness
  • The partnership between Axon and Skydio which makes this technology more accessible and valuable than ever before

(4 days)

New York Hilton Midtown1335 6th AveNew YorkNY10019

Join one of the largest convenings of community college professionals that offers engaging speakers, relevant professional development, and unsurpassed networking opportunities. AACC Annual creates opportunities to design and solve today's priority challenges and to identify opportunities and innovation to support the country's community college students. 

Note: All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to participate in AACC Annual 2022.