M164·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by ARM and ST

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Mon. June 16, 2014 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 125

Speaker: Professor Victor P. Nelson Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Auburn University

Summary: As performance and functionality requirements of embedded systems rise, industry demand for graduates familiar with ARM grows. 32-bit ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers challenge 8/16-bit microcontrollers in cost and power. This hands-on workshop introduces a new Lab-in-a-Box (LiB) from the ARM University Program that includes a set of teaching materials for embedded system design courses and labs. The $15 ST STM32F4Discovery hardware platform is used, based on ARM’s Cortex-M4 processor, with freely downloadable ARM/Keil MDK-ARM software tools. The materials focus on programming the microcontroller/peripherals in C, and will later include advanced topics such as optimizing response time, execution speed, and power efficiency. Participants will receive a free development board!

Participants should come to the session with a laptop downloaded with the free Keil MDK-ARM evaluation software tools to participate in the hands-on exercises: https://www.keil.com/arm/demo/eval/arm.htm

M464B·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by NCEES

NCEES

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Mon. June 16, 2014 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 125

Title: Using the FE Exam for Effective Outcomes Assessment

Speakers: John W. Steadman, P.E., Ph.D., University of South Alabama Dean of Engineering; David "Dave" Whitman Ph.D., P.E., University of Wyoming Professor

Description: The FE exam is administered to more than 55,000 engineering seniors and recent graduates each year. The results provide both statistically significant comparisons and a rich source of data for deans and department chairs to assess the performance of their own students in comparison to national norms in specific engineering content areas. For faculty working on assessment plans, it is important to know about the reports available from NCEES at no cost to the institution and to understand how to efficiently use the resulting data. The detailed breakdown of the performance of groups of students (such as those enrolled in Electrical Engineering) in specific subject areas (such as in digital system design) makes the FE exam a powerful and useful assessment tool to be used along with the other outcomes measures. This presentation features specific examples of using FE exam results for outcomes assessment in several disciplines. The new exam specifications and the transition to a computer-based testing format will also be discussed.

M464C·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Mon. June 16, 2014 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 126

Title: Embedded systems education using TIVA Cortex M4 microcontrollers from basics to applications

Presenter- Jonathan W. Valvano (University of Texas)

Notable textbook author Dr. John Valvano from UT Austin gives a demonstration of a comprehensive embedded curriculum that turns out industry-ready engineers. UT Austin has developed a course series that covers all four years of the curriculum and has developed a way to make it scalable to any class size. Dr. Valvano will speak about the importance of hands-on hardware in the embedded experience. Dr Valvano’s experience with the utilization of low-cost hardware in MOOCs and several in class examples of the Texas Instruments TIVA Cortex M4F LaunchPads and wireless connectivity products will be discussed and shown. Free TIVA LaunchPad or Connected LaunchPad for all pre-registered attendees.

M564A·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Mon. June 16, 2014 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 125

Title: Getting started with BeagleBone Black – A hands-on workshop from LEDs to Robots

Presenter- Mark A. Yoder (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)

Get up and running in 5 mins! This hands-on workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) or use one of ours! You will take a BeagleBone Black (BBB) from out-of-the-box to blinking an LED in under 5 minutes. In under an hour you will see how you can program your favorite embedded applications. The BBB is a $45 community-supported development platform for developers, students and educators. Based on the Texas Instruments Sitara Cortex A8 Processor, this easy to use product has found homes in ME, ECE, EE, BioE and CS curriculums and projects worldwide. Like other small embedded computers, BBB has an easy to use BoneScript for beginners, but the performance and Linux software for advanced applications with a thriving Open Source Software community. Free BeagleBone Black for all pre-registered educators.

M564B·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by National Instruments 

National Instruments

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Mon. June 16, 2014 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 126

Title: Redefining Student Design and Controls Courses: Introducing NI myRIO and the Quanser QUBE-Servo

Abstract: See what’s possible when the latest cutting edge industry technology is put into the hands of students, offering a gradual approach to learning complex concepts and designing sophisticated systems to prepare them for careers in industry.

Discover how NI myRIO, a revolutionary new embedded hardware device, enables students to design real systems more quickly than ever before in student design projects. Find out how the new Quanser QUBE-Servo control plant combined with NI myRIO creates a turnkey, hands-on controls education platform built to engage students by putting theory into practice.

The session is developed for educators in the areas of controls, mechatronics, robotics, embedded systems, and student design who are interested in industry standard tools to engage students, improve overall concept comprehension and prepare students to design complex system projects.

T164A·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by Alexander Street Press

A Street Press

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Tue. June 17, 2014 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 126

Title: Using Video in the Engineering Classroom

Speaker: Fiona Carr, International Licensing Editor

Description: The ubiquity of streaming video has made it possible to use video in the classroom easier than ever, and video can be a powerful teaching tool for students with different learning styles when used effectively. Yet appropriate materials can be hard to find, scattered across numerous resources and once located, information can be subjective and incomplete. Please provide your feedback on a new resource that incorporates the case method approach, blending text and video resources, with a focus on understanding and preventing engineering failures. Walk away with tips to integrate video into your existing syllabi and coursework.

T264A·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by NCEES

NCEES

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Tue. June 17, 2014 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 126

Title: Using the FE Exam for Effective Outcomes Assessment

Speakers: John W. Steadman, P.E., Ph.D., University of South Alabama Dean of Engineering; David "Dave" Whitman Ph.D., P.E., University of Wyoming Professor

Description: The FE exam is administered to more than 55,000 engineering seniors and recent graduates each year. The results provide both statistically significant comparisons and a rich source of data for deans and department chairs to assess the performance of their own students in comparison to national norms in specific engineering content areas. For faculty working on assessment plans, it is important to know about the reports available from NCEES at no cost to the institution and to understand how to efficiently use the resulting data. The detailed breakdown of the performance of groups of students (such as those enrolled in Electrical Engineering) in specific subject areas (such as in digital system design) makes the FE exam a powerful and useful assessment tool to be used along with the other outcomes measures. This presentation features specific examples of using FE exam results for outcomes assessment in several disciplines. The new exam specifications and the transition to a computer-based testing format will also be discussed.

T564A·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by National Instruments

NCEES

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Tue. June 17, 2014 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 126
Product Session 2

Title: Introducing Next Generation Instrumentation for Today's Students

Presenters: Bhavesh Mistry, National instruments; Mark Walters, National Instruments

Abstract: Technology in consumer electronic devices is evolving rapidly and influencing the expectations of today’s students and redefining how they learn. Find out how you can create inspired and relevant learning environments by integrating the latest technologies and trends with instrumentation platforms inside and outside of the lab. Learn how touchscreens, mobile devices, and software-based instrumentation combine into a pedagogical solution with National Instruments educational platforms, like NI ELVIS and NI myDAQ, and a new all-in-one instrument. Come learn about this new device that combines a mixed-signal oscilloscope, digital multimeter, function generator, power supply, and digital I/O into one device and see it run on an iPad.

T664A·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by ARM and ST

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Tue. June 17, 2014 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 126

Speaker: Donald Reay School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Summary: Up until now, hands-on DSP teaching using real-time audio signals in a laboratory setting, i.e. using readily available test equipment including signal generators and oscilloscopes, has required the use of DSP-based EVMs costing over $300. The $15 ST STM32F4Discovery EVM featuring ARM’s Cortex-M4 processor (with DSP instructions and FPU) is capable of running similar hands-on, real-time DSP program examples. Not only does this hardware platform cost significantly less than DSP EVMs used previously but the STM32F4Discovery is suitable also for use in other microcontroller-based teaching activities including, for example, embedded system design courses and labs. The ARM University Program DSP Lab-in-a-Box provides educators with teaching materials including lecture slides and laboratory instructions as well as numerous example projects for use with the Keil MDK-ARM development environment. The session will feature a demonstration of selected program examples as well as an overview of the complete DSP Lab-in-a-Box offer.

W264A·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by Mathworks

MathWorks

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Wed. June 18, 2014 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 125

Title: Teaching Microcontrollers for Non-Programmers (Making Things Work for Everyone)

Abstract: Microcontrollers and microcomputers are extant in many of the devices we use in our daily lives: from toothbrushes to audio equipment, lighting controllers to thermostats. The devices and applications that can be controlled by microcontrollers span all engineering and science disciplines. Yet students in the area do not design or build the controller because they do not understand how to program in C or the basic principles of microcontroller operation. Instead, the problem is passed to an electrical or computer engineer. This dilemma can be solved using MATLAB, Simulink, and automatic code generation to program powerful controllers. Simulink, a system design language, can apply to the sciences, engineering, and many others. Our course redesigns the classic first course in microcontrollers to use Simulink and automatic code generation to open the world of microcontrollers to all fields of study. Anyone with a sufficient mathematical background can easily learn about the subject.

Presenter Bio: Marc E. Herniter, Professor, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1989) Dr. Herniter's primary research interests are in the fields of modeling of complex systems, power electronics, hybrid vehicles, and alternative energy systems.

W264B·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Wed. June 18, 2014 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 126

Technical Workshop: Unmanned Systems Technology by Northrop Grumman Corporation

Speaker: Frank Flores, Vice President, Engineering and Global Product Development – Unmanned Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation - Aerospace Systems Sector

Unmanned Systems are playing an increasingly more critical role in modern security solutions. Unmanned Systems Technology is becoming more prevalent in all aspects of our lives from defense to transportation to health care. The benefits of unmanned technology are being realized today to address critical global security needs in terms of both safer tactics and operations. While this technology is rapidly evolving, its still in its infancy. Northrop Grumman as the leader in the development of this rapidly evolving technology presents this workshop to provide an overview of the history, current capabilities, and future plans for unmanned systems.

W464·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Wed. June 18, 2014 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 125

Title: WEBENCH® Design Center- Free Web-based Tools for Power Education

Presenter-- David Larkin (Texas Instruments)

Learn how WEBENCH® Power Designer can be used to enhance power curriculum for students from all engineering levels and fields. This easy to use simulation environment allows students to compare the conceptual theories they learn in the classroom to simulation results. They can investigate the tradeoffs in power supply design associated with inductor and capacitor sizes, efficiency, frequency, stability, BOM cost, form factor and thermal analysis. We will demonstrate step-by-step WEBENCH exercises that can be used in the classroom to teach students the critical understanding of power from basic concept to advanced design.

W564A·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Wed. June 18, 2014 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 125

Title - MSP430 Microcontroller LaunchPad Internet of Things for Everyone Workshop

Presenter- Dung Dang (Texas Instruments)

Getting students hands-on shouldn't be expensive or hard. Bring your computer (or use one of ours!) and join author Dung Dang of “ Getting Started with the MSP430 LaunchPad” to try out the MSP430 LaunchPad with the NEW Educational BoosterPack II as well as get first look at the new TI WIFI BoosterPack. Drawings for BoosterPacks will be held and there will be free MSP430F5529 LaunchPads for pre-registered attendees.

W564B·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by SAE

SAE

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Wed. June 18, 2014 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 126

Title: Can They Compete?

Presenters: Michael Thompson, Manager, ePublications, SAE International Erin Moore, Product Manager, ePublications, SAE International Clinton Kehr, Education Program Developer – Credentialing, SAE International

Description: Prepare your students for their role in industry and a future full of growth and opportunity. Explore publications and professional development resources from SAE International. PLUS scholarships, events, and awards—all designed to help your students transition into competitive professionals committed to life-long learning.

W664A·SPONSOR TECH SESSION: Presented by Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Technical · Sponsored Sessions
Wed. June 18, 2014 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Indiana Convention Center, ICC- Sponsor Tech Room 125

Title: Real-time DSP: A Hands-on workshop using the TI LCDK DSP Kit for audio and video applications

Presenter- Thad B. Welch (Boise State University), Cameron H.G. Wright (University of Wyoming) and Michael G. Morrow (University of Wisconsin- Madison)

Attend this hands-on free mini-workshop introducing real-time DSP for academics using TI’s latest OMAPL138/C6748 LCDK taught by authors/professors Welch, Wright and Morrow. Bridging the gap from theory to practice with this trio of educational experts will lead everyone to easily incorporate these topics into an academic course. Discussions and implementation of talk through systems, both audio and video as well as FIR filters, sinusoidal signal generators, and follow on projects/systems will be provided. Introduction to winDSK8 and Code Composer Studio software with DSP hardware will be utilized. Pre-registered educators will leave the workshop with a fully functional real-time DSP development system: DSP board, software development tools, getting started kit, and RT-DSP textbook, a $400+ value.