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Wednesday, October 17 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Future of Engineering Education Panel

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Led by Roger Grace, this session follows the most successful sessions of the same name and format previously presented at Sensors Expo 2016, 2017 and 2018 in San Jose California and at Sensors Midwest in 2016 and 2017. The panel discussion will provide attendees with an insight into the current status of engineering education and its challenges in training its students for the next part of their professional careers…whether in education or in industry. The well-balanced panel of a high-level engineering academics, panelists from the sensors industry and a current engineering student is expected to provide a representative sample of the educational ecosystem dynamic, issues and recommended activities and actions to optimize success for current engineering students and future engineers.The format of the panel session will have each of the panelists provide a 10 minute presentation. Q & A will follow and audience participation is highly encouraged.

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Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates, a Naples Florida -based strategic marketing consulting firm, which he founded in 1982. His background includes over 40 years in high frequency analog circuit design engineering, application engineering, project management, product... Read More →


Bilge Altay

Graduate Student, Western Michigan University
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Robert Atac

Vice President & General Manager, Thales Visionix
Robert is the General Manager of the Thales Visionix wholly owned subsidiary of Thales Defense and Security, Inc. Thales Visionix, Inc. specializes in Helmet Mounted Display and Motion Tracking products for military, government and commercial customers.  Visionix was founded by Robert... Read More →
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Dr. Eric Baumgartner

Vice President of Academics, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Dr. Eric Baumgartner is the Vice President of Academics at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and provides strategic leadership and direction across all of MSOE’s academic disciplines and support units. Prior to joining MSOE, he served as the Dean of the T.J. Smull College... Read More →
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Amy Bridger

Senior Director of Corporate Strategy & External Engagement, Penn State Erie, the Behrend College
Amy Bridger is Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and External Engagement for Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. She advances the college’s open-lab model of learning by developing strategies, programs and policies for how external organizations engage with the college on... Read More →
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Jaligama Sravani

Doctoral Student, Texas A&M University
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Ozgur Yavuzcetin

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Ozgur Yavuzcetin, “Oz” is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, in the department of physics. He has worked to improve the efficiencies of solar cells by creating nano-porous templates. At Northwestern University, he has worked on micro fabricated lateral... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Theater 2