Conferences, Workshops and Symposia Attended By Faculty
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The ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) teaching Workshop began in 1999 at the United States Military Academy (USMA) as a continuation of the Teaching Teachers to Teach Engineering (T4E), a NSF funded project at USMA. Every year, except in 2013, there has been at least one of the workshops for 24 participants held at West Point. Starting in 2000, there has been at least one other site where a workshop for 24 participants has occurred. In 2013, the only site was at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers 21-26 July where Dean Welch was one of the 6 mentors and 3 demo class providers. Dean Welch has been a Mentor, demonstration class/seminar presenter/program director for the ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Teaching Workshop since its inception in 1999. He last directed one of the sites in Tyler Texas in 2011. This is a one of a kind teaching workshop where the participants must teach 3 lessons in front of their peers and receive assessment based on the pedagogy presented within the workshop. There have been over 30 workshops, with 693 graduates, representing 230 institutions. Improving the quality of civil engineering education directly impacts the quality of the CE graduates entering the workforce.
Dr. Skipper attended the annual Engineering Project Organization Society (EPOS) Conference at Winter Park, Colorado from 9-11 July, 2013. The conference was attended by 65 people from 17 different countries, presenting technical papers on Engineering Project and Program Research. Dr. Skipper presented a paper that he and Dr. Keith Plemmons had collaborated on: Graduate Leadership and Management Education for Professional Development. In addition to Dr. Skipper, only one other conference attendee represented a non-Tier I Research University. http://www.epossociety.org/EPOC2013/Papers/Skipper_Plemmons.pdf
Dr. Kevin Bower, Dr. Kenneth Brannan, Dr. William J. Davis, Dr. Ronald Hayne, Dr. Mary K. Watson, Dr. Ronald Welch, and Dr. Michal Woo attended the conference in Atlanta, GA along with approximately 4,000 students and engineering educators from around the world.
“The Online Revolution, from E-Books to MOOCS – Coping, Adapting and Embracing” Dr. Michael Woo attended workshop, 120th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.
Professor Kaitlin Marley attended a short course led by Dr. Raymond B. Landis. The course focused on methods to positively change student
attitudes and behaviors through community building, professional development, academic skills, personal growth, and college life orientation. Attendees learned how to create a strong sense of community among students, motivate student learning in class, and facilitate effective student study skills. Information from the course is being used to improve Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVL 103) and techniques are being piloted in all 6 sections of the freshman course this fall semester.
Electrical and Computer Engineering professor, Dr. Ron Hayne, and six members of The Citadel’s IEEE Student Chapter attended the 2013 IEEE Southeastern Conference in Jacksonville, FL. A four-student team represented The Citadel in the hardware competition, finishing in the top third of the 51-team field. ECE professor Bob Barsanti presented his paper, co-authored with his senior student, Athanasios Athanason, “Signal Compression using the Discrete Wavelet and Cosine Transforms,” in the conference’s technical program.
Hosted by Tennessee Technical University, Cookville, TN, Dr. Michael Woo attended workshops and presentations.
ECE Professor and Head, Dr. John Peeples helped organize and chaired two sessions of this annual meeting in Orlando, FL of nearly 200 ECE department heads from across North America. Dr. Peeples moderated an industry roundtable to open the conference, and organized and moderated a panel on “Sponsoring Electrical and Computer Engineering Entrepreneurship”. Dr. Peeples is the 2014 Vice President of ECEDHA.
Held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Dr. Michael Woo attended workshops and presentations on mines and groundwater, soils and groundwater, dredging and soil treatment and urban water infrastructure.
“Lifecycles of Yellow Centerline Markings on Primary and Secondary Roads in South Carolina,” Technical presentation made by Dr. William J. Davis at the 92nd Annual Transportation Research Board Meeting “Deploying Transportation Research,” Washington, DC, Jan. 2013. This conference is sponsored annually by the National Academy of Sciences and attended by 12,000 transportation researchers and national leaders, including the US Secretary of Transportation.
ECE Professor and Head, Dr. John Peeples again served as organizer of, and chaired a session on “High Thermal Conductivity Materials, at this annual Silicon Valley workshop.
Six cadets, one evening student, and a faculty advisor traveled to Houston, Texas, to attend WE12, the national conference of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The Citadel students joined over 5000 collegiate and professional women engineers that gathered to network and develop professionally. As part of the conference, students attended a Career Fair with more than 200 participating companies, government agencies, and universities. The students also attended the Region D meeting, seminars on outreach activities, the Celebrate SWE banquet, and various workshops targeted at making them successful engineers. Workshop topics included “Creating a Culture of Success for Women in Engineering” and “Rapid Resume Review” among many others. The students benefitted tremendously from interaction with successful women in engineering fields. In particular, they enjoyed meeting Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the Keynote Speaker and Deputy of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Dr. Tim Mays gave a 3 hour presentation highlighting books he has authored and edited as part of the NCSEA Annual Meeting.
Dean Ron Welch, Dr. Kevin Bower and Dr. William J. Davis attended conference as S-STEM grantees and participated in sessions with 400 other NSF project team members from colleges and universities around the US.
On June 5, 2012 The Citadel School of Engineering and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) hosted a conference on The Citadel campus. This conference was the first technical conference held on campus and it showcased The Citadel and its support for development of the technical and cybersecurity workforce. The (AOC) held the first day of its conference at The Citadel and the second day (classified portion) at SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic. The conference consisted of presentations and discussions relevant to capabilities and combat operations in the digital spectrum. The Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO) and Cyber Capabilities for Air, Sea Battlespace Operations Conference was attended by over 100 representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, national laboratories, industry, and The Citadel. The highlight of the event was a panel discussion on the first day. The focus was on what actions industry and academia are taking to train and support the capability needs of today’s combat forces. During the session, Dr. Keith Plemmons of the School of Engineering (SOE) made a presentation on what The Citadel SOE is doing to address the graduate educational needs of its students and their employers in the areas of project management, leadership, systems engineering management and computer science. Dr Plemmons also mentioned the planning actions underway to pursue an undergraduate cyber program that fits so well the Citadel‘s traditional role in national defense. In addition to Dr. Plemmons, the panel consisted of Mr. Robert Giesler from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Mr. Ronald Hahn from URS Corporation, and Mr. James Farwell from the Farwell Group. “This was a terrific opportunity for The Citadel to share what we have accomplished in the past two years and what we plan to do in the future,” said Dr. Charles Skipper, PE, PMP, Director of Graduate and Professional Studies under The Citadel School of Engineering. “Several industry and DoD leaders in the room are already involved with our cyber advisory groups. They will continue to guide our actions to support the industry’s workforce development needs. This was a great conference and the right audience to hear our message.”
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2012 American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Conference: April 1-3, 2012
2012 National Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA): March 23-27, 2012
IMAPS Advanced Technology Workshop on Thermal Management: November 7-9, 2011
Southeastern ECE Department Head Meeting at Georgia Tech: November 3-4, 2011
Board of Directors of MMR Technologies, Inc. Meeting: October 21, 2011
Dr. Keith Plemmons speaks at the International Council on Systems Engineering In Orlando: October 20, 2011
"Steel Camp" Workshop: October 6-7, 2011
IEEE International Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposia: August 15-19, 2011
Professional and Faculty Advisor Training Workshop (PFATW), ASCE: August 12-13, 2011
ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education(ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop: July 24-29, 2011
ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching Workshop: July 10-15, 2011
2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Vancouver, BC, Canada: June 27-29, 2011
Dr. John Peeples served on the On-Line Education Committee and on the Alcohol and Substance Abuses IPAC.
Dennis Fallon, Joseph Coe, Thomas Dion, and Ken Brannan of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering attended the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Conference in Starkville, MS. The conference offered workshops and technical sessions on engineering education. In addition, three papers were presented and published by Citadel faculty at the conference.
Dr. John Peeples attended the 2012 National Electrical Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) from March 23 through 27 at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. Dr. Peeples completed his term as the Southeastern ECE Department Heads Director by organizing and running a panel session at the meeting on "Diversity in Electrical Engineering Education."Dr. Peeples was also nominated for the position of the national ECEDHA secretary/treasurer for 2013. If elected, Dr. Peeples will succeed to presidency of this national body in 2015.
John Peeples chaired two sessions on Liquid, Phase-Change, and Refrigeration Cooling at the IMAPS Advanced Technology Workshop on Thermal Management in Palo Alto, CA, November 7-9, 2011.
John Peeples attended the Southeastern ECE Department Head Meeting at Georgia Tech on November 3-4, 2011. He presented in sessions on 1) modifications of the freshman curriculum and 2) teaching the "soft" skills.
John Peeples attended a meeting of the Board of Directors of MMR Technologies, Inc. in Mountain View, CA on Friday, October 21, 2011. He has served as a member of the Board of this cryogenics research and development company since 1998.
On October 20, 2011, Dr. Keith Plemmons made a presentation on his area of interest and current activities to 45 members of the International Council on Systems Engineering in Orlando, Florida. As an invited speaker, the topic of his presentation was Critical Infrastructure: Systems of Systems Analysis. Below, Keith is presented with a momento by Ed Goodman, Chapter President and Linda Britt, Director of Programs.
Dennis Fallon attended the "Steel Camp" workshop in Charlotte, NC on October 6 and 7, 2011. It was sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction.
Dr. Thomas Jerse attended and participated as an invited tutorial lecturer at the annual meeting of the IEEE International Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposia in Los Angles, CA from August 15-19, 2011.
Dr. Joseph Coe attended the Professional and Faculty Advisor Training Workshop (PFATW), ASCE, from August 12-13, 2011 in Reston, VA.
Dr. Joseph Coe attended the ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop from July 24-29, 2011 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.
Dr. Ron Welch planned and directed the ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching Workshop from July 10-15, 2011 at The Univeristy of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX.
Dr. Ron Hayne attended the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Vancouver, BC, Canada from June 27-29, 2011. He presented a paper to the Computers in Education Division and attended a workshop on Texas Instruments microcontrollers.