Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Thursday, 18/Nov/2021
9:30am - 5:30pmSup11: Registration and ONSITE conference support
Location: Main Hall Lobby Humanities Faculty
9:30am - 7:00pmSup12: Online conference support
The online support is available through the online Conference Platform
The online support is available through the online Conference Platform
10:00am - 11:30amP06: Synergy R&D in Materials, Circular Economy and Projects in Engineering
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Uriel Ruben Cukierman, UTN, Argentine Republic
Session Chair: Prof. Andre Fidalgo, Isep, Portugal
Panelists:
Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair, Circular Economy Taskforce Chair, National University of Singapore
Dr Archana Mantri, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, India
Zhenghe Xu, Founding Dean, College of Engineering, SUSTech, China
Prof. Cristina Trois, Former Dean, Head of the School of Engineering at UKZN, South Africa

10:00am - 11:30amWS03: Bridging the Employability Gap for Engineering Students
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Sorab Bajaj, Coursera, India
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
Engineering students are trailing behind in key digital skills that employers need, such as software engineering, statistical programming and data management, according to newly published research from Coursera that benchmarks skill levels of learners from 4,000 colleges and universities. Join Sorabh Bajaj, Skills Transformation Consultant, to discover how to leverage Coursera’s SkillSets and Guided Projects to help engineering students develop in-demand career skills. In this workshop, you will also learn about models of integrating e-learning in the student journey. Keywords—digital skills, engineering projects, e-learning, students
AGENDA
5 minutes Introduction
20 minutes SkillSets
20 minutes Guided Projects
20 minutes Models of integrating e-learning in the student journey
Sorabh Bajaj serves as the Skills Transformation Consultant at Coursera, pursuing his passion of enabling students and young professionals to become future-ready. Sorabh has worked in the higher education sector for the last 12 years. In addition, he coaches students and mentors young professionals at Northwestern University, USA, Shiv Nadar University, Masters Union Business School, and Ahmedabad University-UC San Diego (Exec MBA Program).
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sorabhbajaj/
11:30am - 12:00pmCof07: Coffee social break
Location: Main Hall Lobby Humanities Faculty
12:00pm - 1:30pmS05: Strengthening Engineering Education in Developing Countries
Location: Room D (3.31) Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Paulo Ferreira, Polytechnic of Porto, School of Engineering, Portugal
Session Chair: Dr. Jamie Gurganus, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Elena Ruiz Larrocha, UNED, Spain
12:00pm - 1:30pmS06: Future of the Engineering Education
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Patricia Caratozzolo, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Session Chair: Prof. Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University Karlsruhe, Germany
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
12:00pm - 1:30pmS07: Student-Centered Learning Environments
Location: Room E (9 - Numancia) Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Jordi Cuadros, IQS Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Session Chair: Alberto Real-Fernández, University of Alicante, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Elio San Cristóbal, UNED, Spain
12:00pm - 1:30pmS08: Online and Blended Learning
Location: Room F (2 - Philology) Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Manuel Gericota, School of Engineering - Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Session Chair: Prof. Andre Fidalgo, Isep, Portugal
Session Chair: Dr. Blanca Quintana, UNED, Spain
12:00pm - 1:30pmS09: Scholarship and Development of Teaching and Learning
Location: Room C (Philosophy) Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Miguel Rodriguez-Artacho, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Session Chair: Dr. Sarah Zappe, Penn State, United States of America
Session Chair: Prof. Rosario Gil Ortego, UNED, Spain
12:00pm - 1:30pmWS1254: Remote Laboratories for Electronics and Digital Design by LabsLand
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Luis Rodríguez-Gil, LabsLand, Spain
Session Chair: Jose Luis Moya, LabsLand, Spain
Session Chair: Dr. Javier García-Zubía, University of Deusto, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Clara Perez, UNED, Spain
The current pandemic and changing trends in education are increasing the need for flexibility and for more practical classroom experience in an online mode of teaching. This is especially important when it comes to engineering education, for which practices are critical. LabsLand helps educators by making this transition as smooth as possible. The purpose of this session is to familiarize engineering educators with remote laboratory technologies and with popular remote laboratories. During the workshop, we will introduce those technologies. Then we will briefly describe two of the most popular remote laboratories used in universities around the world: For FPGA devices and for general electronics. Participants will then have the chance to experiment with those laboratories themselves through specific guided practice sessions. Focus will be put into the practical application of those laboratories to engineering courses. Participants will also be provided with a no-charge time-limited access to the labs so that they may continue trying and practicing with them after the workshop.
Luis Rodríguez Gil is a co-founder and CTO of LabsLand. He holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Deusto titled “Improving the remote laboratory experience through augmented characteristics beyond the experiment core”, which he obtained after his MSc in Information Systems Security in 2014 and his double degree in Computer Engineering and in Management Engineering in 2013. He has been working for years in the field of remote labs and remote lab research. He has collaborated with the WebLab-Deusto remote laboratories research team since 2009. Luis is currently an IEEE Senior Member and a member of the IEEE HKN international honor society, and has co-authored many scientific contributions in the field of remote laboratories research.
José Luis Moya. Apasionado por la educación y este vibrante momento en que la tecnología abre nuevas oportunidades en este ámbito. Licenciado en Filología inglesa por la Universidad de Alcalá, poseo un máster en educación y e-learning por la UOC y un máster en Experiencia de Cliente en La Salle IGS. Poseo una amplia experiencia en desarrollo de negocio en el mundo editorial y educativo. En la actualidad soy responsable de desarrollo de negocio en LabsLand.
Javier García-Zubía is full professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto, Spain. His research fields are remote experimentation and the design of VHDL/FPGA systems. He is director of the WebLab-Deusto research group (included in Deustek Research Group) which has been developing remote laboratories for over 15 years. He has published hundreds of works in books, conferences and journals and has co-edited three books on remote experimentation with the University of Deusto. He has been a partner in national, European and international projects supported by FP7, H2020, Erasmus+, NSF, etc. He has been a speaker at several national and international conferences and has received awards from various institutions and associations. He has recently published with World Scientific Publishers the book entitled “Remote laboratories- Empowering STEM education with Technology”.
1:00pm - 2:00pmLunch04: Lunch ONSITE
Location: Coffee Shop Humanities Faculty
The onsite lunch will be in picnic style, to allow the onsite participants to participate in the sessions they prefer. There will not be stop between the main sessions as we will maximize the worldwide participation.
The onsite participants can pickup the picnic lunch and can eat it inside the coffee shop tables or in any room of the conference EXCEPT in the Main Hall where is not allowed to enter any meal.

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1:30pm - 3:30pmClose: Closing session, Keynotes and WEEF/GEDC 2022
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Alaa Ashmawy, IFEES, Egypt
Session Chair: Prof. Sunil Maharaj, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Session Chair: Prof. Paloma Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Keynotes:
Paul Gilbert, CEO Quanser, presenting an interview with Juan Nasarre, Country Manager, Mathworks and Prof. Natacha de Paola, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the IllinoisTech Digital Medical Engineering & Technology (IDMET) Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, GEDC Ambassador

Presentation of the WEEF/GEDC 2022: Sunil Maharaj, University of Pretoria, ZA
Presentation of the WEEF/GEDC 2023

Closing session:
Participants:
Rosa M. Aranda, ViceRector UNED
Fernando Vela, ViceRector UPM
Carlos Delgado Kloos, ViceRector UC3M
Maria Joao Viamonte, President ISEP
Martin Llamas, President Elect IEEE Education Society
Peter Nagy, Vice Chair IEEE Region 8
Maria Laura Polo, Vice President Education Development SPEED
Hans J. Hoyer, IFEES Secretary General and Executive Secretary GEDC
Edmundo Tovar, President IEEE Education Society
Manuel Castro, Past Division Director IEEE
Keynotes:
Paul Gilbert, CEO Quanser, presenting an interview with Juan Nasarre, Country Manager, Mathworks and Prof. Natacha de Paola, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the IllinoisTech Digital Medical Engineering & Technology (IDMET) Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, GEDC Ambassador

3:30pm - 5:00pmIFEES02: IFEES General Assembly
Location: Room Meetings (6.19) Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Blanca Quintana, UNED, Spain
3:30pm - 5:00pmP07: Mental Wellness in Classroom Panel: How can we help?
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Kim Johnston, University of Calgary, Canada
Session Chair: Dr. Melissa Ann Boyce, University of Calgary, Canada
Panelists:
Kim Johnston, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Agnes D’Entremont, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Peter Ostafichuk, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Juan Abello, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Melissa Boyce, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Mental Wellbeing of university students is increasingly becoming an important topic to discuss. According to student surveys, a majority of university students report feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious and lonely. This information brings up the question; What can we, as course instructors, do to positively impact student wellbeing on campus? While we acknowledge this is a very complex topic, each of the panelists and facilitator in this session have developed one or more initiatives to support student wellbeing. In this session, we will describe our initiatives and discuss their successes and challenges. We will invite questions and discussions from our audience members. We hope that this session inspires others with ideas to bring back to their home institutions.
The facilitator and panelists of this session have extensive experience teaching undergraduate students. As course instructors, we have found it uncomfortably common to hear student concerns relating to managing stress and the workload, and even occasionally sharing with us their suicidal thoughts. While many of the students know that there are mental wellness supports in place, they are not well utilized – survey responses from students at one of our institution indicate that only 8% of students have accessed the available campus mental wellbeing resources.
In this panel, we will discuss perspectives on engineering student mental wellness across several different programs at two Canadian universities. Each panelist has developed one or more initiatives to support student mental wellness. The initiatives include; administering wellbeing surveys in first year engineering; creating online wellbeing content, inviting guest lecturers into the classroom to discuss mental wellbeing, developing mental wellbeing classroom activities, assigning reflection assignments in courses, creating weekly email wellbeing check-ins, and more.
We will discuss the initiatives that have been implemented. We will highlight successes (what worked well) and challenges (what didn’t work well).
3:30pm - 5:00pmP08: Entrepreneurship and New Competences in Engineering
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. James Sluss, University of Oklahoma, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Dietmar Rempfer, Purdue University Northwest, United States of America
Session Chair: Prof. Elio San Cristóbal, UNED, Spain
Panelists:
Prof. Natacha de Paola, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the IllinoisTech Digital Medical Engineering & Technology (IDMET) Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, GEDC Ambassador
Dr. Lisa Bosman, Associate Professor, Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University, USA
Dr. Thomas Lee FCAE, Walter G. Booth Chair for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Prasad Mavuduri, CEO, University of Emerging Technologies & Chairman of the Board of The Emerging Tech Foundation, USA
Dr. Andreina Bloom Parisi-Amon, VP of Learning and Teaching, Engageli
3:30pm - 5:00pmP1136: Putting the “Peace” in Peace Engineering: The Carter School Approach
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Keil Eggers, George Mason University, United States of America
Session Chair: Elana Sokol, Carter School Peace Engineering Lab, United States of America
Session Chair: Ashton Rohmer, George Mason University, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Sergio Martin, UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Panelists:
Keil Eggers, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Ashton Rohmer, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Elana Sokol, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution’s Peace Engineering Lab launched in Fall 2020 to contribute a peace studies perspective to the growing peace engineering movement. The Lab supports experimentation on issues of emerging peace technologies and innovative approaches to intervention that could help peace engineers navigate the complexities of social conflict in their work. The Peace Engineering Fellows at the Carter School Peace Engineering Lab have taken a multi-faceted approach to exploring the emerging and evolving field of peace engineering, particularly as it applies to the intersection of SDG Goals 4 and 16. The panel will be a conversation between three Peace Fellows - with expertise in complexity-informed conflict resolution and SenseMaker, urban planning and community engagement, and digital diplomacy, smart city development, and data trust fiduciaries - around a set of questions focusing community engagement and ethics. The conversation will focus discussion with questions related to two main areas: the experience of the Carter School Peace Engineering Lab entering the peace engineering space from a conflict resolution perspective and approaches to ethical and inclusive community engagement necessary for conflict-sensitive peace engineering. From Complexity-Informed Conflict Resolution: The Carter School Peace Engineering Lab is pioneering work on how SenseMaker, a scalable quantitative approach to narrative research, can support peacebuilders in mapping complex conflicts and engaging communities by asking the simple question, “What can you do tomorrow to create more stories like the ones that you want to see?” SenseMaker is a technology that supports distributed ethnography where community members tell and interpret their own stories. From Urban Planning: Often engineering projects emerge from long-term comprehensive plans that define how a community will develop, shorter-term capital improvement plans that outline financing options for infrastructure projects, and planning efforts across a broad range of policy areas such as resilience and sustainability. As we face an uncertain future due to climate change impacts and one in which frontline communities experience disproportionate vulnerability, these planning processes can be leveraged to engage neighborhoods in charting a path forward. However, our shift from traditional in-person civic participation to virtual engagement raises important questions, challenges, and opportunities related to fostering inclusive participation despite the digital divide. From Data and Smart City Development: Data is speculated to be the new oil. Like valuable commodities, its impact can be misused, exploited, or simply underestimated. Many countries have invested in creating smart cities, allowing them to leverage emerging technologies and data. As countries and organizations increasingly become technologically connected, however, awareness of data rights, trust, transparency, and user design tend to be reactively addressed as an after-fact of these collaboration efforts. Digital diplomacy is emerging as a way to facilitate urban development and data collection processes among stakeholders. Peace engineering approaches can further enable stakeholders to be more proactive and shape a sustainable future. This panel will offer an opportunity to discuss the complexity of these broader processes, open a line of inquiry into the challenges and barriers that exist as engineering schools seek to integrate peacebuilding into their curricula, and explore approaches the Carter School is taking that could deepen the ability of engineers and aligned professions to engage more meaningfully with impacted and interested populations.
3:30pm - 5:00pmP14: Student Success - Preparing Students for Changing Technology
Location: Room C (Philosophy) Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Lauren Tabolinsky, MathWorks, United States of America
Session Chair: Prof. Rosario Gil Ortego, UNED, Spain
Panelists:
Lauren Tabolinsky
Lauren joined MathWorks in 2008. Before joining MathWorks, Lauren was an Education Product Manager at Harvard Business School Publishing. Lauren currently manages Academic Programs at MathWorks including the student competition program and student ambassador program. Lauren holds a degree in business administration and marketing from Monmouth University and a Master’s degree in Marketing Communications form Emerson College.
Connell D’Souza. Connell is a senior team lead at MathWorks, managing a team of Engineers that help students adopt Model-Based Design practices for Aerospace, Automotive and Autonomous Systems projects. Connell holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai, India where he competed at Formula Student Germany as team lead of Orion Racing India.
Maurice Boueri. Maurice is a Director in the Engineering Development Group (EDG) at MathWorks with teams in the UK (Cambridge) and in the US (Natick, MA). Before joining MathWorks in 2005, he was a researcher at the University of Southern California where he studied Signal Processing and obtained his MS Degree in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Bachelors of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.
Jennifer J. Gago. Jennifer is a former MATLAB Student Ambassador who currently works with MathWorks to introduce Computational Thinking and Model-Based Design into teaching and research at Spanish universities. Jennifer received her MSc in Robotics and Automation and her BEng in Industrial Technologies Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid. She has previously worked in Academia, as a roboticist; as well as in Industry, as a mobile X-Ray equipment researcher.
Students play an important role in the adoption of new technology. Software, such as MATLAB and Simulink, helps students apply concepts to industrial and societal real world problems. MathWorks supports you and your students through multiple programs. In this panel discussion, we will explain the programs we offer, how they can help you, and how they help students develop into engineers. We will provide an overview of the programs and have an expert panel answer questions and share their experiences building and working with our programs.
5:00pm - 5:30pmCof08: Coffee social break
Location: Main Hall Lobby Humanities Faculty
5:30pm - 7:00pmIFEES03: IFEES Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Room Meetings (6.19) Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Rosario Gil Ortego, UNED, Spain
5:30pm - 7:00pmP09: Ethics and Sustainability in Engineering
Location: Main Hall Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Claudio R Brito, Science and Education Research Organization, Portugal
Session Chair: Dr. Thomas Lee, McMaster University, Canada
Panelists:
Prof. Nael Barakat, Ph.D. P.Eng. FASME, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas at Tyler, USA
Iana Aranda, Director, Engineering Global Development, ASME, USA
Rob Schneider, Executive Director, Lemelson Foundation, USA
Yannis C. Yortsos, Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, USA
Mario Bernabé Chauca Saavedra, Advisor reviewer, Vice-Rectorate of Research and Researcher Professor, Ricardo Palma University, Peru
Engineering ethics and sustainability are hot topics of critical importance to both the society and the profession.  However, these two topics would never receive their fair share in an engineering curriculum because of the limited space left after all the hard skills and university requirements have taken their space.  Moreover, engineers do not seem to provide much of their attention to such topics due to the heavy load and concentration required to execute engineering projects.  This situation generates a significant need that inspires engineering educators to be innovative in the content and pedagogy that helps raise awareness of this side of engineering education and bring the context of society to the practice of engineering.  The importance and significance of engineering activities and its impact on society necessitates the inclusion of ethics as part of engineering as much as the need for engineers to participate in public policy with good awareness of the impact of their profession and a clear picture of their limits.  Meanwhile, this is the same basis for sustainability and the need for understanding and integrating sustainability ideas, and practices in engineering as much as any societal endeavors.  This panel will bring some fundamentals thoughts and basis related to the societal impact of engineering and the role of engineering ethics  as well as the placement of sustainability in this matrix.  The panel will also focus on certain areas of contemporary concern which supports and calls for engineering to be the solution for social and environmental concerns while preserving the limits and supporting the profession.
5:30pm - 7:00pmP1219: PROF-XXI: Teaching and Learning Centers to Support the 21st Century Professor
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Session Chair: OLGA LUCIA SAAAVEDRA VILLEGAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN BUENAVENTURA CALI, Colombia
Session Chair: Prof. Elio San Cristóbal, UNED, Spain
Panelists:
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, UPS Toulouse III, France
Miguel Morales, Universidad Galileo, Guatemala
S. Alejandra Recinos Fernández, Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala
Óscar Jerez, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Mario Solarte, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
António Moreira Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Astrid Helena González López, Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali, Colombia
PROF-XXI is a European-funded project whose aim is the creation of Teaching and Learning Centers (TLCs) for Latin American Higher Institutions in an effort to promote the development of competences for university professors and foster teaching innovation in onsite, but also in online and hybrid education. PROF-XXI includes a partnership of seven higher education institutions, three from European countries (Spain, France, and Portugal), and four from Latin American countries (two from Guatemala, and two from Colombia). This article presents the main results of the first part of the project, including the diagnosis of institutional practices, the state of the art of TLCs around the world, the framework on 21st century professors in Latin America, and the PROF-XXI framework.
In this rapidly evolving and increasingly digitized society, especially after covid-19, all stakeholders in Higher Education Institutions must learn to adapt to the new circumstances. This means that both faculty and university governance must learn to teach in the digital world. Setting up units for professional development of faculty is now more important than ever. This is the main objective of the PROF-XXI project. PROF-XXI has its origins in the concern of Latin American universities to improve the quality of their teaching and learning processes, derived from a very rapid growth of tertiary education institutions in the Region, and the lack oftrained university professors with the adequate competences to carry out effective innovational processes in the several educational modes that currently exist, including onsite, online and hybrid education. This problem is especially relevant in Guatemala and Colombia, where many private educational entities appeared in the last years, with very high tuition fees, but without this being a differentiating factor in the quality of the education received by students. Therefore, PROF-XXI has a strong focus in Guatemala and Colombia and counts with public and private institutions of different sizes (small, medium, and large higher education institutions) in its consortium.
5:30pm - 7:00pmP1241: How do we teach in Engineering? Educational Paradigms and Teaching Strategies for University Educators
Location: Room B Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Natacha DePaola, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Eric Forcael, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile
Session Chair: Dr. Sergio Martin, UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Panelists:
Eric Forcael, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng., Universidad del Bío-Bío Concepción, Chile
Gonzalo Garcés, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Eng,. Universidad del Bío-Bïo Concepción, Chile
Andrés Díaz-Lantada, Mechanical Engineering Department, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
This Panel seeks to generate a discussion space around the question “How do we teach in Engineering? and specifically which are the most appropriate teaching-learning techniques that engineering educators use, based on different educational paradigms. This academic and practical discussion will be undertaken under the perspective established in the recently launched book in Spanish “Paradigmas Educativos y Estrategias Didácticas para el Profesorado Universitario” (“How do we teach in Engineering? Educational Paradigms and Teaching Strategies for University Educators”).