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
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
 

Bridging the Employability Gap for Engineering Students

Sorabh Bajaj

Coursera, India

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.

 
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
 

Gender Distribution in Academic Leadership: An Exploratory Study of Top Universities of Bangladesh

Lamia Iftekhar1, Musharrat Hossain1, Ilyas Rasul2, S.N. Towni1, Asma Arisha1, Naseeha Nuzhat1

1North South University, Bangladesh; 2Friendship NGO, Bangladesh



On the ABET accreditation of academic programs and rankings of universities in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Mujahid Ulla Faiz, Mubarak Saad Almutairi

University of Hafr Al Batin, Hafr Al Batin, 31991, Saudi Arabia



Perceptions on online video tutorials for perceived difficult assignments in a Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering subject at an African University of Technology: COVID-19 lockdown solutions

NICOLAAS Luwes, LEANRI van Heerden

Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT)



Role of Indian Higher Education towards Aatmanirbhar India: Government Policies and Initiatives to promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Rohit Kandakatla1, Rajanikanth Aluvala2, Sreedevi DeviReddy3, Gopalkrishna Joshi4

1KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology, India; 2Vardhaman College of Engineering, India; 3SR University; 4Karnataka State Council for Higher Education



A decade of chemical engineering graduates: their roles and skills in the world of work

Robbie Pott, Mieke De Jager

Stellenbosch University, South Africa



Real Engineering Problems in an Undergraduate Course: The learning methodologies and assessment tools

Ricardo Diogo1, André Venâncio2, Maria Angela Roveredo Santos2, Eduardo Loures2, Neri Santos1

1UFSC, Brazil; 2PUCPR, Brazil

 
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
 

Time for mentally healthy engineering students

Nikkie Korsten, Karin Wolff, MJ Booysen

Stellenbosch University, South Africa



The shift to online and blended learning at an engineering school: feedback and results

Antoine Lanthony1, Hanen Kooli-Chaabane2,3, Nicolas Peyret1,4, Aristide Boukare1

1ISAE-Supmeca, Saint-Ouen, France; 2University Paris Nanterre, France; 3CEROS, EA 4429, Nanterre, France; 4QUARTZ, EA 7393, Saint-Ouen, France



Analyzing the future Engineering Education in Europe: First evidence from six European countries

Christina Ioanna Pappa, Katharina Prummer, Daniel Pittich

Technical University of Munich, Germany



Impact of Blended Learning on Engineering Students Attendance Post COVID-19

Sherif Welsen

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China, People's Republic of



Using Online and Blended Learning Method for Teaching Novices in Mobile Application Development

Minjie Hu1, Tony Assadi2, Chalinor Baliuag1

1Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand; 2Whitireia Community Polytechnic, New Zealand

 
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
 

Enablers and Barriers to Implementing Service-Learning in India – A Case-Study of Two Service-learning Models Integrated into Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum

Surendra Bandi1, Srinivas Mohan Dustker2, Rohit Kandakatla3, William Oakes4, Sanjay Kotabagi5

1Hyderabad Institute of Technology and Management (HITAM), India; 2Purdue University, USA; 3KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology, India; 4Purdue University, USA; 5KLE Technological University, India



Setting up an authentic learning environment using hybrid approach for transformative learning experience: Experiences from a Field Exercise Course in Higher Sustainability Education

Sadaf Taimur, Motoharu Onuki

University of Tokyo, Japan



Experiential learning methodology adopted for effective delivery of Computer Communication Networks course during Covid-19 pandemic

Vijaya Eligar, Shamshuddin K, Hemantaraj M Kelagadi, Anil M Kabbur, Nalini C Iyer

KLE Technological University, India



Learning Environment - What Matters for the High Ability Computer Science Students?

Oydinoy Zufarova, Victoria Kondratieva, Oksana Zhirosh

Innopolis University, Russian Federation



Transformation in Course Delivery Augmented with Problem-Based Learning and Tutorial

Padmashree Desai, Meena S M, Shantala Giraddi, Shrinivas Desai, Gururaj Hanchinamani

K L E technological University, India



Evaluation of engineering students output during covid-19 pandemic lockdown

Kazeem Aderemi Bello1, Olatunde Ajani Oyelaran1, Bukola Olalekan Bolaji1, Omojola Awogbemi2, Adefemi Omowole Adeodu3, Abayomi Busari1

1Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria; 2Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria; 3University of South Africa, Florida, Johannesburg, South Africa

 
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
 

An Experience of Transition From In-Person Mode of Delivery to Online Mode In A First-Year Engineering Course

Kaushik Mallibhat, Nikita Patil, Rajeshwari Mattimani, Tanuja Patil, Kiran MR, Jyoti Patil, Nalini Iyer

KLE Technological University, India



Online engineering tutorials: Investigation into tutors’ use of technologies for learning

Muaaz Bhamjee, Zachary Simpson

University of Johannesburg, South Africa



Assessment of Adaptation of E-learning in Engineering Education in Nigeria Universities

Kazeem Aderemi Bello1, Olatunde Ajani Oyelaran1, Bukola Olalekan Bolaji1, Omojola Awogbemi2, Olugbenga Amu1, Adefemi Omowole Adeodu3, Bayode Julius Olorunfemi1

1Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria; 2Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria; 3University of South Africa, Florida, Johannesburg, South Africa



Project Progress Monitoring and Assessment at Engineering Undergraduate Level during Covid 19 Pandemic - Challenges and Solution

Sunitha Hiremath, Sujatha C, Padmashree Desai, Meena S M

K L E technological University, India



Arduino-based water analysis pocket lab

Antonio Menacho, Pedro Plaza, Elio Sancristobal, Rosario Gil, Felix Garcia, Clara Perez, Manuel Castro

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
 

Creating a Project track in a 5-year integrated Engineering Curriculum

Pedro Fonseca1, Paulo Monteiro1, António J. R. Neves2

1Instituto de Telecomunicações/Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal; 2DETI/IEETA, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal



A cumulative learning approach to developing scholarship of teaching and learning in an engineering community of practice

Karin Wolff, Deborah Blaine, Carmen Lewis

Stellenbosch University, South Africa



Educational Pyramids Aligned: Bloom’s Taxonomy, the DigCompEdu Framework and Instructional Designs

Carlos Delgado Kloos, Carlos Alario-Hoyos

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain



Re-think assessment methods for Engineering Technology Programmes: A case study in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Samuel Loyiso Gqibani

University of Johannesburg, South Africa



New Approach in Design Education for Additive Manufacturing using RC Race Car Models

Stefan Junk

Offenburg University, Germany

 
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.
 

Remote Laboratories for Electronics and Digital Design by LabsLand

Luis Rodriguez Gil1, Jose Luis Moya1, Javier Garcia-Zubia2, Pablo Orduña3

1LabsLand, Spain; 2University of Deusto, Spain; 3LabsLand, USA

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.

 
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
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
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
 

Putting the “Peace” in Peace Engineering: The Carter School Approach

Keil Eggers, Ashton Rohmer, Elana Sokol

George Mason University, United States of America

 
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.
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
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: Teaching and Learning Centers to Support the 21st Century Professor

Carlos Delgado Kloos1, Carlos Alario-Hoyos1, Miguel Morales4, Rocael Hernández Rizzardini4, Óscar Jerez8, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín2, Iouri Kotorov2, S. Alejandra Recinos Fernández5, L. Magdiel Oliva-Córdova5, Mario Solarte6, Daniel Jaramillo6, António Moreira Teixeira3, Astrid Helena González López7

1Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain; 2Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France; 3Universidade Aberta, Portugal; 4Universidad Galileo, Guatemala; 5Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala; 6Universidad del Cauca, Colombia; 7Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali, Colombia; 8Universidad de Chile, Chile

 
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
 

How do we teach in Engineering? Educational Paradigms and Teaching Strategies for University Educators

Eric Forcael1, Gonzalo Garcés1, Andrés Díaz-Lantada2

1Universidad del Bío-Bïo Concepción, Chile; 2Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Madrid, Spain