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Mitsubishi Electric

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2010 American Control Conference -- ACC2010
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
June 30 - July 2, 2010


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Pre- Conference Workshop for High School Teachers and Students

      in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Control Outreach Program

Title: The Ideas and Technology of Control
      The Power and Beauty of a Field that Spans Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Organizer and Chair: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas and Chair of Control Education Committees

Sponsored by: AACC, IEEE CSS and IFAC Technical Committees on Control Education
Time: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom Salon III, Baltimore Marriott Hotel, Baltimore Maryland, USA
Abstract: The American Automatic Control Council's, IEEE Control Systems Society's and International Federation of Automatic Control's Technical Committees on Control Education strive to bring control system concepts and technologies to the awareness of high school and middle school students and teachers. Control is used in many common devices and systems, such as computer hard drives, VCRs, automobiles, and aircraft, but is usually hidden from view. The goal of these committees is to promote an increased awareness among students and teachers of the importance and cross-disciplinary nature of control and systems technology. The workshop activities include presentations by control systems experts from our technical community, informal discussions, and the opportunity for teachers to meet passionate researchers and educators from academia and industry. The talks are designed to be educational, inspirational and entertaining showing the excitement of being an engineer. Our first workshop was held in Chicago ( Last year's session included presentations on bipedal robots, using math for cancer and epileptic seizure treatments, and earthquake engineering. A detailed program will be provided to those who express interest in the workshop. The National Science Foundation offers support to those researchers who want to involve K-12 teachers in their funded research or to assist in the development of suitable materials for K-12 classrooms. NSF program directors will share information about the NSF Research Experiences for Teachers program as well as the NSF G-K12 program with the audience, which support the involvement of a teacher in funded research.

Special Education Session

Title: Discussion on Control Textbooks at Undergraduate and Graduate Levels and Control Resources Publications.

Organizer and Chair: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas,
           Chair of Control Education Committees, and
           Chair of IFAC Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Prize Selection Committee
Sponsored by: AACC, IEEE CSS and IFAC Technical Committees on Control Education
Time: Thursday, July 1, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: Waterfront C/D (Refreshments will be served),
Abstract: This Session will continue an important discussion on control textbooks that was initiated at the 2010 CDC/CCC in Shanghai, China last December. Call for Nominations for the IFAC Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize and Call for Control Resources Publications will be discussed. Harold Chestnut's contributions to control will be presented.
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Kahne, "The Story Behind the Harold Chestnut Textbook Prize"