We’re off to Sunny San Antonio, Texas for some Engineering Education

JUNE 07, 2012 12:06 AM| no comments
San Antonio Texas

Next week we’ll be gearing up and jetting off – ready to produce Conference TV for the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. We’ve been looking forward to this event for months now, and have been working hard producing great films to showcase to attendees.

It’s our first time producing our daily TV show for the ASEE, and it has been an interesting journey already. Of course, we’ve found some excellent university programs out there doing great work offering their students practical work and hands on experience; but we’ve also found some private organizations that have had a hand in some of the most ingenious engineering feats of the past century – like cruise control in cars, and the Xerox machine.

Whilst we’re there, we have lots to look forward to. On Monday, it’s the annual ASEE Model Design Competition, where student teams of freshman and sophomore engineering students will be designing and building robots to compete in a race. We’ll also be speaking to some of the key players in engineering education throughout the week, and discovering some of the innovative teaching practices being employed to bring engineering education to K-12 students. Plus, we’re hosting the Ice Cream social on Monday – something to cool people down in the midst of the San Antonio heat!

We haven’t been in San Antonio for a while – in fact our last trip there to produce a full Conference TV show was in 2006 for the International City Manager Associations annual event, where we made this film about the City and tourism. Although we have made some individual films for other events in the area more recently. Last year, we learnt how San Antonio was an evacuation hub in case of natural disasters, check out the film. And coincidentally, 5 years ago we visited the City to report on their 5 year Capital Improvements program – perhaps we’ll discover if everything has gone according to plan!

For those of you who aren’t able to attend, you won’t miss out. We’ll be uploading our onsite coverage to our YouTube channel the same day we shoot it, and will be joining the debate on twitter through our profile @websedge_edu.  Also follow our CEO, Stephen Horn (@stephenjhorn) who’ll be bringing insight into the days’ activities.

If you’re onsite, be sure to check us out on one of the 10 screens we have around the Convention Center, or alternatively, you can watch in rooms at the Grand Hyatt, the Marriott and the Red Roof Inn.

Hope to see you there!

The WebsEdge/Education team.

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