Gannon University and Penn State Behrend Co-Host 46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference

Posted: October 12, 2016

Gannon University and Penn State Behrend are co-hosting universities for the 46th annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference October 12-15 at Erie's Bayfront Convention Center.

The conference, which has the theme The Crossroads of Engineering and Business, is a leading international forum for presentation of ideas and developments in electrical and computer engineering, energy engineering, software engineering, computing and informatics, engineering design and other engineering disciplines. The focus is on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education.

The conference includes the presentation of papers, plenary sessions, workshops, technical sessions and exhibits from companies and organizations worldwide. Keynote speakers for the event are Edward J. Hall, Ph.D., senior general manager, engine technologies at GE Transportation, and Douglas Melton, Ph.D., program director of the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) program.

Last year, approximately 600 people attended the FIE conference in El Paso, Texas. The 2014 FIE Conference was held in Madrid, Spain.

An E-in-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) event will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 15. Sponsored by the FIE Conference and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), this event consists of K-12 STEM workshops, speakers and a technical session. This event, for K-12 educators and administrators, will provide tools and best-practice activities to integrate STEM into the classroom.

FIE is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society, the IEEE Computer Society, and the Educational Research and Methods Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
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