Programme

The SEFI 2014 conference is hosted by the University of Birmingham but with major input from a number of Midlands universities. The Midlands is currently witnessing tremendous growth in the motor industry and the competitiveness this and other industries is to be greatly aided by the construction of a high speed rail link between London and Birmingham.

The requirement for highly educated engineers who are able to operate in a competitive environment is established and the theme of the conference extends this to global competitiveness. The challenge for educators, working with industry is to ensure that the education and training of engineers will meet this challenge both now and in the future.

Keynote speakers 
Professor Dr PE Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore
Dr Keith Willey, University of Technology, Sydney  
Susan Scurlock, Chief Executive and Founder, Primary Engineer
Dr Cynthia Atman, University of Washington College of Engineering 
Professor Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham,Clinical anatomist, author and broadcaster

Programme

Parallel session and workshop details are now available.

Updated Friday 12th September

Monday 15th September 2014

Thursday 17th May
 Registration open from 12.00 - 18.30
 14.00 - 17.00 IIDEA workshop
 16.00 - 18.30 SEFI-BEST meeting
Invitation only
 18.30 Close

Tuesday 16th September 2014 

Thursday 17th May
 08.00                            Registration
 09.00 - 12.00 Curriculum Development and Educational Technologies Workshop
Open to all
 09.00 - 10.00 SEFI Working Group - The Attractiveness of Engineering
Open to all
 09.30 - 12.30 Mathworks SEFI Workshop
Connecting MATLAB and Simulink to Arduino, Lego Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi
 09.30 - 11.00 Digilent Workshop
Hands-On Learning with all-in-one Portable Lab
 10.00 - 12.00 Engineering Education Research Workshop
Open to all
 10.00 - 11.30 SEFI Administrative Council meeting
Invitation only
 
 11.30 - 12.30 SEFI Administrative Council meeting with National Correspondents and WGs Chairs
Invitation only
 12.00 - 13.00 UK EER SIG Meeting
SIG Members only
 13.00 - 13.30 Official Conference Opening by the President of SEFI
Professor Kamel Hawwash
 13.30 - 14.00 SEFI Debate
Summary of outcomes from the inaugural SEFI Debate 
Professor Kamel Hawwash
 14.00 - 15.00 Keynote speaker
Professor Seeram Ramakrishna
National University of Singapore
'Developing Competent Net Generation of Engineers'
 15.00 - 16.00 Parallel Session 1
 15.00 - 16.00 Airbus Workshop
Developing the Engineers of the Future
 15.00 - 16.00 Workshop
Stephen Hundley
The Attributes of a Global Engineer Project: Implications for Students, Educators, and Employers
 16.00 - 16.30 Refreshments
 16.00 - 17.30 Editorial Board of the European Journal of Engineering Education (EJEE)
Invitation only
 16.30 - 17.30 Plenary Session: Industrial Panel
Chair: Dr Robin Clark 
'Engineering Skills Challenge’
 17.30 Close
 19.00 - 20.30 Reception at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Dress code smart/casual

Wednesday 17th September 2014 

Thursday 17th May
 08.00                   Registration
 08.00 - 09.00 SEFI Working Group Chairs Meeting
Invitation only
 09.00 - 09.30

Official Welcome from the University of Birmingham
Professor Sir David Eastwood
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham


Professor Jon Binner
Deputy Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

 09.30 - 10.30 Keynote Speaker 
Dr Cynthia Atman
University of Washington College of Engineering
'Designing Design Learning'
 10.30 - 11.00 Refreshments
 11.00 - 17.00   EEDC Workshop
"EngineeringGraduate Attributes for the Future”
 11.00 - 12.30 Parallel Session 2
 11.00 - 12.30  National Instruments Workshop
Design Real Systems, Fast
 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
 12.30 - 13.30 SEFI Working Group - Engineering Education Research
Invitation only
 12.30 - 13.30 SEFI Working Group meeting - Issues of Gender and Diversity
Open to all
 12.30 - 13.30 SEFI Working Group meeting - Ethics and Leadership
Open to all
 12.30 - 13.30 SEFI Working Group meeting - Quality Assurance and Accreditation
Open to all
 13.30 - 14.30 Keynote Speaker 
Susan Scurlock
Chief Executive and Founder, Primary Engineer

'Changing the game – Bringing Engineering into the Primary School Environment'

 14.30 - 15.30 Parallel Session 3
 14.30 - 15.30  Workshop
Anne Nortcliffe
Closing the BME attainment gap
 14.30 - 15.30 Maplesoft Workshop
Dynamic Feedback Tools for Engineering Testing and Assessment
 15.30 - 16.00 Refreshments
 16.00 - 17.00 Parallel Session 4
 16.00 - 17.00   Workshop
Robin Clark, Jane Andrews
Discipline Based Education Research – should we be doing it?
 17.00 Close
 19.00 Gala Dinner and SEFI Leonardo da Vinci Medal Ceremony
Great Hall, Aston Webb, University of Birmingham  

Drinks Reception from 19.00
Dinner served from 20.00
Dress code smart/casual

Thursday 18th September 2014

Thursday 17th May
 08.00                    Registration 
 09.00 - 10.00 Keynote Speaker 
Dr Keith Willey
University of Technology, Sydney
'Flipping with purpose'
 09.00 - 17.00 Action Plan Development Workshop
"Global Innovations to Engineering Courses:Student’s Stake in Engineering"
 10.00 - 11.00 Parallel Session 5 
 10.00 - 11.00   Workshop
Stefano Perini
ManuSkills
 11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
 11.30 - 13.00 Parallel Session 6
 11.30 - 13.00  National Instruments Workshop
Design Real Systems, Fast
 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
 13.00 - 14.00  SEFI Working Group meeting - Educational Technologies
Open to all
 13.00 - 14.00 SEFI Working Group meeting -Sustainability
Open to all
 13.00 - 14.00 SEFI Working Group meeting - Curriculum Development
Open to all
 13.00 - 14.00 SEFI Working Group - Engineering Skills Task Force
Open to all
 13.15 - 13.45 National Instruments Lunchtime Session
Yiannis Pavlou
Academic Director, Europe
Do Engineering: To Develop the Highly Skilled, Highly Employable Systems Engineers of the Future you must Practice what you Preach
 14.00 - 15.00 Keynote Speaker 
Professor Alice Roberts
Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham
'Engaging the Public – Enthusing Young People about Science and Engineering'
 15.00 - 16.00 Parallel Session 7
 15.00 - 16.00  Workshop
Robin Clark
Project Partner Session
 16.00 - 17.00 Closing Ceremony
 16.00 - 17.00 SEFI Working Group on Continuing EE and Lifelong Learning 
 17.00 Close
 19.00

Conference Dinner and SEFI Awards Ceremony, SEFI Fellowships 2014 and SEFI F. Maffioli Prize, Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square
Drinks Reception from 19.00
Dinner served from 20.00
Dress code smart/casual

Friday 19th September 2014

Thursday 17th May
The SEFI General Assembly will take place in the Sumpner Lecture Theatre on the 6th Floor of the main building at Aston University
  09.00 - 11.30   SEFI General Assembly
Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham 
Invitation only 
 12.00 - 13.00 SEFI Administrative Council
Invitation only
 13.00 Close 

Programme subject to change