//IUCEE Webinars Oct 16, 17

IUCEE Webinars Oct 16, 17

APICTIEE 2018 Webinar: “Strategies to Implement Effective Engineering Teaching in Practice” 
Oct 16, 2018 at 3:30 PM IST 
Generally, the distribution of the student learning capabilities in a typical engineering class poses a noteworthy challenge to the faculty in order to simultaneously improve the learning of all the students in the class. In case of traditional teaching methods, the students with considerably high learning abilities are often dissatisfied due to a sense of unfulfilled potential and the students with considerably lower learning abilities may experience a feeling of being lost. To tackle these challenges in any core engineering course, a combination of learning strategies such as active learning including cooperative group learning, blended learning, think-pair-share, discovery based learning, problem based learning, collaborative learning, flipped classroom, challenge exercises and other constructivist methods could be leveraged in a pro-advising context. The short term and long term impacts among these students could be evaluated through student course performances and input, respectively. The results would show that it is possible to effectively address the challenge posed by the distribution of student learning abilities in a class.
Sathyendra Bhat
St Joseph Engineering College
Silicon Valley Advisory Forum (SVAF) Webinar: “Connecting Dots – my lessons learned and applied; Gopal Chotani”
Oct 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM IST 
Literature, education, experience and success are parts of our stories we like to share with others. By connecting them, we learn and teach how to apply at work and home. We use these connections to identify problems and find ways to solve them. We form and use our networks of people and information, to build our strengths and help others to do the same. This webinar is all about sharing personal journey of growing up, getting education, working in India and the US; looking back and forward at lessons learned and applied. 
Gopal Chotani, Ph.D.
DuPont Fellow, Industrial Biosciences
Sunnyvale, CA
Currently working in Research & Development with teams developing Industrial Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Responsible for Bioprocess Development. After receiving Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Technology from IIT Delhi in 1975; trained in Bhabha Atomic Research Center; completed Doctoral degree in Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, NJ, USA. Taught student classes and supervised their research at IIT Delhi, Rutgers University, University of Rochester and San Jose State University. For last 32+ years, played various roles during the company’s progression – from Kodak, to Genencor, to Danisco and now DuPont; developed expertise in scaling up and down processes, continuous improvement of technology, mentorship of scientists and engineers in R&D and manufacturing. 
Global Industrial Advisory Forum (GIAF) Webinar: “Embedded Systems – A Industry Perspective”
Oct 17, 2018 at 4:30 PM IST 
Microcontroller (MCU) based Embedded Systems have become ubiquitous in modern electronic equipment. Once found solely in industrial electronic systems, MCUs have made inroads into consumer electronic equipment as well. In the current scenario, it is imperative for aspiring electrical engineers to have a sound understanding of MCU architecture, capabilities and applications. This seminar gives a good overview of Embedded Systems from the perspective of an engineer who has spent over 3 decades in the industry. Topics include:
  • Choosing a MCU: Deals with the different parameters to be reckoned with while choosing a microcontroller for a given application. Example parameters include clock-speed, Number of cores, Safety requirements, Redundancy, Peripheral mix and Packaging.
  • Designing with MCU: Deals with the design aspects of embedded systems. Topics include Interpreting datasheet parameters, Robust design practices, Designing for Electromagnetic compatibility etc.
  • Debugging Embedded Systems: Deals with the debug aspect of embedded systems. This includes some “tales from the trenches”. The perils of Over-engineering & Excessive Hardware Abstraction are also discussed.
J. Hareesh
MCU Applications Engineer at Texas Instruments
Houston, Texas
Mr. Hareesh obtained his M.S. (EE) from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA. He has over 30 years of industry experience. He currently works as MCU Applications Engineer at Texas Instruments, USA. He is involved in pre/post silicon validation, Customer support and Technical documentation. His area of interest is communication protocols in Embedded Systems. For the last 18 years, he has been the lead support engineer for CAN protocol systems.