SolidWorks World Celebrates Educators and Their Students

Lemleson MIT InventTeams Williamston HS Michigan SolidWorks World 2013
SolidWorks World 2013 is only a few days a way and I wanted to share with you the featured speakers at the Education Breakout Sessions.

Justin Lai, Lemelson MIT InvenTeams and  Dan Schab, math teacher, Michigan teacher of the year (2005-2006) and mentor, Williamston HS, will be featured on Wednesday afternoon.   Williamston High School students received a $10,000 grant to invent a solar powered rip current alert system for the Great Lakes.  Their session is on Wednesday January 23 at 2:45PM.

Williamston InvenTeams Students: Jake Brandon, Spencer Ottarson, and Michael Robinson, Caroline Rising, Erin Rubeck, Katy Shoecraft, Matthew Suandi, Lauren Van Streain, Stephen Wardell, Erin Wenk, and Julie Xu.

Williamston InvenTeams Teachers: Dan Schab, Bill Struck, and Steve Kersten 

Attendees will learn about how you can participate in InvenTeams from Justin and an actual student invention process with Dan.

This year there will be an emphasis on certification at SolidWorks World.  Students need good skills sets and the SolidWorks Certification Provider program helps you and your students get recognized and prove engineering graphics competencies.

John Edrington and Bryan Ray from Purdue University will be presenting a hands-on tips and tricks session for passing the CSWP Exam.  Attendees will receive a free coupon to take the CSWP exam.

Dean Kerste, Professor of Mechanical Design Technology, Monroe Community College addresses the needs of its area employers by developing classes that prepare its students for CSWA and CSWP exams.  Dean will also present how certifications meet Carl D Perkins Core Indicators of Performance.

Our SolidWorks Educator Reception will be held on Sunday at 4:30 – 5:15 PM in Oceanic 1, Dolphin Hotel.  Share your students' successes with the SolidWorks Education team and other fellow instructors. 

A complete list of the Education Breakout session is below.  There are 100's of other presentations too.  Marie

Tips and Tricks to Passing the CSWP Exam

Hands-on.  Certification is a way to prove that you have the skills necessary to use SolidWorks effectively. In this session, you will be able to learn and practice some tips and tricks to make your exam smooth and painless. We will also show you a few of the most commonly missed questions on the exam and show you what you need to know to successfully answer them.

Speakers: John Edrington, Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University New Albany and Bryan Ray, Visiting Lecturer, Purdue University, New Albany

Integrating Industry in Classroom Projects

See how teachers can work with industry to design and build fun, real-world projects in the classroom. Learn how to create curriculum that makes students work-ready. We work with industry in the classroom to design and build real-world products with SolidWorks.

Speakers: Marvin Bowling, Factory Maintenance and Construction, Sun Hydraulics and Richard Platt Engineering Teacher, Southeast High School

Say It, Record It, Post It

Use your own videos, pictures, PowerPoint® displays, or computer screen to enhance the training library with a “YouTube®” method of recording lectures and/or training videos.

Speakers: Bob Diaz,  Professor, College of Southern Nevada

CSWA and CSWP Certifications in the Classroom

Listen to a case study on how a Michigan community college addressed the needs of its area employers by developing classes that prepare students for the CSWA and CSWP exams. In addition, the speaker will present how the certifications meet the Carl D. Perkins Core Indicators of Performance.

Speakers: Dean Kerste, Professor of Mechanical Design Technology, Monroe County Community College

Confined Space Ventilation Modeling Using SolidWorks Flow Simulation

Learn about (1) several ways of configuring flow models and boundary conditions, (2) comparisons to real-world data, and (3) automation of Flow Simulation. The presenter is currently developing a cloud-based online tool for agricultural confined-space ventilation systems using SolidWorks Flow Simulation.

Speakers: Dan Hofstetter, Research Assistant, Penn State University

SolidWorks and the “Real World”: Preparing Graduates for Industry

Hear a discussion of the curriculum content of SolidWorks courses at STCC, including how those courses provide industry skills required by manufacturing companies in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The link among students, faculty, industrial advisory group, and the SolidWorks user group are discussed.

Speakers: Gary Masciadrelli Professor, Springfield Technical Community College and John Matrishon

Preparing Young Inventors for Industry

Learn about Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams+F107, a national grants initiative for inventive high school students, that uses SolidWorks to design and build their technological solutions for a real-world problem. This brings students together with industry engineers to successfully build a working prototype showcased at MIT.

Speakers: Justin Lai Invention Education Associate, Lemelson-MIT and Dan Schab, InvenTeams Educator, Williamston HS, Michigan

Entry Level Course in Graphics and Drafting Using SolidWorks

Presentation encompasses the methods used to teach an entry level "Print Reading and Intro to CAD" class using SolidWorks. From first projection view to dimensions, notes and bills – this material lays the foundation for students' later success in further SolidWorks design and engineering courses.

Speakers: Thomas Clark Professor, Rock Valley College

Non-traditional Techniques for Teaching SolidWorks

SolidWorks can be taught electronically in an asynchronous fashion. Whether developing a distance class, a flipped classroom, or creating lessons for students who miss class, attendees will find a variety of tools and methods to address their needs.

Speakers: David Urasky, Vocational Education Specialist, CCHEC


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard