HI-TEC Schedule


HI-TEC Preconference Schedule

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Sunday, July 22
4:00-7:00 pm Registration

Monday, July 23 (Food events for preconference workshop attendees only)
7:00am-6:00pm Registration
8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast (for morning workshop attendees only)
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break
Noon-1:00pm Lunch (for afternoon workshop attendees only)
2:30-3:00PM Refreshment Break
Tuesday, July 24 (Food events for preconference workshop attendees only)
7:00am-6:00pm Registration
8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast (for morning workshop attendees only)
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break
Noon-1:00PM Lunch on OWN
1:00-5:00pm TOUR: Florida International University (FIU): Academic Research Center Projects and Labs (Bus boards at 12:45)
1:00-5:00pm TOUR: National Hurricane Center (NOAA) and FIU Applied Research Projects (Bus boards at 12:45)
1:30-5:00pm TOUR: Equinix Data Center and Miami Dade College MAGIC Animation Tour (Bus boards at 1:00)


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Wednesday, July 25 (Food events for all conference attendees)
7:00am-5:00pm Registration
7:45-8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:45am Opening Session and Keynote: Josh Davis, Work Ethic: The Must-Have Skills for the 21st-Century Workforce
9:45-10:15am Refreshment Break / View Exhibits
9:45am-6:00pm Exhibit Hall Open / View Poster Sessions
Concurrent Sessions
Technical Customer Service: Soft Skills Essentials for Success  
Nine Ways to Maximize Business Relationships and Ensure Curriculum Aligns with Workforce Needs
College Immersion: A Unique Experience for High School Students
The Cyber Physical Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, and New Technician Skill Sets
Design, Build, and Test Arduino Modules Using NI Software and Discovery-Based Learning for MEMS
Utilizing Geospatial Technology to Map Student Demographics and Prediction of Success
Mechanisms to Demonstrate Impact of Your Project or Program: Did They Do Better?
Working Technicians Tell Their Stories
Concurrent Sessions
Project "Good to Go": Teaching Student Veterans with Hearing Loss 
Coming Soon to a Company Near You: Industry 4.0, IoT, and Big Data
Developing a Digital Badge System to Engage and Reward Students for Exploring Manufacturing Careers
Virtualization in Online Classes
Web-Based Live-Streaming Approach for Impactful and Cost-Effective Professional Development
Advancing Cybersecurity Workforce Development: Opportunities for Women and Minorities
Establish and Grow a Biomedical Engineering Technology Program
12:00-1:00pm HI-TEC Awards Luncheon
Concurrent Sessions
Lorain County Community College's Society of Women Engineers Collaborates with the U.S. Army
NSF ATE Grant Funding: ATE Information and the Mentor-Connect Helping Hand
Skilled Trades by the Numbers: Using Quantitative Data to Train Welders More Efficiently
Forge Data Science Skills with Dell EMC and NDG NETLAB+
NEATEC Learning Module Use and Impact
Using Undergraduate Research as a Student Recruitment Tool for Biotechnology Programs
Successful Models for Building Career Pathways for the Cybersecurity Industry
What's in It for Them: Building Relationships with Industry Partnerships
Concurrent Sessions
Redesigning Math for Technical Students
Successful Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Underserved Students and Proving the Strategies Work
Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) SPIE Student Chapter Outreach and Retention Success
Utilizing Virtual Reality for Advanced Technological Education
How Li-Fi Network Technologies Will Change Our Lives
Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Automation
Outreach Strategies for Broadening Impact and Participation
3:00-3:45pm Refreshment Break / View Exhibits
3:00-5:30pm View Poster Sessions in Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions
Creating One-Page Reports
Preparing Military Personnel for Civilian Technical Positions Pre-Separation
Model of the Future: Backyard Strategy for Addressing the Skills Gap
Student Engagement Through Active Learning Strategies
Increasing the Impact of Your Technology Program Through a Mini Maker Faire
Learning and Measuring Real-Life Cybersecurity Skills Through Cyber Leagues
Tesla START: Community College Partnership Overview
4:30-5:30pm Exhibitor Reception / Poster Sessions
Thursday, July 26 (Food events for all conference attendees)
Registration Open
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall Open
8:15-9:00am Concurrent Sessions
Providing Services and Spaces: The Nuts and Bolts of CSOs, CMOs, and Incubators
How to Increase Faculty Success for Free
MEMS Foundations Topics and Certification for Instructors and Students
Teaching Cybersecurity Across the Disciplines with a Focus on Women and Minorities
Needs Are in the Driver Seat When Broadening Education, Access, and Momentum in Building Automation
Interactive Learning: Examples, Available Content, and Opportunities to Create Your Own
9:15-10:00am Concurrent Sessions Solving the Software Development Pipeline Crisis: Using Apprenticeships to Develop IT Talent
It Takes a Village: A Cohort-Based Model for Recruiting, Retaining, and Employing Students in Advanced Manufacturing
Bringing Employability Skills into a Dual-Enrollment Cybersecurity Program
Two-Tier Vacuum Technology Learning System for Semiconductor and Nanotech Manufacturing Tech Training
Establishing Camps to Strengthen Career Pathways and Minimize the Gender Gap
Strategies for Partnering with Industry to Cost Effectively Co-Locate a Successful ATE Symposium
The Basics of Crosswalking Military Experience to Credit
10:00-10:30am Refreshment Break/View Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
Evolution of a Program Capstone: From Project to Product
Building the Next Generation of Cyber Warriors: Through Cyber Range Activities and Competitions
Educating Technicians in Energy Efficiency
Building Partnerships with High Schools: Experiences from Two Colleges
Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) and LASER-TEC Veteran Outreach
Bringing Data Analytics and Data Visualization Into Your Classroom
Concurrent Sessions
Promising Solutions for the Challenges Facing STEM Education in Rural Arizona
An Accelerated Path to the Workforce
Low-Cost Manufacturing Trainer for High School Engineering and Mechatronics Programs
Enhancing Photonics and Electronics Course Capabilities With Free Online Simulation Tools
A Case for Identity Access Management (IAM) in Higher Education Curriculum
An Assembly Language Simulator to Illustrate Computer Architecture Design
12:30- 1:30pm
Keynote Luncheon: Rita Teutonico, Career Pathways and Job Opportunities in Technology Today
1:45-2:30pm Concurrent Sessions Workforce Diversity, STEM, and Evidence of Success: Project Outcomes and an Anecdotal Report
Do We Need a Grand Unified Theory of Workforce Development for High-Tech Ecosystems?
Alignment, Endorsement, and Micro-Credentials: A Value-Added Proposition
Practical and Cost-Efficient Nano/Microfabrication-Related Experiments to Conduct Outside the Cleanroom
Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems: Evaluation and Recommendations
Lessons Learned as We Implement Our New Mobile App Development Program
Refreshment Break
2:45-3:30pm Concurrent Sessions Goodbye, Résumé: Forging Career Connectedness for Advanced Manufacturing with Artificial Intelligence
Developing Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships with Local Industry for Rural High School Students
Successful Approach to Recruitment, Retention, and Tracking Using Industry and Workforce Partners
National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Virtual Career Fair: Forging a Path to Success for Students
PathTech LIFE: Findings from a National Survey of Advanced Technology Students