NPD Simulation for Entrepreneurship
Workshop participants will experience a “New Product Development Challenge” simulation, viewing the interface via screen projection and discussing decisions the software presents. They begin with a product idea, then experience entrepreneurial activities and decisions including: How much time to spend contacting customers, What customer data to use in selection of product features, When to use trade shows or focus groups, Definition of customer segments, Development of product features, Setting the price, and allocation of promotional budget at Launch. The simulation design supports learning by recording participant progress in an initial game, allowing participants to compare their progress in the second game. This allows participants to discover and understand contrasting approaches to NPD tasks.
Building High Performing Teams
This workshop provides training for individuals who will be preparing students (or others) for effective teamwork. Teamwork training is structured around a conceptual model for teamwork that identifies and defines relationships among team inputs and outputs, team functions, and feedback mechanisms for improving performance throughout the life of the team. By the end of the workshop, participants will be prepared to define instructional strategies for building high performing teams in their engineering programs.
Teach ARM Cortex-M Microcontroller using Atmel SAM4L
Han-Way Huang and Nannan He
The proposed workshop will consist of the following parts: 1. Introduction to ARM: a brief history, market status, features of ARM architecture, Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS), CPU architecture. 2. Manipulating Cortex-M (specifically Atmel SAM4L) peripheral registers and bits in C language. 3. Overview of Cortex-M4 Development tools including IDE software, demo kits, and debug adapter. 4. Lab Projects: several projects related to Cortex-M4 peripherals will be presented and then worked by the attendees.