Apr 14, 2011 - Claremont, Calif. -
With the support of the National Science Foundation, Harvey Mudd College will host the “Design Education: Innovation and Entrepreneurship” Mudd Design Workshop VIII, from May 26-28 on campus. Organized by Clive L. Dym, Fletcher Jones Professor of Engineering Design and director of the Center for Design Education at HMC, this year's program will bring together educators, designers and researchers from the nation’s top universities and colleges.
Featured sessions will include presentations and panel discussions about improving innovation learning, entrepreneurship, leadership and curriculum. Expert insight will be provided by a wide range of speakers from the nation’s top institutions, including University of California at Berkeley, Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Carnegie Mellon University.
The workshop begins with a luncheon Thursday, May 26, at noon and will continue through Saturday. The event will conclude with a poster session and closing luncheon on Saturday. For program details, visit www.hmc.edu/design-workshop.
Register by Tuesday, May 3 by contacting Sydney Torrey at 909.621.8020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For programmatic or technical questions, contact Clive Dym at 909.621.8853 or email@example.com.
The Mudd Design Workshop is the principal activity of HMC's Center for Design Education with the Department of Engineering. The HMC curriculum maintains exceptional rigor in engineering, science and mathematics, along with an unusually strong emphasis on humanities and social science--all in support of its mission of socially responsible scientific and technological leadership.
Clive L. Dym, winner of the 2004 Joel and Ruth Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), has been the driving force behind the workshop since it was first held in 1997. His primary interests are in engineering design and structural mechanics. Dym earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University and has authored or co-authored 12 books and more than 100 archival publications and technical reports. During 2001–2006, he served on the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board in the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences of the National Academies. Dym was founding editor of the journal "Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing" and was an associate editor of ASME’s "Journal of Mechanical Design." He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. Dym’s other awards include the Walter L. Huber Research Prize (ASCE, 1980); the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award (first runner-up, 2001); the Fred Merryfield Design Award (ASEE, 2002); and the Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award (ASEE Mechanics Division, 2006).
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