The 2015 American Control Conference, July 1–3, Chicago, IL

Sponsoring Organizations

15th Anniversary of the CSS & AACC Outreach Activities


The Power, Beauty and Excitement of Cross – Boundaries Nature of Control, a Field that Spans Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM): Workshop for High School Students & Teachers

Wednesday, July 1, 9:30am - 2:30pm

In conjunction with the 2015 American Control Conference


The Workshop Program is available here.


Organizers: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (University of Kansas)
Ljubo Vlacic (Griffith University)
Linda Bushnell (University of Washington)
Dominique Duncan (University of California)
Sponsors: American Automatic Control Council (AACC) Technical Committee on Education
IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Technical Committee on Control Education
Location: Red Lacquer Room

This outreach event is designed to increase the general awareness of the importance of systems and control technology and its cross-disciplinary nature among high school students and teachers. Control is used in many common devices and systems: cell phones, computer hard drives, automobiles, and aircraft, but is usually hidden from view. The control field spans science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The success of all STEM disciplines depends on attracting the most gifted young people to science and engineering professions. Early exposure to middle and high school students and their teachers is a key factor. The goal of these outreach efforts is to promote an increased awareness of the importance and cross-disciplinary nature of control and systems technology.

The workshop activities include presentations by control systems experts from our technical community, informal discussions, and the opportunity for teachers and students to meet passionate researchers and educators from academia and industry. The talks are designed to be educational, inspirational and entertaining showing the excitement of controls. Lunch will be provided. Participants will receive certificates of participation.

Panel Session: Teaching Matters! with invited panelists will follow.

Conference Submission Site

Conference Registration Site
Hotel Reservation Site

Key Dates

Draft Manuscripts:
due September 26, 2014

Best Student Paper Nominations:
due October 10, 2014

Workshop Proposals:
due October 17, 2014

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
by January 31, 2015

Final Manuscript Submission:
due March 15, 2015

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Contacts for Sponsors:

Jianbo Lu
[email protected]
(Vice Chair for Industry & Applications)

Randal W. Beard
[email protected]
(Exhibits Chair)

Richard D. Braatz
[email protected]
(General Chair)