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Title: Educational Innovation Experiences at the Tecnológico de Monterrey: Coursera Masively Open Online Courses.

Arturo Molina Gutiérrez
Vicerrector de Investigación e Innovación Educativa, Tec de Monterrey, MX

Masively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a revolutionary innovation in higher education offering online/virtual courses to their traditional students while opening access to the course to the world for free. Some systems offering certificates to the online students for successful completion. Stanford offered the first MOOC in 2011, an Artificial Intelligence course that enrolled more than 160,000 online students globally. Dr. Molina Gutiérrez presents the experiences of the Tecnológico de Monterrey developing and offering six MOOCs using Coursera, among them the one he team teaches: ‘Rapid development of innovative products for emerging markets’ . He is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers, of the Mexican National Academy of Ciencies, of the Mexican National Academy of Engineering. He is a consulting advisor for the International Federation of Automation and Control, World Bank and Interamerican Development Bank, has written over 100 refereed publications, 4 books, 58 book chapters. He has registered 12 patents and incubated 3 tecnology based startups..



Title: Science in the K-12 schools: Oh My … Do we have it WRONG!

Ioannis N. Miaoulis
President and Director, Museum of Science, Boston

Miaoulis earned his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering and a master’s in economics at Tufts, receiving a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published over 100 research papers and holds two patents. A 2012 recipient of the Science Club for Girls Catalyst Award, Miaoulis is also a 2011 winner of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Ralph Coats Roe Medal. On the National Museum and Library Services Board from 2006 to 2012, Miaoulis has also served on the NASA Advisory Council and the NASA Education and Public Outreach Committee, receiving NASA's Exceptional Public Service Medal in 2009. A member of Mass. Governor Deval Patrick’s Commonwealth Readiness Project Leadership Council, he also serves on the Executive Committee of Gov. Patrick's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council and on the American Association for the Advancement of Science Committee on Science & Technology Engagement. Miaoulis is a member of the Boards of Trustees of Wellesley College and Tufts University and serves on the Lesley University Leadership Council.



Title: ABET’s International Engagement.

Michael K. J. Milligan, Ph.D., P.E.
Executive Director, ABET

Dr. Milligan is Executive Director of ABET, a nonprofit organization that accredits over 3,200 college and university programs in 24 countries in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Dr. Milligan is responsible for all aspects of ABET’s global operations.
Prior to joining ABET, Dr. Milligan worked in environmental satellite program development at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Milligan also served 24 years as a career U.S. Air Force officer, where he managed international research portfolios in Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa. Dr. Milligan served six years as an associate professor, and later as deputy department head, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
Dr. Milligan earned a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.S.E. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a B.S. from Michigan State University - all in electrical engineering. He also earned an M.B.A. from Western New England College. Dr. Milligan is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Maryland. He lives in Severna Park, Maryland, with his wife and their two sons.



Title: Engineering for the Americas and the OAS’ Ministers of Science and Technology’s Plan of Action for Vision 20/25.

Jorge Duran, Mr., Ms.
Department of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism - DEDTT

Duran has worked for over 25 years, with the governments and private sector of the Americas in the design and implementation of technology driven development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Duran has served at the Organization of American States as Senior Advisor in Technology for Development, Senior Manager for Municipal Development and Capacity Building and currently as Chief of the Office of Science, Technology and Innovation. He has been responsible for projects such as telecenters for development; micro business promotion through ICTs; teacher training via satellite; rural schools based telecenters; on-line training; computers for teacher colleges; municipal development in e-government and cadastre; scientific journalism and university curricular improvement, as well as for establishing many successful alliances with the private sector. Previously, Mr. Duran was Director of Regional Cooperation and then Vice-President of International Affairs at the Latin American Institute of Educational Communication (ILCE) in Mexico City. Other positions include Advisor in Science and Technology Policy for the Presidency of Mexico and Special Assistant to the Mexican Ambassador at the U.N. Mr. Duran has also been an Associate Professor at the Tecnológico of Monterrey and the Universidad Iberoamericana where he designed and taught courses in Latin America’s Political Economy and History. Mr. Duran has Masters’ Degrees, in International Affairs and Science and Technology Policy, from The George Washington University and double B.A. in Psychology and Latin American Studies from The American University in Washington DC where he currently resides.



Title: Smarter Infrastructure: Technology to support Asset Management and Smarter Facilities.

Gustavo Cascante, Ing.
Executive "Smarter Infrastructure" for Latin America, IBM

Gustavo Cascante started in the Nuclear Industry in 1981. He had participate in the Water Pesdada Projects and continuing his specialization in Engineering Projects of Petrochemical Plants and Oil. He had specialize in the Automation and Process Control. He had experience working in projects of Oil, Gas, Paper, Food Industries. He has been a Professor in the department of Instrumentation and Process Control, Department of Chemical Eng from the Univ. Tecnológica Nacional, Fac. Reg. Buenos Aires. He has been working at IBM since 1996, he has being the leader of Supply Chain Management Solutions, Engineering Solutions (3D CAD), PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) for Latin America and since 2009 he has being the Head of the commercial area in IBM Latin America. Some of the projects from IBM include IBM Management solutions Asset: Maximo Asset Management, and Real State, Facility Management and Environmental Sustainability: TRIRIGA.



Title: Business incubators and technical accelerators as the universities contribution to economic Development.

Javier Lugo
Business Develpment Director, Puerto Rico Energy Center, PR

ACT Global (An Accelerator for Clear Technologies with an International Scope) provides entrepreneurs with the appropriate environment and assistance to clear early stage roadblocks in technology development and accelerate its commercialization. Its ultimate goal is to generate businesses and ventures by providing them the necessary tools to transform ideas into marketable products. The beneficiaries of the ACT program will have the resources to advance their well-conceived ideas into profitable enterprises. The Accelerator provides specialized work areas, direct access to state of the art technology, and a diverse scientific support from the Academia. The projects accepted into the program will be assisted according to their specific needs, including intellectual property and technology transfer support, commercialization of the resulting product or service, telecommunication services, administrative assistance, prototyping development, mentoring services, and technical/scientific support and consulting.



Title: Business incubators and technical accelerators as the universities contribution to economic Development.

Luis García Feliú, MBA
Associate Vice President of Economic Development & Commercialization, Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez, PR Honorary Consul, Consulate of Iceland, PR

ACT Global (An Accelerator for Clear Technologies with an International Scope) provides entrepreneurs with the appropriate environment and assistance to clear early stage roadblocks in technology development and accelerate its commercialization. Its ultimate goal is to generate businesses and ventures by providing them the necessary tools to transform ideas into marketable products. The beneficiaries of the ACT program will have the resources to advance their well-conceived ideas into profitable enterprises. The Accelerator provides specialized work areas, direct access to state of the art technology, and a diverse scientific support from the Academia. The projects accepted into the program will be assisted according to their specific needs, including intellectual property and technology transfer support, commercialization of the resulting product or service, telecommunication services, administrative assistance, prototyping development, mentoring services, and technical/scientific support and consulting.



Title: Using IEEE Xplore Digital Library and Advanced Search Strategies to Advance Engineering-Related Research.

Michael Shapiro, MA
MLIS Client Services and University Partnership Program Manager for Latin America IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA

Michael Shapiro has over 20 years' experience in the publishing and library industry, including Founder and President of Libros Sin Fronteras, a US-based, Spanish language book and multi-media distributor, and as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Baker & Taylor, Inc. He comes to IEEE from OCLC, where he served as Partner Development Manager for WebJunction.org, and Consulting Librarian providing reference services to customers in both English and Spanish. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Library Association (ALA), and a lifelong member and previous Executive Committee and Board Member of REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and Spanish speakers. He has published numerous articles and essays. Michael gained his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and has dual master's degrees in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico (MA), and Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin (MLIS). Michael is responsible for providing support to IEEE's Xplore digital library subscribers and managing IEEE University Partnerships in Latin America. He resides in Seattle, Washington.



Title: Using IEEE Xplore Digital Library and Advanced Search Strategies to Advance Engineering-Related Research.

Cesar Parga, JD
Chief, Competitiveness, Innovation and Technology Section, Department of Economic and Social Development, Organization of American States, US

Engineering for the Americas (EftA) is an organization created in 2004 by the Ministers of Science and Technology of the 34 countries that form part of the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote economic and social development through quality engineering education for innovation and hemispheric collaboration in job creation. There are 3 pillars of effort: Job Creation, Quality through Accreditation, and Engineering Education Innovation. LACCEI was charged by the OAS to lead the latter and reports to the OAS Ministers through the COMCYT biannual meetings. LACCEI has hosted the OAS EftA Encuentro since 2006. In 2011 the Ministers announced their Vision 20/25 and the Plan of Action of Panama to support the goals and measurable objectives proposed. The Plan of Action organizes the efforts into 4 working groups: (1) Innovation, (2) Human Resource Training and Education, (3) National Quality Infrastructure, (4) Technology Development. LACCEI is actively involved in Working Group 2. This talk summarizes the goals and advances of the working groups and explains how to become involved. Mr. Durán is the former Chief of the Office of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Executive Director of EftA, headquartered in the Organization of American States. The office was reorganized recently and the new Section of Competititveness, Innovation and Technology, where EftA will be headquartered, will be under the Department of Economic and Social Development of the OAS. The new chief is Dr. César Parga.

Keynote Program

Wednesday, August 15, 2013
8:30AM - 10:30AM Session: W-0. Plenary Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arturo Molina Gutiérrez. Plenary: Educational Innovation Experiences at the Tecnológico de Monterrey: Coursera Masively Open Online Courses.
Room: Miramar Ballroom 1 and 2
1:45PM - 2:45PM

Session W-2A. Plenary Keynote Speaker: Ioannis N. Miaoulis, PhD. Plenary: Science in the K-12 schools: Oh My … Do we have it WRONG!s.
Room: Miramar Ballroom 2

Thursday, August 15, 2013
9:30AM - 10:30AM Session: T-3A. Plenary Keynote Speaker: Michael K. J. Milligan, Ph.D., P.E. Title: ABET’s International Engagement.
Room: Miramar Ballroom 2
1:45PM - 2:45PM

Session: T-5A. Plenary Keynote Speaker: Ing. Gustavo Cascante. Title: "Smarter Infraestructure: La tecnología como soporte a la gestión de Activos y Facilities mas inteligente". Introducing new technology trends World Class for an intelligent and efficient production of strategic assets, facilities, intelligent buildings including Environmental Management. Case of Studie: U.S. Universities and Latin America. Presentation: Executive Solutions of IBM's Asset and Facilities Management Maximo Asset Management and TRIRIGA (Integrated Workplace Management System).
Room: Miramar Ballroom 2

Friday, August 16, 2013
11:00AM - 11:45AM Session: F-4A. Plenary 1. Keynote Speakers: Javier Lugo Mender; Luis García Feliú, MBA. Title: Business incubators and technical accelerators as the universities contribution to economic Development
Las Incubadoras de negocios y acceleradores tecnológicos como contribución de las universidades al desarrollo económico.
Room: Miramar Ballroom 2
11:45AM - 12:30PM Session: F-4A. Plenary 2. Plenary Keynote Speaker: Jorge Durán, MS; César Parga, J.D. Title: Engineering for the Americas and the OAS’ Ministers of Science and Technology’s Vision 20/25 Plan of Action.
Room: Miramar Ballroom 2
8:00AM -9:00PM
Session: F-1A. Plenary Keynote Speaker: MA. Michael Shapiro. Title: “Using IEEE Xplore Digital Library and Advanced Search Strategies to Advance Engineering-Related Research” “Uso de la Biiblioteca Digital IEEE Xplore y Estrategias Avanzadas de Búsquedas para Avanzar Investigaciones relacionadas a Ingeniería”
Room: Miramar Ballroom 2