Mechatronics Education Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: The Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education (FoMRE)
Sunday, September 30, 2018, Atlanta, GA

Important Dates:

Aug. 20, 2018    DSCC 2018 early registration deadline
Aug. 24, 2018    Applications for participant support due
Aug. 31, 2018     Participant support notification
Sept. 30, 2018   Regular/on-site registration and workshop

Workshop Organizers:

Mike Gennert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Vikram Kapila, New York University
Nima Lotfi, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
James Mynderse, Lawrence Technological University



Join us for the inaugural workshop on mechatronics and robotics education, held in conjunction with the ASME's Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2018).

The objective of this workshop is to bring together industry and academic professionals to share experiences, and initiate efforts towards defining the field. We aim to encourage and facilitate the wide adoption of Mechatronics and Robotics degree programs. Workshop participants will learn about recent successes in offering such degrees, and have an opportunity to influence the future of the field and contribute to the growing Mechatronics and Robotics education community.

For more details, please read the Call for Participation

NEW: Travel Support for the FoMRE Workshop Available!

We are excited to announce the funding availability through generous support from the National Science Foundation for participation in the 1st workshop on The Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education (FoMRE). If you wish to be considered for travel support, please complete the short survey by August 24, 2018:



Highlights from the previous workshops:


Mechatronics Education Innovation Webinar Series

In our webinar series, we want to introduce the community to some of the well-established mechatronics programs, and discuss the challenges of institutions starting new mechatronics programs. We want to look at the ways to improve current mechatronics curricula considering the technological advancements in the past few decades, and share ideas for student projects.

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Watch the latest webinar Evolution and Growth of Mechatronics Technician A.S. Programs with Dr. Marilyn Barger, Gary Morgan, Doug Leven and Dan Horine.


Previous webinars:

Full versions of the previous webinars are available on the Mechatronics Education Community's Forum. Log in to your account and check the the Repository of shared materials (you must log in to access the Repository).

Mechatronics and Robotics at Lawrence Tech: Pedagogies of Engagement
with the guest presenter Dr. James Mynderse
March 2018

Synergy between Mechatronics Engineering and Industrial Engineering Curricula in a Small Engineering Department
with the guest presenter Dr. Nebojsa Jaksic
March 2018

Robotics as an Undergraduate Major
with the guest presenter Dr. Michael Gennert
February 2018

Mechatronics Activities at DIT: Now and into the Future
with the guest presenter Dr. Nigel Kent
December 2017

Mechatronics Education and Research at the University of Waterloo
with the guest presenter Dr. Wiliam Melek
October 2017

Mechatronics@NYU Tandon
with the guest presenter Dr. Vikram Kapila
September 2017

Upcoming webinars:

Our webinars will resume in Fall 2018


For more videos, presentations, and other materials from the webinars and workshops, visit the community's Forum, and browse the Repository of shared resources (to access the Repository, you need to login using your Forum account).