Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series Presents:

PRESENTER: Dr. Janis Terpenny, IIE and ASME Fellow Joseph Walkup Professor and Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University 

TOPIC: Designing Innovative Products and Solutions for Persons with Disabilities: How Assistive Technology Design Projects Provide Rich Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Collaborations and Partnerships


This talk will introduce the fields of assistive technology and universal design while describing how the design of innovative products and solutions for persons with disabilities is rich in opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across disciplines, and partnerships with industry in research, teaching and service. The discussion will highlight projects that have transformed the lives of individuals and groups. Focus will be placed on how these interdisciplinary projects provide opportunities for innovation and research in engineering education and improving student learning and engagement. Tips for creating and maintaining collaborations and partnerships needed, will also be included.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12

LOCATION: McNair Auditorium

TIME: 11 a.m.