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2016 Annual Conference Workshops

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Industry Tour Ride Design

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November 2-5, 2016
Double Tree by Hilton
Orlando, Florida

 Scholarly Publishing ATMAE Mentoring Program Grant Writing  
10-Hour OSHA Safety Industry Tour - Ride Design




Improve Your Online Courses!
Keynote Presentation
"Virtual Engagement: How Gamification Can Improve the
Distance Learning Experience"

Thursday, November 3rd @ 8:00 AM
Dr. Hap Aziz

For the past three decades, Dr. Hap Aziz has been transforming learning through play as an educator, interactive experience designer, and learning technology visionary. Hap has worked extensively to invent new ways of providing compelling experiences in both physical and virtual learning spaces. Hap has partnered with dozens of colleges and universities to launch complete learning ecosystems, online academic programs, and professional development training that considers pedagogy through the lens of narrative, interactivity, and engagement. In previous lives, Hap has developed commercial software, and his children's storybook "Tonio Tee" is on exhibit in The Strong Museum of Play as an example of an innovative education experience. His current game project, the "Historical Williamsburg Living Narrative," was cited by the NMC Horizon Report as an effective use of gamification in support of learning.

Hap has served on the Board of the International Game Developers Association and was responsible for the merger between the Computer Game Developers Association and the International Game Developers Network. Hap launched the first game design degree program at Full Sail University, and he has designed, advised, and managed digital design, game, and technology programs at several higher education institutions. Hap currently serves as an advisor to MyColLife and MindEdge, two innovative education technology software companies, and he is one of the design advisors to the Revolutionary Learning 2016 conference on the use of games in education. An accomplished speaker on technology, education, and play, Hap both presents at conferences and appears on television to discuss learning and technology topics of the day. Hap holds a BA degree in Computer Science from Rollins College, an M.Ed. from Nova Southeastern University, and he obtained his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida.

Scholarly Publishing Workshop

Friday, November 4th @ 11:00 AM
Free to all ATMAE members!

The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (JTMAE) will be offering a Scholarly Publishing workshop at the 2016 Annual Conference. This workshop will look at the “ins and outs” of writing for JTMAE and similar journals — i.e., Epsilon Pi Tau’s Journal of Technology Studies

In addition, it will briefly address themes such as:

  • Development of a research or publication agenda
  • Topic identification
  • The writing process
  • Manuscript organization
  • Formatting and writing concerns

The workshop will address some of the frequently cited reasons that when improved can increase the likelihood of acceptance:

  • Characteristics of a successful submission
  • Types of research that are published
  • Production of a camera-ready copy

The workshop will also visit recent matters of significance, such as the ethical and legal standards in publishing, as well as predatory publishers and journals. These issues continue to receive more attention in all disciplines. A Q&A session will close out the workshop.

National Science Foundation
Grant Writing Workshop

Ece Yaprak, Ph.D., Program Director
Friday, November 4th @ 1:00 PM

The goal of this session is to discuss various funding opportunities offered through the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The intended audience for the session includes those eligible to submit and other project stakeholders such as:

  • 2-year and 4-year college and university faculty members in STEM and STEM education
  • 2-year and 4-year college and university administrators
  • STEM industry representatives
  • Institutional, educational, discipline-based educational, and social/behavioral science researchers

This workshop will be presented by NSF Program Directors from the Education & Human Resources (EHR) Directorate at NSF. The workshop will be interactive as attendees will be open to ask questions freely during the presentation


  • NSF History and Organization
  • NSF Funding Opportunities
    • ATE – Advanced Technological Education
    • IUSE: EHR – Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
    • S-STEM – Scholarships in STEM
    • I-Corps L – Innovation Corps for Learning
    • CAREER – Faculty Early Career Development
    • RED – Revolutionizing Engineering Departments
  • Merit Review Process
  • Helpful Hints for Proposal Writing


ATMAE Mentoring Program: Building an Exchange of Ideas
Thursday, November 3rd @ 1:00 PM

Join ATMAE Leadership in the development of a new program designed specifically for those who are interested in collaborating with faculty interested in similar issues across ATMAE’s wide national spectrum.

The Exchange is being developed to become an online community within the ATMAE family. Its primary use is to connect senior faculty, tenure track faculty and research students with like minded individuals, within ATMAE, who share similar research interests. Through these exchanges, collaborative research projects and possible grant teams can be created, which will be of benefit to all those involved.

In addition to this, the Exchange can be used to answer questions related to either research, teaching methods, or even to just ask advice. It is hoped that in the future the Exchange will become a portal for career mentoring of junior faculty and graduate students who wish to enter the higher education profession.   


 10-Hour OSHA General Industry Safety Workshop

Friday, November 4th @ 1:00 PM

This course is available for general industry workers. Workers are provided with general awareness about recognizing and preventing hazards commonly found in the workplace. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. This training is available for construction and general industry. This course is intended for entry level workers. The 10-hour Hazard Awareness Course provides basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Workers can receive additional training on hazards specific to their job.

 Industry Tour - Ride Design - Innovation in Motion
$125 - One-day Park-to-Park Ticket
Friday, November 4th @ 1:00 PM

Participate in an in-depth discussion and tour of ride design and the application of science and physics when building attractions at Universal Studios® and Universal's Islands of Adventure®. Hear what engineers at Universal Orlando® use on a daily basis to design state-of-the-art attractions. Includes One Day Park-to-Park Ticket which allows access to both Universal Studios and Universals Island of Adventure!



Accreditation Self-Study Workshop
Wednesday, November 2nd @ 8:30 AM

Are considering or beginning the ATMAE Accreditation self-study development process at your institution? If so, you won’t wait to miss this workshop. You will learn about ATMAE’s accreditation standards, how to complete the self-study report, and what you can do to prepare for the site visit. This workshop is designed to be highly participatory and will blend the presentation with discussion to get answers to your specific accreditation questions.


Accreditation Visiting Team Member Training

Wednesday, November 2nd @ 1:00 PM

Are you interested in becoming an accreditation visit team member? Are you are current team member that needs to do your team member 3-year training? This workshop is for you! You will learn about the ATMAE accreditation standards, what a team member does, how to evaluate programs and prepare for the visit. This workshop is required for every team member every three years. Don’t miss your chance to participate in the accreditation process.


Accreditation 101 Seminar
Thursday, November 3rd @ 11:30 AM

Are you new to accreditation? Are you interested in learning about ATMAE accreditation? This seminar provides an overview of general accreditation and the ATMAE accreditation process.


Accreditation Team Chair Training

Thursday, November 3rd @ 2:00 PM

Are you a current accreditation visit team member who wants to become a team chair? Attend this workshop to work through hands-on scenarios that team chairs have to deal with. This interactive session will provide you with the opportunities to experience the team chair responsibilities and duties with the ability to ask questions along the way. This is required for all team chairs every three years.


Accreditation Public Comment for Changes to the Standard

Thursday, November 3rd @ 12:30 PM

This session is available to offer public comment to the changes made for The ATMAE Accreditation Handbook 2019, included changes to the accreditation standards. The changes will be provided in the ATMAE Conference App and online.

If you have any questions about this session, please contact

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