IMS2014 STEM Day – 5 June 2014
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Spa
Second Level, Florida Ballroom
700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602


Program Schedule:

8:30-9:00: Arrive, check-in at IMS registration desk (located outside the Florida Ballroom and proceed into the STEM activity room
9:00-9:45: Welcome from Larry Dunleavy (IMS2014 Chair)
                Breakfast -Introduce College/Corporate Representatives
9:45-10:00: Brief introduction to microwave technology and what IMS is all about:
                   1. Ramesh Gupta (IMS2014 STEM Chair & IEEE MTT-S Education Chair)
                   2. Tom Weller (IMS2014 Vice-Chair)
10:00-10:15: Assemble into small groups with young engineer/adult mentors (Graduate student from Florida Universities).
10:15-11:45: Tour IMS Exhibit show floor and technology scavenger hunt at the Tampa Convention Center
11:45-12:45: Lunch along with college student and symposium attendees
12:45-1:30: Panel session: Discussions on Engineering, Science & Related Careers Panel session presenters:
                   1. Margaret Szymanowski, VP Freecycle RF
                   2. Parveen Wahid, University of Central Florida (UCF)
                   3. Damian Mccann, Director of Engineering, MACOM
                   4. Mike Simon, National Electronics Museum
                   5. Quenton Bonds, NASA
                   6. Steven Lardizabal, Principal Engineer, Raytheon IDS
                   7. Ramesh Gupta, IMS2014 Stem Chairman ( alternate)
                   8. Alen Fejzuli, IMS2014 Stem Co-Chair (alternate)
1:30-2:30: STEM Exhibits and Demos:
                   1. National Instruments: Calculating the wavelength of a microwave
                   2. Freescale Semiconductor: Ohm’s Law
                   3. University of Florida: Microwave wireless power/vibration sensors
                   4. University of Central Florida: Communicating with Waves
                   5. University of South Florida: 3D – printer (robotic devices)
                   6. National Electronics Museum, Baltimore
                   7. Agilent Technologies -
                       “Identifying real world signals and interferers in the modern world”
2:30-2:40: Break
2:45-3:30: Hands on activities at the University and Industry Exhibits
3:30-3:45: Activity wrap-up and Interactive feedback session
3:45-4:00: Walk to IMS Closing Ceremony at Tampa Convention Center
4:00-5:30: IMS Closing ceremony, Tampa Covention Center, Ballroom BC
                Kyle Maynard - Inspirational Celebrity Speaker (Parents invited)
5:30:  Walk back to the Marriott for Check Out and Pick Up, Parents cant meet students in the lobby of the Marriott