The Henry W. Patton Center for Engineering Education and Practice's Technology Day 2007


Wednesday, June 6
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch)


UM-Dearborn's Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems building


Technology Day is sponsored annually by the Henry W. Patton Center for Engineering Education and Practice and is a showcase of College of Engineering and Computer Science research collaborations with industry and government agencies.  This year’s event holds additional significance because it is being hosted for the first time in the new Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems building and will include the dedication of the BorgWarner Auditorium.


This is a free event open to the public.
To confirm your attendance, use the RSVP System at this site, or contact:
Donna Goddard at 313-593-3403 or  dgoddard@engin.umd.umich.edu.

Event Details:

Panel Discussion
The Technology Day program begins at 9:00 a.m. The morning panel discussion on “Technologies for Sustaining the Michigan Economy” will include presentations by
William Coughlin III, President and CEO of Ford Global Technologies, and Dr. Walter Bryzik, Chief Scientist at U.S. Army TARDEC

Research Presentations and Demonstrations
Morning activities will include research presentations and demonstrations by faculty, students, and industry collaborators.
Some of the research thrust areas that will be highlighted include:

  • Power Management for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Wireless Vehicular Control Networks
  • Secure Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication and Data Management
  • Lightweight and Smart Acoustic Materials
  • Supply Chain Optimization

On Display
The following College of Engineering & Computer Science centers and institutes  will be on display:

Networking Lunch @ 12 p.m.
To facilitate the interaction with industry, a networking lunch will follow and will allow individual attendees to interact on a technical level with faculty and students to explore potential research opportunities.