"The Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education is very proud
to announce that Cliff Vrieze, ACTE National Teacher of the Year will give
the keynote address at the WACTE State Conference, February 16-18, 2005.
The Conference will be held at the Radisson Paper Valley in Appleton.
The Conference Theme, "Setting a New Course, " symbollizes the changes in
career and technical education. There are dynamic sessions that are
designed specifically for the classroom instructor including Reflections on
Teaching and The Changing Face of the Classroom- Challenges Instructors
are Facing Today.
The annual conference will feature a wide array of sessions ranging from Manufacturing to Business, to Engineering, Information Literacy,
Legislative Impacts and how students Build a New House in a year and much
more will be part of WACTE's 69th State Conference. Sectional descriptions follow. Check the WACTE website at: www.wacteonline.org for further information and housing.
We look forward to seeing you at the Conference Feburary 16-18, 2005 as we
celebrate all the exciting things in career and technical education."
WACTE SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
SESSION TITLE: New Technology Applied to a Very Old Product
Presented by. Dr. Su Jim Moon, Kimberly Clark
This Presentation will cover the development and application of nanoparticle inks and digital textile printing to improve fabric properties and reduce environmental impacts. Su Jim Moon is the Research Manager for Nano and Cleaner Techno logy with Yuhan-Kimberly Corp. and a world expert in the development and application of nanoparticle inks and dyes. Su Jim will discuss the latest innovations in the technology and the significant change this will make in the textile value chain.
SESSION TITLE: Innovation and the Patent Art
Presented by: Dr. Jeff Lindsley
This session will cover the art of capturing the critical elements of an innovation in a patent application. Dr. Jeff Lindsley is K-C’s Corporate Patent Strategist, a registered patent agent with the U. S. Patent Office, as well as one of KC’s most prolific inventors (along with being an excellent amateur magician). You will enjoy this presentation whether you are a tyro regarding patents or have more patents than Jeff, which are 65 in the U.S. the last time we checked!
SESSION TITLE: RFID TECHNOLOGY
Presented by: Michel O’Shea, Kimberly – Clark
This session will cover the current state for RFID Technology for consumer goods, its applications, and RFID developments that are still needed. Mike O’Shea is Kimberly- Clark’s Director for this technology and is responsible for all of K-C’s partnerships in this important, emerging area. Kimberly –Clark is a leader in RFID, partnering with firms such as Wal Mart, Target, Tesco, Metro, SAP and OATSystems to advance implementation of the technology.
A definition of RFID
Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a generic term for technologies that use radio waves to automatically identify objects. There are several methods of identification, but the most common is to store a serial number that identifies an object and perhaps other information on a microchip that is attached to an antenna. (The chip and the antenna together are called a RFID transponder or an RFID tag) The antenna enables the chip to transmit the identification information back to a reader. The reader converts the radio waves reflected back from the RFID tag into digital information that can then be passed on to computers that can make use of it.
TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR – WEDNESDAY, February 16
SESSION TITLE: EVOLUTION OF INNOVATION TOOLS
PRESENTED BY: Mary Ellyn Vickstra – Kimberly –Clark
This seminar will cover the evolution of innovation and the associated “tools” associated with this evolution. This will be a highly interactive session, which will include practice in using some of the tools. Coming away from this seminar, you will have an appreciation of how Innovation has changed over the past en years and a working knowledge of some interesting tools. Better tools help scientists and engineers develop new and novel products and processes. These tools are also valuable for anyone looking for help in how to do anything better, faster and at a lower cost. Mary Ellyn Vicksta is an Innovation Pioneer and is accountable for bringing the best tools to foster creativity to Kimberly Clark!
SESSION TITLE: THE BIG PROMISE OF SMALL SCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
PRESENTER: Dr. Karen Nardell, Lawrence University
This session is designed to be an engaging introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Dr. Karen Nardell leads a new interdisciplinary Nanoscience and Nanotechnology program supported by the National Science Foundation connecting chemistry, biochemistry and physics. Information on the design, preparation and properties of nanoscale materials and tools used to characterize materials at the nanoscale level will be presented. In addition, the session will introduce some of the latest ideas about the rapidly developing fields of nanotechnology and how it will enhance and disrupt the workplace and other aspects of our lives.
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