CDIO Regional Meeting

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North America Region CDIO Meeting

November 14-15, 2012
University of Notre Dame

hosted by

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
The University of Notre Dame

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Time and Location

Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15, 2012, at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA.

The meetings will take place in Room 110 of the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering.


If you plan to attend, please email your

  • contact information
  • affiliation
  • name as you want it to appear on your badge

to Bill Goodwine.

The registration fee is $125, payable by check upon arrival at the meeting.

Proposed Agenda

Boxed lunches will be provided both days. All the hotels listed below offer a complimentary breakfast, so only light snacks will be offered in the morning. Coffee, water and soft drinks will be available throughout the day.


Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are in 110 Stinson-Remick Hall.

8:00-8:30: Introduction and Welcome

  • Peter Kilpatrick, McCloskey Dean of Engineering
  • Gretar Tryggvasson, Department Chair, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Bill Goodwine, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

8:30-10:30: CDIO Workshop, Part 1

  • Rick Sellens, Queen's University, Kingston CA
  • Rob Niewoehner, US Naval Academy
  • David Wisler, PhD, NAE, GE Aviation (Retired)

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:00: CDIO Workshop, Part 2

  • Rick Sellens, Queen's University, Kingston CA
  • Rob Niewoehner, US Naval Academy
  • David Wisler, PhD, NAE, GE Aviation (Retired)

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-3:30: Advancing Program Innovation while Maintaining Graduate Attribute Collection Campaigns

  • Rob Niewoehner, US Naval Academy
  • Ron Hugo, University of Calgary, CA
  • ABET Representative
  • Malcolm Reeves, CEAB, University of Saskatchewan, CA

3:45-5:15: Notre Dame Presentations

  • David Murphy, Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship for the Colleges of Science and Engineering and Director of Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Masters Program (ESTEEM)
  • Steve Batill, Presentation on Design Methodology Course
  • Gretar Tryggvasson: Musings about Engineering Education

6:30-8:30: Dinner

TBD: Either The Mark or Tippicanoe Place. If you have a preference, let me know. The Mark is walkable from ND and the hotels. Tippicanoe Place, being the Studabaker Mansion, has some local historical significance with engineering connections.


8:30-10:30: Notre Dame Presentations

  • Jay Brockman, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Notre Dame College of Engineering
  • Robert L. Alworth, Director of Integrated Engineering and Business Practices Curriculum
  • Kevin Barry, Director Kaneb Center, University of Notre Dame
  • Victoria Goodrich, Director, First-Year Engineering Program
  • Bill Goodwine, International Studies in Engineering at Notre Dame

10:30-10:45: Break

10:45-12:00: Facilities Tours

  • Stinson-Remick Hall
    • First year facilities
    • Senior Design Studios
  • White Field/Hessert Center

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-4:00: CDIO Business Meeting

  • North American CDIO Leaders Meeting
  • Presentations by organizations applying for membership

Travel Information

Travel to Notre Dame

  • The South Bend Regional Airport (SBN) is about 15 minutes from campus via taxi or rental car, and it is served by several airlines, Delta and United, in particular.
  • Chicago Midway is about a 90 minute drive from Notre Dame and Chicago O'Hare is approximately a two hour drive. Travel time from Chicago depends heavily on traffic conditions in Chicago and the times given do not include significant delays in Chicago. There is also commuter rail service from downtown Chicago to the South Bend Airport via the South Shore train line. (Neither Chicago airport is downtown).
  • Note: if you drive from Chicago, Notre Dame is in the Eastern time zone and Chicago is in the central time zone.
  • More information is available from the University Air and Ground Transportation to Notre Dame web page.


The three closest hotels are:

All three of these hotels provide a complimentary breakfast.

More information and a longer list of hotels is available from the University of Notre Dame Off Campus Accommodations Page.

General Notre Dame Visitor Information