Save-the-Date: Project-based Learning Workshop, April 7-8

Innovative Approaches to Tackling Complex Challenges

a two-day project-based learning workshop
April 7-8 on the Stetson University Campus
in DeLand, FL

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is thrilled to host a 2-day project-based learning workshop delivered by Dr. Rick Vaz and colleagues from the Center for Project-Based Learning at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice, project-based learning (PBL) is increasingly being used to enhance student learning and skill development.  Participants will explore ways to use PBL engage students with real-world, complex challenges.

Call for applications will be posted shortly.  Registration is $295/person or $1,000/team (4 or more) – includes breakfast and lunch.

vaz-photoDr. Richard F. Vaz serves as the inaugural Director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning, which provides support to colleges and universities looking to implement or enhance project-based learning. In his prior role as dean of interdisciplinary and global studies he had oversight of WPI’s interdisciplinary degree requirement, the Interactive Qualifying Project.

Dr. Vaz received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from WPI, and has been a member of the WPI Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty since 1984.  He has also held systems and design engineering positions with Raytheon, GenRad, and the MITRE Corporation.