Conference Amenities

Meals and Social Events

Breakfast Buffets
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Thursday – Metropolitan Ballroom Prefunction Area
    Focus on First-Time Attendees
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Friday – Grand Ballroom AB
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Saturday – Metropolitan Ballroom Prefunction Area

Refreshment Breaks ● Exhibit Hall
Morning and afternoon breaks Thursday and Friday in Metropolitan Ballroom
Morning and afternoon breaks Saturday in Metropolitan Ballroom Prefunction Area

Lunches
Frederick Emmons Terman and Harriet B. Rigas Awards Luncheon – Grand Ballroom AB
Sponsored by the Hewlett-Packard Company

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Thursday
The Frederick Emmons Terman Award is presented annually to an outstanding young electrical engineering educator by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
The Harriet B. Rigas Award is presented annually to an outstanding woman engineering educator in recognition of her contributions to the profession.

Premier Award Luncheon - Grand Ballroom AB
Sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Microsoft Research, Autodesk, and Techsmith

    11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Friday
The Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware recognizes high-quality, noncommercial courseware that enhances engineering education. The award promotes successful courseware and provides models of excellence for educators.

Saturday Luncheon – Grand Ballroom AB

    11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Saturday
Join us once again for great networking with your colleagues. This luncheon will also feature the introduction of the 2013 FIE Conference General Co-Chairs.

Reception
The Museum of Flight

6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Friday
Join your colleagues as we board busses at 6 p.m. for the short trip to the Museum of Flight. The Museum’s collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the largest aviation and space library and archives on the West Coast. We will have drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and an exclusive evening view of the exhibits. Be sure to bring the drink tickets you received when you checked in at registration.

New Faculty Fellows ● Exhibit Hall – Metropolitan Ballroom

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Friday
A special session focusing on the New Faculty Fellows will occur directly following lunch on Friday. This session will provide an opportunity to meet this year’s New Faculty Fellows, a group of new CSET educators who were selected based on an application and a full paper being presented at this year’s conference. There will also be an opportunity to view their poster presentations at this time.

Focus on Exhibits ● Exhibit Hall – Metropolitan Ballroom

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Friday
Visit the FIE exhibits and check out the latest textbooks, computer software, lab equipment, and other innovations while enjoying refreshments provided by our sponsor.

Awards Banquet ● Cirrus Ballroom

6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Thursday
This year's award banquet features fine food, drink, and camaraderie along with presentation of special awards from FIE, the IEEE Education Society, the ASEE ERM Division, and the IEEE Computer Society. There is a separate charge for the banquet.

FIE Registration Conference Desk

Registration will be open in the Metropolitan Ballroom Prefunction area during these times:
    Wednesday        11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.   
    Thursday              7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
    Friday                    7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   
    Saturday               7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.       

Hospitality Table ● Near Conference Registration
If you are looking for a certain kind of a restaurant, shop, golf course, or health club, stop by the hospitality table close to the registration area. Maps and brochures of area attractions will be available.
   
FIE Message Center ● Near Conference Registration
The conference will maintain a message board by the registration area. Messages received for conferees will be posted there. In an emergency, we will make every effort to locate you.