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Technology & Engineering Education – Fostering the Creativity of Youth Around The Globe

General Information

Date: July 10-14, 2017

Location: Historic District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Host Institution: Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology

PATT 2017 will celebrate the creative nature of technology & engineering education. We invite colleagues from around the globe to submit abstracts that present research and/or developmental work related to teaching about technology and engineering through creative endeavors.

 

Registration
  • Full Conference Registration

    Full conference registration is for conference presenters and attendees. In addition to conference attendance it includes access to the kick-off social hour on Monday evening, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks Tuesday through Friday, the cultural excursion and dinner on Wednesday afternoon/evening, and a ticket to the PATT formal dinner at City Tavern on Thursday evening. Book lodging separately below.

  • One Day Conference Registration

    This registration entitles you to attend the conference for one day only including lunch and snacks served during coffee breaks. It does not cover breakfast, the Wednesday afternoon excursion or Thursday evening dinner.

  • Extra Guest Ticket for Cultural Event

    This registration includes access to the cultural experience through Amish Country on Wednesday afternoon/evening. It includes a box lunch and entry fee to Longwood Gardens, the Amish Experience and Dinner at Plain & Fancy Farms.

  • Extra Guest Ticket for PATT Formal Dinner

    This registration is for an extra ticket to the PATT formal dinner at City Tavern on Thursday evening. 

    $65

  • $40

 

Important Dates
  • January 15, 2017
    • Closing day for submission of abstracts
  • February, 2017
    • Notification of approval or rejection of abstracts
  • March 1, 2017
    • Closing of registration for presenters
  • April 15, 2017
    • Closing of payment for presenters
  • May 15, 2017
    • Last day for submission of full papers
  • June 30, 2017
    • Papers published on PATT-2017 website
    • Last day to register for PATT Conference
  • July 10, 2017
    • Opening of PATT Conference – 2017
  • July 14, 2017
    • Closing of PATT Conference – 2017

 

Conference Program (Tentative)

  MONDAY

 7/10

TUESDAY

7/11

WEDNESDAY

7/12

THURSDAY

7/13

FRIDAY

7/14

9:00am Registration Sessions Sessions

 

Sessions

 

10:00am  

 

Sessions Sessions Sessions

 

Sessions

 

10:30am Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:00am Sessions

 

Sessions

 

Sessions

 

Sessions

 

12:30pm Lunch

 

Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30pm Sessions

 

 

Visit Longwood Gardens

 

 

 

Tour of Amish Country

 

 

Dinner

 

 

 

Sessions

 

Conference Ends
2:30pm Coffee Break Coffee Break
3:00pm Sessions

 

Sessions

 

5:00pm Registration  

 

6:00pm Cocktail Hour  

 

7:00pm

 

 

 

Formal Dinner

at City Tavern

 

Call for Papers

Technology & Engineering Education:  Fostering the Creativity of Youth Throughout the World

PATT 2017 will celebrate the creative nature of technology & engineering education. We invite colleagues from throughout the world to submit abstracts that present research and/or developmental work related to teaching about technology and engineering through creative endeavors. Four subthemes have been identified as follows:

  • Innovative research in technology & engineering education
  • Creativity and design in technology and engineering
  • Making the case for technology & engineering education
  • Assessing impacts of technology & engineering education on students

 

Submission deadline for papers is May 15, 2017

Paper Details

  • What to include
    • Author Information including:
      • Full name
      • Institution
      • Full mailing address
      • Phone
      • E-mail address
      • Author’s photo in jpeg format
    • Abstract in English (300 words maximum that reflect the full paper)
    • Keywords in English
    • Full paper length: (3000 word limit, excluding author information and summary)
  • Format requirements

    Authors are asked to use the 6th edition APA style guide for citations and references. The editors reserve the right to make changes in accepted manuscripts for clarification and space considerations.

    Please DO:

    • Use 11 point, Arial font
    • Use single spacing
    • Double space between paragraphs
    • Use full-width justification
    • Use English only
    • Include an abstract in English of no more than 300 words

     

    Please DO NOT:

    • Use footnotes or endnotes
    • List any references not cited in the text
    • Use headers and footers

     

    For the final submission, the title should be followed by the author’s name, institution and e-mail address. While the editors strive for accuracy, it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all factual, stylistic and grammatical errors are corrected prior to publication.

  • Submitting Your Paper

    Send outlines/abstracts and full paper via e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word file to:

    Dr. Scott Warner at scott.warner@millersville.edu

  • Conference Proceedings
    All papers will be published in the Electronic Proceedings that will be posted on the conference website approximately 10 days before the conference. Conference proceedings will be available in published form at the time of the conference. All conference proceedings will be archived with the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association

 

Venue

The PATT 2017 conference will be held at the Arch Street Meeting House, a historic Quaker Meeting House in the historic district of Philadelphia.

 

Travel & Lodging

The Wyndham is the designated conference hotel. (215) 923-8660 It is located across the street from the conference location. We have some rooms with king beds reserved and some with two queens reserved under PATT 2017. It is the same price per room for 1-4 guests (rooms with King beds can only handle two guests or two guests and one child), so bring your colleagues, family, friends, etc. Rooms include:

  • Complimentary Wi-FI
  • Fitness Center Access
  • Pool Access
  • Discounted parking for those who drive in or rent a car.
  • Arriving by Plane
    Plan to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport on Monday, July 10, 2017. Take rail from the airport to center city. Take any train to the main Philadelphia rail terminal at 30th street, then ask at the station where to take a free rail transfer to Jefferson station, the second stop from 30th street station.  Jefferson station is at 11th and Arch streets. The Wyndham conference hotel is located at 400 Arch Street. You can walk down Arch Street from 11th to 4th streets, or you can take a short cab ride.
  • Arriving by Rail
     Take any Amtrak or local train to the 30th street station.  Ask where to take a free rail transfer to Jefferson station, the second stop from 30th street station.  Jefferson station is at 11th and Arch streets. The Wyndham conference hotel is located at 400 Arch Street. You can walk down Arch Street from 11th to 4th streets, or you can take a short cab ride.
  • Arriving by Car
    Use your GPS to guide you to the Wyndham hotel in the Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch Street.  Be aware that parking in Philadelphia is expensive. Let us know ahead of time if you plan to arrive by car and we will provide you with the most economical parking accommodations.

 

Things to do in Philadelphia
  • Independence Hall
    Independence Hall is the birthplace of America and includes the room where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • Liberty Bell Center
    Liberty Bell Center, celebrates an international symbol of freedom
  • National Constitution Center
    National Constitution Center known as America’s town hall and a headquarters for civic education
  • The US Mint
    The US Mint at Philadelphia, home of the first mint in the United States, it is currently one of six facilities across the country where money is created. The mint offers a free self-guided tour lasting about 45 minutes.
  • The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute, A dynamic museum that is fun for the whole family!
  • Reading Terminal Market
    Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia’s historic public market offering a collection of more than 75 unique shops and food under one roof.
  • The Ben Franklin Museum
    The Ben Franklin Museum, Explore Franklin’s life and character in the Benjamin Franklin Museum. The museum features artifacts, computer animations, and interactive displays. The exhibits are geared toward visitors of all ages, with displays that are educational, challenging, and fun.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, A world-renowned collection of permanent and rotating art collections in a landmark building.
  • Penn’s Landing
    Penn’s Landing, The Delaware River Waterfront is just a short walk from Old City and Historic Philadelphia. It provides a hub of family-friendly activity.
  • Philadelphia Phillies
    Phillies Major League Baseball, taking in as baseball game while in town would be a very American thing to do! Have an overpriced beer and hotdog as well!
  • South Street
    South Street, with over 400 shops and restaurants the South Street “Headhouse” District is one of Philadelphia’s most eclectic and lively neighborhoods.
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
    Philly Double-Decker Bus Tour, as night begins to fall, make your way into Center City and grab a seat on a spacious double-decker sightseeing bus. Ride through the city streets past historical landmarks, listening as your onboard guide provides entertaining running commentary about monuments like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
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