Sensors Expo 2018: Roger Grace Announces Future of Engineering Education Panelists


Roger Grace, President of Roger Grace Associates announces the panelists for the Future of Engineering Education panel, which will take place during Sensors Expo 2018 at 11:00 am on June 28. The exhibition and technical conference will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA from June 27-28, 2018 with the Pre-Conference Symposium held on June 26. 


This will mark the third year of the panel’s appearance at this event and is expected to provide the audience with valuable insights as to the curriculums and research activities from the perspectives of individuals representing faculties and students of leading engineering schools.  Admission to the panel session is complimentary to all Sensors Expo attendees. This, as well as the popular Women in Sensors Engineering (WISE) panel, which is also a part of the Sensors Expo 2018, continues to demonstrate the commitment of conference management, to support the sensors community from a societal perspective.


The panel is part of the education session, which will also include a poster exhibition of research and development activities of engineering students and researchers with prizes awarded to the winners for best poster.  The session will provide attendees a peek into the current and future curriculum and challenges facing engineering-school faculty and students and plans of the various panelists’ organizations to meet the needs of the tech industry.


The list of panelists includes:

  • Dr. John Walz, President of the Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Dr. Albert (Al) Pisano, Dean of the Jacobs College of Engineering, University of California San Diego
  • Dr. Mehran Mehregany, Director of Case Western’s San Diego School of Engineering Program
  • Mr. Suchart Klaikaew, Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University


Roger Grace stated, “I am honored to have been asked again to organize and chair the “Future of Engineering Education” panel session at Sensors Expo 2018.  Past panel sessions have attracted many attendees eager to learn more about engineering education and how the academic community is developing curricula to best educate the next generation of engineers and academics.  I was fortunate to have Dr. John Walz, President of the Milwaukee School of Engineering accept my invitation to participate on the panel.  Also, it is noteworthy that my long-time colleagues Professor Pisano of UC San Diego and Professor Mehregany of Case are both considered luminaries in the sensor research area.  Our student panelist, Mr. Suchart Klaikaew, a graduate student and Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University, is currently doing a Summer internship at a Silicon Valley startup in the biotech sensing area, received his undergraduate engineering education in Southeast Asia.   I expect that it will be most interesting to the session attendees to hear him compare his education here in the US versus that of his Southeast Asian experience.  Finally, I expect that the panelists will have much to share about their sensor-related educational and industry experiences”.


Cal Groton, Group Director at Questex LLC, the organizer of the event said, “Roger has organized yet another all-star lineup of speakers for his third production of this most popular session at Sensors Expo. We are truly fortunate to have Roger as the organizer and chair of this session because of [his] ability to address both sides of the topic. This is realized through his many years as a design engineer and more than a decade as an adjunct faculty at the University of California Berkeley School of Engineering.   His current role as a technology marketer and author providing insights and education to the sensors community of technologies being developed at leading research institutes and research universities worldwide has been enabled by his strong and long-lived relationships with many colleagues in these organizations.”


About Roger Grace Associates


Roger Grace Associates, founded in 1982, is in Naples, Florida and provides comprehensive strategic marketing consulting and marketing communications services to domestic and overseas high-technology-based clients…from startups to Fortune 500’s in addition to government agencies. The firm specializes in conducting market research leading to the creation, development and execution of positioning, branding and actionable market strategies for its clients in the successful commercialization of technology for the sensors, MEMS, Nano, semiconductor and semiconductor equipment markets.  For more information please visit


About Sensors Expo


Sensors Expo & Conference is North America’s premier event focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems and is widely known as the world’s largest and most important gathering of engineers involved in sensor systems.  The conference program is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology in tracks including energy harvesting, flexible and wearables, IoT, measurement and detection, MEMS and sensors, novel sensor applications, optical sensing and detection sensors and embedded systems design and wireless.    Sensors Expo & Conference identifies cutting-edge trends, explores them in an information-packed conference program and reflects those trends throughout the exhibit floor with new product announcements, application presentations, technology focused tours and a showcase of hundreds of products and services.


In its 33st. year, Sensors Expo returns to a Silicon Valley venue after two successful showings in 2016 and 2017. To take place at the McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose from June26-28, 2018, its expected attendance of over 5000 will provide the opportunity for attendees to visit between 250 and 300 exhibitors, attend five all-day precon sessions and 55 technical sessions.  For more information, including panelist bios and photos, please visit


Editor’s Note: Editors are invited to attend Sensors Expo 2016 free of charge.  Please go to the website to register and request a press pass.


Roger H. Grace, President

Roger Grace Associates                     

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Naples, FL  34110       


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