Erie conference attracts more than 500 engineering educators

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ERIE, Pa. — Engineering educators from across the world are at the Bayfront Convention Center.

More than 500 educators from the Erie area and around the globe are attending workshops at the 46th annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference.

The four-day event aims to improve and promote engineering curriculum. The regional economic impact of the conference could exceed $400,000, according to an FIE official.

“It puts us on the map with all these engineering educators from across the world to come to see what Erie is and to experience Erie,” said Oladipo Onipede, Ph.D., Penn State Behrend’s Associate Director of Academics at the College of Engineering.

Educators are invited to attend the E-In-STEM series on Saturday, Oct. 15, which will focus on bringing engineering into K-12 classrooms. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

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