Recent discussions have centered on whether students are graduating with the CAE knowledge and skills needed by employers. Prof. Shawn Midlam-Mohler’s keynote at last year’s event, “Curriculum Innovation to Meet the Growing Demand for Simulation Talent,”focused on the work happening at Ohio State’s Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center (SIMCenter) to help students develop CAE skills. This year, Dr. Midlam-Mohler will lead a panel composed of a current student, a recent graduate, a research staff member, and an industry representative to discuss how effectively the current curriculum prepares students for work in CAE and what changes are needed. This timely topic is not just applicable to CAE, but with current trends in additive manufacturing, AI, data analytics, IoT, etc., the landscape of engineering is evolving at a rapid pace and multiple stakeholders are examining what’s needed in today’s world.
Prof. Shawn Midlam-Mohler is the Director of the Ohio State University Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center and an associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering. His research interests are in the area of system modeling, applied controls, and systems engineering. He has over one hundred patents and peer-reviewed publications and his research focus is in the area of advanced automotive systems. He teaches a range of courses covering design, simulation, project management, and system engineering.