Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the funding availability through generous support from the National Science Foundation for participation in the 1st of several planned workshops on The Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education (FoMRE). This inaugural workshop will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018, in conjunction with ASME’s Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2018, in Atlanta, GA.

The workshop is motivated by the tremendous, dynamic growth in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (MRE). To address the need for highly-educated and multi-disciplinary professionals, many universities and colleges have introduced courses, minors, and degree programs; however, these efforts lack cohesion. Now is the time to unify and standardize educational material to make MRE education more widely available and easier to adopt.

For more details on the workshop, visit the Mechatronics Education Community website.

This workshop will benefit a wide range of DSCC participants including educators teaching mechatronics, robotics, dynamics, and control courses, Ph.D. students seeking academic careers in mechatronics and robotics, and industry professionals desiring to shape the future workforce. As mentioned earlier, travel support for a limited number of participants is available in the form of stipends following participation in the workshop. If you wish to be considered for travel support, please complete the following short survey by August 24, 2018. The participant support notifications will be sent by August 31, 2018.

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For additional information, please see the DSCC workshop webpage at or contact us at

To register for the workshop, visit the DSCC registration site.

We look forward to seeing you at FoMRE workshop @ DSCC 2018!