San Jose



San Jose, CA, USA
October 3-6, 2018


Black Power Statue (rendering by Robert Bain, San Jose State University) San Jose State University alumni Tommie Smith and John Carlos are honored on campus with a statue commemorating their civil rights protest at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. The statue, by artist Rigo 23, demonstrates the university’s concern for social justice.


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Engineering & Computing Education

The 48th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference is a major international conference focusing on educational innovations and research in engineering and computing education. We welcome submissions related to educational issues and innovations in computing and engineering at the graduate, undergraduate and pre-college levels. The theme for 2018 is Fostering Innovation Through Diversity. In addition to the traditional FIE topics, we are soliciting submissions for the following thematic tracks: diversity/equity/inclusion in engineering/computing, encouraging and teaching innovation, innovation in software engineering education, upward mobility, and EPICS/service-learning. FIE 2018 continues a long tradition of disseminating results in engineering and computing education. It is an ideal forum for sharing ideas, learning about developments and interacting with colleagues in these fields.

Theme for 2018: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity

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FIE 2018 Keynote Speakers

Talk Title: The Future of Innovation in the Semiconductor Industry

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Abstract: Laura Oliphant has been at the forefront of technology for over 25 years, first at Intel, as an Engineer and Corporate Venture Capitalist, and now, as a Board Director and CEO of startups.  She will talk about the challenges for technology innovation going forward, and how corporations use partnerships with educational institutions and external entities to accelerate innovation, and what we should expect from technology in the future.

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Talk: Shattering Stereotypes

Abstract: Most fulfilling career journeys are not scripted or orchestrated.  They are dynamic and fluid and always evolving.  Adobe CIO, Cynthia Stoddard, explains her career journey as a mix of ambition, education and opportunity.  With a 25-year career in IT spanning various industries as well as positions from programmer trainee to head of IT, Stoddard had a breadth of experiences from which she built a successful career.  In her talk, Stoddard will share insights on how she shattered workplace stereotypes, address the skills needed for the next wave of tech innovation, and offer advice for educators to help their students grow their careers.