Connecting Mechatronics Educators

In November 2016, Professor Vikram Kapila from NYU Tandon School of Engineering organized a two-day workshop on mechatronics education innovation. The workshop participants from academic institutions from USA, Canada, UK and Denmark had an opportunity to exchange their experiences from building new mechatronics programs, challenges, success stories and lessons learned. Many voiced a need for an online space to continue these discussions, where they would be able to share curricula, project ideas, or find help. Spearheaded by Dr. Nima Lotfi from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Mechatronics Education Community was created to provide a space for all mechatronics education enthusiasts that want to help improve and innovate how mechatronics is taught.

What does the Mechatronics Education Community bring you:

Mechatronics Education COmmunity The main Mechatronics Education website highlights some of the activities in the field of the mechatronics education and provides a sneak peek into the latest discussions on the Forum.
Mechatronics Education Forum The Mechatronics Education Forum is the heart of our community. It's the place where you can:
  • connect with your colleagues from universities or colleges,
  • join or initiate a discussion on topics that interest you
  • access the repository of shared materials
  • find out about the mechatronics events, career opportunities in academia, and post your announcements.

While you can read the discussions on the Forum as a guest, to get its full benefits, please create your account.

Mechatronics Education Community Repository The repository space aspires to provide a rich library of materials that could help your peers build and improve their mechatronics program. In the repository, you can find:
  • mechatronics curricula shared universities and colleges
  • student projects ideas
  • videos and presentations from Mechatronics Education Innovation Workshop and other events

To access the repository, you will need to create a Forum account. To share your curricula, student projects or other materials, email

To learn more and to join the community, visit

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