Wednesday, March 29, 2017
10:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
CEU Value 0.2
Personalization and Inquiry-Based Instruction for Use in Your Classroom and Lab
Presented by: Butch Azbell of J. M. Tawes Technology & Career Center
Location: Legacy South 3
This high-energy, hands-on session will discuss how to incorporate inquiry-based lessons and activities into
your program to supplement and, in some cases, replace traditional classroom lectures.
Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) and Variable Refrigerant Temperature (VRT)
Presented by: Thomasena Philen of Daikin
This session will start off with coverage of the basics of VRF & inverter technology. Then, the discussion will
focus on how incorporating VRT technology can improve overall system efficiency. Completed pressure
enthalpy charts will provide visual representations of superior system performance when these technologies
An Intelligent Approach to System Diagnostics
Presented by: Bill Jones of Kriwan
Location: Forum East 4
It's a known fact that 90% of all compressor failures are caused by external factors. With intelligent electronic
protection devices, 80% of these can be prevented and diagnosed quickly in the field. With downtime,
returned service calls and warranty returns are driving up expenses. The need for protecting a system while
providing communication and early diagnostics is now a necessity. This session will address such
technologies as well as easy-to-implement strategies for introducing this material to your students.
Giving Students What They Want
Presented by: Dr. Michael Lanoutte
Location: Forum West 1 & 2
Students, faculty and researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what students want. This presentation
explores the layers of items of what students want and what they think they want to better build an
educational bridge for students to ultimately reach their goals.