The Power of New Technologies in Engineering Education

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Friday, December 7, Giedt Hall 1003, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Speaker: Smita Bakshi
CEO, Zyante

Host: Professor Bevan Baas


Education is undergoing dramatic and long-overdue change, much of it spurred by the innovative use of technology. Come and hear about the ed tech landscape (Khad Academy, Coursera, LMS systems and so on) and why fundamentally technology can enable more effective and efficient teaching and learning. If you were a freshman and could do it all over again, how would you like to use technology? We'll also work through some specific engineering topics and discuss interactive, animated ways of teaching concepts.


Smita Bakshi ( is the CEO and Co-founder of Zyante, a Bay Area start-up developing technology to make university lower division instruction more effective and efficient. They launched this summer and have 3 universities/500 student customers, soon to grow to 10 univs/1500 students. She started her career as a professor in the ECE department at UC Davis and subsequently worked in enterprise software for over 10 years. She's passionate about the intersection of education and technology. She has a PhD from UC Irvine and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Speaker contact information

* Please contact Bernard Levy , if you would like to meet the speaker.

Smita Bakshi
CEO and Co-Founder

About the seminar:
This seminar is part of the Fall EEC 290 seminar series and is open to all.