#impreunaonline webinar - The transfer of engineering education in the online universe in the context of COVID-19

Webinar #onlinetogether - The transfer of engineering education in the online universe in the context of COVID-19

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The establishment of the state of emergency has put higher education institutions in the unique situation of providing quick answers to new problems such as ensuring health by introducing protection measures, adjusting all activities within the institution, ensuring the continuity of teaching activities by moving to education online, providing technical resources for the new way of working and emotional support for the entire academic community.

Within the webinar, representatives of the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași presented their experience of ensuring the quality of education that took place in the traditional form and te process of implementing it with great speed to an online education, for many new, or not widely explored. Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași they presented the road traveled, in speed, from the state in which it was pursued ensuring the quality of education which took place in the traditional form, towards an education online type, for many new, or whose valences have been little or narrowly explored. 

Prof. univ. Dr. Eng. Neculai Eugen Seghedin, Prof. univ. Dr. Eng. Irina Lungu, Prof.dr. fiz. Irina Radinschi, Ing. Mat. Marius Șutu, and Conf. dr. Ing Florin Pantilimonescu have shared the experience of the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași in adapting education to the online environment, at a fast pace. They presented both the administrative context of the transition from campus to online education, and the practices used by teachers to transmit information to students, both for the theoretical and practical part of the laboratory.
Over 180 participants watched the webinar live and asked dozens of questions to the presenters.

The main message was: The most important component of this period is the human contribution and the connection between people!

Online Together webinars are organized in collaboration with IEEE Romania, the EDEN Association and the Politehnica University of Timișoara.

The presentations are now available online:


Prof. univ. Dr. Eng. Neculai Eugen Seghedin

Prof. univ dr. eng. Neculai Eugen Seghedin. AVice-rector of the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iași, responsible for teaching and quality assurance. Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineering Doctor, PhD supervisor. Holder of courses Design of Devices, Bases of Technical Creation, Assisted Mechanical Bioengineering, Ethics and Academic Integrity, Member of the ARACIS Council and Expert of the European Patent Office. Author of 18 books, 130 scientific papers, 7 patents, 28 research projects/grants.

Prof.univ.dr.ing. Irina Lungu

She is a Professor at the Faculty of Constructions and Installations in Iași, PhD supervisor in Civil Engineering, Vice-Rector for International Relations at TUIASI, President of the Iași Branch - Romanian Society of Geotechnics and Foundations. In 2010-2013 she has been responsible for the TUIASI Support Center as part of the DIDATEC Project "University School of initial and continuous training of teachers and trainers in the field of technical and engineering specializations" coordinated by the Technical University of Cluj Napoca, TUIASI participating both in the program training as well as mentoring, the project being the largest project at national level promoting blended-learning technical higher education. She coordinated for TUIASI the Erasmus Mundus cLINK and gLINK projects, in consortia of prestigious universities in Europe and Asia, Erasmus KA2 projects aimed at increasing the social dimension of universities, national projects for the continuous development of Internationalization in universities. In the scientific portfolio are visible 2 monographs, 10 specialized books and university textbooks, over 150 papers published in the field of education and research in Civil Engineering.

Prof.dr. fiz. Irina Radinschi

Mrs. Irina Radinschi is a university professor in the Department of Physics of the Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" in Iasi where she teaches courses in General Physics and Technical Physics. Her research interests include General Relativity, modeling, high-performance materials for construction and the environment. Irina is also experienced in working with computer programs Maple, Mathematica, Fortran and is a regular user of Microsoft Office, Scientific WorkPlace, Adobe Flash, Java Script and HTML5. She has used Adobe Flash, Java Script and HTML5 programs to develop simulations of physics lab work and is the creator of a Virtual Physics Lab for students in the Faculty of Construction and Installations. She is also the author / co-author of 10 books and book chapters in the country and abroad, author of more than 125 scientific articles (h index 14, ResearcherID: A-6012-2016) and Lead Guest Editor of four ISI-listed journals, published by prestigious international publishing houses. She was the manager of four research projects, beneficiary of an international mobility grant within the Women in Physics Travel Grant 2009 program granted by IUPAP and member of the teams of 18 national research projects.

Ing. Mat. Marius Șutu

Marius Șutu has been working in the IT area of the “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași since 2011, and since 2018 he has been running the IT and Digital Communications Department, the structure that ensures the development and maintenance of the University's IT&C infrastructure and services. In recent years, he has coordinated the IT teams that have contributed to the submission and implementation of institutional projects, with national or international funding, in the field of modernizing the University's IT&C infrastructure. He is an enthusiast of the use of Open Source technologies, a member of the OpenStack and DMTF foundations since 2018, and currently coordinates efforts to implement and optimize access to online platforms used in teaching and research.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Florin Pantilimonescu

Florin Pantilimonescu is associate professor eng. at the Faculty of Automatics and Computers within the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iași where he developed courses and laboratories in the field of Embedded Linux Machine, Internet of Things, Intelligent Car, active web. For the past 6 years he has worked at Infineon (Siemens) as the coordinator of security systems development teams for computer networks. Florin Pantilimonescu was a mentor to the teams of students participating in the NXP Cup Intelligent Racing Car competitions that won first place (San Antonio, USA 2012) and third place (Erlangen, Germany 2018). He trained the teams of students who participated in the Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition, Embedded Development section, who took second place in Seoul, South Korea, 2006. Florin Pantilimonescu was an expert in the European eProf project and is the initiator and developer of the AC Infineon laboratory (http://embedac.ro) for online education in the field of Embedded Computer based on Infineon technologies (ARM-XMC, Tricore, TPM). He is a supporter of the MIT OpenCourseware movement.

Prof. univ.dr.ing. Cristian-Gyozo Haba

Cristian-Gyozo Haba is a professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Energy and Applied Informatics of the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iași. He is the director of the Department of Electrical Engineering and a member of the Computerization and Digital Communications Commission of the University Senate, the fields of interest being the design of digital systems, the design of embedded systems, online education (distance access laboratories, virtual laboratories) and distributed measurement systems. He is a member of IEEE, ACM and EAI and since 2019 president of IEEE Romania Education Chapter.

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