March 08, 2024
Registration Closed

Future FocusEd: 2024 New England CAD, Engineering and Robotics Teachers Summit


Future FocusEd is New England's only summit for CAD and Engineering teachers! This event started in 2007 and continues to energize CAD and Engineering teachers with networking, new project ideas for the classroom, and insights into new technology and trending skills and equipment used in various industries.

This year's summit incorporated a student competition, the Festo MecLab Redesign. The 3rd CAD Teacher of the Year was also recognized.

Here's a Recap of the Summit

About the Host

Mark Lyons, AET Labs

Mark Lyons leading a panel discussion at last year's CAD Engineering Summit.

Mark Lyons is VP of Sales for AET Labs. He has deep experience in career and technical education as a former CAD teacher at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. His 30-year career includes sales and product roles for CAD software, including SolidWorks, and a bachelor's degree in occupational education from Fitchburg State College. At AET Labs, Mark excels at collaborating with school administration, teachers, architects, and construction project managers to create innovative technical labs and makerspaces. He is actively involved with schools in Massachusetts, serving on a number of program advisory boards, leading SkillsUSA Massachusetts additive manufacturing, 3D animation, technical and architectural drafting competitions, is a speaker at the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators annual conference, and has led the annual New England CAD-Engineering Teachers Summit since it started in 2007.  

Sponsored By

This year's summit was sponsored by KBA and hosted at Attleboro High School.