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ERIC Number: ED554809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 208
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-09649-2
Educating the Engineer of 2020: Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century
National Academies Press
"Educating the Engineer of 2020" is grounded by the observations, questions, and conclusions presented in the best-selling book "The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century." This new book offers recommendations on how to enrich and broaden engineering education so graduates are better prepared to work in a constantly changing global economy. It notes the importance of improving recruitment and retention of students and making the learning experience more meaningful to them. It also discusses the value of considering changes in engineering education in the broader context of enhancing the status of the engineering profession and improving the public understanding of engineering. Although certain basics of engineering will not change in the future, the explosion of knowledge, the global economy, and the way engineers work will reflect an ongoing evolution. If the United States is to maintain its economic leadership and be able to sustain its share of high-technology jobs, it must prepare for this wave of change. Appended are: (1) Papers Prepared as Input to the Summit; (2) Written Remarks Provided by Several Summit Speakers; and (3) Summit Agenda and Attendees. (Individual chapters provide references.)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Hewlett-Packard Company; GE Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Academy of Engineering; National Academies, National Academy of Sciences
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0242173