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Levine, Dana – Engineering Education, 1984
Lists objectives of a four-week summer program (Females in Engineering, Methods, Motivation, Experience) designed to attract ninth-grade females to science and engineering careers. Also discusses program content and strategies and results of student and parent evaluation of the 1983 program. (JN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Engineering, Engineering Education, Females
Potvin, Janet H.; Woods, Robert L. – Engineering Education, 1983
Discusses some of the cultural differences that lead to different traditions and styles of communication, considering word usage/nuances of the language, grammar, style/tone, Arabic tradition of emphasis, and Japanese communication style. An interdisciplinary course that pays extra attention to the needs of foreign graduate students is also…
Descriptors: Arabic, College Science, Communication (Thought Transfer), Course Descriptions
Redekop, David – Engineering Education, 1984
Encourages use of case studies to introduce "real-life" engineering assignments, suggesting that they should be given in a natural order as a series. Describes three such assignments being used at the University of the West Indies. Description, analysis, and design of an existing engineering system is included. (JM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Organizational Development
Jagacinski, Carolyn M.; LeBold, William K. – Engineering Education, 1981
Compares experiences of men and women in engineering, both academically and professionally, using data drawn primarily from statistical studies and surveys of Purdue engineering students and graduates. Detailed tables and figures supplement text material on topics such as career decisions, academic performance, and job satisfaction. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Science, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities
Smith, Karl A.; And Others – Engineering Education, 1981
Suggests that instructional goal structures (cooperative, competitive, and individualistic) may promote three major goals of engineering education: technological, interpersonal, and social-technical competencies. Reviews research on instructional goal structures, appropriate use for all three structures, and establishing a cooperative structure.…
Descriptors: College Science, Competition, Cooperation, Educational Objectives
Holt, Ivin L. – Engineering Education, 1981
Describes a system using a microcomputer and student response pad which obtains and records individual student reactions during a given classroom situation. The system can be used during tests, quizzes, lectures, discussions, and student presentations with the data bank available for immediate feedback. (SK)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary School Science
Grayson, Lawrence P. – Engineering Education, 1985
Narrates the history of engineering and engineering education in the United States during revolutionary times under these headings: before 1775; wartime needs; early concern for training; arrival of foreign volunteers; continuing education efforts; and after the war. A special section on 18th century French and English engineering is also…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Continuing Education, Educational History, Engineering
Burnet, George – Engineering Education, 1985
Reports on problems facing elementary and secondary education (particularly in science, mathematics, and technology). Also discusses various ways to remedy the situation, focusing on the role that industry and the engineering professional societies can play. (JN)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Trends
Hauck, George F. – Engineering Education, 1981
Lists engineering textbooks that use SI units. Includes author(s), title, publisher, year, and author's or publisher's comments on the use of the SI units. Books are categorized by topic, such as engineering mechanics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, structural design, and hydrology. (CS)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Science, Engineering, Engineering Education
Weidhaas, Ernest R. – Engineering Education, 1981
Lists and describes several established organizations and associated organizations with engineering technology interests, including new organizations and technical education organizations. (CS)
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Higher Education
Smoot, L. Douglas; King, Michael R. – Engineering Education, 1981
Reports results of a survey accumulating data on the qualifications and careers of graduates in engineering technology and engineering programs. Characterizes the students surveyed, employment opportunities, and academic training from students (N=436) graduating from civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and from design and graphics,…
Descriptors: Careers, College Graduates, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices
McCollom, Kenneth A. – Engineering Education, 1981
Discusses steps to resolve a problem existing at Oklahoma State's Division of Engineering, Technology and Architecture involving the engineering technology and engineering faculty, their curricula and programs. Also identifies characteristics of enqineering and technology. (CS)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, College Science, Curriculum Problems, Engineering
Goodson, Carole E. – Engineering Education, 1981
Offers the self-contained technical support unit with administrative direction, representation, and funding as a solution to ensuring content and quality control in engineering technology curricula. A self-paced or combination self-paced/lecture approach is described in terms of cost-effectiveness. (CS)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, College Curriculum, Costs, Curriculum Problems
Rath, Gerald A. – Engineering Education, 1981
Discusses an industrial advisory committee as a means for continuing frequent and relevant interaction between engineering technology faculty and the industrial community. Organizational details are described. (CS)
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Higher Education
Kraut, George P. – Engineering Education, 1981
Describes aims and activities of Community Colleges for International Development, Inc., an organization of six community colleges which cooperate to improve technical education internationally. Discusses conferences and symposia, overseas centers, faculty and student exchanges, international educational travel, bilateral education agreements, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology
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