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appendix a BEEN TUSII SIO[QmQn' ENGINEE~NG EDUCE: DESIGNING an - ~ SEEM Following a series of regional symposia encling March 1994 at which "Major Issues in Engineering Education: A Working Paper of the Board on Engineering Education" will have been presented and discusse(l, the Board plans to write a report on the status of engineering education. The Board, in its new report, will characterize, analyze, and rank by importance the issues and challenges, present the Board's conclusions, and provide recommendations appropriate for action by the engineering education system of the future which will encompass a student population that will be diverse in ethnicity and gender. The report will present a vision of what engineering education shouts! be in the 21 st century and will address the following: supply issues in the student pipeline with emphasis on women and other groups now underrepresented in engineering; the undergraduate experience, in- cluding curriculum; graduate education, including the need to special- ize to focus resources, practice-oriented masters and doctoral degrees, and participation of foreign nationals; the state of the engineering professoriate; continuing education of engineers and other technical personnel; the cost of an engineering education; and technological literacy. 59