Engineering Curricula: Understanding the Design Space and Exploiting the Opportunities
Summary of a Workshop
Ryan C. Davison, Rapporteur
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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FOR THE WORKSHOP ON ENGINEERING CURRICULA: UNDERSTANDING THE DESIGN SPACE AND EXPLOITING THE OPPORTUNITIES
ELI FROMM, Chair,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Olin College of Engineering
Hewlett Packard Company
SUNY Stony Brook
RYAN C. DAVISON, Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow
RICHARD TABER, Program Officer,
Committee on Engineering Education (through February 2009)
NORMAN L. FORTENBERRY, Director,
Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education
ELIZABETH T. CADY, Associate Program Officer
NATHAN KAHL, Program Associate
The committee wishes to thank the individuals that participated in the March 2009 workshop on engineering curriculum. The conversations and insights gained in that workshop provided excellent guidance for the structure of this report. Special thanks are extended to the supporters of this activity: the National Science Foundation (under grant DUE-0632843) and the United Engineering Foundation.
This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the author and the NAE in making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:
Eli Fromm, Drexel University
Hayden Griffin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lueny Morrell, Hewlett Packard Company
Stanley Napper, Louisiana Tech University
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by Michael Corradini of the University of Wisconsin. He was responsible for making sure that the independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this workshop summary rests entirely with the author and the institution.