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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Forum Agenda." National Academy of Engineering. 2013. Educating Engineers: Preparing 21st Century Leaders in the Context of New Modes of Learning: Summary of a Forum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18254.
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Appendix A

Forum Agenda

Annual Meeting Forum

Educating Engineers:
Preparing 21st Century Leaders in the Context of New Modes of Learning


Monday, October 1, 2012
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time
National Academy of Sciences Building
Washington, D.C.

Engineering education is changing in the United States and around the world. Forces include integration with new science, particularly nanoscale science and biology; increased emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship to drive economic growth; accelerating speed, complexity, and globalization of engineering functions; preparation of graduates to address the Grand Challenges; empowering a more diverse population of young American engineers; renewing a commitment to design and production; and developing new approaches to large-scale engineering systems that must engage society. As in all of higher education, there also are vast challenges such as declining financial support and equally vast opportunities such as the approaching tsunami of interactive online learning and massively open online courses.

What lies ahead? What are the ramifications for engineering schools? In this year’s Forum, Educating Engineers: Preparing 21st Century Leaders in the Context of New Modes of Learning, an expert panel will explore

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Forum Agenda." National Academy of Engineering. 2013. Educating Engineers: Preparing 21st Century Leaders in the Context of New Modes of Learning: Summary of a Forum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18254.
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many facets of these challenges and opportunities and offer guidance on the roles and responsibilities of 21st century engineering educators.

Welcome
Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering

Moderator: Ali Velshi, Anchor and Chief Business Correspondent, CNN

Forum Discussion

Forum Participants:

Anant Agarwal, President, edX and Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Linda P. Katehi, Chancellor, University of California, Davis

Salman Khan, Founder of the Khan Academy

Richard K. Miller, President of Olin College

Richard (Rick) Stephens, Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Administration, The Boeing Company

Tuula Teeri, President, Aalto University, Finland

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Forum Agenda." National Academy of Engineering. 2013. Educating Engineers: Preparing 21st Century Leaders in the Context of New Modes of Learning: Summary of a Forum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18254.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Forum Agenda." National Academy of Engineering. 2013. Educating Engineers: Preparing 21st Century Leaders in the Context of New Modes of Learning: Summary of a Forum. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18254.
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The National Academy of Engineering's 2012 forum, "Educating Engineers: Preparing 21st Century Leaders in the Context of New Modes of Learning," opened with presentations by six speakers who looked at the future of engineering and engineering education from their perspectives as educators, administrators, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Each speaker focused on just one facet of a tremendously complex picture. Yet together they outlined a new vision for engineering education based on flexible, interactive, lifelong learning and the merge of activities long held to be distinct. This summary of a forum recaps the six speaker's presentations.

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