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Engineering
Societies
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Undergraduate
Engineering
Education

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Steve Olson, Rapporteur

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Suggested citation: National Academy of Engineering. 2017. Engineering Societies and Undergraduate Engineering Education: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/24878.

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STEERING COMMITTEE

Leah Jamieson (NAE), Chair, The John A. Edwardson Dean, College of Engineering, and Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Stephanie Adams, Dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University

Marilyn Barger, Principal Investigator and Executive Director, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (FLATE), Hillsborough Community College

Steven Brown, Professor, Counseling Psychology Program School of Education, Loyola University

Don Giddens (NAE), Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering, Georgia Tech

Asad Madni (NAE), Former President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Technology Officer, BEI Technologies Inc.

Tom Perry, Director, Engineering Education, ASME

Anne Spence, Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

John Wall (NAE), Vice President and Chief Technical Officer (ret.), Cummins, Inc.

Gregory Washington, The Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Wendy Cowan, AAES Observer

NAE Project Staff

Proctor Reid, Director of Programs

Kenan Jarboe, Senior Program Officer

Carl Anderson, Program Coordinator

Michael Holzer, Senior Program Assistant

Jason Williams, Senior Financial Assistant (until May 12, 2017)

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Acknowledgments

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academy of Engineering in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:

Monitor:

John L. Anderson, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

Reviewers:

Stephanie G. Adams, Dean, Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University

Nicholas L. Desport, Colonel (Ret.), USAF, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Programs, Membership and Post Operations, Society of American Military Engineers

Michael Gross, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University

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Elizabeth Holloway, Assistant Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education and Director of Women in Engineering Program, College of Engineering, Purdue University

Harriet B. Nembhard, School Head and Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

James M. Tien (NAE), Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering, University of Miami

Phillip Westmoreland, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, and Director, Southeast Regional Manufacturing Center, Clean-Energy Smart Manufacturing Institute™

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Janet Hunziker, senior program officer with the National Academy of Engineering. She was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteur(s) and National Academy of Engineering.

In addition to the workshop presenters, moderators, and session rapporteurs, we especially thank those individuals who presented so succinctly during the lightning round: Karin Anderson, Nichol Campana, Chris Ciuca, Bob Fine, Jim Hill, Libby Jones, Glenda La Rue, Larry Larson, Aisha Lawrey, Cathy Leslie, Bill Mahoney, Leslie Nolan, Melissa Prelewicz, Karl Reid, Randi Rosebluth, Constance Thompson, Kris Ward, Bill Wepfer, and Phil Westmoreland.

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Engineering professional societies in the United States are engaged in a wide range of activities involving undergraduate education. However, these activities generally are not coordinated and have not been assessed in such a way that information about their procedures and outcomes can be shared. Nor have they been assessed to determine whether they are optimally configured to mesh with corresponding initiatives undertaken by industry and academia. Engineering societies work largely independently on undergraduate education, leaving open the question of how much more effective their efforts could be if they worked more collaboratively—with each other as well as with academia and industry. To explore the potential for enhancing societies’ role at the undergraduate level, the National Academy of Engineering held a workshop on the engagement of engineering societies in undergraduate engineering education. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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