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Intl. Perspectives on the 21st Century Engineering Education
Intl. Perspectives on the 21st Century Engineering Education
Intl. Perspectives on the 21st Century Engineering Education
Norman Fortenberry

This webcast is a recording of the presentation given on March 11, 2008 at the TMS 2008 Annual Meeting & Exhibition as part of the IOMMMS Global Materials Forum 2008: Creating the Future MS&E Professional.

The following is the abstract of the presentation:

Concerns about the quality and quantity of engineers to meet the needs of the 21st Century have emerged in multiple countries. These concerns are driven by increased competition in tightly coupled global economies as well as concerns about maintaining and enhancing domestic standards of living in increasingly technological societies. In more industrialized economies there are also concerns about being able to maintain the competitiveness of engineering as a career field when other avenues for personal and social progression are presenting themselves to tradition entrants into the field. This presentation summarizes the global context for engineering practice, reviews commonly cited global requirements for 21st Century engineers, and suggests nationally collaborative effort that might be pursued in order to enhance their attainment. The suggested collaborations are grounded in the formal educational preparation of engineers, but take advantage of emerging uses of information technologies as well as better utilization of existing collaborative mechanisms.

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Publisher: TMS
Product Format: Webcast
Duration: approx. 25 minutes
Date Published: June 18, 2008

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