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Innovative Engineering Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania

I’ve just finished reading a terrific article about some very innovative engineering instructors at the School of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. The article is entitled “Digital Natives in Tomorrow’s Classroom” by Trey Popp, and is from the November/December 2007 issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette (pp.48-53). Popp discusses in particular the … Continue reading

New ASEE Journal

The new ASEE journal Advances in Engineering Education has just released its inaugural issue – volume 1, issue 1, Fall 2007.  Several of the articles have accompanying multimedia video clips.  Apparently this journal will be exploring more innovative ways to present scholarly research online.  It is meant to complement the Journal of Engineering Education, particularly … Continue reading

Geeks and Chiefs: Engineering Education at MIT

From: MIT World Newsletter (email) volume 6 number 38 June 1, 2007 MIT World has a video of a talk by Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems, and the Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.  In his talk, he discusses making changes to the MIT engineering curriculum … Continue reading

Grand Challenges for Engineering – National Academy

The National Academy of Engineering recently began a year-long project to gather input regarding the biggest engineering challenges and opportunities of this century. They have a new site called “Grand Challenges for Engineering”, which provides numerous opportunities for you to add your comments and feedback. There are also essays on educating engineers for the 21st … Continue reading

ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology

At the June 2006 ALA Annual Conference, the Association of College and Research Libraries approved a new set of Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology.  They also published this set of standards in the November 2006 issue of College & Research Libraries (p.634-641). These standards are extremely detailed and will provide a roadmap for … Continue reading

Braille Writer Designed By Undergraduates

The creativity of engineering undergraduates continues to amaze me!!!  Four undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have developed a handheld Braille writer that they hope will be a less expensive (think $10) and more portable option for Braille writing than traditional typewriter or computer-type Braille writers. Read the JHU Press Release here. There is … Continue reading

Cutting-Edge Science and Engineering Programs

This post comes from the “Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog” by John Hunter. It is about very innovative engineering programs highlighted in the latest Popular Mechanics. Following is the quote of the post by John. “Popular Mechanics provides glimpses of 10 cutting-edge science and engineering programs in: 10 Radically Innovative College Programs. Of course … Continue reading

Educating the Engineer of 2020

The National Academy of Engineering published an online book last year entitled: Educating the Engineer of 2020 : Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century. If you search WestCat, our online catalog, you will find a link to the online version of this book. This book is also available on the National Academies Press site … Continue reading

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