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Visioning Transition: A Framework for Collaborative Change
ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (2000, St. Louis, MO)
  • Degang Chen
  • K. Krishnamurthy, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Reza Langari
  • Luigi Martinelli
  • Mehrdad Ghasemi Nejhad
  • David F. Radcliffe
  • Linda Ann Riley
  • Ray Taghavi
  • Margarita D. Takach
  • Janet M. Twomey
  • Yiyuan J. Zhao
Tomorrow's engineers will look nothing like the engineers of the past. Aside from a proficiency in core, technical knowledge, tomorrow's engineers will require a collection of non-engineering skills and competencies to successfully function in a dynamic, global environment. Technical competency will always be viewed as an integral skill; differential advantage however, will be gained by those individuals that can communicate effectively, and participate fully in an organization's different functional realms. What has motivated this vision and rethinking of the engineering discipline? Where are we in the journey to prepare our students for an engineering working environment characterized by a global, integrated and multi-disciplinary nature? And finally, is it possible, or should it be necessary, for traditional engineering education systems to fundamentally change to meet corporate requirements? These are but a few of the compelling issues discussed in this paper.
Meeting Name
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium (2000: Jun. 18-21; St. Louis, MO)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Keywords and Phrases
  • Boeing Company (CO),
  • Careers,
  • Fellowship programs,
  • Non-engineering skills,
  • Decision making,
  • Engineering education,
  • Knowledge acquisition,
  • Problem solving,
  • Professional aspects,
  • Societies and institutions,
  • Students,
  • Teaching,
  • Engineers
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
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© 2000 American Society for Engineering Education, All rights reserved.
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Citation Information
Degang Chen, K. Krishnamurthy, Reza Langari, Luigi Martinelli, et al.. "Visioning Transition: A Framework for Collaborative Change" ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (2000, St. Louis, MO) (2000) p. 6785 - 6794 ISSN: 01901052
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