June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Electrical and Computer
Since the beginning of the millennium, the conceptual Engineer of 2020 established the motivation for early 21st Century engineering curricula. The year 2020 is no longer a distant target; therefore, this paper proposes an assessment of our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) outcomes versus the skills, abilities, and characteristics of the ideal Engineer of 2020. While all engineering students gain technical competency in the classroom, deficiencies remain in most curricula when compared to the Engineer of 2020. Targeted efforts, like the proposed REU program, are required to remove these shortcomings in students’ profiles. The presented program structure may serve as a guide for other universities to develop well-rounded engineers for the future.
Booth, K., & Morin, M. P., & Dayerizadeh, A., & Carpenter, P. P. (2019, June), A Comparative Analysis on the Engineer of 2020 - A Holistic REU Program Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/31945
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