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Board 56: Industry and Academia: Together Spells Success

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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College-Industry Partnerships Division Poster Session

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College Industry Partnerships

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Raymond Edward Floyd Northwest College

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Abstract – Whether one looks at engineering or engineering technology curriculums, there is no outstanding indication of the importance of the role Industry can play in the successful completion of a student’s preparation for the future. Whether looking at accredited or non-accredited programs, the importance of Industry’s partnering with Academia cannot be overstated. Equally, Academia’s work with Industry on curriculum, course content, and other features of program offerings is paramount to the success for the University, the student, and Industry. While there are many ways for Industry and Academia to work together, there are five in particular that can provide a good pathway for success for the student. The first of the five is the establishment of an Industry Advisory Board (IAB). The Board can provide direction and evaluation of the strength of a particular program. The second is through the development of internships, allowing students to understand industry skill needs. Third is a direct help to students through support of Mentors, individuals having particular skills to help the student. Fourth is in providing guesty speakers for introductory classes or society meetings. The final area is the donation of new or ued equipment common to a particular field, or general test equipment that may be used in multiple lab exercises. These particular areas will be discussed in greater detail in the body of this paper.

Floyd, R. E. (2018, June), Board 56: Industry and Academia: Together Spells Success Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30059

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