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Educating the Global Engineer: It Takes a Village!

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Information Literacy in Context: Enabling Real World Problem Solving

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Engineering Libraries

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25.493.1 - 25.493.11



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Adriana Popescu Princeton University Orcid 16x16

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Educating the Global Engineer – It Takes a Village!Engineering education is progressively focusing more on preparing graduates to become globalcitizens who will find and implement innovative solutions for the complex issues facing ourglobal society. Graduates of engineering programs are increasingly called upon to take oninternational assignments, thus becoming global engineers. However, working as an engineerin a foreign country requires besides high professional competency that one speaks the officiallanguage and be familiar with the cultural, ethical, business and technical practices andexpectations of that country. While the engineering curriculum is changing to address theincreased internationalization of engineering education, Engineering libraries are also calledupon to assess their role in supporting academic programs with global reach and to find newways of becoming active partners in educating the Global Engineer. This paper highlightscollaborative work and actions taken by one library to increase its role in assisting engineeringstudents in their endeavor to prepare for a global professional experience.

Popescu, A. (2012, June), Educating the Global Engineer: It Takes a Village! Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21251

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