San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
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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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