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Enabling A Strong U.S. Engineering Workforce For Leadership Of Technology Development And Innovation In Industry: Critical Skill Sets For Early Career Development Leading To The Professional Master Of Engineering

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Professional Graduate Education & Industry Duplicate Session

Page Count

33

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11.535.1 - 11.535.33

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https://peer.asee.org/768

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Duane Dunlap Western Carolina University

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DUANE D. DUNLAP is professor, director, Kimmel School of Construction Management, Engineering and Technology, and associate dean for the college of applied sciences at Western Carolina University, and program chair of the Graduate Studies Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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John Bardo Western Carolina University

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JOHN W. BARDO is chancellor of Western Carolina University.

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Donald Keating University of South Carolina

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DONALD A. KEATING is associate professor of mechanical engineering, University of South Carolina, and chair Graduate Studies Division, ex-officio member of the Corporate Members Council, and a director of the College Industry Partnership Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Thomas Stanford University of South Carolina

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THOMAS G. STANFORD is assistant professor of chemical engineering, University of South Carolina.

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Eugene DeLoatch Morgan State University

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EUGENE M. DeLOATCH is dean, school of engineering, Morgan State University, and a past president of the American Society of Engineering Education.

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Albert McHenry Arizona State University

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ALBERT L. McHENRY is dean of the college of technology and applied sciences at Arizona State University Polytechnic, and vice president of public affairs of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Joseph Tidwell Arizona State University

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JOSEPH P. TIDWELL is director, of the joint alliance of companies managing education for technology JACMET, and community liaison, college of technology and applied sciences at Arizona State University Polytechnic, and chair-elect College Industry Partnership Division, ex-officio member of the Corporate Members Council of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Niaz Latif Purdue University

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NIAZ LATIF is professor and department head, department of industrial technology, college of technology at Purdue University.

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Mark Schuver Purdue University

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MARK SCHUVER is coordinator of the weekend Master's Degree Program, college of technology, Purdue University.

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Dennis Depew Purdue University

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DENNIS R. DEPEW is dean of the college of technology, Purdue University.

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Roger Olson Rolls-Royce

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ROGER N. OLSON is lead stress analysis engineer, Rolls-Royce Corporation, and a director of the College Industry Partnership Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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David Quick

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DAVID H. QUICK is manager, R&D customer requirements, R&T Strategy, Liberty Works, Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, and past chair Corporate Members Council, and immediate past chair of the College Industry Partnership Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Stephen Tricamo New Jersey Institute of Technology

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STEPHEN J. TRICAMO is professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering, and former dean of engineering and technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Samuel Truesdale Rolls-Royce

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SAMUEL L. TRUESDALE is manager of employee development, engineering business improvement organization, Rolls-Royce Corporation

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Jay Snellenberger Rolls-Royce

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JAY M. SNELLENBERGER is senior manager, aftermarket support, control systems, Rolls-Royce Corporation, and past vice chair, Corporate Members Council and past chair College Industry Partnership Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Harvey Palmer Rochester Institute of Technology

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HARVEY PALMER is dean of the Kate Gleason College of engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Mohammad Noori North Carolina State University

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MOHAMAD NOORI is dean of the college of engineering, California State Polytechnic University.

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Kathleen Gonzalez Landis University of Arizona

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KATHLEEN GONZALEZ-LANDIS is executive director, master of engineering partnership-Arizona, and a director of the College Industry Partnership Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Ronald Bennett University of St. Thomas

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RONALD J. BENNETT is dean of the school of engineering, University of St. Thomas, and immediate past chair and director of the Graduate Studies Division of the American Society for Engineering Education

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Enabling a Strong U.S. Engineering Workforce for Leadership of Technology Development and Innovation in Industry: Critical Skill-Sets for Early Career Development Leading to the Professional Master of Engineering

1. Introduction

This is the second of four papers prepared for a special panel session of the National Collaborative Task Force on Engineering Graduate Education Reform that is focusing on the deliberate advancement of professional engineering graduate education to enhance the innovative capacity of the U.S. engineering workforce in industry for global competitiveness. Founded in 2000, the National Collaborative Task Force is an initiative of the ASEE-Graduate Studies Division, Corporate Members Council, and College Industry Partnership Division. The National Collaborative is comprised of leaders from industry, academia, and government all coming together to advance engineering education for the practice of engineering in the national interest. This paper describes the critical skills identified by industry as essential for early career development of engineers at the project management level and formulates an integrative educational approach leading to the professional Master of Engineering for responsible engineering leadership of systematic technology development & innovation.

2. Professional Education for Engineers – The New Challenge for Industrial Innovation

While the U.S. system of graduate education continues to set the world standard and sustains the preeminence of the U.S. scientific workforce for basic research at the universities, the National Collaborative Task Force is leading a major reform in professionally oriented engineering graduate education to enhance the innovative capacity of the U.S. engineering workforce in industry to retain U.S. preeminence in engineering practice for technology development & innovation to enhance competitiveness.

2.1 The Modern Practice of Engineering for Leadership of the Continuous Technology Development & Innovation Process in Industry

A new paradigm of the practice of engineering for the creation (invention), design, development, and innovation of new / improved / breakthrough technology has emerged for economic prosperity and the nation’s defense which is substantially different from that portrayed by science policy of 1945 for the development of technology. The reform of professional engineering graduate education is mandated by the new paradigm that has occurred in the practice of engineering for creating, developing, and innovating new, improved, and breakthrough technology as a systematic practice of engineering (See Appendix A). Contrary to popular belief, engineers do not simply apply existing technology to contemporary problems or sequentially transfer results from basic research into development as the primary driver for creative engineering practice. What engineers apply is their use of the engineering

Dunlap, D., & Bardo, J., & Keating, D., & Stanford, T., & DeLoatch, E., & McHenry, A., & Tidwell, J., & Latif, N., & Schuver, M., & Depew, D., & Olson, R., & Quick, D., & Tricamo, S., & Truesdale, S., & Snellenberger, J., & Palmer, H., & Noori, M., & Gonzalez Landis, K., & Bennett, R. (2006, June), Enabling A Strong U.S. Engineering Workforce For Leadership Of Technology Development And Innovation In Industry: Critical Skill Sets For Early Career Development Leading To The Professional Master Of Engineering Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/768

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