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Enabling A Strong U.S. Engineering Workforce For Leadership Of Technology Development And Innovation In Industry: Setting A New Vision For Integrative Professional Graduate Education In Engineering Practice

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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

19

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11.537.1 - 11.537.19

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https://peer.asee.org/239

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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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John Bardo Western Carolina University

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JOHN W. BARDO is chancellor of Western Carolina University.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 California State Polytechnic University

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MOHAMMAD 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, a director of the College Industry Partnership Division, and a director of the Continuing Professional Development 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: Setting a New Vision for Integrative Professional Graduate Education in Engineering Practice

1. Introduction

This is the first 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 reports on the progress that the National Collaborative is making and it describes the transformation required in engineering education 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. The reform necessitates a new type of professionally oriented engineering education at the graduate level that better develops the innovative capacity of the U.S. engineering workforce in industry for competitiveness and that better supports the innovation skills required of engineers at all levels of leadership responsibility for technology innovation.

2. The New Economy ─ The Importance of Engineering to U.S. Competitiveness

During the 20th century, America built its engineering preeminence and technological infrastructure for both civilian needs and defense purposes on its world-class capability for creative engineering practice in industry and mission oriented government service. Industry’s core engineering competence for creative technology development and innovation has been supported by a system of engineering education envied by other countries. But during the last decades a noticeable decline in U.S. technological competitiveness began to emerge that is now being correlated in part with challenges by other nations and with how we educate U.S. engineers at the graduate level for the professional practice of engineering in industry.

2.1 Challenges to U.S. Technological Leadership

As the United States competes in the 21st century, it is facing new strategic environments for innovation. America is being challenged today as never before. Other nations are investing heavily in the development of their engineering workforce as a key ingredient to their success. As a consequence, the importance of developing the U.S. engineering workforce in industry is becoming a national priority to accelerate America’s thrust for technological innovation.

Keating, D., & Stanford, T., & Bardo, J., & DeLoatch, E., & Dunlap, D., & McHenry, A., & Tidwell, J., & Latif, N., & Schuver, M., & Quick, D., & Depew, D., & Olson, R., & Truesdale, S., & Snellenberger, J., & Tricamo, S., & 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: Setting A New Vision For Integrative Professional Graduate Education In Engineering Practice Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/239

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