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ENGINEERING IMPACTING SOCIAL, ECONOMICAL AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Global Engineering Education Cross-Cultural Awareness and Social Impacts

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International

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12

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23.511.1 - 23.511.12

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https://peer.asee.org/19525

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Claudio da Rocha Brito Science and Education Research Council Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4760-4931

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Prof. Dr. Claudio da Rocha Brito is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently is the President of Science and Education Research Council (COPEC), President of Fishing Museum Friends Society (AAMP), President of (Brazilian) National Monitoring Committee of "Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik" (IGIP) and Vice-President of International Council on Engineering and Technology Education (INTERTECH), Vice-President of Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization (SHERO), Vice-President of Word Council on Communication and Arts (WCCA) and Vice-President of Réseau Carthagène d`Ingénierie (Cartagena Network of Engineering). He is Chair of Intersociety Cooperation Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), Chairman of Working Group "Ingenieurpädagogik im Internationalen Kontext" and Member of International Monitoring Committee in IGIP, Member of Board of Governors of "International Council for Engineering and Technology Education" (INTERTECH), Member of Board of Governors of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) in (2001-2004), (2008-2011) and (2011-2014), Member of Strategic Planning Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), Board Member of “Global Council on Manufacturing and Management" (GCMM) and Director of Brazilian Network of Engineering (RBE). He was President of Brazilian Chapter of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), Regional Secretary of SBPC - Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science, Adviser for International Subjects of the Presidency of Brazilian Society for Engineering Education (ABENGE), Dean of International Relations of SENAC School of Engineering and Technology, Member of Executive Committee of Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería – ASIBEI (Iberian-American Association of Engineering Education Institutions), Councilor of Urban Development City Council (CMDU) and Councilor of Economics Development City Council (CDES). He is Member of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education), SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education), ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), INTERTECH (International Council for Engineering and Technology Education) and RCI (Cartagena Network of Engineering). Dr. Claudio da Rocha Brito has received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, B.S. degree in Mathematics, B.S. degree in Physics, M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering all from the University of São Paulo. He has his biography published in "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", "Five Thousand Personalities of the World", "Dictionary of International Biography", "Men of Achievement" and various other similar publications. Although born in São Paulo, he received from City of Santos the title of "Santos Citizen” and he was also the first American Professor to receive the title of "International Engineering Educator" of IGIP. He also received several international medals, including two by appointment of Queen Elizabeth II of England. He received numerous honors due to his services to Scientific Commonwealth and Technological Cooperation among them: the IEEE Education Society Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service Award, the IGIP Meritorious Service Award, the Centennial Medal of the Polytechnic School, Award of the International Council on Engineering and Technology Education, Award from the International Council on Engineering and Computer Education, Award from the Global Council on Manufacturing and Management, Award from the Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization, Award from the Word Council on Communication and Arts, Medal of the International Biographical Association, Medal of the International Biographical Centre, Medal of the New York Academy of Sciences and he is in the "Hall of Fame" of The American Biographical Institute. He has over three hundred and fifty published articles in several conferences and journals.

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Melany M. Ciampi Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6346-7535

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Prof. Dr. Melany M. Ciampi is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently is the President of Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization (SHERO), President of Word Council on Communication and Arts (WCCA) and Vice-President of Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik – IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education), Vice-President of Science and Education Research Council (COPEC), Vice-President of Fishing Museum Friends Society (AAMP). She is Co-Chair of Intersociety Cooperation Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), Co-Chair of Working Group "Ingenieurpädagogik im Internationalen Kontext" and Member of Executive Committee of IGIP, Member of Board of Governors of "International Council for Engineering and Technology Education" (INTERTECH), Member of Board of Governors of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) in (2002-2005), (2005-2008) , (2009-2012) and (2012-2015), Member of Strategic Planning Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc) and Board Member of “Global Council on Manufacturing and Management" (GCMM) She was President of Brazilian Chapter of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), State Councilor of SBPC - Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science and Manager of International Relations of SENAC School of Engineering and Technology. She is Member of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education), SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education), ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), INTERTECH (International Council for Engineering and Technology Education) and RCI (Cartagena Network of Engineering). She was the first American woman who has received the title “International Engineering Educator” of IGIP. She received numerous honors due to his services to Scientific Commonwealth and Technological Cooperation among them: the IEEE Education Society Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service Award, the IGIP Meritorious Service Award, Award of the International Council on Engineering and Technology Education, Award from the International Council on Engineering and Computer Education, Award from the Global Council on Manufacturing and Management, Award from the Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization and Award from the Word Council on Communication and Arts. She has over two hundred published articles in several conferences and journals.

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Rosa Maria Castro Fernandes Vasconcelos Universidade de Minho Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-1434-1060

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Associate Professor at the Department of Textile Engineering since 2005. Degree in Textile Engineering by the University of Minho. Professor at the University of Minho since 1984. Ph.D. in Engineering –Technology and Textile Chemistry by the University of Minho in 1993. Rieter Award, 1993. Responsible for several curricular units in the integrated study cycles in Textitle Engineering and Engineering and Industrial Management, in the 1st cycle course of Design and Fashion Marketing, and also in the 2nd cycle courses of Fashion Design and Communication, Textile Chemistry, Advanced Textiles and Design and Marketing. Head research and research member of several R&D projects, has presented as main author or co-author many dozens of scientific journal papers and communications in international conferences.
President of the Pedagogical Council of the School of Engineering and Vice-Dean of School of Engineering since 2011.

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Luis Alfredo Martins Amaral P.E. University of Minho Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-9426-3834

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Born in 1960, Amaral holds a Ph.D. on Information Systems obtained at University of Minho in 1994. He is Associate Professor at Department of Information Systems in the School of Engineering of University of Minho where he teaches courses on information systems management and information systems planning to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He is also involved in research projects in the area of methodologies for organizational intervention activities such as; Information Systems Management, Information Systems Planning and Information Systems Development. Other topics of interest are the adoption process of IT applications by organizations and the curricula for Information Systems professionals. He is the head of the Department of Information Systems and is director of the Master Degree on Information Systems at University of Minho. Luis Amaral has supervised several master and doctoral dissertations. He is author of several scientific publications presented at international conferences and published in scientific and technical journals. He is the co-author of a book in Portuguese on information systems planning. Since 2005 is the President of the board of directors of CCG - Centro de Computação Gráfica. Pró-Rector of University of Minho between July 2006 and October 2009. President of the National College of Informatics (Order of Engineers) since March 2010.

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Victor Freitas de Azeredo Barros Science and Education Research Council Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-7318-8257

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Prof. Victor Freitas de Azeredo Barros is Professor at Brazilian Federation of Library Associations, Institutions and Information Scientists (FEBAB). Currently is Researcher Professor at Advanced Center for Continuing Education of Teachers of Basic Education (FORMA/IFG) and Researcher Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Goias (PUC-GO). Editor Director of the Journal of Science, Technology and Education (JSTE) and Editor Director at the Journal of Education, Technology and Society (JETS). Editorial Chair of the: Safety, Health and Environment World Congress (SHEWC), International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education (ICECE), World Congress on Communication and Arts (WCCA) and International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education (INTERTECH). Executive Secretary of the Science and Education Research Council (COPEC). Member of: the Research Team of Center for Studies and Research Interaction and Food Plants (NEPIAP), Center for Studies and Research in Science Teaching (NEPEC), Center for Research in Education, Management and Environment (NEPEGEM). He has more than 80 papers published in several congresses. He has worked for the development of teaching materials/ instructional in the areas of Computer Science, Information Systems, Digital Institutional Repositories, Information Technology in Education, Distance Learning, Assistive Technology, Inclusive Education, Environment Education, Engineering Education and Applied Probability & Statistics. He has organized more than 20 congresses. He was professor at Goias Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology – IFG and professor at e-learning center E-PROINFO/MEC/UFG that belong to Brazilian government.

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Abstract

ENGINEERING IMPACTING SOCIAL, ECONOMICAL AND WORKING ENVIRONMENTEngineers create, design and build bringing solutions for problems, transforming theenvironment for betterment of life. Engineers are responsible for the development ofscience and technology once they design tools, systems and instruments that makepossible the acquisition of knowledge in a vast amount of fields. Engineering isresponsible for the deep transformation of human relations in the first decade of 21st.Century, changing also education paradigms as well as business. It started a new erain working environment, which characteristics are peculiar due to the newcommunications, mobility and globalization. These aspects lead to the fact that now itis also important the formation of engineers with tools that enable them to act in aworking environment that demands a very flexible and innovative mind in order toinsert and to keep up in work market. Knowledge in Basic Sciences, Basic Sciences ofEngineering and Specifics of Engineering are fundamental for the formation of anengineer however the insertion in labor market sometimes demands some practice, orexperience that should also be provided by the engineering schools. Examining morecarefully the formation of engineers it is assumed that technical skill is associatedwith understanding and proficiency in a particular type of activity, especially thosethat are involved in methods, processes and procedures. As an example, one can takethe training of the engineer, who - mostly - is focused moreover, on calculations,simulations and projects, characterizing it as an individual, above all, objective. Sincethe human ability can be understood as the ability of individuals to interact withothers to form similar one that respects his fellow and nature this individual is awareof his/her own attitudes, opinions and beliefs about others. Realizing the existence ofother attitudes, opinions and beliefs different from his/hers, the individual is able tounderstand them. By becoming aware of the need to combine their technical skills (torun its specific activity) with the human ability (to develop proactive humanrelationship), this professional develops the conceptual ability, which is directlyassociated with the coordination and integration of all attitudes and interests of theorganization that owns or provides the service. In other words, not technical enough tobe good, if not able to understand comprehensively the meaning of the activity, whichis being exerted, through these three interconnected skills. This aspect is the main onein terms of engineering formation for 21st Century Labor Market for engineers.Taking it into account the Engineering Education Research Team of COPEC –Science and Education Research Council has designed a program for an engineeringschool which main goal is to prepare engineers for the future work market, theengineer for future. The program has been designed in details in according to thepresent labor market for engineers, with its particular characteristics and with a needof engineers that is growing. The success of the program depends on the ability toinspire the students showing engineering as an exciting career, a personal upwardpath, and a way to affect local social and economic well being. The implementation ofthe program is for 2012. The goal of this work is to show the engineering programdeveloped with the objective to train engineers to enter and remain in the future labormarket.

Brito, C. D. R., & Ciampi, M. M., & Vasconcelos, R. M. C. F., & Amaral, L. A. M., & Barros, V. F. D. A. (2013, June), ENGINEERING IMPACTING SOCIAL, ECONOMICAL AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19525

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