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The Attributes of a Global Engineer: Purpose, Perspectives, and Progress

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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

Preparation of Professional Engineers Outside of the USA. What are the Education, Experience, and Exam Requirements?

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Civil Engineering

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

23.1167.1 - 23.1167.12

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https://peer.asee.org/22552

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Stephen Hundley Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Dr. Stephen Hundley is chair and associate professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication at IUPUI's Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.

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Lynn G Brown The Boeing Company

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Lynn G. Brown is the Corporate Higher Education and STEM International program manager for for The Boeing Company and the Chairperson of the ASEE Corporate Members Council Special Interest Group for International Engineering Education.
Selected as Boeing’s Corporate Higher Education program manager in 2004, Brown became the leader of various programs and projects for predominately domestic higher education engagements. Due to Boeing’s desire for international expansion, the responsibility of growing Boeing’s Higher Education International engagements was added to her preview. Brown develops corporate policy, procedures and guidelines for international university relationships for workforce needs, continuing education requirements, potential research projects, building the Boeing brand and reputation.
She also establishes corporate infrastructure and leads a global network of Boeing executives for implementing Higher Education engagements for the company, and works across Boeing organizations to align higher education engagements and funding to the various Boeing Presidents’ country Strategies. Annually, Boeing provides over $7.1 million dollars of charitable and business contributes for international and domestic higher education engagements through Higher Education and STEM.
Prior to this assignment, Brown managed the Educational Partnerships group in Boeing’s training organization. She was responsible for conducting integrated and sustained partnerships and internships with schools, colleges, and universities to communicate skills required by the manufacturing industry.
During this time, she served as chairperson for the following: National Employer Council for Workforce Preparation for three years; Manufacturing Technology Advisory Group Board of Directors for seven years; and three National Science Foundation Review Committees for manufacturing and engineering-related NSF grants.
Brown also served as a conference committee member of the National Career Pathways Network and serving on a number of state and local boards and skills standards committees.
She has taught at the secondary, community college and university levels as well as been a research associate at IC2 Institute in Austin, Texas.
Brown attended the University of Texas at Austin for her Ph.D. work in Higher Educational Administration; Northern Arizona University for her M.A. in Curriculum and Assessment and Arizona State University for her B.A. in Secondary Education – Communications.

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Patricia Fox Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Patricia Fox is associate chair of the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Fox has previously served on the ASEE Board of Directors for three terms and has been involved with many ASEE groups including the Engineering Technology Council, Engineering Technology Division, Corporate Members Council, Student Division, and International Division. Fox teaches ethics, leadership and sustainability courses at IUPUI.

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Catherine Didion National Academy of Engineering

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Catherine Didion is a senior program officer at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Her portfolio includes the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce program with a charge to provide staff leadership to the NAE's efforts to enhance the diversity of the engineering workforce at all levels including the diversity of those being prepared to enter the future workforce. Current projects include the Engineer Girl web site that is geared to middle school students with a focus on encouraging girls to consider engineering studies and careers and the Engineer Your Life web site for high school students. Didion is the principal investigator (PI) of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, The 2-Year to 4-Year Engineering and Engineering Technology Transfer Students Pilot Project, aiming to better understand the number of community college students enrolled in individual engineering programs as well as those who have either completed an associates degree program or directly transferred to a baccalaureate programs. Didion was the project director of a $2.5 million dollar National Science Foundation grant to increase the number of women receiving baccalaureate degrees in engineering that was completed in 2012. In addition to her duties at NAE, Didion is the director of the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. This is a standing committee with a mandate to work as a focal point on gender across the three National Academies. Didion served as executive director for the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) for fourteen years. During her tenure AWIS was awarded the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring and she was the PI for seventeen government and foundation grants. Didion has presented testimony before the U.S. Congress and U.S. federal agencies. Didion has extensive experience on Capitol Hill including the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Didion was named in 2012 one of “100 Women Leaders in STEM.” Her honors include American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow; AWIS Fellow; Drucker Foundation Fellow; Texaco Management Institute Fellow; Secretary of the US Air Force Inaugural Environmental Civic Leaders Tour; and Certificate of Commendation and Distinguished Service, Embassy of the United States of America.

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Daniel R. Sayre John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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An engineering publishing professional for more than 25 years, Sayre has been associate publisher for Engineering in Wiley's Global Education division since 2005. He previously served as VP-publisher of Island Press and prior to that held several editorial and marketing positions in Wiley's Professional and Trade Division. Sayre is a former director of the ASEE Corporate Members Council and a past president of Washington Book Publishers.

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Abstract

The Attributes of a Global Engineer Project: Purpose, Perspectives, and ProgressFor the past three years, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) CorporateMember Council’s Special Interest Group for International Engineering Education developed,presented, and vetted with its stakeholders a series of attributes representing the desiredcompetencies and characteristics needed by engineers in order to effectively live and work in aglobal context. A global online survey was launched to validate the performance and proficiencylevels of each attribute, including the stages at which attributes were essential to the preparation,performance, and employability of global engineers. This paper will describe the stakeholder‐driven process to identify and define attributes of a global engineer, including surveydevelopment and sampling procedures; present a summary of key findings‐to‐date; discuss howattribute outcomes can be used to enhance engineering education globally; and highlight therecommendations and implications for a variety of stakeholders.This abstract is submitted at the specific invitation and request of Mark Killgore, the coordinatorof the ASCE Liaison Committee’s program for the CE Division of ASEE in 2012. It should beconsidered for inclusion in the session(s) that Mark is organizing and moderating

Hundley, S., & Brown, L. G., & Fox, P., & Didion, C., & Sayre, D. R. (2013, June), The Attributes of a Global Engineer: Purpose, Perspectives, and Progress Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22552

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