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The Attributes of a Global Engineer: Results and Recommendations from a Multi-Year Project

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2015 ASEE International Forum


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

Conference Session

Concurrent Paper Tracks - Session I

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Diversity and International Forum

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19.37.1 - 19.37.7



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Stephen Hundley Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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Stephen Hundley is Chair and Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He also serves as IUPUI's Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives. Stephen holds a Ph.D. from American University in Washington, D.C., and has published and presented on the topics of workforce engagement, adult learning, STEM education, and higher education administration.

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The Attributes of a Global Engineer: Results and Recommendations from a Multi-Year ProjectFor the past several years, the American Society for Engineering Education’s Corporate MemberCouncil, reflecting the voice of industry, developed a series of attributes representing the desiredcompetencies needed by engineers in order to effectively live and work in a global context. Aglobal online survey was launched to validate the performance and proficiency levels of eachattribute, and a series of global focus groups in every major region of the world have been heldfor the purpose of clarifying and refining the attributes. In 2015, the Attributes of a GlobalEngineer Project formally concludes its work, having benefitted from prolonged engagementwith and input from globally-representative stakeholder groups of academicians and industrypartners. This paper will describe the process to develop attributes of a global engineer; presenta summary of key results; discuss how attribute outcomes can assessed in engineering educationglobally; and provide recommendations for a variety of stakeholders, with particular emphasis onlessons learned from the multi-year Project.

Hundley, S. (2015, June), The Attributes of a Global Engineer: Results and Recommendations from a Multi-Year Project Paper presented at 2015 ASEE International Forum, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--17160

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