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The Road To The Global Engineer: Using Liberal Arts Prerequisites Effectively In Engineering Design

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007



Conference Session

Approaches to Learning Outcomes Assessment in Liberal Education

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Liberal Education

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12.1458.1 - 12.1458.10



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Lorraine Fleming Howard University

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LORRAINE FLEMING is professor and former Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Howard University. Dr. Fleming serves as the Co-Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation HBCU Undergraduate Program grant designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue degrees in engineering, mathematics, and science. She serves as the Principal Investigator of an NSF grant designed to study the post baccalaureate decisions of high achieving Black STEM students. She is also a 2005 Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Kami Carey Howard University

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KAMI CAREY is a Ph.D candidate at Howard University in the department of Communications and Culture. Her research interest include identifying ideologies and identities of Black sojourners. She plans to teach at Southern Polytechnic State University in the Fall of 2007.

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The Road to the Global Engineer: Using Liberal Arts Prerequisites Effectively in Engineering Design Abstract

This paper examines the role liberal arts education plays in providing the engineering student with tools that will foster the development of global engineers. Students were required to not only prepare traditional designs and write reflections in essay format about the impact of their designs. The reflections provided rich data for this study. The data gathered offers a glimpse of the characteristics of a global engineer and provides an insight into the role that engineering educators can play in creating engineers who are flexible, adaptable, resilient and ultimately lifelong learners. A proposed method that provides an opportunity to reflect on integration of liberal arts courses is offered. This method can be utilized in the classroom to ensure that engineering educators are molding a global engineer.


Fleming, L., & Carey, K. (2007, June), The Road To The Global Engineer: Using Liberal Arts Prerequisites Effectively In Engineering Design Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--2046

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