June 24, 2007
June 24, 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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