PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

REALIZING THE NEW PARADIGM
FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION

June 3 - 6, 1998
Omni Inner Harbor Hotel
Baltimore, Maryland

Conference Co-Chairs:
Edward Ernst
University of South Carolina
&
Irene Peden
University of Washington

Engineering Foundation Conferences
345 East 47th Street, Suite 303
New York, NY 10017
T: 1-212-705-7836; F: 1-212-705-7441
e-mail: engfnd@aol.com; www: http://www.engfnd.org

Wednesday, June 3, 1998

1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. Registration

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. SESSION I
Session Chair: Irene Peden
University of Washington

Brief welcoming remarks
Henry Shaw, Engineering Foundation
Marshall Lih, National Science Foundation

Review of reports, studies, conferences on Engineering Education 1984-1996
Ed Ernst
University of South Carolina

Characteristics of 21st Century Engineering Education,
Action Agenda,
NSF Response
John Prados
University of Tennessee

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Opening Reception

Thursday, June 4, 1998

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. SESSION II
Session Chair: Irene Peden
University of Washington

Keynote Presentation
Joe Bordogna
National Science Foundation

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION III
Session Chair: Ernest Smerdon
National Science Foundation

Drivers for Change I: Accountability (ABET & NSF),
Engineering Workplace
Bill Wulf
National Academy of Engineering;
Art Glenn
General Electric Corporation;
Ed Parrish
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. SESSION IV
Session Chair: John Prados
University of Tennessee

Paradigm Shifters #1
Paul Penfield
Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Richard Phillips
Harvey Mudd;
Barbara Olds
Colorado School of Mines

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

Thursday, June 4, 1998

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. SESSION V

Workshop #1
How can we use the challenges of the engineering
workplace, ABET Engineering Criteria 2000, and the experiences of others to create change at my institution?

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner

Ad hoc sessions / evening on your own

Friday, June 5, 1998

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. SESSION VI
Session Chair: Ed Ernst
University of South Carolina

Paradigm Shifters #2
Ed Parrish
Worcester Polytechnic Institute;
Nihat Bilgutay
Drexel Institute;
Karen Watson
Texas A&M

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION VII
Session Chair: Henry Shaw

Drivers for Change II: Information Technologies
Communications Infrastructure
G.W. "Pete" Schramm
Lucent Technologies
and
Anoop Gupta
Microsoft;

ASL Infrastructure
Tim Trick
University of Illinois

Friday, June 5, 1998

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ad hoc sessions and/or afternoon on your own

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. SESSION VIII

Workshop #2

How can we use information technologies and the experiences of others to create change in my institution?

Saturday, June 6, 1998

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. SESSION IX

Paradigm Shifters #3
James Eifert
Rose-Hulman;
Mort Friedman
Columbia University
Jacqueline Sullivan
University of Colorado

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION X

Workshop #3
What can we do to implement engineering education reform and what is my part in doing this?

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. SESSION XI
Chair: Irene Peden
University of Washington

Conclusions and Recommendations

2:30 p.m. Conference Adjournment

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