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  • 06/08/09
  • Purdue Engineer Of 2020

    1. 1. Purdue’s Future Engineer: Update on Engineer of 2020 Peter Meckl, Co-Chair, Purdue Engineer of 2020 Committee Mike Harris, Co-Chair, Purdue Engineer of 2020 Committee Leah Jamieson, John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering
    2. 2. Engineer of 2020 Initiative <ul><li>Phase I: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the attributes that will characterize Purdue Engineering graduates of the future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase II: Implementation in the Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop the key attributes of an engineering curriculum that will prepare our students for 21st century careers: a blueprint for curriculum reform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purdue’s Future Engineer: Designing Curricula for the 21st Century </li></ul>https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Academics/Engineer2020/
    3. 3. External Drivers <ul><li>New technologies, multidisciplinary technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Rate of technological change </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Declining interest among US students: high school students’ interest down 18% since 1991 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow progress on diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job trends: eng’g students working in other fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offshoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NAE’s The Engineer of 2020 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Vision: Purdue Engineers will be prepared for leadership roles in responding to the global technological, economic, and societal challenges of the 21st century. Strategy: We will provide educational experiences that develop students’ knowledge areas, abilities and qualities to enable them to identify needs and construct effective solutions in an economically, socially, and culturally relevant manner. The Three Pillars of the Purdue Engineering Undergraduate Education Purdue’s Engineer of 2020 Target Attributes Red – beyond ABET <ul><li>science & math </li></ul><ul><li>engineering fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>open-ended design & </li></ul><ul><li>problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>multidisciplinarity within and beyond engineering </li></ul><ul><li>integration of analytical, problem solving, and </li></ul><ul><li>design skills </li></ul>Knowledge Areas <ul><li>innovative </li></ul><ul><li>strong work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>ethically responsible in a </li></ul><ul><li>global, social, intellectual, </li></ul><ul><li>and technological context </li></ul><ul><li>adaptable in a changing environment </li></ul><ul><li>entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial </li></ul><ul><li>curious and persistent continuous learners </li></ul>Qualities Abilities <ul><li>leadership </li></ul><ul><li>teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>communication </li></ul><ul><li>decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>recognize & manage change </li></ul><ul><li>work effectively in diverse & multicultural environments </li></ul><ul><li>work effectively in the global engineering profession </li></ul><ul><li>synthesize engineering, business, and societal perspectives </li></ul>
    5. 5. Engineer of 2020 Initiative Phase II - Implementation <ul><li>Annual Engineer of 2020 Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Seed Grant Program </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking (internal and external) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of Best Practices Across Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate Attribute Research Clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Annual School Reviews will include Progress Reports on the Engineer of 2020. </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue’s Future Engineer: Strategies for Designing Curricula for the 21st Century </li></ul>
    6. 6. Purdue Engineer of 2020 Workshop <ul><ul><li>2007 Workshop focused on innovation, multidisciplinarity and continuous learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Panelists: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation - Donna Shirley and Phil Weilerstein </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinarity – Wendy Newstetter and Barabara Olds </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous Learning – Thomas Litzinger and Neal Kaske </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 Workshop focused on ethics, global issues and leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Panelists: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics – Gary Comstock and Joe Herkert </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Issues – John Grandin and Gary Downey </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership – Jorge Ochoa and Richard Schuhmann </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009: Environmental and Societal Impacts of Engineering Practice </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Selected Seed Grant Proposals <ul><li>Project Centered Multidisciplinary Spiral Curriculum as a Model for Developing Purdue's Engineer of 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>The Engineer as an Entrepreneur:  Using Case-Driven, Problem-Based Learning to Develop Adaptive Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Student's Attitudes and Threshold Concepts Towards Engineering as an Environmental Career:  Research by Participatory Design of an Educational Game </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporating Sustainability Concepts into the Engineering Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing Engineer of 2020 Attributes through Transformative Global Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Development and Assessment of 'Ethics in Engineering Practice': A New Technical Support Elective </li></ul>
    8. 8. Ideas 2 Innovation Learning Lab <ul><li>For first-year engineering students </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid-Prototyping Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fabrication and Artisan Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team-based, hands-on projects that address authentic problems: define, invent, build, test, and refine </li></ul>