The engineering profession is at a critical juncture that requires reforming engineering education. The supply of engineers is declining whereas the nature of the demand is changing. Formulating a response to these challenges demands the adoption of new and innovative tools and methods for promoting the expansion of the community while supporting these evolving requirements. Initiatives to entice and retain students are being employed to support growth objectives. Modern technologies are reshaping reform efforts. This book discusses the state of affairs in the field of engineering education and presents practical steps for addressing the challenges in order to march toward a brighter future.
- Covers the latest state of engineering education in the North America, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and Far East Asia
- Discusses advances in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and community engagement
- Outlines applications of digital technologies to enhance learning
- Provides advances in remote and online instructions for engineering education
- Presents discussions on innovation, leadership, and ethics
Table of Contents
History of Engineering Education. Grand Challenges in Engineering Education. Stimulating the Flow of Young Students to Engineering Disciplines: STEM Programs. Retention Strategies. Curriculum Update 1: Creativity and Innovation. Curriculum Update 2: Engineering Ethics. Curriculum Update 3: Leadership. Globalization Issues Impacting Engineering Education. Technology-Enhanced Instruction. Traditional versus Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy. Effective Use of Technology for Classroom Instruction: Case Studies. Employing Technology in Engineering Laboratories: Case Studies. Technology Use and Issues of Adoption. Assessment and Evaluation of Student Outcomes.
Dr. J. P. Mohsen is a Professor and Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of Louisville. Dr. Mohsen served as President of the American Society for Engineering Education (2010). Dr. Mohsen is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a pioneer in areas such as creative methods in teaching and learning in engineering undergraduate curriculum. Dr. Mohsen has been a frequent speaker on engineering education both globally and nationally.
Dr. Mohamed Y. Ismail received his MS. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. He held several management positions in Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Ismail joined Texas A&M University at Qatar as a Senior IT Consultant and has since created several pioneering initiatives in developing the use of digital technologies in the classroom. He has widely presented papers in national and international conferences and symposia and worked closely with engineering faculty at Texas &M University at Qatar to develop and introduce new technologies to assist students learning.
Dr. Hamid R. Parsaei is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ). Additionally, he holds the rank of professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Dr. Parsaei is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He is a leader in advancing teaching and learning by developing new initiatives for using technology in the classroom and enhancing excellence through diversity in educational programs. He has been a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on engineering education and the use of technology to further improve teaching and learning. Dr. Parsaei served as professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Dr. Parsaei is a registered professional engineer in Texas.
Dr. Waldemar Karwowski is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dr. Karwowski is globally recognized for his contribution to ergonomics, human factors, cognitive engineering, and systems engineering. He has been frequent speaker at national and international conferences and symposia concerning engineering education, pedagogy, and innovation in engineering curricula. Dr. Karwowski is a fellow of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE), fellow of International Ergonomics Association (IEA), fellow of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Ergonomics Society-United Kingdom (F.Erg.S)