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Global Environment — Required Skills & Experiences
Tuesday June 16, 2009
7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

Join CMC’s International Engineering Education special interest group (SIG) for a dialogue on the skills and experiences needed by engineering graduates to work effectively in a global environment. The aim is to generate ideas for enhancing the employability of engineering graduates and increasing the international competitiveness of ASEE’s academic members. Cosponsors: College Industry Partnership Division, Engineering Deans Council.

Connecting Formal and Extracurricular Education
Tuesday June 16, 2009
10:30 a.m.-Noon

The past few years have brought a number of initiatives, funded by key national supporters, to improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the K-12 level. In addition, a rich array of extracurricular offerings exists, designed to encourage interest in these subjects. Yet classroom teaching and extracurricular activities are often disconnected, with the result that both types of education are missing out on key potential advocates, links, and networks that could benefit students. At this session, national leaders involved in formal education and extracurricular programs discuss how to work together toward their shared goal. Cosponsor: College Industry Partnership Division.

Engaging Faculty in Transforming for Diversity
Tuesday June 16, 2009
2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

This session examines effective strategies used by leaders in higher education to engage faculty in creating academic and social environments that attract, retain, and advance underrepresented faculty and students. It opens with a panel of academic leaders considering the questions, “What works, why, and how do you know?” The discussion that follows could form the basis of an action agenda for engineering schools and their corporate partners. Cosponsors: College Industry Partnership Division, Engineering Deans Council.

Changing the Conversation — Taking Action
Tuesday June 16, 2009
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Maintaining America’s global leadership in innovation depends in part on our ability to encourage young people — especially young women and underrepresented minorities — to consider a career in engineering. The 2008 National Academy of Engineering publication “Changing the Conversation — Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering” puts forward several strategies. At this session, a panel of industry and engineering community leaders discusses steps needed to implement the recommendations. Cosponsors: College Industry Partnership Division, Engineering Deans Council.

Secondary Sponsor
Professional Graduate Education & Industry
Monday June 15, 2009
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

This National Collaborative invited panel session focuses on skill sets required for technology development, innovation, and leadership in industry from early-career through senior-career levels of engineering practice. Cosponsor: Corporate Members Council.

Issues of Diversity in Graduate Engineering Education
Wednesday June 17, 2009
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

This invited panel session features representatives from both industry and academia. Cosponsors: Corporate Members Council, the Minorities in Engineering Division, and the Women in Engineering Division.

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