A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education

A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education

by David E. Goldberg, Mark Somerville

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Overview

A Revolution Is Coming. It Isn�t What You Think.

This book tells the improbable stories of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, a small startup in Needham, Massachusetts, with aspirations to be a beacon to engineering education everywhere, and the iFoundry incubator at the University of Illinois, an unfunded pilot program with aspirations to change engineering at a large public university that wasn�t particularly interested in changing. That either one survived is story enough, but what they found out together changes the course of education transformation forever:

� How joy, trust, openness, and connec- tion are the keys to unleashing young, courageous engineers.
� How engineers educated in narrow technical terms with a fixed mindset need an education that actively engages six minds�analytical, design, people, linguistic, body, and mindful� using a growth mindset.
� How emotion and culture are the crucial elements of change, not content, curriculum, and pedagogy.
� How four technologies of trust are well established and widely available to promote more rapid academic change.
� How all stakeholders can join together in a movement of open innovation to accelerate collaborative disruption of the status quo.

Read this book and get a glimpse inside the coming revolution in engineering. Feel the engaging stories in this book and understand the depth of change that is coming. Use this book to help select, shape, demand, and create educational experiences aligned with the creative imperative of the twenty-first century.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150571617
Publisher: ThreeJoy Associates, Inc.
Publication date: 09/19/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

DAVID E. GOLDBERG is president of Big Beacon, a nonprofit organization founded as a movement for the transformation of engineering education. He is known as an author, educator, entrepreneur, and artificial intelligence researcher. Author of the widely cited bestseller Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization, and Machine Learning and co-founder of ShareThis, in 2007 he co-founded the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry). In 2010 he resigned his tenure and professorship at the University of Illinois to work full time for the transformation of engineering education. As a movement leader, leadership coach, and change management consultant, Dave now works with individuals, organizations, and networks around the world to collaboratively disrupt the status quo.

MARK SOMERVILLE is a professor of electrical engineering and physics at Olin College, where he also serves as associate dean for faculty affairs and development. He joined Olin from Vassar College in 2001. An electrical engineer and liberal arts double major, Rhodes scholar, and semiconductor researcher, Mark is passionate about active learning and student engagement. Mark has collaborated with institutions in North and South America and Europe to spread change in engineering education, particularly through the use of collaborative design in curriculum revision. Mark and Dave worked together, first on the Olin-Illinois Partnership and then as cofounders of the Big Beacon movement. Mark remains active in the classroom and works to spread effective transformation methods as part of Olin�s Collaboratory outreach and training efforts.

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