Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century

Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century

by Gretar Tryggvason, Diran Apelian

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ISBN-13: 9780470929742
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Grétar Tryggvason was the head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), before accepting his present position as the Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He is well known for his contributions to computational fluid dynamics, particularly the development of methods for multiphase flows and for direct numerical simulations of such flows. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Computational Physics, and a Fellow of the APS and ASME.

Diran Apelian is the Howmet Professor of Engineering and Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI. He is well known for his contributions to the field of solidification processing of light metals. During the past decade, he has focused on sustainable development, and is the founding director of the NSF Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling. He is past president of TMS, an NAE member, and a Fellow of TMS, APMI, and ASM.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD ix
Charles M. Vest

PREFACE xiii

CONTRIBUTORS xvii

PART I THE NEED AND CONTEXT 1

1. MEETING NEW CHALLENGES: TRANSFORMING ENGINEERING EDUCATION3
Grétar Tryggvason and Diran Apelian

2. ONE WORLD: PREPARING ENGINEERS FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY19
Michael J. Dolan

3. ENGINEERS: LEADERS, INNOVATORS, AND BUILDERS 27
Diran Apelian

4. HOLISTIC EDUCATION: LEARNING AND DOING IN CONTEXT 39
Dennis D. Berkey

PART II EFFECTIVE PRACTICES 53

5. IGNITION: THE GREAT PROBLEMS SEMINARS 55
Arthur C. Heinricher and Kristin Wobbe

6. GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: STUDENTS SOLVING REAL PROBLEMS AROUND THEWORLD 77
Richard F. Vaz, Natalie A. Mello, and David DiBiasio

7. FOSTERING CITIZENSHIP AND ADVOCACY THROUGH THE HUMANITIES ANDARTS 107
Svetlana Nikitina and David Spanagel

8. THE CAPSTONE PROJECT: AN INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE 123
Fred J. Looft and Yiming (Kevin) Rong

9. TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN THE INNOVATION ECONOMY 151
Curtis R. Carlson and Jerome J. Schaufeld

10. A NEW DISCIPLINE FOR A NEW CENTURY: ROBOTICS ENGINEERING179
Michael A. Gennert, Fred J. Looft, and GrétarTryggvason

11. GRADUATE EDUCATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER 201
Richard D. Sisson and Nikolaos A. Gatsonis

12. HOLISTIC GRADUATE EDUCATION: FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING225
Kathy A. Notarianni

PART III OUTCOMES AND IMPLICATIONS 241

13. FORTY YEARS OF OUTCOMES-BASED PROJECT CENTRIC EDUCATION:LESSONS LEARNED 243
John Orr

14. SO MUCH ACCOMPLISHED: SO MUCH TO BE DONE 265
Eli Fromm

BIOSKETCHES 283

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