First year engineering education workshop scheduled

Author: William G. Gilroy


Engineering educators from across the country will gather July 30-Aug. 1 at the University of Notre Dames McKenna Hall to discuss ways of helping high school students make the transition to becoming engineering students through effective first-year programs.

TitledA Dialogue on Engineering Education: The Role of the First Year,the workshop will examine trends in first-year engineering programs, attempt to address the decline in the number of students studying engineering, and consider whether students arriving at college are sufficiently prepared for technical pursuits.

Workshop sponsors include Notre DamesCollegeofEngineeringand Office of Research,PrincetonUniversitys Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, the American Society for Engineering Education and its Freshman Programs Division, and IBM Corporation.

The events organizers are John J. Uhran, professor of computer science and engineering, and Catherine Pieronek, director of academic affairs in the College of Engineering at Notre Dame; Sheri Sheppard, professor of mechanical engineering, Stanford University; and Vincent Poor, Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Center for Innovative Engineering Education, Princeton University.

_ Contact: John J. Uhran, professor of computer science and engineering, 574-631-5531,_ " " , or Catherine F. Pieronek, director of academic affairs, 631-4385, " " _.

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