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Issue 12 • Date Dec. 1990

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  • An engineering curriculum for the future

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):12 - 15
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    It is suggested that an entirely new approach to engineering education is required. First, the introductory courses (calculus, physics, and chemistry), known as 'gatekeeper' courses because they turn students off, need to be avoided. Second, engineering should be taught up front in the freshman year, and the professional course that should be taught first is design. The design courses should take ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering education and industrial research and development-the promise and the reality

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):16 - 22
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    The author observes that the social fabric of engineering, the support infrastructure of the profession, and the political and economic systems of the world are undergoing shifts that affect what engineering is, how it is accomplished, and what it should do. He asks what these changes mean in terms of the educational system and explores a few of these issues that lie between academia and the indus... View full abstract»

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  • Future directions in engineering education: a view from industry and academia

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):25 - 29
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    A scenario of the environment that an engineer of the future will encounter is presented, and some major future trends and their impact on education are discussed. Proposals for an approach to undergraduate education are made in the context of this scenario. Graduate education, continuing education, and industry-university relationship are also discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • The humanities and their effect on engineering education

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):30 - 35
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    The author seeks to shed light on the current debate on what constitutes an appropriate education in the humanities and social sciences, to give some of its history and rationale, and to explain why there will and always should be such a debate. He then describes the humanities and social sciences and shows how they evolved fairly recently from philosophy. He discusses the importance of the humani... View full abstract»

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  • American culture and its effect on engineering education

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):36 - 38
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    The author examines the primary and secondary educational system, focusing on its failure to teach arithmetic, reading, and writing adequately or to prepare students for college. He attributes this situation to an undemanding attitude that prevails in society in general, and with parents in particular, with regard to education and achievement. He then considers what can be done, suggesting that ev... View full abstract»

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  • Recruiting and graduating women: the underrepresented student

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):47 - 50
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    Reasons for the low numbers of women entering the engineering profession are explored. Suggestions are presented for strategies to increase the representation of women at all levels: precollege, undergraduate, graduate, and industry. Insights gained from a recent Cooper Union survey are discussed. Actions that can be taken at the precollege, community college, engineering baccalaureate, graduate, ... View full abstract»

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  • Science, mathematics, and student values

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):52 - 53
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    The reasons why students are discouraged from studying science and mathematics are examined. It is argued that we have somehow nurtured the idea that there is a science elite, small in number, highly intelligent, hard working, and not all that much fun to be around. The roots of this perception are identified, and proposals are made for altering the situation. A major factor is believed to be the ... View full abstract»

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  • Why are so few students becoming engineers?

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):54 - 55
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    From her perspective as a secondary mathematics teacher involved in education over a 30-year period, the author attributes the lack of interest in engineering to three factors: the poor quality of teaching, the lack of commitment in students, and the deficiencies of the curriculum. She addresses the mathematics curriculum of kindergarten through 12th grade and identifies factors working against st... View full abstract»

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  • Just teach them the basics and leave the applications to us

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):56 - 57
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    The author suggests that as readily available technology is forcing changes in precollege mathematics education that have been long overdue, it is no longer obvious just what the 'basics' are. Furthermore, a shift in focus, from preparation exclusively for the hard sciences and engineering to preparation that includes combinatorics and the other discrete topics recommended and outlined in the NCTM... View full abstract»

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  • Educating minority children in an environment that makes engineering education an attainable goal

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):58 - 60
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    Five approaches that can be used for improving minority preparation are considered. They are summarized in the acronym REACH, which stands for 'Role models, Early motivation and effective teaching, Active learning, Concentrated efforts, and High expectations and high-order thinking.'.<> View full abstract»

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