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Title: The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century
Url: http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10999
Publisher: National Academies Press (U.S.)
National Academy of Engineering. Committee on Public Understanding of Engineering Messages
Description: This site has made the following book available to read online for free. You may also purchase a PDF copy of the book. To enhance the nation's economic productivity and improve the quality of life worldwide, engineering education in the United States must anticipate and adapt to the dramatic changes of engineering practice. The Engineer of 2020 urges the engineering profession to recognize what engineers can build for the future through a wide range of leadership roles in industry, government, and academia not just through technical jobs. Engineering schools should attract the best and brightest students and be open to new teaching and training approaches. With the appropriate education and training, the engineer of the future will be called upon to become a leader not only in business but also in nonprofit and government sectors. The book finds that the next several decades will offer more opportunities for engineers, with exciting possibilities expected from nanotechnology, information technology, and bioengineering. Other engineering applications, such as transgenic food, technologies that affect personal privacy, and nuclear technologies, raise complex social and ethical challenges. Future engineers must be prepared to help the public consider and resolve these dilemmas along with challenges that will arise from new global competition, requiring thoughtful and concerted action if engineering in the United States is to retain its vibrancy and strength. Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Students, 9-12, and High School Faculty/Administrators.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Types of education -- Vocational education (General)
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Higher education -- Curriculum
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Technology
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Vocational Education -- Instructional issues
Date Issued: 2004
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Format: html
pdf
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: National Academy of Sciences
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-11-26 09:26:28 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-09-08 20:55:20 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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Resource URL Clicks: 3
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