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View Resource Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

In a world in which advanced knowledge is widespread and low-cost labor is readily available, U.S. advantages in the marketplace and in science and technology are being eroded. A comprehensive, coordinated federal effort is urgently needed to bolster U.S. competitiveness and ensure that the country remains pre-eminent in these areas by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by rapid...

View Resource Is America Falling Off the Flat Earth?

This website includes a report on U.S. Competitiveness, which is available for download in PDF format. Abstract: "If history teaches any lesson it is that no nation has an inherent right to greatness. Greatness has to be earned and continually re-earned... Only by providing leading-edge human capital and knowledge capital can America continue to maintain a high standard of living - including...

View Resource Our Planet

Our Planet is the United Nations Environment Program's magazine for environmentally sustainable development. Each issue focuses on one particular theme and contains articles authored by a variety of people, including leaders of UN organizations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Site contains every issue dating back to May 1996 and allows full access to the articles. Topics cover a...

View Resource Experiences and Observations in Introducing Students to Design and Manufacturing Globalization

During the spring of 2004, a new graduate course was offered at Brigham Young University with the objective of introducing engineering students to design and manufacturing issues associated with global product realization. Learning activities in the course included a study of relevant literature, case studies on globalization issues, team projects, and exercises. The course was culminated with...

View Resource Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast: Flat World Strategies: Changing Technologies

Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this podcast, Mike and Gordon discuss the implications for education on the flattened world described by Thomas Friedman, leaving "traditional course-based learning increasingly unable to meet the needs of students." The running time for...

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