|October 14, 2008|
Union to host international conference on engineering education
Caroline Baillie, DuPont Chair in Engineering Education Research and Development at Queens University,Ontario
More than 600 educators and other professionals will discuss the future of engineering and technology education at a major international conference hosted by Union Oct. 22-25.
The 38th annual “Frontiers in Education Conference” (FIE), will be held at the Saratoga Hilton and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs.
Keynote speaker Caroline Baillie, DuPont Chair in Engineering Education Research and Development at Queens University in Ontario, will talk about “Engineering for a Just and Sustainable Future.”
Other topics to be discussed include preparing the engineers of 2020, globalization and the role of feminism in engineering education.
Union has been planning for its role as host since it was selected in 2005. A number of faculty will present papers or lead panel discussions. In addition, President Stephen C. Ainlay will give a welcome address to attendees, who represent nearly 285 institutions and 34 countries.
“This is an excellent opportunity to engage with other educators about the challenges of the future, and to share our contributions to the frontiers of computer science and engineering education,” said Cherrice Traver, dean of engineering and professor of computer engineering at Union and chair of the FIE conference.
Cherrice A. Traver, dean of engineering and professor of computer engineering
The conference is sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Educational Research Methods division, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society and the IEEE Computer Society.
Previous hosts include Georgia Tech, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Johns Hopkins University.
Union has a rich tradition with engineering. In 1845, Union became the first liberal arts college to offer engineering. Last spring, the College hosted academic leaders from more than a dozen top colleges and universities who participated in a national symposium, “Engineering and Liberal Education.”
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