2010 Symposium on Engineering and Liberal Education

Hosted By Union College, June 4-5, 2010


Schedule

Thursday, June 3, 2010

7:00 pm Registration and Informal Reception

Everest Lounge

 

Friday, June 4, 2010

7:30 am Registration and Breakfast

Hale House

8:30 Welcome - Stephen C. Ainlay, President, Union College

Nott Memorial

8:45  Keynote: From the Ground Up:  Rethinking Engineering Education For the 21st Century

Richard K. Miller, President, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Nott Memorial

9:45  Keynote: Meta-structures for a Contemporary Liberal Education

Thanassis Rikakis, Professor and Director School of Arts Media and Engineering, Arizona State University

Nott Memorial

10:45  Break

Nott Memorial

11:00  Breakout discussions of the Keynote themes and reports

Nott Memorial

12:30 Lunch, followed by student poster session

Hale House

2:00  Participant poster session: Examples of Integration

Nott Memorial

3:00  Presentations (15 minutes each plus discussion)

Exploring the Legacy of a Liberal-Professional Vision of Engineering Education
Atsushi Akera, Associate Professor, Director, First Year Studies Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Power & the Glory: Making effective use of academic apostasy in pursuit of a truly student-centered curriculum
Alypios Chatziioanou, Director, Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and David Gillette, Director, Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies, Dept. of English, California Polytechnic State University

Engineering Integrated Education: Oh The Places We Can Go!
T. Michael Toole, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bucknell University

Nott Memorial

4:15  Break

Nott Memorial

4:30  Alumni/ae Panel and discussion

  • David Robertson, '84 and '85, Dartmouth; VP of Analog Technology, Analog Devices
  • Ilona Johnson, '06, Smith; Senior Energy Engineer at EMO Energy Solutions
  • Peggy Miller, '74, Union; Of Counsel at Roberts Ritholtz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields, LLP

Nott Memorial

5:45  Reception

Nott Memorial

6:45  Dinner

Hale House

 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

8:00 am Breakfast

Olin Atrium

8:30   Presentations (15 minutes each plus discusison)

Building Bridges to Engineering
Robbie Berg, Department of Physics, Theodore Ducas, Department of Physics and Franklyn Turbak, Department of Computer Science, Wellesley College; Gill Pratt and Brian Storey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Engineering Ethics and the Evolutionary Principles of the Universe
George Catalano, Professor of Bioengineering, SUNY Binghamton

Introducing the ‘Missing Basics’: Redefining the concepts of rigor and basics in engineering education
Russell Korte, Assistant Professor, College of Education, iFoundry Fellow, College of Engineering; David E. Goldberg, Professor of Entrepreneurial Engineering and co-Director of iFoundry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Mark Somerville, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Olin Auditorium

9:45  Getting to Best Practices -- Parallel sessions to discuss major issues in integrating engineering and liberal education

  • Integration in Courses
  • Integration in Extra/Co-curricular Activities
  • Faculty Integration
  • BA Engineering (Type) Programs

Olin - various rooms

11:15  Break

Olin Atrium

11:30  Reports and discussion from the parallel sessions

Olin Auditorium

12:30  Closing Panel

Olin Auditorium

1:00   Lunch to Stay or Go

Olin Atrium