ISEE 2014 - Educating Engineers for 2020: Evolution or Revolution?

Engineering educators must tap into students’passion, curiosity, engagement and dreams

5th International Symposium for Engineering Education (ISEE) 2014
Manchester, UK, 11 – 12 September 2014

I envy the next generation of engineering students. This is one of the most exciting periods in human history for engineering and science. Exponential advances in knowledge, instrumentation, communication, and computational capabilities have created an overwhelming number of possibilities, and students are cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries in unprecedented ways.

When we look to engineering in 2020 and beyond, we have to ask basic questions about future engineers: who they will be, what they will do, where they will do it, why they will do it, and what this implies for engineering education.

I would like to welcome you to The University of Manchester, home of 25 Nobel Prize winners, and look forward to an exciting conference on Educating the Engineers for 2020 and beyond.

Dr Danielle George, Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning

Conference themes include:

  • Educating the Educators
  • The role of Alumni
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable innovation in practical teaching
  • What we want from an engineering degree – a student perspective

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