Lect 1 grand challenges

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Unformatted text preview: Two Questions – Groups of 3 1. 2. What kind of engineering problems or What challenges do you want to work on in your career? your What do you see as the biggest What engineering challenges facing our world in the next 20-50 years? in Grand Challenges for Engineering st in the 21 Century Joint National Academy of Engineering Joint (NAE) and National Science Foundation (NSF) endeavor (NSF) s International group of 18 technical leaders s http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/cms/89 96/9221.aspx s Our World Manage the nitrogen cycle s Make solar energy economical s Develop carbon sequestration methods s Provide energy from fusion s Restore and improve urban infrastructure s Ourselves Reverse-engineer the brain s Advance personalized learning s Advance health informatics s Engineer better medicines s Our Future Engineer the tools of scientific discovery s Enhance virtual reality s Prevent nuclear terror s Secure cyberspace s Provide access to clean water s Two Questions – Groups of 3 1. 2. What types of skills do you see as being the What most important in your success as an engineer or other professional (e.g. physician)? physician)? Where do you think that you will learn those Where skills? Courses? Extracurricular activities? skills? e.g. Leadership - Cabinet of College The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century National Academy of Engineering study s Group of 18 technical leaders s x Industry and academia Looked at emerging challenges and tried to Looked define attributes of future engineers define s Goal was to motivate a change in Goal engineering education. engineering s Engineers of 2020 must have… Strong analytical skills s Practical ingenuity s Creativity and innovation s Communication skills s Business and management skills s Leadership s Engineers of 2020 must have… High ethical standards s Professionalism s Dynamism, agility, resilience, and flexibility s Capacity for lifelong learning s s http://www.nae.edu/NAE/naepcms.nsf/weblin ks/MKEZ-5Z5PKL?OpenDocument PBL s Problem-based learning Question: How are most sci/eng courses Question: organized? Around “content” or “problem”? organized? s Examples of courses around content – s Examples of courses around problems – Examples s PBLs teach integrative reasoning s PBL focus around unsolved problems x Many Many solutions, no one “right” answer, some answers better than others, some will work, some won’t. won’t. Students construct knowledge by solving Students problems problems s Instructor does not share knowledge and Instructor facts with students facts s PBLs enhance student’s Technical reasoning s Communication skills s Teamwork skills s Capacity to define and solve problems s Ability to do self-directed learning s… s At the end of ENGI 150 Better equipped to define and solve Better engineering problems. engineering s Improved communication skills. s Familiarity with several areas of engineering Familiarity (specifically CHBE, BIOE, CEVE). (specifically s Appreciation of the complexities and high Appreciation level of integration required to solve real engineering challenges. engineering s ...
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