Evaluation Results of an E and ET Education Forum

Evaluation Results of an E and ET Education forum
Miguel Angel Ramos, Lauren Chapman, Mac Cannady, and Enrique Barbieri

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1. Introduction
In fall 2008, a position paper was presented at the
IAJC-NAIT-IJME International Conference with the in-
tention of sparking discussion about how engineering
and engineering technology students are taught in the
US (Barbieri and Fitzgibbon 2008). Fundamentally, the
authors argued that historical trends, industrial forces,
and legislative action had led to four developments: (1)
a reduction in engineering-specific courses, (2) engi-
neering courses that are highly theoretical and empha-
size scientific analysis and mathematical modeling, (3)
a subsequent reduction in hands-on, laboratory orient-
ed, experiential learning, and (4) courses delving into
engineering design (synthesis as opposed to analysis),

Ramos, Miguel; Chapman, Lauren; Cannady, Mac & Barbieri, Enrique. Evaluation Results of an E and ET Education Forum. [Washington, DC]. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc122182/. Accessed August 30, 2016.