HISTORY OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION - HOW WE GOT HERE. TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING IN A NEW ERA. ISSUE PAPERS FOR THE ITE 1992 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA

This paper briefly outlines the development of transportation education to explain how it reached its current position, and shows how it responded to the challenges of a changing transportation profession. European universities are noted, and the role of transportation in engineering education is discussed, particularly as it relates to roads, canals, and railroads. The Morril Land Grant Act which provided land to establish colleges to teach agriculture and other mechanical arts is noted. The development of engineering disciplines is reviewed, as well as the role of university transportation centers in shaping transportation engineering education. The importance of continuing education and professional development is emphasized.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Turner, D J
    • Campbell, B S
    • Turner, D S
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 29-34

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 3 1993 12:00AM