The Board on Engineering Education (BEEd) is charged with identifying significant issues in engineering education; facilitating communication about engineering education needs among academic, industrial, and government leaders; developing long-term strategies for engineering education in the context of rapidly changing circumstances, technologies, and demands; formulating timely policy recommendations; and stimulating actions to implement the strategies and policy recommendations. To that end, in 1991 the BEEd embarked on an effort to: identify the critical challenges facing U.S. engineering education today; present a vision of engineering education for the future; develop a plan for meeting the challenges; and stimulate a nationwide effort to implement the plan. Chapter 1 of this report presents the Board's key ideas. Chapter 2 describes the BEEd's vision for the twenty-first century. Chapter 3 discusses engineering education today. Chapter 4 presents ideas on achieving change. Chapter 5 is a call to action, describing actions and their agents which are necessary for achieving stated goals.

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    • This study was conducted by the Board on Engineering Education, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.
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    National Research Council

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  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 92 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00727060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309052785
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 1996 12:00AM