Education and Career Insights

Engineering Education’s Weed Out Approach and the STEM Shortfall

Should engineering education change in the context of the STEM shortfall? Specifically, I want to talk about weed-out classes. I remember when I attended the University of Kentucky back in the early 90s. There was a physics 231/232 class that was standard Newtonian physics for mechanical engineers.

Engineering Education Now: AI Algorithms and Their Repercussions

AI has complex repercussions as it weaves itself more and more into our society. Some universities are beginning to address AI education more thoroughly.

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Engineering Education Now: Industry Partnerships

Universities across the United States are investing millions of dollars in innovation centers. These centers are noteworthy for their modern designs and sophisticated equipment. We’ve previously explored how some centers focus on engineering and entrepreneurship, while others focus on blending engineering with other disciplines. Industry Partnerships to Create Innovation Innovation centers focus on partnering with …

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Engineering Education Now: Encouraging Entrepreneurship

An entrepreneurial mindset can be a valuable skill for engineers. Universities are therefore building innovation centers where entrepreneurship is encouraged.

Engineering Students in Innovation Center

Engineering Education Now: Creating Innovation

Engineers are now expected to have a multi-disciplinary knowledge base. Universities are responding by building innovation centers where different disciplines can collaborate.

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Engineering Education Now: Active Learning Through Real-World Problem Solving

We explore the topic of active learning through real-world problem solving, and how some universities employ this. Active learning has been shown to yield better results than typical lecture classes.

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Engineering Education Now: Tackling the Lack of Diversity in STEM K-12

In this article we look at how K-12 schools are emphasizing diversity in their STEM programs.

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Engineering Education Now: The Lack of Diversity in STEM Graduates

This article looks at how some universities are addressing the lack of diversity in STEM graduates. STEM diversity has been proven to drive innovation.

Engineering Education Now: The Widening Skills Gap

Engineering Education Now: The Widening Skills Gap

The STEM skills gap is growing quickly. Yet, many engineering colleges still employ a weed-out curriculum. This post explores this issue in greater detail.

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