American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE North Midwest Sectional Conference
The world needs more engineers, but these engineers must be prepared to function effectively in rapidly-changing global and technical environments. Global changes in technology and society are altering the traditional concept of what it means to be an engineer. This presentation provides an overview of drivers and trends impacting the engineering profession. The concepts summarized in this presentation can aid: 1) practicing and student engineers in planning an educational program that will support a sustainable career; 2) technology-driven industries in preparing effective human resource plans, and 3) educational institutions in evolving curricula suited to the needs of their student and industry customers.