22nd century: engineer of the past, present and future
Engineering brings reality to many ideas and provides more solutions to societal needs. Characteristics of 20th century engineers: very high societal impact, primarily discipline-based, many are electrical and computer engineering/technology centric, others correlate directly with mechanical, aerospace, civil, chemical or nuclear engineering/technologies and just one or two cut across areas such as health and agriculture. Grand challenges for the 21st century engineers:
Sustainability that make solar energy more economical and provide energy from fusion, develop carbon sequestration methods and provide access to clean water and manage nitrogen cycle. Health with advanced health informatics and engineer better medicine reverse engineer the brain. Security restore and improve the urban infrastructure and prevent nuclear terror and secure cyberspace. Joy of living enhance virtual reality and advance personalized learning and engineer the tools of scientific discovery. Characteristics of 21st century are motivated by very significant global and societal impact, impact engineering education at all levels,
The four major cross cutting, interdisciplinary areas are sustainability, health, security and joy of living. Student success; grand challenge scholars program have five components such as follows: research experience. Research related to a grand challenge.engineering+curriculum engineering education that interacts with public policy,business,law,ethics,human behavior,risk as well as medicine and sciences.entrepreneurship preparing students to translate innovation;to develop market ventures that scale to global solutions in the public interest.global
Dimension developing students who are able to address global challenges and lead innovation in global economy.service learning developing and deepening students social consciousness and their motivations to bring technical expertise to bear on societal problems. Engineering entrepreneurs program: one of the most innovative programs at NC statesmen was created in the college of engineering students for the world of technology entrepreneurship, many engineering entrepreneurs have gone on to create very successful companies. Future perspective; national science foundation, engineering directorate at nsf,American society of engineering education.fina thoughts are the covertion of ideas to reality and the solution of societal needs has always been primary focus of engineering.engineering education has moved from a primarily discipline centric effort in the 20th century…..,to a much more cross cutting interdisciplinary effort that we are now seeing the confluenceof engineering,the sciences,medicine and social sciences as the norn.benefits from lessons learned and directions of engineering education…
without changing who you are and what is important to you.use what makes sense and what is relevant to you.define grand challenges and educational directions in ways that best serves the need and future of your students and constituencies.always thrive to be globally competitive to bring out the very best in your faculty, students and those you are privileged to serve engineering changes as the time. Changes and this results in a huge improvement and development in our economy, create jobs opportunities and make our daily lives so simple
Engineering is the practice of science, engineering science and technology concerned with the solutions of problems of the economic importance and those essential to progress of the society solutions are reliant on basic scientific mathematical and engineering knowledge.