ASME vision 2030: Helping to inform mechanical engineering education

Scott Danielson, Allan Kirkpatrick, Edie Ervin

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    Abstract

    In July 2008, the ASME Center for Education formed an engineering education task force, subsequently entitled ASME Vision 2030. The committee was composed of representatives from industry and education, including both engineering and engineering technology educators. This paper provides a summary of the extensive survey effort undertaken by ASME to gather input from industry (both supervisors and early career engineers) and academia about the strengths and weaknesses of mechanical engineering graduates. The number of survey respondents totals almost 3000. This paper summarizes data highlights and relevant issues revealed by them. Of special interest to educators are the areas where the academic view is either contradictory to, or aligned with, the view of industry practitioners. In addition, the professional development needs of early career engineers provide insight into improvements needed in both current curricula and post graduate educational offerings. The salient points stemming from these data also apply to engineering disciplines beyond mechanical engineering.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
    Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

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    Other41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
    CountryUnited States
    CityRapid City, SD
    Period10/12/1111/15/11

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    Keywords

    • competency gaps
    • engineering education
    • mechanical engineering practice
    • professional development

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    Danielson, S., Kirkpatrick, A., & Ervin, E. (2011). ASME vision 2030: Helping to inform mechanical engineering education. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE [6143065] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6143065

    ASME vision 2030 : Helping to inform mechanical engineering education. / Danielson, Scott; Kirkpatrick, Allan; Ervin, Edie.

    Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2011. 6143065.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Danielson, S, Kirkpatrick, A & Ervin, E 2011, ASME vision 2030: Helping to inform mechanical engineering education. in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 6143065, 41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011, Rapid City, SD, United States, 10/12/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6143065
    Danielson S, Kirkpatrick A, Ervin E. ASME vision 2030: Helping to inform mechanical engineering education. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2011. 6143065 https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2011.6143065
    Danielson, Scott ; Kirkpatrick, Allan ; Ervin, Edie. / ASME vision 2030 : Helping to inform mechanical engineering education. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2011.
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