Text of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Engineering Education Fort Belvoir, VA August 4, 2011 Gerald E....
Emerging Trends in Engineering and Engineering Education Fort Belvoir, VA August 4, 2011 Gerald E. Galloway, Jr., PE, PhD Water Policy Collaborative, University of Maryland Vice Chair, Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice
The Messages The World Around Us Is Changing Engineering Is Changing Engineering Education Is Changing You Need to Be Part of The Change Processes
Looking Back 60 years The slide rule was high tech We thought all was right with the environment Engineers gave the public the answers We had comfortable budgets Organizations were robust Social issues were in the background And Everything Changed!
Today - Engineers Are Challenged Pollution Infrastructure backlog Ethical lapses Energy shortfalls Environmental restoration Climate change Role of the Engineer Education of Engineers Katrina What Does the Future Look Like?
CHANGE You are living in the period of time that will produce more change for humanity than any previous era in history. It is a time of extraordinary importance that will fundamentally reshape almost every aspect of your life Wholesale change is taking place in almost every segment of your reality-and the pace will only increase in the coming years. John Peterson The Road to 2015
9 "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore The 21 st Century