NEW REPORT REVEALS CURRENT STRENGTHS, SHORTCOMINGS OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PATHWAYS
Recent reports by the federal government underscore the challenge faced by the U.S.: science and engineering students need to be better prepared with the motivation, competence, and critical thinking skills required to solve problems and generate technological breakthroughs if the nation is to remain a global economic leader. Enabling Engineering Student Success, a new report released by the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE) and available for download on their website, addresses this challenge by identifying key opportunities for improving how engineering students are currently being prepared for professional practice. Lead investigator for the report is Sheri Sheppard, professor at Stanford University. Shepherd was also co-author of the 2008 Carnegie study, Educating Engineers: Designing the Future of the Field.