Program Details

2010 GEDC Conference Program 

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


Monday October 18th 2010

Time Session
9:30 – 12:00

Sponsor Workshops

Exploratory Meeting

  • Meeting of East Asian Engineering
  • Meeting of Latin American Engineering Deans Council
12:00 – 2:00

Open Time for Lunch [not provided]

2:00 – 5:00

Sponsor Workshops

Please see page 26 for details on the Workshops our Sponsors have prepared for WEEF participants!

GEDC Programming

General Assembly
GEDC Strategic Planning Report
6:00 – 8:00

 Opening Reception of World Engineering Education Forum

 (First event where all five groups will convene) Offsite, IndoChine Restaurant

Buses leave the Coach Terminal in Marina Bay Sands at 5:30pm

7:30 – 9:30

GEDC Conference Dinner

Marina Bay Sands Roselle Ballroom

All GEDC registrants for the WEEF are invited to this dinner.

Tuesday October 19th 2010

Time Session
8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast Featuring Keynote Speaker – Sponsored by Autodesk

Roselle Ballroom

Moderator: Frank Huband, American Society for Engineering Education

How Engineering Education Supports Sustainable Development

Madame Qidi Wu, Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai and Chairperson of the National Accreditation Committee of Engineering Education, Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China

With her experience and perspective in both education and government, Madame Wu will focus her remarks on how China’s initiatives in new energy sources, resource development and new technology are being integrated and applied into Engineering Education in China.

Professor Qidi Wu is a Professor in the School of Electronics and Information Technology and the School of Economics and Management of Tongji University, Shanghai; the Chairperson of the National Accreditation Committee of Engineering Education, Ministry of Education of PRC; and the Director of the Center of Engineering Education of Tsinghua University.

Professor Wu obtained her BSc in Radio Engineering from the Department of Radio and Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University, China, her MSc in Automatic Control from the Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, and her PhD in Automation from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. She has conducted academic research in control theory and intelligent systems; published more than 200 academic papers and 8 books; and completed over 30 research projects, 17 of which won Provincial, Ministerial and State awards.

Because of her outstanding work, she was rewarded with a number of awards. She is currently a member of the standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in China.

9:15 – 10:30

Plenary I and Keynote Presentations

Simpor Ballroom 4091B - 4803

Welcoming Remarks: Renata Engel, Associate Dean for College of Engineering - Pennsylvania State University, behalf of WEEF Organizations 
Plenary I and Keynote Presentations
MODERATOR: Paul Peercy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Engineering in a Complex World: Innovation through Integration,
Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Environment and Water of Singapore
Engineering innovation enables economic growth and higher standards of living. However, rapid development has brought inter-related challenges in water, waste, energy and agriculture. These sustainability issues threaten progress not only in the developing nations of Asia, but for the entire world. Working at the intersections of multiple complex domains, engineers will need to apply a holistic and systems approach to find innovative solutions to many of our urban issues. Through an emphasis on continuing education, an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to engineering, and a spirit of service to society, we can rise to the challenges of the new century and solve the defining problems of our time.
     Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim is the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister in charge of Muslim affairs, Republic of Singapore, since August 2004.
     Dr. Yaacob graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering (Honours) (1980), and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (1984). He worked as a structural engineer before proceeding to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1984.
In 1990, after a stint at Cornell University as a post-doctoral fellow, he returned to Singapore and joined NUS. He served in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering as an Associate Professor until July 1998. During his time at NUS, he received a departmental Teaching Excellence Award and in 1997, co-founded the Centre for Robust Design, which undertook research into reliability issues relating to products and processes of industries in Singapore.
     Dr. Yaacob has been active in community service since his school days and has been involved with the Association of Muslim Professionals, Jamiyah, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore and the Nature Society. He has been a member of various boards and committees, and has served on the boards of the Civil Service College, the National Heritage Board, Temasek Polytechnic, and as a trustee of NTUC Income. He has been associated with Yayasan Mendaki since its formation and has been its Chairman since March 2002. He is also a member of the Steering Committee and Executive Committee for Environment and Water Technologies, one of the Strategic Research Programmes spearheaded by the National Research Foundation.
As Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr. Yaacob worked tirelessly to uplift the living standards, confidence, and resilience of the Malay/Muslim community. He has done much to advance racial harmony and the appreciation of multiracialism.
As Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, he helped Singapore secure a reliable and resilient water supply through the development of the “Four National Taps” (water from local catchment areas, imported water, reclaimed water – known as NEWater – and desalinated water). He permitted reservoirs to be used for recreational activities without compromising water quality and called for the enhancement of canals so that they add value to the neighbourhoods and Singapore as a ‘City of Gardens and Water’. He is currently overseeing the transformation of the Singapore River into the Marina Reservoir, a process that was started by his predecessors in 1977. Dr. Yaacob remains a heartland MP to his constituents in Jalan Besar GRC – a post he has held since 1997.
As co-chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Sustainable Development (IMCSD), Dr. Yaacob continuously emphasizes and promotes efforts to deal with the challenge of climate change. The Sustainable Singapore Blueprint launched in April 2009 by the government, sets out Singapore’s strategies to achieve a more vibrant economy as well as a more liveable environment for the future. This Blueprint has been well-received and was commended by the Mexican Environment Minister at the informal Ministerial meeting on climate change.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and nation, he was conferred an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Engineering, Singapore (IES), its highest honour.


The Educational Imperatives of the Engineering Grand Challenges
Richard K. Miller, President of Olin College, USA

The engineering challenges of the 21st century will require leaders capable of addressing the Grand Challenges of our age: global security, health, sustainability, and the joy of living.  In addition to solid preparation in STEMsubjects, these leaders will need a deep understanding of non-technical issues surrounding technological invention to achieve the desired outcomes.  The educational implications require preparing students early in their program for integrative systems thinking across disciplines, political boundaries, and time zones.  Awareness of, interest in, and passionate commitment to developing sound solutions to complex societal challenges are essential, as well as a solid understanding of the innovation process conceived as the intersection of feasibility, viability, and desirability.  Design thinking, entrepreneurial thought and action, quantitative rigor, and persuasive leadership ability are important aspects of the educational approach that is needed.  This involves embracing attitudes, behaviors, and motivations in addition to knowledge as important educational goals.

Richard K. Miller was appointed President and first employee of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 1999, where he also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  He served as Dean of the Collegeof Engineeringat the Universityof Iowafrom 1992-1999, and spent the previous 17 years on the engineering faculties at the Universityof Southern Californiaand the Universityof California, Santa Barbara.   He is the author or co-author of about 100 reviewed journal articles and other technical publications and he has been a consultant to several aerospace companies.  Dr. Miller has won five teaching awards at two universities and received the Legacy award from the Collegeof Engineeringat the Universityof Iowa.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of Stanley Consultants, Inc., and serves on the Board of Trustees of Babson College and OlinCollege.  He has also served as chair of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Advisory Committee and served on several advisory committees for the National Academy of Engineering, HarvardUniversity, and other institutions.  In addition, he has served as a consultant to the World Bank in the establishment of new academic institutions.  Dr. Miller earned his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1971 from the Universityof California, Davis, where he received the 2002 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award. In 1972, he earned his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  In 1976 he earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology.

Renata Engel - Recognition of Frank Huband’s 20 Years of Service at the Helm of ASEE and for his Outstanding Contributions to the Engineering Education Community
10:30 – 11:00

Refreshment Break

Simpor Junior Ballroom – Exhibitor Tabletops

11:00 – 12:30

Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Led Session
Simpor Ballroom 4901B - 4803

Transforming Engineering Education to Meet the Grand Challenges
Moderator: David Garza, Campus President, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus San Luís Potosí, Mexico

US Engineering Education in the Next Decade:

A Perspective from the National Science Foundation, Allen L. Soyster, Division Director: Division of Engineering Education and Centers, US National Science Foundation

Creating a Culture for Scholarly and Systematic Innovation in Engineering Education

 Preliminary Results on the State of the Culture, Leah Jamieson, Dean of Engineering, Purdue University, USA

Q&A and interaction with audience

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker sponsored by Dassault Systemes
Roselle Ballroom

Grand challenges: the conversation keeps going

Xavier Fouger, Director, Dassault Systemes Global Learning & PLM Academy

3600 students from 90 countries have joined the global conversation on the Grand Challenges for Engineering. Discover their views and their visions.

Xavier Fouger created Dassault Systemes’ Academy, the corporate organization supporting skills in Product Lifecycle Management and in 3D design by means of global and local education and certification programs. This organization promotes lifelong learning through a fast growing network of 150 partners providing education services and thousands of academic institutions.
Prior to joining Dassault Systemes, he was working for the French embassy in Vienna -Austria to promote science and technology co-operations between various Austrian and French education and research institutions. He started his career at Dassault Systemes in 1990 as Area Manager Germany -then Europe. As Senior Consultant for Dassault Systemes’ Automotive Competency Center, he led co-operation projects with several car manufacturers and their suppliers in Germany, France and Korea. He also led a group of experts in process innovation focusing on advanced engineering practices for various global companies.

2:00 – 3:30
THREE Parallel
ASEE Global Colloquium Track Sessions (Breakout into 3 Tracks)
Three parallel sessions with themes:
1.      Keeping the engineering pipeline filled- Attracting young talent to engineering in the new economy

 Simpor Ballroom 4902 & 4802
Keeping the engineering pipeline filled- Attracting young talent to engineering in the new economy
“Role of higher education in filling STEM pipeline”

Lakshminarayanan Samavedham,
National University of Singapore


Jennifer DeBoer, SPEED

Yau Yat Huang, University of Malaya

Chia-Chi Sung, National Taiwan University

2.      Engineering education in the age beyond engineering disciplinary boundaries

Simpor Ballroom 4903 & 4803
Engineering education in the age beyond engineering disciplinary boundaries

Kurt Becker
Utah State University, USA


Tan Thiam Soon
National University of Singapore

Neeraj Buch
Michigan State University

Uriel Cukierman,
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina

3.      Advancing engineering careers through lifelong learning in an interdisciplinary world

 Simpor Ballroom 4904 & 4804
Advancing engineering careers through lifelong learning in an interdisciplinary world

IACEE Joseph M. Biedenbach Distinguished Lectureship Award “Engineering Education: Serving God or Mammon?” presented by Mervyn Jones, Imperial College London, UK

Alfredo A. V. Soeiro, University of Porto, Portugal

Jim A N Poo
National University of Singapore

Kim A. Scalzo
State University of New York, USA

3:30- 6:30
GEDC Water & Energy Sustainability Workshop
MODERATOR: Tom Katsouleas, Dean of Engineering, Duke University
The Water & Energy Grand Challenges: How can engineering deans and other stakeholders address these challenges needed in engineering education?
Keynote:  “Water Sustainability & Power Generation in Our Global Communities”  Raimund Klein, Division Lead for Industry, Industrial Automation Drives Technologies, Singapore & Division Cluster Lead for Drives Technologies, Siemens Pte Ltd, Singapore

1.       Keynote Presentation followed by Q&A [30 minutes]

2.       Panel – Presentations on best practices on academic responses to Grand Challenges [7 minutes each]

a.       Shiyi Chen, Dean of the College of Engineering, Peking University

b.       Chandrakant Patel, HP Senior Fellow and Director, Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory (SIEL), HP Laboratories

c.       Jaime Bonilla, Dean of Engineering, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus

3.       Breakout Workshop: Part One – “Needs”

a.       “What needs to change in engineering education?”

b.       Questions and Discussion

c.       Sharing to larger group – Creating a “List of Needs”

4.       Final Word – Tom Katsouleas

Wednesday October 20th 2010

Time Session
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Keynote
9:15 – 10:30
Plenary II and Keynote Presentations
MODERATOR: Eng Soon CHAN, Dean of Engineering, National University of Singapore
Hydro-environmental Challenges from an Asian Pacific Perspective – are we ready to respond?
Joseph Hun-wei Lee, Vice President (Research and Graduate Studies) Designate, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
In the coming decades water and environmental challenges are intimately related to the sustainable development of many fast developing Asian Pacific economies. The challenges are both technical and socio-economic in nature: urban flood control in densely populated mega-cities, sewage strategy to combat coastal eutrophication and red tides, total water management to address droughts induced by regional climate change, cumulative impact of dense coastal developments. On the one hand, politicians in developing countries are yearning for western style scientific and technological innovation from city administration to university level. On the other hand, there is an urgent need for educating modern engineers that are capable of inter-disciplinary thinking, integrating theory and practice, linking engineering science and public policy, using the latest computational and ICT skills for effective public engagement, and distilling vast information into tractable models that translate into effective problem solving. These lofty goals may not be best served by a craving to excel in academic performance indicators dominated by citations and journal impact factors. In this lecture, some of these challenges of engineering education will be illustrated using examples embraced in Project Waterman – a venture to develop a real time coastal water quality forecasting and management system for Hong Kong.

Professor Joseph Hun-wei Lee joined The University of Hong Kong in 1980, and is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, and Redmond Chair of Civil Engineering. He will take on the position of Vice-President (Research and Graduate Studies) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from November 2010. Professor Lee’s research revolves around the use of hydraulics to solve environmental problems, in particular the prediction and control of water quality. He is Chief Editor of the Elsevier Journal of Hydro-environment Research, and an Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Korea Journal of Civil Engineering, and China Ocean Engineering. Professor Lee is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Professor Lee has served as expert advisor to the Hong Kong Government and as international consultant on numerous hydro-environmental projects. He serves on the Advisory Council on the Environment and the Construction Industry Council of the Hong Kong Government.

Korea’s success model of industrialization and roles of Dean’s Council in the economic development
Wonjong Joo, Director of Innovation Center for Engineering Education, Professor at School of Mechanical Design and Automation Engineering, Seoul National University of Technology

Korea was totally ruined after series of national crises during last 100 years, Japan’s colonization, World War II, and Korea War. GNI per capita in 1963, 10 years later after Korea War, was only $100 and 33 years later, in 1996, it became $10,000, which means 4.5 times growth of economy in every 10 years. Amazing thing is it was accomplished at the same time with confronting North Korea’s threat and overcoming social instability caused by continuous demonstrations for democracy. Key factors in the success of Korea’s economy can be considered as strong governments’ leadership and policies for industrialization, vision and sprit of enterprisers, and support of universities in making governments’ policies and timely production of competitive engineers and technicians for industry. During last 15 years, however, Korea economy could only make double, GNI per capita $20,000, which seems far less than that we have expected. Many reasons can be found such as world economic crisis but industry has thought one of them is the mismatch between university’ education and practice in industry. Dean’s Council of Colleges of Engineering has made 2 important proposals to the Government in last 10 years with responding to complaints of industry, which are launch of ABET in Korea (ABEEK) and establishment of ICEE (Innovation Center for Engineering Education) to upgrade the engineering education. At present, the ABEEK is running more than 500 programs and 60 ICEEs and 5 hub ICEEs are working together for innovative engineering programs, curriculums, and teaching methods.

Wonjong Joo is a professor of Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Seoul Tech) and has been a Director of Seoul Tech Innovation Hub Center for Engineering Education (20 universities work together) for 3 years. He is now a President of Innovation Hub Center Council for representing 60 universities’ Innovation Centers for Engineering Education (ICEE) and 5 Hub Centers in Korea. The ICEEs major work is to develop innovative programs, curriculums, teaching methods, and industry collaboration to reduce gaps between industry’s needs and universities’ education. The main work of Innovation Hub Center Council is to coordinate 60 Centers for sharing the outcomes of the ICEE project, to represent to other Societies such as KSEE, ABEEK, KAE, etc., and to survey opinions of ICEEs, industry, and professors and students. He graduated from Mechanical Engineering Departments of Seoul National University (B.S.), KAIST (M.S.), and UIC (Ph.D.) and his research area includes interferometric measurements, stereoscopic particle tracking velocimetry, automatic fringe pattern analysis, and vision inspections.

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break - Simpor Junior Ballroom – Exhibitor Tabletops
11:00 – 12:30
THREE Parallel
WEEF-GCEE Led Session
Three parallel sessions with themes:
1.      Keeping the engineering pipeline filled- Attracting young talent to engineering in the new economy
Simpor Ballroom 4902 & 4802
Barry Butler & Lakshminarayanan Samavedham
Sonya Seif-Naraghi, SPEED
R S Grewal, Chitkara University, India
Nagarjuna Sadineni, WIPRO Mission10X, India
2.      Engineering education in the age beyond engineering disciplinary boundaries

Simpor Ballroom 4903 & 4803

Kurt Becker & Tan Kay Chen
Srikantan Moorthy, Infosys, India
Carlos Vignolo, University of Chile
Sigrid Berka, University of Rhode Island, USA

3.      Advancing engineering careers through lifelong learning in an interdisciplinary world

Simpor Ballroom 4904 & 4804

Colin C F Leung
Wonjong Joo, Seoul National University of Technology
Martina Trucco, Hewlett-Packard Labs
Satish V. Kulkarni, Georgetown University, USA

GCEE will request GSF, WCCEE, GEDC and IFEES to recommend, at the minimum a speaker each, but no more than two speakers for the three sessions. GCEE will select Chairs for each of the sessions. Recognizing that we will need a total of nine speakers for the three parallel sessions, GCEE identify any additional speakers necessary to populate all the sessions
12:30 – 2:00

Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
Roselle Ballroom

Sustainable Ecosystems and the Engineering Curriculum

Chandrakant Patel, HP Senior Fellow and Director, Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory, HP Labs

Continued population growth coupled with increased per capita consumption and dwindling natural resources will soon require the creation of a new generation of cities around the globe. These cities will be driven by a growing desire for on-demand, just-in-time access to critical resources at affordable costs. Coupled with the increased risks that physical growth places on the carrying capacity of the biosphere, we cannot expect to meet the future needs of society simply by extending the existing infrastructures. We propose that the necessary transformation be enabled by a sustainable IT ecosystem made up of billions of service-oriented client devices and thousands of data centers. We conclude that while IT plays an important role, our success lies in foundational level principles which necessitate return to “old school” engineering and a multi-disciplinary engineering curriculum for sustainability.

Chandrakant Patel is currently an HP Senior Fellow and Director of the Sustainable Information Technology Laboratory at Hewlett Packard Laboratories. Chandrakant has been a pioneer in microprocessor and system thermo-mechanical architectures, management of available energy as a key resource in “smart” data centers, and most recently, application of the IT ecosystem to enable a net positive impact on the environment. Chandrakant enjoys teaching, and has taught computer aided design at Chabot College for 16 years. He also teaches courses in thermal management at U.C. Berkeley Extension, Santa Clara University and San Jose State University. Chandrakant has published extensively and has been granted more than 100 U.S. patents, several pending. An IEEE Fellow, Chandrakant holds a BSME from U.C. Berkeley, MSME from San Jose State University, and is a licensed professional mechanical engineer in the state of California.

2:00 – 3:30

Intergenerational Panel (organized by SPEED)
Simpor Ballroom – 4901B-4803

Mentorship: Potential and Practice in the Diverse Engineering Education Community

An important aspect of the education of the engineering student generation of 2030 will be considering how to effectively mentor these future engineers. Good mentorship is often cited as an inspiring motivation to both initially pursue and then persevere in an engineering degree. Additionally, a lack of mentorship is a discouraging force in a young engineering student – this is especially the case for women and minorities, where successful examples are harder to find. The Intergenerational Panel session in Singapore will examine the role, importance, and best practices associated with mentorship in engineering education. After initial remarks by invited panelists, potential obstacles and appropriate solutions will be discussed in small groups, utilizing the potentially diverse perspectives of current academics, industry representatives, and students. Suggestions will be compiled and distributed to the WEEF organizations as a foundation for future collaborations.

3:30- 6:30
GEDC Energy & water Sustainability Workshop
MODERATOR: John Beynon, Dean of Engineering, Swinburne University
The Energy & Water Grand Challenges: How can engineering deans and other stakeholders address these grand challenges and the need to change engineering education?
Water Sustainability and Engineering Education
Zaini Ujang, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Moderator: John Beynon

1.       Keynote Presentation followed by Q&A [30 minutes]

2.       Panel – Presentations on best practices on academic responses to Water Grand Challenges [7 minutes each]

a.       Madam Qidi Wu, Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai; Vice Minister of Education of the People's Republic of China

b.       David Delaine, Vice President of SPEED, Drexel University PhD Candidate, USA

c.       Joe Mook, Program Manager, US National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Engineering

d.       Ramiro Jordan, Executive Vice President, ISTEC; Vice President, IFEES


4:30 – 4:45 Refreshment Break Sponsored by MathWorks

4:45 – 5:00 “MathWorks: Helping Engineers Make a World of Difference” by Jim Ryan, Global Academic Strategist


3.       Breakout Workshop: Part Two – “Implementation”

a.       “How can those changes be implemented?”

b.       Questions and Discussion

c.       Sharing to larger group

4.       Final Word – John Beynon

6:45 – 7:30 Dassault Systemes Sponsored Event with Students for GEDC

Thursday October 21st 2010

Time Session
8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast featuring Keynote Speaker sponsored by Quanser
Roselle Ballroom

Strategies For Preparing Effective Global Engineers

Paul Gilbert, CEO, Quanser Consulting

Today's generation of engineering students have been "digitally" raised and exposed to more technology when they enter University than any generation before them. Their expectations coupled with changing demands for graduating engineers, causes many challenges for engineering colleges and universities worldwide. One result is that industrial employers are concerned about the quality of new graduates. Quanser is not only a supplier to the global academic community, they also have been hiring new engineering grads for over 20 years. Paul Gilbert will share strategies on how educators can nurture and develop highly intuitive engineers to become more effective when they graduate into an industrial world.

Concurrent Breakfast for WEEF Declaration Working Group
9:15 – 10:30
Plenary III/Socio Economic Keynote

Simpor Ballroom 4901B - 4803

Singapore: From Classical Emporium to Global City
As a city-state, Singapore is a rarity in today’s world order. That this small island state without a hinterland and natural resources has not only survived and thrived, but is constantly punching above its weight is an intriguing story in itself. This session will trace the development of Singapore from a regional emporium to world city over a 700 year period. It will offer a perspective of Singapore’s evolution in the contexts of regional and global developments, from the 14th century to the present. It will explain how Singapore’s port city status defined and shaped its personality and how, after independence in 1965, it continues to grapple with the need to maintain the outlook as a global city while dealing with the demands of nation-statehood.

Tan Tai Yong, Vice-Provost, National University of Singapore

Moderator: Ashraf Kassim, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore



Professor Tan Tai Yong is a historian and currently Vice Provost (Student Life) at the National University of Singapore. Prior to this, he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore from 2004 to 2009.

Professor Tan is concurrently Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), an NUS-based research institute that is dedicated to research on contemporary India and the countries in the South Asian region.

Professor Tan has written extensively on South Asian history as well as on Southeast Asia and Singapore. His recent books include Singapore – A 700 Year History (2009), Creating ‘Greater Malaysia’: Decolonisation and the Politics of Merger (2008); Partition and Post-Colonial South Asia: A Reader (co-edited, 2007); The Garrison State (2005), The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia (co-authored, 2000) and The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonisation (co-edited, 2003). 

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break - Simpor Junior Ballroom – Exhibitor Tabletops
11:00 – 12:30

IFEES Led Session
Simpor Ballroom – 4901B-4803


Lueny Morell, Hewlett-Packard and President of IFEES
Soon Hoe CHEW, National University of Singapore and Chairman of Institution of Engineers Singapore Conference Committee
R&D and Innovation Partnerships: Addressing Future Needs in Challenging Times
Government, University, Industry and Civil Society partnerships are key vehicles to develop and sustain economic and social development. This IFEES led session, organized in collaboration with WEEF organizations and Singapore hosts, will bring together presentations successes and challenges in building and nurturing R&D partnerships that respond to the engineering grand challenges of the 21st century. The session will provide an opportunity for IFEES members and attendees to engage in a dialogue and discussion to catalyze and sustain R&D and innovation partnerships in the next decade. The role of engineering education associations, government entities and industry will be highlighted.
Innovation policy and the new developments needed by engineering universities – the European frame,
Markku Markkula, Member of the EU Committee of the Regions, Aalto University, Finland

Research policy, universities and national research institutes, Teck Seng Low, Deputy Managing Director (Research) and Executive Director (SERC) A*STAR, Singapore
Research and Development for a Global Economy: Integrated Innovation Partnerships, Ian White, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs and former Head of the School of Technology at Cambridge University, UK
Brokering High Level Research Partnerships in the US, Susan Sauer Sloan, Director of the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, US National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine)
12:05 – 12:30 Q&A and General Discussion

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker sponsored by National Instruments
Roselle Ballroom
Moderator: Sarah Rajala, Mississippi State University, USA

Technologies to Do Engineering

Shekhar Sharad

Students of today want to experience real engineering irrespective of where they are or what they are learning - at home, in the lab, or even the coffee shop. They also do not want to wait for four years before getting hands on experience. This trend while advantageous for professors who are trying to attract and retain students to engineering needs powerful yet intuitive tools to enable students to do engineering. Join us as we look at the issues that one has to overcome to do engineering and how graphical programming tools can help mitigate them.

2:00 – 3:30
THREE Parallel
ASEE Global Colloquium Track Sessions (Breakout into 3 Tracks)
Three parallel sessions with themes:
1.      Keeping the engineering pipeline filled- Attracting young talent to engineering in the new economy Engineering education in the age beyond engineering disciplinary boundaries

Simpor Ballroom 4902 & 4802

Role of industry, government and non-profit organizations in filling STEM pipeline”

P. Barry Butler, University of Iowa
Nan Mattai, Rockwell-Collins

Irene Lee, Seagate

Khiang Wee LIM, A*Star

2.      Advancing engineering careers through lifelong learning in an interdisciplinary world

Simpor Ballroom 4903 & 4803 Moderator:
Kay Chen Tan
National University of Singapore

Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Rajul Gajjar
LD College of Engineering, India

Ashley Ater-Kranov,
Washington State University, USA

3.      Advancing engineering careers through lifelong learning in an interdisciplinary world

Simpor Ballroom 4904 & 4804

Nelson Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology

Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Russell Otter, Kelly Services Singapore
Ms Katriina Schrey-Niemenmaa, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

IFEES General Assembly

For IFEES Members and Invited Participants Only
Final Report from President
VP Reports
3:30 – 4:00 Refreshment Break - Simpor Junior Ballroom – Exhibitor Tabletops
4:00 – 5:00
 Closing General Session

Simpor Ballroom 4901B-4803

Summary of Global Colloquium Track Proceedings
Jim Melsa, Past ASEE President
Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Excellent Engineers Project & Welcome to 2011 GC
YE Quyuan, Former Deputy President of Shanghai JiaoTong University

8:00 – 9:00

Closing Banquet Sponsored by Dassault Systemes

Roselle Ballroom