The forward below was written by Mike Ashby is an excerpt from the Materials Education Symposia 2015 report. The PDF of the entire report is available for download below.
Chair of the Symposia’s Academic Advisory Committee
Professor Mike Ashby
Materials have played an enormous part in the technology advances of the 20th century. Emerging structural, functional, and bio-materials are poised to play an even larger part...
The expert panel held during the joint academic session work ASIBEI-ANFEI, successfully presented to attendees trends in engineering education in Ibero-America. At the meeting participated as exhibitors engineers Carlos Savio from Argentina, Ana Maria de Mattos Rettl from Brazil, José Carlos Quadrado from Portugal, Manuel Recuero Lopez from Spain, Alberto Ocampo from Colombia, Carlos García Franchini and Miguel Angel Alvarez from Mexico, and moderated by engineer Jaime Salazar Contreras,...
A Virtual Community of Practice to Support Faculty Efforts to Adopt Research-based Instructional Approaches
The below description is from the Virtual Communities of Practice Summary located on the IUCEE website:
This paper describes a model for a virtual community of practice (VCP) to support faculty efforts to adopt research-based instructional strategies. The VCP was built on published recommendations for successful faculty development programs. The two leaders had expertise in the...
Executive Summary from the Report:
This is the first UNESCO report on engineering, and indeed the first report on engineering at the international level. With a focus on development, the Report has been produced in response to calls to address what was perceived as a particular need and serious gap in the literature. The Report has been developed by UNESCO, the intergovernmental organization responsible for science, including...
From forward: "India’s growth in recent years has been led by the services sector. The most noticeable aspect has been the recent big boom in the BPO/KPO sector. This off-shoring trend is certain to continue and India faces the challenge of generating an appropriate supply response to retain its existing advantage. It should be noted that Indian’s spend nearly $4 billion annually to send their children abroad for higher studies and technical training while there is no reason for India not...