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Engineering Leaders 2014


          Doha, Qatar

The Grand Challenges for Engineering, identified by the National Academy 
of Engineering, represent the greatest contemporary opportunities for 
engineering disciplines to improve the lives of people worldwide. Those 
14 imperatives will shape the careers of tomorrow’s generation of engineering 
leaders as they work to change the world for the better. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the following: 

• Engineering education—global opportunities and challenges
• Required skills for engineers in 2020
• Engineering roles in innovation and entrepreneurism
• Role of internships and practical experience
• Designing engineering curricula—ABET accreditation requirements and assessments
• Teaching a culturally diverse student body
• Engineering ethics—cultural and ethical issues
• Building strong science and math foundation for student success
• Role of technology in engineering education
• Virtual laboratories, mobile, e-learning, and hybrid learning
• Bridging the generation gap between faculty and students to meet 21st century needs
• Role of professional societies and governments in engineering education
• Models for collaborative engineering education between local organizations and Western  universities
• Role of research in educational excellence
• Role of liberal arts in engineering education
• Integrating research in curriculum
• Building interests in science and engineering in K-12
• Integrating problem solving skills in engineering curricula
• Continuing professional development and life-long learning
• Engineering education for sustainable development
• Industry-university collaboration