The XPrize and Interdisciplinary Engineering

Bob Jones University created the class Eng 350 Global Challenges in the fall of 2021 for the purpose of bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students to work on global problems like climate change. The Fall 2021 class consisted of engineering students, business students and science students. They successfully entered Elon Musk’s XPrize Carbon Removal challenge… Read more »

Human Centered Engineering for a Sustainable World

Addressing key challenges facing the world demands practitioners in the emerging domain of Human Centered Engineering (HCE). This interdisciplinary and inclusive field of study spans human-centered design, engineering design, art and design, social sciences and business principles. It is concerned with interactive, iterative and creative problem solving and/or product and system development by building empathy… Read more »

Relevancy: The Fifth ‘R’ of Resilience in Cybersecurity Curricula

Relevant cybersecurity curricula is a critical component of cybersecurity resilience. ‘Relevant’ cybersecurity curriculum a) is pedagogically and technically correct b) provides learning experiences directly applicable to the learners’ interests, aspirations, and cultural experiences, c) uses real-world problems and contexts, and d) is resilient against rapidly advancing threats (i.e., up-to-date). While much attention has been paid… Read more »

Peace Engineering: Actionable Knowledge

Peace Engineering is the application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) principles, sustainable practices, cultural sensitivity and innovation to promote and support peace, and its profile is rising among institutions around the world. Peace Engineering’s mission is to actively cultivate a culture of peace, and this mission requires that peace engineers be well-rounded… Read more »

Plenary Panel on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Sustainability are essential elements in building a more resilient world. In this panel session, “Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Sustainability as Key Drivers for Building a More Resilient World,” ABET Claire L. Felbinger Award recipients will share their experiences and insights on the benefits of promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility… Read more »

Graduate Readiness to Meet Industry Needs for Building a Resilient World

The ABET Industrial Advisory Council (IAC) provides ABET leadership with the perspectives of major employers on accreditation policy issues, works with company leaders to develop channels for Program Evaluator recruitment from industry and acts as an advocate for the meaning and value of ABET accreditation to major technical employers and other key ABET stakeholders —… Read more »

Closing Plenary Panel

Exploring the points and insights set out the previous day, the closing plenary of the 2023 ABET Symposium will feature a panel discussion about the need for resilience and the opportunities that current and future problem solvers face. Led by Bill Wepfer, 2021-2022 ABET President, panelists representing Peace Engineering at University of Mexico, Engineering for… Read more »

Opening Keynote

The opening plenary of the 2023 ABET Symposium will set the stage for discussions around the theme of resilience and what it will take to overcome today’s great challenges. Following a review of ABET’s impact over the past year and our future goals delivered by ABET President Dr. S. K. Ramesh, ABET CEO Dr. Michael Milligan will establish… Read more »

Engineering for One Planet: Helping Engineering Educators Meet ABET Sustainability Criteria

Engineering for One Planet (EOP) is an initiative to transform engineering education to reflect the growing importance of sustainability in all engineering functions. Catalyzed by The Lemelson Foundation and VentureWell — in collaboration with hundreds of sustainability advocates across sectors, geographies, and lived experiences — EOP seeks to ensure all future engineers across all disciplines… Read more »