FIE 2017: Reviewing the past, predicting the future

Cynthia J. Atman, Elizabeth Eschenbach, Cynthia Finelli, P. K. Imbrie, Susan Lord, Ann McKenna, Larry G. Richards, Larry Shuman, Karl A. Smith

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At FIE 2002, 13 engineering educators assembled to address a variety of topics and predict the "Future of Engineering Education." Larry Shuman organized and moderated the session [1]. Topics included the changing demographics and economics of the country, technological advances, the engineering pipeline, the state of the University and forces driving change, engineering as a liberal art, the accreditation process and faculty reward system, the role of technology in delivering engineering education, educating for higher levels of performance, research in engineering education, research applications, and outcomes assessment. This panel includes five of the original authors and some new contributors who are active in FIE. We will examine the predictions made in 2002, and ask where we were right, where we were wrong, what has come to pass, what is still in progress, and what concerns have faded from view. Many of the issues previously discussed are still hot topics 15 years later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFIE 2017 - Frontiers in Education, Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059195
StatePublished - Dec 12 2017
Event47th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2017 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2017Oct 21 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other47th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Engineering education
  • Faculty reward system
  • Personalized learning
  • Technology enhanced instruction
  • The STEM pipeline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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