Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Note from Bridge Editor in Chief Ronald M. Latanision

    With this issue of the Bridge, the NAE will be in the midst of a leadership transition as Dan Mote succeeds Chuck Vest as president. I have had the opportunity to work a bit with Dan in the context of an Association of American Universities (AAU) initiative on precollege education that I ... Read More

    Author: Ronald M. Latanision

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Innovations and Opportunities in Engineering Education

    The societal challenges of the 21st century are profound and wide-ranging. Basic needs such as energy, food and water, housing, mobility, and health will become even more acute as the world population exceeds 9 billion. The demands for sustainable development will require redefined and innovative ... Read More

    Author: Diran Apelian

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Algebra Challenge

    On January 30, 2013, PBS’s NewsHour devoted a segment to American schools that have introduced real-world applications to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education while at the same time promoting students’ ability to “get the concepts” over the ... Read More

    Author: Enrique J. Lavernia and Jean S. VanderGheynst

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum: The Ultimate Design Challenge

    Two decades ago I witnessed a dramatic event unfold in engineering education. Believing that “real impact in engineering education will be made only by looking at the curriculum as a whole ” (authors’ italics, not mine), an engineering department at a major research university ... Read More

    Author: Susan A. Ambrose

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Opportunities in Engineering Education: Pathways to Better-Prepared Students

    Engineering is an integral part of daily life and can provide a strong foundation for almost any career path. Teaching about the wondrously engineered world and drawing on everyday existence for teaching examples can make learning fun and relevant. Yet engineering faces a number of challenges, ... Read More

    Author: David B. Spencer and George Mehler

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Aligning Engineering Education and Experience to Meet the Needs of Industry and Society

    Industry and society depend on engineers for the design and production of goods that meet customer needs and are safe, reliable, efficient, and competitive in the global market. Given the dynamics of the global economy and changing US age demographics (specifically, in this context, the large ... Read More

    Author: Rick Stephens

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Entrepreneurship: Its Role in Engineering Education

    It is an exciting time to be an engineer. In recent decades, the engineering workforce has helped the United States make substantial advances in communications, health, defense, infrastructure, and manufacturing (Blue et al. 2005), and the time between the emergence of new technologies and their ... Read More

    Author: Tom Byers, Tina Seelig, Sheri Sheppard, and Phil Weilerstein

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Opening Education

    The clamor surrounding the high cost, limited access, static nature, and often low quality of the world’s education systems is reaching a crescendo. Many observers claim a serious threat to the future of youth, the training of workforces worldwide, and even the democratic process. In ... Read More

    Author: Richard G. Baraniuk

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    State-Level Measures to Close the STEM Skills Gap

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts enjoys a citizenry highly educated in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as thriving high-tech and life sciences industries. Yet there is a shortage of workers appropriately trained and educated for what are often referred to as ... Read More

    Author: Dennis D. Berkey and Joanne Goldstein

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    The NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program

    In 2007 the National Academy of Engineering, with support from the National Science Foundation, convened a panel of leading thinkers from academia, policy, and business with the charge of identifying a small number of grand challenges for engineering in the 21st century. Their extraordinary list ... Read More

    Author: Tom Katsouleas, Richard Miller, and Yannis Yortsos

    Summer issue of The Bridge on Undergraduate Engineering Education

    Release date: Summer 2013

    Volume: 43

    Number: 2