Understanding the Engineering Education-Workforce Continuum

Agenda for Workshop on Pathways for Engineering Talent

he NAE will also be webcasting this workshop on the event page from 1pm-6pm EST on Wednesday Nov. 19th and from 8:30am-1pm EST on Thursday Nov. 20th. More information including background readings are posted on the event page.

Location: 
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2014
01:00 PM – 01:10 PM
Welcome and Overview of Workshop Objectives
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Chair: Jean-Lou Chameau, President, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Vice Chair: Rodney Adkins, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
01:10 PM – 01:30 PM
01:30 PM – 03:15 PM
Session 1: The Educational and Career Pathways of Engineering Talent
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Moderator: Rodney Adkins, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Presenter: Donna Ginther, Professor, University of Kansas
Presenter: Shulamit Kahn, Professor, Boston University
Respondent: Julia Lane, Senior Managing Economist, American Institutes for Research
Presenter: Samantha Brunhaver, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Respondent: Nicole Smith, Research Professor and Senior Economist, Georgetown University
03:15 PM – 03:45 PM
Break
03:45 PM – 04:45 PM
Session 2: Recruiting and Employing Engineering Talent
Framing Questions: Where and how do employers in different industries or sectors recruit engineering talent? Are employer recruiting and career development practices changing for engineering talent? If so, how? How is engineering talent used within different industries or sectors? ...
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Moderator: Sheri D. Sheppard, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Stanford University
Panelist: Jeri L. Buchholz, Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management, NASA
Panelist: Dianne Chong, Vice President, The Boeing Company
Panelist: David Nagel, Executive Vice President Emeritus, BP America Inc., and founder, Lincoln Hill Group
04:45 PM – 06:00 PM
Session 3: Educating and Providing Career Services to Engineering Talent
Framing Questions: Where are engineering graduates finding jobs? What industries/companies and other employers recruit from your institution? How, if at all, have the occupational opportunities and choices of engineering graduates changed over the past decade? How well aligned ...
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Moderator: Gary S. May, Chancellor, University of California, Davis
Panelist: Constance J. Pritchard, President, The Pritchard Group/National Career Development Association
Panelist: Darryll Pines, Farvardin Professor and Dean, University of Maryland
Panelist: Michael McKenzie, Managing Director, Career Learning and Experience, George Washington University
06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Working Reception in Atrium
November 20, 2014
08:30 AM – 08:45 AM
08:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Session 4: Factors Influencing the Educational and Career Decisions of Degreed and Practicing Engineers
What factor or factors most explain BS engineering graduates’ choice of occupation (engineering, engineering-related, and non-engineering-related), and how do these factors and their influence change over time? Are these factors the same as or different than those influencing ...
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Moderator: Nadya A. Fouad, Distinguished Professor and Chair, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Presenter: Sylvia Hurtado, Director, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Presenter: Kevin Eagan, Researcher, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Panelist: Steven Brown, Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Panelist: Andrew Gillen, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Panelist: Amy Javernick-Will, Assistant Professor, Nicholas R. and Nancy D. Petry Professor in Construction Engineering and Management, University of Colorado at Boulder
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Break
10:45 AM – 11:55 AM
Session 5: Implications of Current Educational and Career Pathways of Engineering Talent for Engineering Educators, Employers, and Other Stakeholders
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Moderator: Jennifer Hunt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomics Analysis , US Department of the Treasury
Panelist: Larry Bucciarelli, Emeritus Professor of Engineering and Technology Studies, MIT
Panelist: David Knight, Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech
Panelist: Hal Salzman, Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow, Rutgers University
11:55 AM – 12:55 PM
Session 6: Innovative approaches to data-gathering and analysis to support decision-making by students/parents, educators, employers, and state and federal governments concerning engineering talent and careers
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Moderator: Richard K. Miller, President and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Presenter: Isabel Cardenas-Navia, Founder, Alta Vision Consulting
Presenter: Jason Owen-Smith, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
12:55 PM – 01:00 PM
Introduction to Working Group Sessions
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Eric Ducharme, General Manager, NPI Engineering Operations, General Electric Company
01:00 PM – 03:15 PM
Working Group Sessions & Lunch
03:00 PM – 03:15 PM
Break
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Session 7: Reconvene and Reports of Working Groups and General Discussion
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Moderator: Eric Ducharme, General Manager, NPI Engineering Operations, General Electric Company
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Closing Remarks: Key Workshop Take-Aways
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Chair: Jean-Lou Chameau, President, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Vice Chair: Rodney Adkins, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)