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Thu, October 24, 2013
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has launched a new website for its Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) program. The site will serve as a platform for networking and collaboration among FOEE alumni, committee members, and speakers.
“This resource provides the window to the front-edge of engineering education for the nation and the world to look through and see how top-tier educators will prepare our next generation engineers to take on our greatest challenges,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr.
The new website will give participants the opportunity to build on relationships formed at the annual FOEE symposia through several features. A Resource Collection will allow attendees, speakers, and committee members to share presentations and posters created for or during a symposium. The site’s Community section will enable FOEE attendees to communicate, collaborate, and share items directly related to their work. And information will be available for past and forthcoming symposia.
In addition, the site will provide a streamlined system for NAE members and engineering deans to nominate faculty members and for nominees to submit their applications. Nominators will have a profile in the system, with their contact information saved for future nominations; applicants will create their own profile and be able to sign in and edit their application at any time; and information for each nomination and application will be linked to form an applicant’s full portfolio. The site is designed to ensure information security, while allowing for easy communication between FOEE attendees and staff.
The fifth Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium, sponsored by John McDonnell and the McDonnell Family Foundation, will take place October 27–30, 2013, at the National Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, California.
The National Academy of Engineering, an independent, nonprofit organization, was established in 1964 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. Part of its mission is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. NAE and the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies.