SYMPOSIUM ON FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND THE PROFESSION

SESSION: PANEL DISCUSSION
DATE: Wednesday, May 20, 1998
TIME: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Jorgenson Hall Room: TBA



PANEL DISCUSSION


"Where We Are and Where We Want to Be"
Moderator: Professor T.S. Sankar, Distinguished Professor, École de
Technologie Supérieure, Université du Québec

A Panel of leading representatives from the key sectors of education, R&D, industry, professional organizations, learned societies and government will offer views and discuss the issues in an interactive format with full audience participation. All are invited to participate.




SESSION: CURRICULUM INITIATIVES I
DATE: Thursday, May 21, 1998
TIME: 8:45 am - 10:15 am
LOCATION: Jorgenson Hall Room: TBA
CHAIR: R.L. Evans, University of British Columbia

Implementation of a Thermo-Fluids Design Course in the Mechanical Engineering Program at Ryerson Polytechnic University, M.A. Rosen, J. Dimitriu, Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Undergraduate Curricula for the 21st Century - Issues and Development, S. Bahadur, Iowa State University.

Teaching Environmentally Conscious Design, J. Jeswiet, Queen's, University; C.A. van Luttervelt, TUDelft.

Evaluation of the Senior Design Course for Mechanical Majors, David John Kukulka, State University of New York College at Buffalo.

The Importance of Creativity in Engineering Design, Manuel C. Belino, De La Salle University.




SESSION: CURRICULUM INITIATIVES II
DATE: Thursday, May 21, 1998
TIME: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Jorgenson Hall Room: TBA
CHAIR: B. Tabarrok, University of Victoria

Recent Curriculum Initiatives at UBC, Robert L. Evans, The University of British Columbia.

Bringing Internationalization into the University Level Mechanical Engineering Curriculum, P.H. Oosthuizen, Queen's University.

The Integration of a Manufacturing Engineering Option Within the BscE (Mechanical) Program at UNB, Pearl Lee-Sullivan, and Dwight G. Scott, University of New Brunswick.

Development and Implementation of a Course in Mechatronics, J.K. Pieper, University of Calgary.

Mechatronics Concepts in a Freshman Design Course, S.F. Ali, D. Ezell, J.P. Williams, A. Haque, and P.K. Ray, Tuskegee University.

A Study of Undergraduate Finite Element Curriculum in Taiwan, Chia-Lung Chang, National Yunlin University of Science & Technology.




SESSION: INDUSTRIAL INTERFACES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
DATE: Wednesday, May 20, 1998
TIME: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Jorgenson Hall Room: TBA
CHAIR: P.H. Oosthuizen, Queen's University

Collaborative Opportunities for Business Within the Co-op Education Framework, Ron D. Venter, William L. Cleghorn, and Lisa Simpson, University of Toronto.

The Windsor Experiment: Experience Gained in University/Industry Collaboration, Waguih H. ElMaraghy, University of Windsor.

The Industrial Internship Program in Aerospace, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson Polytechnic University, Marc A. Rosen, John A. Lea, M. Frankie Stewart, and David Naylor, Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Industry-Academia Perspective for Directions in Mechanical Engineering Education in Integrated Manufacturing Design Environment, M.H. Attia, McMaster University; A.S. Banwatt, and C. Manu, Atomic Energy of Canada.

Evolutionary or Migratory Technology Transfer (ETT or MTT), J.K. Banerjee, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.




SESSION: ADMINISTRATIVE AND STUDENT-RELATED ISSUES
DATE: Thursday, May 21, 1998
TIME: 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
LOCATION: Jorgenson Hall Room: TBA
CHAIR: W.H. ElMaraghy, University of Windsor

The Use of an Electronic Classroom in Undergraduate Teaching, W.L. Cleghorn, University of Toronto.

Development and Implementation of a First-Year Transition Program in Aerospace, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson Polytechnic University, Marc A. Rosen, John A. Lea, M. Frankie Stewart, and David Naylor, Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Canadian Federation of Engineering Students, Remo Marini, Concordia University Engineering Society; Lucy Pegoraro, Canadian Federation of Engineering Students; Rob Zuber, Queen's University Engineering Society; Chantal Godère, CoFIQ-Quebec Engineering Student Organization.

Discover Engineering - A Strategy for Attracting Women into Engineering, Kimberley Gilbride, Diane Kennedy, Judith Waalen, and Malgorzata Zywno, Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Structural Reconversion Project of the Faculty of Sciences, Marlene Gavril -Handrea, Georgeta Chirle an, and Dumitru Chirle an, University of Pite ti, Romania.




SESSION: COMMUNICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
DATE: Friday, May 22, 1998
TIME: 8:45 am - 10:15 am
LOCATION: Jorgenson Hall Room: TBA
CHAIR: R.D. Venter, University of Toronto

Designing Writing Assignments to Deepen Thinking in the Mechanical Engineering Classroom, Robert K. Irish, University of Toronto.

Towards a Pro-Active Technical Writing Curriculum, Dennis G. Jerz, University of Toronto.

Course Renovation Using Learning Outcomes: A Case Study, S. McCahan, University of Toronto.

Teaching Technical Writing: Thinking Outside the Envelope, Christine Skolnik, The Pennsylvania State University.

Experiences in the Use of Enabling Internet Technology to Enhance the Learning Experience in Engineering Education, William Brimley, William E. White, Malgorzata S. Sywno, and Diane Kennedy, Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Education/Training Software for Schools and Industry, J.-M. Charrier, McGill University; B. Sanschagrin, Ecole Polytechnique.




SESSION: RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
DATE: Friday, May 22, 1998
TIME: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Jorgenson Hall Room: TBA
CHAIR: W.L. Cleghorn, University of Toronto

The Challenge and the Opportunities of Research Structures in Schools of Engineering, Ron D. Venter, University of Toronto.

The Role of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers in Promoting and Coordinating the Continued Competency of Canadian Professional Engineers, David Brezer, Paul Amyotte, Doug Sanders, Al Schuld, and Deborah Wolfe, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

Insights into the Accreditation Process and Requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, Ron D. Venter, University of Toronto; R. Mohan Mathur, University of Western Ontario.

A New Competency-Based Program for Mechanical Engineers, Denis Proulx, Martin Brouillette, François Charron, and Jean Nicolas, University of Sherbrooke.

The Changing Research Environment in Mechanical Engineering Departments, B. Tabarrok, University of Victoria.

Civil Engineering Education in Spain: Linking Teaching with Research in Fracture Mechanics, J. Toribio, University of La Coruña