Updated May 22
The Summer edition of ASEE Prism
is now online
UNESCO Fellows Eng. Dalia Akbarmir and Professor Jamil Khalid from Afghanistan visited ASEE headquarters on May 9th, 2012, closing a three-week visit to meet with representatives of American professional organizations and universities. Khalid is President of the Society of Afghan Architects and Engineers (SAAE), Professor of Engineering at Kabul University, and CEO of Crystalcity Consultants, Kabul, and Akbarmir is the Procurement Officer of the National Emergency Rural Access Project of the Ministry of Public Works (NERAP-MoPW) in Kabul, and Past President SAAE. Hosted jointly by SAAE and the American society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), their visit was part of the UNESCO Technical Capacity Building Fellowship Program to strengthen and support the engineering professional societies in Afghanistan and Iraq. During their visit, Akbarmir and Khalid shared with ASEE staff some of the current challenges faced by Afghan engineering and their renascent engineering education system towards the reconstruction of their country, and explored potential venues for collaboration.
Among other professional societies, the UNESCO Fellows visited the Federal Highway Institute (NHI), ASTM International, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Upon their return, Akbarmir and Khalid will provide information to related governmental agencies and associations in Afghanistan for their future correspondence with the agencies in the United States.
U.S. News & World Report has joined forces with Innovate+Educate and STEMConnector™ to create U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012 — A Leadership Summit.
The event will bring together business, education and government leaders who have long recognized the need to connect the dots between STEM education and careers.
More than 50 key organizations – including ASEE - representing industry and education have signed on as Co-chairs to support STEM Solutions 2012 during this three-day summit, June 27-29, 2012, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Together, we will explore solutions and define successes in science, technology, engineering and math education as a pathway to jobs.
The STEM Enterprise
, a unique ensemble of R&D activities performed by the federal, academic and private sectors, is hosting Measures for Innovation & Competitiveness
on June 6, 2012 at the AAAS Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has authorized Western Carolina University to offer the bachelor of science degree in engineering, a move that WCU hopes will help meet the needs of Western North Carolina business and industry.
ABET has recently posted a position for a senior writer/content editor. The position is open through June 6, and the job is located in Baltimore (the Inner Harbor area). Details can be found here.