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2022 Engineering Deans Institute (EDI)

The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
Monday, March 7 –  Thursday, March 10, 2022

2022 EDI Program Schedule

EDI Speakers Bios (Coming Soon)

Hybrid Meeting

We are excited to announce that you will be able to attend the 2022 Engineering Deans Institute (EDI) in-person or virtually per a new hybrid option. This exciting approach allows us to gather in-person for dynamic interpersonal conversation while expanding access to valued members who seek virtual access. (We will share hybrid-meeting details with attendees once they are finalized.)

ASEE's annual Engineering Deans Institute (EDI) provides an opportunity for engineering deans- and only deans- to gather and discuss the crucial issues facing their schools, colleges, and profession. For a few days, a single-stream program fosters dialogue between deans, industry leaders, and those in important roles in research and government. Deans share best practices, learn about career prospects for their graduates, and develop a voice for engineering education and the role of engineering in society. Social activities and plenty of time for conversation encourage the cultivation of relationships and an intensely rewarding experience. EDI is sponsored by the ASEE Engineering Deans Council and its Executive Board.

We live today in a world where the eternal verities of engineering education are being challenged daily. Long before COVID-19, the world was in flux. The dramatic fall in global poverty over the last 30 years is driving the educational aspirations of millions of talented and ambitious young people all over the world, and unsurprisingly, many of these aspirations center on engineering and technology. And yet, many US universities must confront a continuing disinvestment in higher education and inflating tuition costs. The depredations of climate change and the need to develop sustainable engineering solutions have become painfully obvious. Our experiences during COVID-19 promise to upend traditional modes of education and to revolutionize the very nature of work. New technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, ubiquitous interconnectivity, increasing automation and transformative medical advances such as CRISPR are disrupting entire industries. Furthermore, the last few years have demonstrated dramatically how the benefits of engineering education are not uniformly available to all members of our society.

Recognizing that we are at a pivotal moment in history, the theme of the 2022 Engineering Deans Institute is “Re-imagining Engineering: Building a Diverse, Sustainable and Healthy Future”. In this meeting, we seek to address these important issues through a variety of exciting keynote, panels, workshops, and discussions. EDI 2022 will address engineering education in the post-COVID era, remote and hybrid work and teaching, and emerging research areas, among others. As always, equity, diversity and inclusion remain an abiding concern, and workshops and panel sessions address this important topic as well. Most important of all, we hope that EDI 2022 will give us all a chance to connect with each other in person and to learn from our varied experiences and backgrounds.