Prospective engineers are promised an opportunity to realize tangible improvements in the lives of others through design. Yet many recent engineering graduates report difficulty in connecting their college aspirations with early career trajectories.
Engineers and the technologies they create change the world; this change is nothing new, having been the pattern since the dawn of humanity. These changes have improved the quality of life and extended our reach beyond our planet.
Research areas include (1) approaches to developing communication skills in engineering students and (2) workshops (in conjunction with Colombia’s Ministry of Education) to help K-12 teachers develop curriculum for teaching technology.