ASEE Prism

ASEE Prism is the flagship publication of the American Society for Engineering Education. ASEE Prism provides coverage and analysis of higher education in the engineering field.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, September

2005 Asee National and Society Awards
ASEE Fellows NamedThe following members received the Fellow grade of membership in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education. This was conferred by ASEE's Board of Directors at the awards banquet held...
A New (VIRTUAL) Chapter
Digital libraries make amazing amounts of information available 24/7, but how do you get students to use them?Digital libraries are quickly becoming the norm at colleges and universities here and abroad as ways to expand the materials available to students...
A Winning Profession
In spite of offshoring, U.S. students can still engineer a career.AMERICAN MAMAS: It's OK to let your children grow up to be engineers. You don't have to make them be doctors and lawyers instead. By 2008, more than half the jobs in engineering could...
Coming to America
From terminology to résumé pointers, Cooper Union's job-oriented retraining program helps immigrant engineers build their American dreams.IT'S EARLY EVENING IN MANHATTAN, but as the rest of the city heads to the nearest trendy watering hole, a dozen...
Discarding the Library
The Internet has become the research tool of choice for today's students, who have all but abandoned books.AS SOON AS classes finished last spring semester, my university's library removed its old card catalog. The cards, which had not been added to...
Doing Time
ON CAMPUSEngineering students in California are going behind bars. They're teaching math to prisoners. BY LYNNE SHALLCROSSIT'S WEDNESDAY night, time for engineering student Sean Rhea to head to class. But before he gets to the classroom, he must first...
Gaming the Curriculum
TEACHINGEngineering education must connect better with today's computer generation. BY PHILLIP WANKAT AND FRANK OREOVICZIT USED TO BE that engineering students grew up fixing bicycles, building things, and hanging out with their friends. But these kinds...
Jolly Good Fellow
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD'S NOEL SHARKEY MADE HIS NAME IN ROBOTICS. NOW HE'S USING BOTS TO SELL YOUNG BRITS ON ENGINEERING.NOEL SHARKEY's academic career path has criss-crossed an impressive range of disciplines: engineering, computer science, philosophy,...
Planting the Seed
eBays first president, Jeffrey Skoll, helps University of Toronto students build stronger engineering careers-with business.At his convocation address at the University of Toronto (UT) in 2003, Jeffrey Skoll, eBay's first president and Canada's fifth-richest...
Tending Tomatoes
ASEE is like a healthy garden that has plenty of room to grow.OUR HIGHLY successful conference in Portland, Ore., was an important reminder for me of just what a great organization ASEE is and how proud I am to serve as its president, Working in the...
War in the Sky
ON THE SHELF War in the Sky In his new book, Stephen Budiansky argues that only recently has military air power lived up to expectations. BY JUSTIN EWERS AIR POWER The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, From Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II By...
Wide World of Engineering
AS YOU NO DOUBT have noticed, attached to this month's Prism is a copy of the latest edition of Engineering, Go for It! This publication is part of ASEE's effort to attract young people to engineering. In Go For It!, we've tried to reflect what an exciting...