Professional and Career Topics

Q. In your actual professional work since the university, going forward what, if anything, do you believe ought to be added to or deleted from the undergraduate and/or graduate curriculum?

  • 1.  Q. In your actual professional work since the university, going forward what, if anything, do you believe ought to be added to or deleted from the undergraduate and/or graduate curriculum?

    Posted 05-07-2021 09:25 AM

    Based on recent-past ASCE Education Conferences, some issues frequently mentioned by both faculty and firm executives include, but are not limited to:

    1. How to transform a group of assigned engineers to a project into an expert team?
    2. How to argue a point without alienating others?
    3. How to "Translate" what people mean when addressing a point from either a high or low level of abstraction?

    Some believe that the current system for the development of engineers in education, training, and their development still lags the actual, documented needs for what the marketplace expects in 2021 and going forward.

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    Cheers,

    Bill



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    William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., P.E., CMQ/OE, F.ASCE
    Buffalo, N.Y.

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot 1819 - 1880
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