This moment will go down in history.

Engineering is at a crossroads. This includes its practice in the workplace—and how it’s taught in the classroom. New technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), nanofabrication, and the internet of things (IoT) have shifted the engineering landscape.

This is THE opportunity to bring a strong lineup of the right voices from academia and industry together to come up with actionable outcomes to implement during this, the most fluid state of education in centuries. Schools are at a crossroads, let’s give them a roadmap.

This industry-wide web series is designed to guide schools to prepare engineering and technology students for The Fourth Industrial Revolution. The goal is to reach a consensus on improvements to curricula, work-based experiences, policies, and practices. This historic event promises to be productive and engaging.

The time is now!

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Workforce for Industry 4.0 Summit

Overarching Objective of the Industry 4.0 Summit:

The industry and academia must develop a consensus for recommendations for changes/improvements needed in curricula, work-based experiences, policies, and practices to prepare the engineering and manufacturing workforce for Industry 4.0.

 

Approach:

The Corporate Member Council (CMC) of ASEE is organizing this Summit on April 25 – 26, 2022, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC, to share thoughts and observations on the state of engineering education and engineering and technical workforce for the next decades.

 

Rationale for the Summit:

The emergence of Industry 4.0 in recent years has accelerated the need for rapid and quantum changes in the preparation of engineers and technical workforce for the new work environment.

 

Relation to Prior Effort:

This Summit will be Phase V. Mobilizing the Community for Change, as the next step of ASEE’s seminal multi-phase study Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering (TUEE).  Phases I – IV were funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

Intended Outcome:

It is hoped that this Summit will lead to the establishment of networks, consortia, and mutual interest partnerships among academic institutions and enterprises to reform engineering and technical education to meet the industry’s specific needs.

Summit Series Dates and Details

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April 25-26, 2022: Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street
Washington, DC
April 25-26, 2022

 

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2022

8:15AM

Networking Breakfast

8:45AM — 9:15AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome:
Norman L. Fortenberry
Executive Director
ASEE

Opening Speaker:
Victor McCrary
Vice Chair
National Science Board
Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs
University of the District of Columbia

9:30AM

Transforming Engineering Education Beyond TUEE to the Workforce for Industry 4.0

Introduction:
Jackie El Sayed
ASEE

Speaker:
Don Millard
National Science Foundation

9:45AM — 11:45AM

Leveraging new Partnerships and Work/Learn Pathways for Workforce Development

Invited Presenters:
• Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

• Amazon Web Services

• Autodesk

Respondents:
• Ragu Athinarayanan
(Title)
Purdue University

• Ken Ball
(Title)
George Mason University

• JB Holston
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Washington Alliance

Facilitated Q&A with panelists and audience (15 minutes)

11:00AM — 11:15AM Break & Mingle
11:15AM — 12:30PM

Networking Breakout – Scale-up Industry-Education Collaboration

Rapporteur:
Dan Sayre
Past Chair
CMC

Question: How can industry leaders and educators scale up efforts to strengthen relationships, fortify workforce development and expand collaborations?

Attendees will participate in their choice of breakout room:

• Expanding Industry-Education Engagement
Caroline Cao
Titulaire Chaire
Industrie du Futur

• Planning to Build Collaborative Networks
Lockheed Martin

• Implementation of I4.0 Curriculum & Pedagogy
Karen Wosczyna Birch
National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing
NSF COE

• Redefining the Roles of Engineering & Technical Education
Jeff Abell
GM

12:30PM — 1:30PM

Luncheon

Introduction:
Adrienne Minerick
Michigan Technological University
President
ASEE

Speaker:
Daryll Pines
President
University of Maryland

1:30PM — 2:45PM

Academic & Industrial Collaboration to Prepare the Engineering and Technical Workforce

Moderator:
Jacqueline El-Sayed
ASEE

Panelists:
• Lee Lambert
Chancellor
Pima Community College

• Roger Tadajewski
CEO
National Coalition of Certification Center

• Sharon L. Walker
Dean of Engineering
Drexel University

• Cat Merrill,
Director of Programs
Ruda Cardinal
President of the Board of Directors
JobPath

2:45PM — 3:00PM Break
3:00PM — 4:00PM

Quality of Engineering and Technical Workforce: Role of Funding Agencies and Influencers in Improving and Enhancing Education and Training Programs

Panelists:

• Vinod Lohani
Program Director
NSF

• Michael Milligan
Executive Director and CEO
ABET
Department of Defense

• Juliana Guaqueta
Skills Transformation Advisor
Coursera

4:00PM — 4:30PM Closing Remarks
4:30PM — 5:00PM Break
5:00PM

Conversation with Policy Makers and Networking Reception

Moderator:
Adrienne Minerick
President
ASEE

Invited:
Tim Kaine
Senator (D-VA)

 

7:00PM

Day 1 Concludes

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022

8:00AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30AM — 9:00AM

Welcome Keynote

Introduction:
• Dora Smith
SIEMENS
Chair
CMC

• Barbara Humpton
CEO
SIEMENS USA

9:00AM — 10:15AM

Thinking bigger: Preparing the Workforce to Meet Societal & Corporate Responsibilities

Speakers:
John Dyck
CEO
CESMII

• Walid Ali
Director, Artificial Intelligence
Microsoft

• BP (invited)

Respondents:
• Rudi Ngnepi
Global Director, Digital Sales Enablement Platform
NI

• John Wiedner
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Cincinnati

• Lemelson Foundation (invited)

Facilitated Q&A with panelists and audience (15 minutes)

10:15AM — 11:15AM

A Town Hall Towards Action: Developing Education 4.0 Roadmaps

Breakout Session Co-Chairs will lead networking rooms

Question: What partnerships can be formed to accelerate engineering education reform?

Attendees will participate in their choice of breakout room:

Moderated Working Sessions: Sharing, Forming, and Endorsing – Communities of Action:
• Engineering Technology Reforms to Meet Workforce Demands – Room A
Shawn Thompson
VP, Engineering
PCB Piezotronics

• Rethinking the Role of Accreditation, Certification – Room B
Richard Hope
Chief Technical Officer
AECOM

• Mindset Matters: Influencing the Cultures of Education and Industry – Room C
Adrienne Minerick
Director, ADVANCE
Michigan Tech
President
ASEE

• Applying Industry 4.0 Technologies to Drive Engineering Education 4.0 – Room D
Oscar Barton
Dean, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering
Morgan State University

11:15AM — 12:00PM

Driving the Agenda to Build an Industry 4.0 WorkforceReflections, Connections and Actions

Rapporteur:
Jackie El-Sayed
Chief Academic Officer
ASEE

Reports from sessions or breakout room leaders

As the highlights are presented, participants will be asked to reflect on the highlights and create an initial action plan they can take back to their institutions, along with a list of Summit contacts they’ve made that are like-minded.

Participants will be provided with a one-page worksheet to guide the process and provide a framework.  We will utilize an app for voting and final data aggregation and analysis.

12:00PM — 1:00PM

Closing Luncheon – synthesis and call to action

Closing Speaker:
Greg Washington
President
George Mason University

Friday, February 4, 2022

Host: Dan Sayre, New World Associates, Committee & Program Chair

OPENING STATEMENT (10 MIN.)

PRESENTER

ATE
Celeste Carter, Ph.D.
Program Director

SESSION 1 (20 MIN.)

Industry Perspective on I 4.0 for Technicians
Technician Workforce Challenges Facing the Nation
PRESENTER (INTRODUCTION)
MODERATOR

National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, CT
Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ph.D.
PI/Executive Director

Community Colleges’ College of Technology, CT

National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, CT
Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ph.D.
PI/Executive Director

Community Colleges’ College of Technology, CT

PRESENTER

(Affiliation TK)
(Industry speaker TK)
(Title TK)

SESSION 2 (40 MIN.)

ATE National Centers Focus on I 4.0
Panel Questions – Relating Their Technologies to I 4.0 and 5 min Q & A
PRESENTERS
MODERATORS

National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, CT
Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ph.D
PI/Executive Director

Community Colleges’ College of Technology, CT

Online Instructional Resources for Materials Science Technology Education (MatEdU)
Mel Cossette
Executive Director and Principal Investigator

 

Micro Nano Technology Education National Center, Pasadena City College, CA
Jared Ashcroft, Ph.D.
PI/Executive Director

Future of Work, CORD, TX and FL
Marilyn Barger
Senior Education Advisor

 

 

National Center for Autonomous Technologies, MN
Jonathan Beck
PI/Executive Director

 

 

 

Future of Work, CORD, TX and FL
Marilyn Barger
Senior Education Advisor

 
MODERATOR

ATE
Celeste Carter, Ph.D.
Program Director

SESSION 3 (15 MIN.)

Informed Chat on Community Colleges and ATE Influence on I 4.0 and Q/A
PRESENTERS
MODERATOR

ATE
Celeste Carter, Ph.D.
Program Director

New World Associates
Dan Sayre
President

ASEE Corporate Member Council
Chair

 

National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, CT
Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ph.D
PI/Executive Director

Community Colleges’ College of Technology, CT

 

 

Future of Work, CORD, TX and FL
Marilyn Barger
Senior Education Advisor

 

 

 

Online Instructional Resources for Materials Science Technology Education (MatEdU)
Mel Cossette
Executive Director and Principal Investigator

 

CLOSING COMMENTS (5 MIN.)

PRESENTER

New World Associates
Dan Sayre
President

ASEE Corporate Member Council
Chair

Friday, November 12, 2021: Call for Action for Engineering Education Reforms

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12:00 – 12:30PM

12:30PM – 1:00PM

1:00PM – 1:30PM

PRESENTER
PRESENTER
PRESENTER 

National Science Foundation
Don Millard, Ph.D.
Deputy Division Director, Engineering Education and Centers Division
Purdue University
Gary Bertoline, Ph.D.
Sr. VP, Purdue Online & Learning Innovation

New World Associates
Dan Sayre
President

ASEE Corporate Member Council
Chair

Friday, September 10, 2021: Alternative Pathways, Platforms, and Policies: Educating Engineers and the Skilled Technical Workforce

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Host: Dan Sayre, New World Associates, Committee & Program Chair

12:00 – 12:45 PM

12:45 – 1:15 PM

1:15- 1:30 PM
Recap and Sneak Peak

PRESENTER
MODERATOR
PRESENTER
MODERATOR
MODERATOR

Credly
Pete Janzow
VP Business Development

Center for Next Generation Manufacturing
Karen Wosczyna-Birch
Executive Director

WorkCred
Roy Swift, Ph.D.
Executive Director

National Instruments
Rudi Ngnepi
Global Director, Digital Sales

Siemens
Shannon O’Donnell
Strategy Lead

Friday, March 12, 2021, Noon EDT: A Town Hall Towards Action: Developing Education 4.0 Road-maps

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Host: University of Detroit Mercy – David Pistrui, Ph.D., Committee & Program Chair

12:00 – 12:45 PM

12:45 – 1:15 PM

1:15- 1:30 PM
Recap and Sneak Peak

PRESENTER
MODERATOR
PRESENTER
MODERATOR
MODERATOR

Campbell University
Jenna Carpenter, Ph.D.
Dean of Engineering

Grifols Therapeutics
Jennifer Culp
Vice President of Manufacturing

Morgan State University
Oscar Barton, Ph.D.
Dean of Engineering

Siemens
Felicia Boyd
Global Head of University Relations

University of Nebraska
Ron Bonnstetter, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Secondary Science Education

TTI Performance Systems, Ltd
Senior Vice President of Research and Development
and CEO

Friday, January 29, 2021 Noon EDT: Industry 4.0 Education, Policies, Perspectives and Pandemics

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Host: University of Detroit Mercy – David Pistrui, Ph.D., Committee & Program Chair

12:00 – 12:30 PM

12:30PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Recap & Sneak Peek

PRESENTER
PRESENTER
MODERATOR
PRESENTER
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Bosch, USA
Carolina de Aribba
VP Human Resources, Talent & Organizational Development
Bosch, USA
Kavita Phadke
Director, COE, Organization Associate Development
Ivy Tech Community College
Kara Monroe, Ph.D.
Provost & Senior VP
Boeing
Michael Richey, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Scientist & Assoicate Technical Research Fellow
University of Texas, Dallas
Stephanie Adams, Ph.D.
Dean, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
MathWorks
PJ Boardman
Director, Education Marketing

Friday, November 20, 2020 Noon EDT: Accelerating Engineering Education Reform to Meet the Demands of the Talent Pipeline

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Hosted by David Pistrui, Ph.D.

Introduction by Sheryl Sorby, President, ASEE Board of Directors

12:00 – 12:30 PM

12:30 – 1:15 PM

1:15- 1:30 PM
Recap and Sneak Peak

MODERATOR
PRESENTER
MODERATOR
PRESENTER
MODERATOR

Purdue Online – Polytechnic Institute
Mark Schuver
Director

Kelly Engineering
Jorge Puente
VP of Engineering

Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University
Kenneth Ball, Ph.D.
Dean

Lockheed Martin
Jeff Wilcox
Vice President, Digital Futures

Automation Alley
Tom Kelly
Executive Director and CEO

Friday, October 9, 2020 Noon EDT: Kickoff Event - Leveraging the Digital Domain for Workforce Development

How Do We Scale-up Industry-Education Collaboration?

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Host: Automation Alley R&D – David Pistrui, Ph.D., Committee & Program Chair

12:00 noon – 12:30 PM – Creating Lasting Value in the Age of AI and IOT


Intel
Irene Petrick, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Industrial Innovation


Arizona State University
Kyle Squires, Ph.D.
Dean, IraA. Fulton Schools of Engineering

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM – Adaptive Space: Transforming into Agile Organizations


Amazon Web Services
Michael Arena, Ph.D.
Vice President, Talent & Development


University of Detroit Mercy
Darrell Kleinke, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM – Session Recap, Research Overview, and Sneak Peak


Siemens
Dora Smith
Senior Director, Global Academic  Programs


Automation Alley
David Pistrui, Ph.D.

Committee & Program Chair

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