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.



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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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

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

Dora Smith
Senior Director, Global Academic  Programs

Automation Alley
David Pistrui, Ph.D.

Committee & Program Chair

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


Purdue Online – Polytechnic Institute
Mark Schuver

Kelly Engineering
Jorge Puente
VP of Engineering

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

Lockheed Martin
Jeff Wilcox
Vice President, Digital Futures

Automation Alley
Tom Kelly
Executive Director 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

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
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
PJ Boardman
Director, Education Marketing

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


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

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, 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


Pete Janzow
VP Business Development

Center for Next Generation Manufacturing
Karen Wosczyna-Birch
Executive Director

Roy Swift, Ph.D.
Executive Director

National Instruments
Rudi Ngnepi
Global Director, Digital Sales

Shannon O’Donnell
Strategy Lead

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


National Science Foundation
Don Millard, Ph. D.
Program Director
Purdue University
Gary Bertoline, Ph.D.
Sr. VP, Purdue Online & Learning Innovation

New World Associates
Dan Sayre

ASEE Corporate Member Council

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

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

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