International Conference on Engineering Education

UMIST, Manchester, Great Britain, August 18-22, 2002



The National Science Foundationís Engineering Education Coalitions program has fostered collaboration and cooperation among universities in the United States for over a decade. The primary goal of this program is to invigorate undergraduate engineering curricula changes to produce graduates that are better prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century global competitive workforce. The coalitions have produced significant reforms that have met this goal while increasing diversity and student retention and graduation rates. The session will focus on the efforts of the coalitions and the lessons learned through their activities. This panel discussion by invited panelists from several of the Coalitions will begin with a short overview of the Engineering Education Coalitions program. The majority of the panel session will be devoted to a discussion concerning the effects of the program on undergraduate engineering education, and how programs such as this could be enhanced for future offerings.

This conference emphasizes development of international partnerships in education and research. Through special sessions and international workshops, it provides ample opportunity for discussing future cooperative projects. For more information on iNEER, one of the principal sponsors of the conferences, visit:


January 18, 2002:

Abstract due (invited panelists will submit through website indicated below, with e-mail to Session Chair, beginning the text of abstract with the title of this panel session)

Further information is available at the ICEE-2002 web site:

Session Co-Chair:

Angelo J. Perna
Associate Dean, Newark College of Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982 USA
Phone: +1 973-642-7239

John D. Carpinelli
Associate Professor, ECE Dept.
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982 USA
Phone: +1 973-596-3536

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