This site is part of the ASEE “Year of Dialogue”. As ASEE president David Wormley stated in his president’s message, ‘During the annual conference in June 2006, the plenary session was devoted to a Socratic Dialogue to define what is an engineering education for global practice in 2020 and beyond and how is it best learned. The plenary has initiated the ASEE “Year of Dialogue,” which is focused at every level within ASEE on how we collectively can advance engineering and engineering technology education based on the wisdom and experience of ASEE’s more than 12,000 members.’

This is your place to participate in the Year of Dialogue. You will find the transcript of the Socratic Dialogue as a starting point for discussion. Visit often, as more of the Socratic Dialogue will be added over time. Begin there, but carry this dialogue further by contributing your own entries.

Participants in the Socratic Dialogue are:

Joseph DiGregorio: Moderator for this dialogue and Director of International Development at the University of California, Riverside.
Norman Fortenberry: Director, Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education, National Academy of Engineering.
Gary Gabriele: Professor, Mechanical Engineering, RPI; Director, Division of Engineering Education & Centers, National Science Foundation.
Jeremy Shawn Noonan: Candidate, Engineering Education, Purdue University.
Jim Pellegrino: Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Education; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Learning, Instruction, and Teacher Development, University of Illinois at Chicago.
David Radcliffe: Theiss Professor, Engineering Education and Professional Development, University of Queensland.
Juan Rivera: Technology Manager of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Programs, Northrop Grumman Space Technology.
Elaine Seymour: Former Director and Semi-Retired Member, Ethnography & Evaluation Research, Center to Advance Teaching and Research in the Social Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Sheri Sheppard: Senior Scholar, Engineering Education, Carnegie Foundation; Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.

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