What does it mean to be an engineer? The 2001 challenge to engineering educators

Scott A. Yost, Anna P. Phillips, Paul J. Palazolo, Kamyar C. Mahboub

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Dean Kamen's keynote speech at the 2001 ASEE National Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico asked some questions. The first question asked as to what was being done to represent engineering as a viable career choice in comparison to the widespread appeal of lucrative sports careers, which promise to pay young people extraordinary amounts of money. The purpose for the research was to test Kamen's prediction by asking students why they decided to pursue engineering educations. It was found out from the survey that although most of the students were aware that engineering careers aren't compareable to sports star careers, they still find value in seeking engineering educations for other reasons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8089-8096
Number of pages8
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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