Departments, Colleges and Universities have always been involved globally. But a purposeful effort to add meaningful global elements to education, research and engagement has become increasingly important. This Workshop on Global Strategy for Mechanical Engineering Department Heads was designed to support heads and their department faculty in developing a robust global strategy. The Workshop was held as part of the 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Conference March 27-31 in Hilton Head, SC.
Three facilitators led the Workshop. Their presentations are available on globalHUB.org:
- Global Strategy for ME Department Heads - Dr. E. Dan Hirleman, William E. and Florence E. Perry Head, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
- Foster Global Strategy at the Institutional Level - Working with the Internaional Programs Office - Dr. Yating Chang, Assistant Director, Global Engineering Program and Office of Professional Practice, College of Engineering, Purdue University
- International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) - Dr. Win Aung, Senior Staff Associate, Engineering Education and Centers, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
One outcome of the discussion was a suggestion that a future Workshop should focus on how we can educate engineers for global competency under conditions of "extreme affordability".
Researchers should cite this work as follows:E.D. Hirleman (2009), Workshop on Global Strategy for ME Department Heads, 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Conference, March 27-31, Hilton Head, SC. https://globalhub.org/resources/medh2009globalstrategy.
Edwin Daniel Hirleman (2009), "Workshop on Global Strategy for ME Department Heads - 2009," http://globalhub.org/resources/817.