Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 9:00am to 10:30am
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005
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Engineering is the “sine qua non” of technological innovation. Unfortunately, the U.S. is falling behind in the race for global innovation advantage in part because we are unable to efficiently translate research into competitively produced products. This leads to huge trade deficits in advanced technology products and stagnant growth.

Being “best in the world” in scientific discovery is important, but it is not sufficient for keeping any nation viable in today’s global economy. Investments in science produce indispensable knowledge, but these discoveries are a public good that are freely available around the world. It's what comes next that often counts most. The application of scientific knowledge through rigorous engineering allows nations to achieve economic strength and national security.
 
This panel of leading engineering education experts discussed best practices in engineering education today and the kinds of changes needed to enable the U.S. engineering system to better enable U.S. global innovation-based competitiveness. 

View Pramod Khargonekar's presentation.

View Sridhar Kota's presentation.

View Helmuth Ludwig's presentation.

View Dan Mote's presentation.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Pramod Khargonekar
Assistant Director, Engineering Directorate
National Science Foundation
Presenter
Sridhar Kota
Herrick Professor of Engineering
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Presenter
Helmuth Ludwig
President/CEO
Siemens Industry North America
Presenter
Dan Mote
President
National Academy of Engineering
Presenter