IUCEE E-Newsletter – March-April 2020: A Better World through Better Engineering Education

/IUCEE E-Newsletter – March-April 2020: A Better World through Better Engineering Education
IUCEE E-Newsletter – March-April 2020: A Better World through Better Engineering Education 2020-04-13T10:23:18+00:00
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Message from editor
Opinion Pieces

Message from E-Newsletter Editor

Hope you all and your near and dear ones are safe! Let’s use this period as a time to self reflect and become a better version of ourselves. I would like to invite all of you to share your thoughts on topics relevant to Engineering field. Please feel free to share links of articles or videos that you liked. In this edition, I am sharing my thoughts on “Need of Core Engineers in these Unprecedented Times.” I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Mr. Anil Pandit, Mr. Dilip Chemburkar, and Mr. Jayant Sathe for their contributions to this article! Thanks Dr. Prathiba Nagabhushan for her timely article on “The Educator’s Role in Managing Student Stress!” For submitting links for articles or original pieces please feel free to contact me at sheetalsohoni@gmail.com!

Opinion Piece

Need of Core Engineers in these Unprecedented Times
These are unprecedented times! It seems like all of us across the globe are stuck in a pretty bad sci-fi movie with no end visible. Like all of you, I have been checking on the well-being of my friends and family. During one such call, I got to know that unlike my husband and I, who are both working from home, one of our friends (an industrial engineer) is still going to work to help with fighting the deadly virus. This call made me realize that like the first responders (doctors, nurses, police, and other service providers), engineers are out there too. This is one of the major reasons for me for penning down this article- “Need of core engineering in these unprecedented times, and how we need to promote these fields to bring them to their former glory.”
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The Educator’s Role in Managing Student Stress

Stress is the automatic psychological and physical arousal or tension a person feels in response to a challenge in the internal or external environment that causes them to feel that they have inadequate
resources to cope. It has a tendency to affect our physical and emotional wellbeing. The external forces that impinge on the body are called stressors. Even though we all face the same stimuli like others, the response to the stimuli varies from person to person. This is due to the
individual perception of the stimuli based on individual subjective experience, influenced by a range of factors such as, genetic factors, personality, past experience, belief system, culture and educational background.
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