//IUCEE Webinars Dec 18, 19, 21

IUCEE Webinars Dec 18, 19, 21

Intro to Grand Challenges Scholar Program 
Tue Dec 18 at 5:30 pm IST 
Webinar on ICTIEE 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop on Jan 5 and 6, Hyderabad
In 2008 the US National Academy of Engineering (US NAE) shared a report that summarized a major study on the engineering challenges for the 21st century. The report, edited in 2017 (www.grandchallenges.org), lists 14 grand challenges for engineering. Given their importance for the sustainability of mankind on Earth, many, if not all, are major research areas in universities around the world and are of interest to all engineering stakeholders, from students to governments and industry. To address these grand challenges (as well as other local, regional and national challenges), we need to develop the engineering talent with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes needed, hence, the Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP), a now global movement to develop curricular learning experiences focused on developing these competencies in engineering graduates. More than 60 institutions worldwide (with 120 around the world in the process of joining) have established GCSP programs leveraging existing Campus initiatives and creating new ones, in which students can complete the five GC competencies outlined. Upon completion of these, the US NAE recognizes the students with a GC Scholar Certificate, they can add to their credentials. This workshop is for engineering faculty, students, industry and government officials that would like to become aware of the GCSP and consider providing this important opportunity for the engineering students. Workshop goals include: 1) Understanding the Grand Challenges of Engineering (GC) and the Scholars Program (GCSP) elements and requirements 2) Comprehending the required elements to create a successful GCSP at their institutions, and, 3) Start writing a proposal to be submitted to the US NAE.
Dr. B.L. Ramakrishna
Emeritus Professor, Arizona State University
Former Senior Science Advisor, US State Department
Director, Grand Challenges Scholars Program Network, NAE
Professor Lueny Morell
Vice Dean, School of General Engineering, Beihang University, China
Founder & Director of InnovaHiEd
Former IFEES President, Member IUCEE Advisory Board
APICTIEE 2018 Webinar: Dynamic Process for Enhancing Faculty Competence in India 
Dec 19, 2018 3:30 PM IST 
In 1960s USAID provided professors to develop Indian professors. Many state governments offered sponsored PhD programs in well-known universities in various advanced countries.Also, Government of India got assistance from Germany, UNDP, USA, USSR, and the UK for establishing IITs. In early 1970s Summer Schools were organized for developing the engineering faculty members through PL 480. These IITs offered Masters and PhD programs to Engineering College Faculty Members under Quality Improvement Programs of AICTE. Now all the four NITTTRs have been approved to offer need-based quality improvement programs for the college teachers. ISTE offered summer and Winter Schools for the faculty development. Now various State Technical Universities, NITs, NITTTR, and well grown Autonomous Engineering Colleges offer PhD under QIP. World Bank assisted project TEQIP I and II offered many faculty developments programs from 2004-2016. A snap study has undertaken to assess the dynamic process of enhancing the engineering faculty competence in India. The following are the outcome: Considering the need for expertise in many emerging areas, Global Research Centers in India, Make in India, and Digital India the faculty members have to plan for PhD degrees in many emerging technologies from the Global Universities. They can also plan flexible programs through MOOCs like edX, Coursera, WBI, and SWAYAM of the MHRD sponsored. In addition, the faculty can gain more expertise through workshops organized by the various professional organizations as a part of international conferences. The Engineering Colleges could reimburse the cost of training under MOOCs. Further, the colleges could organize Faculty development programs in collaboration with the well known global universities and R&D centres of MNCs which are functioning here. Such a dynamic initiative would bring excellence in the knowledge capital. 
Thanikachalam Vedhathiri, 
National Institute of Technical teachers Training and Rese
ICTIEE 2019: Orientation session – Pre-Conference Workshop on Engineering Education Research Hyderabad 
Dec 21, 2018 3:30 PM IST 
Webinar on ICTIEE 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop on Jan 6, Hyderabad
As awareness of pedagogical techniques has increased for engineering faculty in India, and as they engage in more activities like service learning, there is a great opportunity to study the impact of these activities and add to the existing body of knowledge in engineering education research. IUCEE is launching a pilot program in 2019 for training faculty who are interested in conducting world-class engineering education research. The program begins with an orientation and information session on Dec 21st, followed by a 3-hour face-to-face workshop at ICTIEE facilitated by 6 IUCEE experts, followed by an 11-month course with the expected outcome of a research paper worthy of submission to an international peer-reviewed journal for each participant. The workshop at ICTIEE will feature case studies and group assignment for participants to introduce them to all aspects of conducting research in engineering education (human subjects research), with a focus on identifying gaps in the literature, designing good research questions and reviewing theoretical frameworks that can serve as the foundation for their studies. At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to have formed groups that can work together, along with drafts of their research questions. The remainder of 2019 will focus on operationalizing the study for each group, conducting the research, eventuating in writing the paper.
Workshop Leaders:
Dr. Sohum Sohoni
Arizona State University  
Dr. Prathiba Nagabhushan
Australian Catholic University