The context of engineering is one dominated by systems. In order to better prepare graduates with a systems perspective and the competencies to be effective in system design, we discuss initiatives to promote the development of systems thinking, both in undergraduate and K-12 communities. This paper describes vertically-integrated curriculum innovation, in which graduate-level coursework spawned a pilot program to embed systems in a core engineering design course for undergraduates with its resulting adoption and extension to a core design thread, and a resulting high school curriculum development and dissemination effort which has followed. These efforts have also prompted educational research to develop the academic underpinnings of the relatively under-developed scholarly foundations of systems engineering.
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2009|
|Event||2009 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Austin, TX, United States|
Duration: 14 Jun 2009 → 17 Jun 2009