Please join our speaker Bill Kelly,
Director of External Affairs
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
for the next SES Webinar:
ASEE and How Standards Find Their Way into the Classroom
September 18, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Free to SES Members; $50 (non-members)
The webinar will be moderated and there will be opportunity for discussion with the presenter.
About the Webinar:
Sustainability entered engineering education in a formal way with the ABET outcomes-based engineering accreditation criteria that were introduced in the mid-1990s and became mandatory for all engineering program in 2001. These criteria also require that "Students must be prepared for engineering practice through a curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints." Sustainability is one of the realistic constraints for possible consideration and many of today's graduates can be expected to be familiar with standards as they affect sustainability in their field of engineering. The other constraints are economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and manufacturability.
This webinar will provide an update on what has happened and is happening in academe and some of the challenges and opportunities in developing standards for sustainability in engineering practice that students and practitioners face.
About the Speaker:
William E. Kelly, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE is Director of External Affairs at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). His responsibilities at ASEE include the Engineering Dean’s Council, public policy, international activities, and ASEE’s ABET accredi¬tation responsibilities. Prior to joining ASEE in September 2007, he was a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he also served as Dean of the School of Engineering from 1996-2001. Dr. Kelly was on the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) from 1993-2003 and was Chair in 2001-2002. Currently, he is a member of the NAE Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society Advisory Group, the ASCE Committee on Sustainability, and the Board of Directors of the Civil Engineering Certification Board. Dr. Kelly received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame and received an engineering honor award from his alma mater in 1999.
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