International Symposium in Engineering Education (ISEE) 2018
The CEE was honoured to host ISEE in July 2018 with the theme, ‘Connected Engineering Curriculum - Learning Through Enquiry and Practice’. With a desire to create a Connected Engineering Curriculum, the major themes for ISEE 2018 were:
- Connecting students with practitioners throughout their learning journey
- Building a through-line of enquiry activities into, and through, the programme
- Bridging student interaction across subjects, perspectives, and global regions
- Linking student academic learning with in-practice workplace education
- Assessing engineering specific deliverables directed at the pertinent corresponding audience
- Unifying the student experience across cohorts, programme progression, and graduate alumni
Innovations in Engineering Education
We held an event launch for a collaborative report between CEE and the Lloyd's Register Foundation (LRF) on 'Innovations in Engineering Education; Inspiring and Preparing Our Engineers for the 21st Century'.
This review of engineering education, commissioned by LRF, provides a rallying cry for engineering educators to engage with schools, colleges and industry to reimagine engineering and the journey that young people will be making to become 21st century professional engineers. The launch was very well attended and included a keynote talk by Professor Anu Ohja, OBE, Director of the UK National Space Centre. The report was a culmination of two workshops; the former a global gathering of leading engineering education academics and the latter a highly insightful gathering of engineering students from across the UK.
The CEE hosted the Engineering Professors’ Council Annual Congress in May 2019, which held the theme ‘Engineering Change’. Around a hundred academics came together to network and gain and share insights and stay in touch with developments in policy and practice in teaching, research and innovation, with keynotes from Lord Willets, former Minister for Universities and Science, and Baroness Brown of Cambridge, amongst other esteemed colleagues.