Today’s high-tech companies can’t find enough skilled engineering grads and workers, while universities and employers are struggling to keep up with advances in technology. Education is key, but what is the current state of engineering education in schools and in the workplace?
In this special report, The Institute asked leaders of engineering schools around the world about the issues they face in getting young people prepared to enter the workforce. We feature emerging technologies that are being used in classrooms as teaching and study aids. Companies such as Verizon and VMware are offering training programs in a variety of formats tailored to employees’ needs.
Included in this report are tips and resources to help you break into some of the fastest-growing technology fields. You’ll find IEEE educational products and services to take you through each stage of your career, as well as IEEE conferences that tackle issues of concern to educators. We also profile an IEEE senior member who helped bring MOOCs to the world and feature a Fellow who created a platform to digitally customize textbooks.
Top IEEE educators share their views about diversity and declining enrollment
Google Cardboard and Microsoft Hololens are being used as teaching and study aids
Verizon and VMware are using customized MOOCs, videos, and e-books
IEEE resources to help members launch successful careers in big data, software-defined networking, and biomedical engineering
There are programs tailored for students and professionals
Events delve into MOOCs, computer-aided learning, and games
MOOC co-creator Anant Agarwal discusses a big shift in education
Richard Baraniuk founded OpenStax, one of the first online education programs
Scholarships are available to those studying power and energy, vehicular technology, and other subjects
President Barry Shoop says it’s important for the organization to adapt and evolve with changing conditions