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Speicher presents “Delegate to China for Engineering Education”

Terry Speicher
Terry Speicher

The spring 2011 Engineering, Business, and Computing Division Research Interest Group presentations continue with Terry Speicher, PE, PMP, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Coordinator, presenting his paper “Delegate to China for Engineering Education” on Monday, February 28, 2011, from 1:00–2:15 p.m. in room 145 Thun Library. This presentation is free and open to the public.

A group of ten delegates, all members of the American Society for Engineering Education, formed an Engineering Education Delegation and made a trip to China organized by the People to People Ambassadors organization from October 26 through November 6, 2010.

At the start of the trip, a meeting was held with five representatives of the Chinese Society for Engineering Education who provided useful information on the status, plans, and larger issues facing engineering education in China. Then, while visiting the Chinese cities, Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai, the delegates visited four Chinese universities with strong engineering and engineering technician programs.

This paper provides a summary of that trip and offers observations that may be useful to engineering educators in the United States and other parts of North America.  It was found that, in the last decade, the number of students in engineering and technician education programs in China has grown dramatically. Simultaneously, modern educational facilities have been added to the core infrastructure of Chinese higher education, often in the form of entirely new campuses on the outskirts of already crowded major cities.

The EBC Research Group features Penn State Berks faculty and visiting experts who conduct research on a wide variety of topics. Topics are of broad and general interest and are accessible to the non-expert.

Students, faculty, and members of the Penn State Berks and surrounding community are encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Jui-Chi Huang, Chair, EBC-RIG; assistant professor of economics at JXH74@psu.edu.

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