New Book Aims to Transform Engineering Education

A new book titled, “A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education,” aims to inspire a revolution in engineering education.

Written by David E. Goldberg, president of Big Beacon and emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Mark Somerville, professor of engineering and associate dean at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, the book provides a roadmap to creating educational experiences aligned with the creative imperative of the twenty-first century.

The narrative is told through the stories of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, a small startup in Needham, Mass., with aspirations to be a beacon to engineering education everywhere, and the iFoundry incubator at the University of Illinois, an unfunded pilot program with aspirations to change engineering at a large public university.  

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