World Engineering Education Forum and the Grand Challenges of Water and Energy

Oct 13, 2010, 16:37 ET from American Society for Engineering Education

The Singapore Declaration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Solutions to engineering grand challenges, such as renewable energy and clean water will need to be global in scope. The solutions will require participation from all facets of the engineering community and pipeline working together with policy makers.  An effective, action-oriented dialogue on the major engineering and engineering education challenges impacting citizens of the world will require increasing the effectiveness of global partnerships, harnessing the expertise and commitment of the international community and of the local and regional players.

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The World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) activities held in Singapore during Oct 16-21, 2010 have set in motion plans for participation and action. Five leading engineering education organizations — the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE), the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), and the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) — as well as other WEEF leaders and attendees, have agreed to sign a formal declaration outlining milestones that will be taken to improve engineering education and research, enabling solutions to the engineering grand challenges of today, with especial focus on energy and water sustainability.  This declaration calls for action on engineering activities, multi-disciplinary, multi-stockholder, multinational research collaborations, cradle-to-grave engineering education, and public outreach, among other action items.

The Singapore Declaration will be shared with WEEF attendees on Thursday, Oct. 21st at the Marina Bay Sands Simpor Ballroom, during session scheduled from 16:00-17:30.

For additional details, full text of the declaration, and endorsing it, please visit http://singaporedeclaration.wordpress.com

SOURCE American Society for Engineering Education