Latest Global Engineering Education Stories

2008-09-12 03:00:24

By Fouger, Xavier Almgren, Ray; Gopalakrishnan, Kris; Mailhot, Paul The Journal of Engineering Education gratefully acknowledges our corporate partners for their support of this special issue. Their generosity made it possible to distribute complimentary copies of this issue to U.S. engineering faculty members and to many other stakeholders worldwide. Their continued commitment to assure global engineering excellence is greatly appreciated. We are pleased to share with you their thoughts...

2008-07-02 06:00:53

By Grose, Thomas K IFEES fosters international collaboration to improve skills and provide uniform standards. BY THOMAS K. GROSE ISTANBUL-After the old Soviet Union crumbled, the now-independent country of Kazakhstan was left with the clunky remains of a Soviet-style system of higher education. That was a problem particularly for its technical schools, which the Kazakhs hoped would churn out the skilled and innovative engineers and technicians required for a 21st-century, market-based...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.