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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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