PULLMAN, Wash, — Engineers in industry are essential for keeping a competitive edge in an increasingly global marketplace, but American students are less and less interested in entering the field compared with their foreign counterparts.
Norman Fortenberry, director of the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education, will speak on “Linking Learning Processes to Instructional Practices in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education’’ at 4 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 19) in room 102, Carpenter Hall on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.
The event will be the first in a series sponsored by the
Prior to his tenure at CASEE, Fortenberry held a variety of senior leadership roles in the National Science Foundation (NSF), where his responsibilities included working to improve undergraduate education as well as broadening access and participation in science and engineering by underrepresented populations and institutions.
The university community is invited to attend and learn how to make instructional practices more effective for educating diverse student populations. A reception will follow the lecture.