Engineers are essential for industry to keep a competitive edge in the global marketplace. But American students are less and less interested in entering the field compared to their foreign counterparts. Working to change that on a national level is Norman Fortenberry, director of the National Academy of Engineering’s Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE).

He will speak on “Linking Learning Processes to Instructional Practices in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education” on the Pullman campus at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in Carpenter 102. The university community is invited to attend and learn how to make instructional practices more effective for educating diverse student populations.

The event is the first in a planned series to be sponsored by the Engineering Education Research Center.