posted Apr 11, 2011, 6:23 AM by Jon Sticklen
CEER mainstay Dr. Claudia Vergara will give a talk in the Center for Research in College Science Teaching and Learning (CRCSTL). The talk will focus on the current CEER project: the NSF-funded CPACE project.
- Monday, April 11
- 4:00 pm
- 212 North Kedzie
Aligning Workforce Needs with Undergraduate Computing
Education in Engineering
the global economy of the 21st century, the preparation of a
globally competitive U.S. workforce with knowledge and understanding of
critical computing concepts, methodologies, and techniques is essential. The
Collaborative Process to Align Computing Education with Engineering Workforce
Needs (CPACE) is an NSF-funded project
that brings together Michigan State University (MSU), Lansing Community College (LCC) and the Corporation for
Skilled Workforce (CSW) to design and implement a process to transform
undergraduate computing education within the engineering and technology fields.
the initial phase of the project we developed a collaborative process to
identify the computational competencies needed in the engineering workplace. We
also developed an approach to translate our [research] findings into
fundamental computer science concepts that can be used in curricular
implementation. During the implementation phase our objective is to revise the
undergraduate engineering curricula to infuse computational problem-solving
competencies—across engineering departmental courses. These competencies are
aligned with industry needs and enable students to integrate conceptual
knowledge, technical skills and professional practice.
Vergara will present an in-depth discussion of both phases of the project
from analyses of engineering stakeholders interviews and surveys aimed to
determine their assessment of the computational skills needs in their business
of the initial phase of the curricular implementation strategy in two
disciplinary engineering programs at MSU and transfer program at LCC.