|1||The world is changing and becoming more global||
Friedman, Thomas L. "It's a Flat World, After All." The New York Times Magazine, April 3, 2005.
Gereffi, Gary, and Vivek Wadhwa. "Framing the Engineering Outsourcing Debate: Placing the United States on a Level Playing Field with China and India." Duke University, December 2005.
|2||Another view of globalization: even in a spiky world there are issues||
"The World is Spiky." The Atlantic Monthly, October 2005, 48-51.
Augustine, Norm, et al. "Rising About the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future." Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2005.
Alvarez, Michael. "Follow the Money." Nature 446 (2007): 230.
Galama, Titus, and James Hosek. "Perspectives on U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology." Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2007.
Ezell, Stephen, and Robert Atkinson. "RAND's Rose-Colored Glasses: How RAND's Report on U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology Gets it Wrong." The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, September 10, 2008.
|3||Engineering education needs to change||
Spinks, Nigel, Nick Silburn, and David Birchall. "Educating Engineers for the 21st Century: The Industry View." Oxfordshire, UK: Henley Management College, March 8, 2006.
Clough, W., et al. "The Engineer of 2020: Phase I." Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2003.
———. "The Engineer of 2020: Phase II." Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2005.
Grasso, Domenico, Melody Brown Burkins, Joseph Helble, and David Martinelli. "Dispelling the Myths of Holistic Engineering." The Magazine for Professional Engineers, August-September 2008, 26-29.
|4||While there is demand and US is still leading there are also serious troubles (K-12, growing competition)||
Sturtevant, Daniel. "Modeling America's Technical Capability Crisis." Cambridge, MA: MIT Engineering Systems Division, 2008.
Hira, Ron. "STEM Workforce Discussion Needs More Data, Analysis." APS News (August-September 2008): 8-12.
National Science Board. "Science and Engineering Indicators, Vol. I." Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation, 2006.
———. "Science and Engineering Indicators, Vol. II." Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation, 2006.
MIT admission trends
Guest: Stu Schmill, MIT Admissions
|Jones, Marilee. "Reading the Tea Leaves: Admissions Trends 2007-2017." Cambridge, MA: MIT Admissions, February 3, 2006.|
MIT students do well, go into a diverse range of careers and don't develop in some interesting ways that may be associated with leadership
Guest: Melanie Parker, MIT Careers Office
|BankBoston. "MIT: The Impact of Innovation." Boston, MA: BankBoston, 1997.|
|7||Some of our key competitors seem to be moving in our direction with more of a science emphasis||
"World University Rankings." The Times Higher Education Supplement, October 28, 2005.
"Curricular Reviews: Harvard, Princeton, and Yale: I." Division of Undergraduate Education Meeting, Cambridge, MA, February 3, 2006. (PDF)
"Curricular Reviews: Harvard, Princeton, and Yale: II." Division of Undergraduate Education Meeting, Cambridge, MA, March 3, 2006. (PDF)
|8||MIT has thought hard about the integration of life and learning and tried to improve and MIT has thought hard about a modern curriculum and is trying to change||
"Task Force on Student Life and Learning." Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006.
"Report of the Task Force on the Undergraduate Educational Commons." Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006.
|9||Other ways to think about engineering education||
ABET. "2007-2008 Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs." Baltimore, MD: ABET, 2007.
Guizzo, Eric. "The Olin Experiment." IEEE Spectrum, May 2006.
Magee, Christopher L. "Needs and Possibilities for Engineering Education: One Industrial/Academic Perspective." Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009.
A good education is generally useful; discussions with Cambridge-MIT Exchange students and a Professor of the Practice.
Guest: Professor Chris Magee
Hastings, Daniel. "The Future of Engineering Systems: Development of Engineering Leaders." Cambridge, MA: MIT Engineering Systems Division, 2004.
Sheffi, Yossi. "Geeks and Chiefs: Thoughts on Engineering Education at MIT." 6th Annual Charles L. Miller Lecture, Cambridge, MA, April 5, 2007.
Duderstadt, James. "Engineering for a Changing World: A Road Map to the Future of Engineering Practice, Research, and Education." Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 2007. (PDF - 5.5MB)
Silbey, Susan. "Developing Diverse Leadership for Engineering."
|11||More on engineering education: change is hard especially when it is cultural||
Vest, Charles. "The Future of Engineering Education: Context and Musings." ABET Annual Meeting, Incline Village, NV, November 2, 2007.
"Creating a Culture for Systematic and Scholarly Engineering Educational Innovation." Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education, 2009.
Silbey, Susan, and Carroll Seron. "The Dialectic between Expertise Knowledge and Professional Discretion: Accreditation, Social Control and the Limits of Instrumental Logic." Engineering Studies 1, no. 2 (2009): 101-127.
|12-13||Student presentations and discussion|