In the news: CoT to add missing element of engineering education

Gary Bertoline, dean of the College of Technology, is featured in the September 2013 issue of ASEE Prism. He talked with Thomas Grose about the planned Polytechnic Institute and its goals.

The article starts out:

"It’s no secret that many, if not most, engineering graduates hired by industry are not ready to start working from day one without additional training – and often many months of it. That’s because most graduates come from research-based schools that emphasize the engineering sciences and theory over the teaching of practical applications of that knowledge. The solution, says Purdue’s Gary Bertoline, is to graduate many more applied engineers – graduates who not only are steeped in hard math and science but have also gotten their hands dirty putting that know-how to work. And he’s got a plan for how to do just that – one that could be put into action as soon as the fall of 2014."

Read the rest of the article at the ASEE Prism web site.

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