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The 21st Century Engineer

21st Century Engineer

The 21st Century Engineer

A Proposal for Engineering Education Reform

Patricia D. Galloway, Ph.D., P.E.

ASCE Press

2008 / 6 x 9 / 152 pp.

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$39.00 List / $29.25ASCE Member
Stock No. 40936 / ISBN: 9780784409367
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Foreword by G. Wayne Clough, Ph.D., P.E., President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Once, civil engineers were esteemed by the public as both visionaries and leaders in a noble profession essential to the welfare of humankind. Today, though, civil engineers are often seen as mere advisors and technicians. The 21st-Century Engineer argues that this situation must change and that the means to do so are in the hands of engineers themselves.

In this groundbreaking manifesto, Galloway vividly paints the new global landscape where megaprojects, sustainability, infrastructure security, and multicultural work teams pose challenges for which engineers may be unprepared. With businesslike brevity, she lays out nontechnical areas in which engineers must become proficient: globalization, communication, ethics and professionalism, diversity, and leadership. Galloway contends that the existing system for educating engineers must change, and she proposes a new master's degree in professional engineering management.

A must-read for all thoughtful engineers involved in educating, hiring, and managing, The 21st-Century Engineer is a clarion call to reform the way today's engineers prepare for tomorrow.

About the Author
Patricia D. Galloway, Ph.D. P.E., is chief executive officer of Pegasus Global Holdings, Inc., an international management consulting firm based in Cle Elum, Washington. In 2003, Galloway became the first woman to serve as president of ASCE.

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