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  1. Meeting IEEE’s Public Imperative in Educationwith emphasis on Standards Education Version 003 12 July 2009 IEEE 802 LMSC Plenary Sessions 13 July 2009 David Law and Moshe Kam IEEE Standards Education Committee Part 1

  2. What is the Purpose of this workshop? • To tell you what IEEE is doing in the area of standards education • To tell you what IEEE is doing in other areas of education • And how the Standards Association can participate and enhance these areas Call for Action !

  3. Outline • The role of Educational Activities in IEEE • Pre-University Education Activities • University-level Educational Activities • IEEE standards education committee • Policy on Standards Education • Continuing Education Activities • Public Education

  4. Outline • The role of Educational Activities in IEEE • Pre-University Education Activities • University-level Educational Activities • IEEE standards education committee • Policy on Standards Education • Continuing Education Activities • Public Education

  5. Formalities: EAB’s Mandate • IEEE Constitution: • ARTICLE I - NAME, PURPOSE AND TERRITORY • Sec. 2.  Its purposes are: (a) scientific and educational…It shall endeavor to promote understanding of the influence of…technology on the public welfare. • By-Laws • The EAB shall be the IEEE interface in education-related matters with external bodies

  6. EAB’s MandateIEEE by-laws • Recommend to the Board of Directors policies on educational matters • Implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit IEEE members in educational pursuits • And the engineering and scientific community, and the general public. 

  7. EAB’s Purpose • To provide members and others involved in IEEE’s technical fields of interest with high quality opportunities for education on these topics • To provide young people, and their teachers and parents, with opportunities to understand career paths in engineering and technology • To provide the profession’s perspective on all key aspects of higher education in IEEE technical fields of interest.

  8. Outline • The role of Educational Activities in IEEE • Pre-University Education Activities • University-level Educational Activities • IEEE standards education committee • Policy on Standards Education • Continuing Education Activities • Public Education

  9. Pre-University Activities Pre university activities: background

  10. Pre-University Education Activities • Objective: Increase the propensity of young people to select engineering and computing as career paths • Sample activities: • The on-line portal www.TryEngineering.org • Teacher In-Service Program (TISP)

  11. What is the Challenge? (1) • Poor performance of young people in mathematics and the sciences • Coupled with decreased interest • Flat or declining engineering enrollments in many developed nations • Insufficient number of engineers and engineering educational programs in most developing countries • Asia is far behind Europe and the US in number of engineers per capita

  12. Percentage of students at each proficiency level on the mathematics scale Source, OECD, PISA 2006

  13. Above average Taiwan, Finland, Hong Kong, Korea Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada, Macao, Liechtenstein, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium, Australia, Estonia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Iceland, Austria, Slovenia Source, OECD, PISA 2006

  14. At the average Germany, Sweden, Ireland, France, United Kingdom, Poland Source, OECD, PISA 2006

  15. Below average Slovak Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Lithuania Latvia, Spain, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, United States, Croatia, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Israel, Serbia, Uruguay, Turkey, Thailand, Romania, Bulgaria, Chile, Mexico, Montenegro, Indonesia, Jordan, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Tunisia, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan Source, OECD, PISA 2006

  16. From 2001 to 2006, mathematics scores are getting… • Better – in France, Japan, Lichtenstein, Iceland and Belgium • All are above average countries • Worse – in Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Indonesia • All are below average countries Source, OECD, PISA 2006

  17. Enrollment in Engineering in the US is flat Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

  18. US numbers Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

  19. Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

  20. Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

  21. Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

  22. Science and Engineering Indicators 2008

  23. What is the Challenge? (Part 2) • Women and minority students conspicuously under-represented • Public perception of engineers/ engineering/ technology is often misinformed • Resulting in early decisions that block the path of children to Engineering

  24. US numbers

  25. IEEE Board of Directors: 2005 decisions • Approved a new initiative in 2005 • Launching Our Children’s Path to Engineering • Requested review all IEEE activities in the area of pre-university education in Engineering, Technology, and Computing • Requested development of programs for wide outreach • in cooperation with other Engineering Associations and Industry • “Launch, test and institutionalize”

  26. Pre-University Activities TryEngineering

  27. TryEngineering.org A portal for school counselors, teachers, parents and students 29

  28. TryEngineering.org Call for Action ! At present there is no Standards component to most of these 30

  29. TryEngineering.org - Measures of Success • Available in 8 Languages • Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish • 2.5 MILLION HITS IN 2007 … 4.5 MILLION HITS IN 2008 • In 2009= 1.91 million page hits (1 Jan. through 31 May) • Visitors come from the US, India, China, Canada, UK and scores of other countries • Selected Statistics: • 45,509 = average # of unique visitors per month • 73,593 = highest number of total unique visitors (May 09) • 260,504 = average # of page hits per month • 9911 = average # of university searches per month • 13,892 = average lesson plan downloads per month • 37 minutes= average time a visitor spends on the site

  30. Most Requested Lesson Plans • Build your own robot arm • Series and Parallel Circuits • Pulleys and Force • Cracking the Code (bar codes)* • Electric Messages • Adaptive Devices At present there is no Standards component to most of these Call for Action !

  31. Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Canada France Germany India Ireland Japan Korea Malaysia Mexico New Zealand Pakistan Portugal Russia Singapore South Africa Switzerland Taiwan Turkey United Kingdom United States University Searches: 25 Countries

  32. Languages

  33. How can the SA get involved? Call for Action ! • Provide professionals engaged in Standards for interviews for “Life of an Engineer” • Enhance existing lesson plans by contents related to Standards • Propose lesson plans focused on Standards

  34. Pre-University Activities Teacher in service program (Tisp)

  35. Teacher In Service Program“Engineering in the Classroom”

  36. The Teacher In Service Program (TISP) • A program that trains IEEE volunteers to work with pre-university teachers • Based on approved Lesson Plans • Prepared/reviewed by IEEE volunteers • Tested in classrooms • Designed to highlight engineering design principles

  37. How does it work? • Volunteers gather for a day and a half of training • With teachers and school administrators • Volunteers spread the program in their school districts • Section volunteers run a TISP training event • EAB provides logistical support and instructors

  38. 2008 Training Workshops • Córdoba, Argentina (R9) • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (R9) • Los Angeles, California (R6) • San Francisco, California (R6) • Over 300 volunteers attended these training workshops

  39. 2009 TISP Training Workshops • March: Atlanta, GA USA • May: Montevideo, Uruguay • mostly teachers • May: Montreal • July: Shenzhen, China • November: Guayaquil, Ecuador • mostly student branch leaders

  40. TISP Impact • IEEE volunteers have conducted over 120 presentations… • Attended by more than 3000 educators who represent more than 316,000 students each year • Presentations have occurred in many countries, including: Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, China, Canada, and the US

  41. Training Sessions • A full-scale TISP training for volunteers • Open to all Sections in a Region or an Area • All expenses are paid by IEEE-EAB • We are looking for volunteers who will follow up and take the activities to the schools • If you want to have a training session in your area, please let EAB know • Participation is not limited to IEEE members Call for Action !

  42. Where do we seek to have TISP sessions? • Where under-subscription to engineering programs is a problem • Where there is a strong group of 4-6 volunteers who can carry the program for at least 4 years • Where there is enough interaction and interest of educators and local school administration

  43. How the SA can help? Call for Action ! • Review existing lesson plans used for TISP and suggest a Standards component • Propose a Standards-based lesson plans • All you need to do is provide the basic idea • EAB will implement

  44. Pre-University Activities Workshops and symposia

  45. Meeting the Growing Demand For Engineers and Their Educators 2010 - 2020 Munich, Germany 9 - 11 November 2007 Arthur Winston, General Chair

  46. Transforming Engineering Education: Creating Interdisciplinary Skills for Complex Global Environments Dublin, Ireland April 6-9, 2010 Arthur Winston, General Chair