Presentation on theme: "International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) − Ideas for the Next Phase − Win Aung Chair, NSF/ENG IREE Working Group Division of Engineering."— Presentation transcript:
International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) − Ideas for the Next Phase − Win Aung Chair, NSF/ENG IREE Working Group Division of Engineering Education and Centers National Science Foundation Arlington, VA NSF Engineering Awardees Conference Reston, Virginia January 31 – February 2, 2010
Directorate for Engineering2 IREE Objectives Enhance international perspective for U.S. early-career faculty and students Leverage international partnerships to enhance education and research innovations in U.S.
Directorate for Engineering3 Future Needs Monitor students activities while overseas; Incorporate special effort to encourage participation by women and underrepresented minorities; and Engage students in research after their return from their foreign assignments.
Directorate for Engineering4 Pre-Trip Orientation Program On-campus pre-trip orientation program that will: 1. Use a curriculum with emphasis on culture; history and languages; 3. Introduce research and education systems, technology innovation emphases, etc., in the destination country; 4. Acquaint students with life in the destination countries; and 5. Enhance students’ familiarity with the hosts and their laboratory facilities.
Directorate for Engineering5 Monitoring of Future IREE Research Accomplishments Program of research carried out during international research experience How the work on-site is related to the work of the current NSF award General interaction between researcher and host laboratory Research accomplishments during the trip Relevant schedule, if applicable Graphical highlights
Directorate for Engineering6 Future IREE National program of recruitment of students through selected partner universities On-campus program coupled with a research abroad experience to prepare cohorts of students for assignment abroad Use of curriculum that includes focus on culture, history and languages, research and education systems, and technology innovation emphases, as may be applicable Concern with ethics in engineering, women and underrepresented minorities, students from academic institutions where research programs are limited
Directorate for Engineering7 Partner Universities Recruit students Design high quality pre-trip on-site program Conduct pre-trip on-site program for students Monitor student progress and carry out supervisory visit to foreign laboratory Obtain written progress reports from students Supervise progress of students and monitor them for the duration of their stay abroad Schedule debriefing seminar by students Coordinate preparation of final trip reports by students and submit to NSF Submit annual and final reports to NSF
Directorate for Engineering8 U.S. Program PI with experience in international cooperation who has ongoing engagement with foreign counterparts in related research areas PI with high quality program in research and education with international cooperation as an integral component Well-thought out plan to recruit students Inclusion of women and underrepresented minorities Inclusion of mentorship and training to prepare students for assignment abroad Judiciously pre-designed program of trans-national activities with participation by multiple institutions
10 Foreign Program Featuring laboratory with high quality ongoing research and education activities Has Strong support from foreign PI(s) and his/her university administration Is part of an agreed upon, judiciously pre- designed program of ongoing collaboration Research activities complements the U.S. program
Directorate for Engineering11 Pre-Trip Program Why globalize engineering education; the Global Engineer Research abroad in the context of globalization of engineering education Research abroad vs. study abroad: recent trends Best practices from the NSF IREE pilot program Orientation on culture, history, language of destination country or region Work ethics and professional practices with respect to cultural practices Health, medical care and emergency, safety and insurance; how to guard against crime Logistics during travel in destination country and region Housing, foreign laws you should know about; keeping in touch with home institution and family Opportunities for exploration, cultural and personal enrichment in and around the foreign institution Networking and social activities
Directorate for Engineering12 Phase II IREE: IREE - 2010 Follows on: Phase I IREE: IREE-2006 and IREE-2007 IREE conferences of 2007 and 2008 2008 National Summit Meeting on the Globalization of Engineering Education 2008 Evaluation Study of IREE by STPI Seeks to test some ideas and potential approaches that will be useful for a Phase III IREE program at NSF
Directorate for Engineering13 IREE - 2010 Involves: Recruitment, placement and orientation for about 50 students for an engineering research experience in Shanghai region of China Three types of orientations: U.S.-based China-based cyber-based Pre- and post-surveys to assess the economic and professional impact of each
Directorate for Engineering14 IREE - 2010 Also involves research experience in the Shanghai region under three placement models: IREE grantees placement facilitated by Purdue U. IREE grantees who conduct research at a group location; and Other NSF (non-IREE) grantees whose international placement is facilitated by Purdue U. Upon grantees’ return, Purdue will host a re-entry conference for participants to gain feedback about their international experience.
Directorate for Engineering15 IREE - 2010 Seeks to answer the questions: Are face-to-face orientations better than online orientations? If so, are face-to-face orientations most effective when offered in the U.S. or in the host country? How can NSF strike a balance between affordably increasing the scale of its international education/research programs while retaining the quality of each grantee’s research/education experience?
Directorate for Engineering17 IREE - 2010 Orientation: Purdue US-based: May 10-21, 2010 Shanghai China-based: May 10-21, 2010 On-line Orientation will occur during March-May 2010. Research placement: May 24 - Aug 7 (20 students from Purdue Orientation) May 31 - Aug 14 (20 students from Shanghai Orientation) Window of May 10 - Aug 14 (10 students from On-line Orientation)
Directorate for Engineering18 Please Send Comments to: Win Aung firstname.lastname@example.org 703-292-5341 Thank You!