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August 21, 2009

What Engineers Don't Learn in School

Speaking at the National University of Singapore, David Goldberg explored the topic of "The Missing Basics: What Engineers Don't Learn and Why They Don't Learn It." He listed 7 missing basics that graduating engineering students leave school without having learned, including how to ask the right questions, how to use language to describe concepts, and how to decompose large problems into smaller ones. See the slides from Dr. Goldberg's speech for the complete list and for the series of solutions he proposes.

Dr. Goldberg is a professor of Entrepreneurial Engineering and Director of the Genetic Algorithms Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at August 21, 2009 12:06 AM
category: Education

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