Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton

Posted on May 1, 2006  Comments (2)

The Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton University was created in February 2005 with the purpose of setting a new standard for engineering education emphasizing interdisciplinary areas, societal context, and leadership.

“Our plan is to set a new standard for engineering education,” said H. Vincent Poor, the director of the center and Princeton’s George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering. “We want to inject more engineering into the liberal arts and inject more of the liberal arts into engineering.”

2 Responses to “Center for Innovation in Engineering Education at Princeton”

  1. Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog » Blog Archive » Improving Engineering Education
    June 17th, 2006 @ 7:49 pm

    […] To some extent this is something a number of schools are attempting to do. One, of many examples – Princeton University: “At the same time, the center is improving students’ technical education by exposing them to real engineering projects throughout their four years, through internships, entrepreneurial opportunities and multidisciplinary courses.” – Princeton Center for Innovation in Engineering Education). The nature of Olin’s methods do seem to be a qualitative different, not just a matter of degree. In most traditional schools, students sit through separate calculus, physics, and chemistry lectures during the first two years and have only a few canned-type laboratories. Olin doesn’t eliminate each and every “chalk and talk” lecture; some professors do teach that way. But Olin’s curriculum, unlike conventional ones, tightly integrates the basic disciplines with practical projects. […]

  2. CuriousCat: Innovative Science and Engineer Higher Education
    October 9th, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

    Popular Mechanics provides glimpses of 10 cutting-edge science and engineering programs in: 10 Radically Innovative College Programs. Of course Olin College is highlighted again, as they should be…

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