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Ivan E. Esparragoza - associate professor of engineering, Penn State Brandywine

Book Title: Globalization, Engineering, and Creativity (Synthesis Lectures on Engineer, Technology and Society)

Author: John Reader

Book Description:

The establishment of new regional economic alliances beyond the frontiers of a single nation requires that engineers be prepared to work in an economy that is now best seen as essentially international. It is evident that engineers are facing new challenges in a competitive global market, and there is an urgent call from the industry and the government to educate the engineers of the twenty-first century, which they describe as world class engineers, leaders, visionaries, innovators, and entrepreneurs, committed to the social environment and with a clear sense of the common good. I have found this book as a great source of information to understand globalization, and its impact on engineering. It presents the topics with a social and political perspective, that are fundamental to cultivate some of the new competencies required for the world-class engineers. My classes have been greatly impacted by this book, since I have introduced some of the concepts in my lectures. Additionally, my research agenda on global engineering education has been also inspired and influenced by this book.

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