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Global E3 Presentations &  Session Highlights

All presentations linked below are in Adobe PDF format.  Please note that some panelists did not use PowerPoint presentations.

Monday, 8 April 2013


9:00am - 10:00am
Welcome to the Institute of International Education (IIE)

  • Peggy Blumenthal, Senior Counselor to the President
  • Peter Thompson, Executive Vice President

Introduction of Global E3 Executive Committee (EC)

  • Larry Shuman, University of Pittsburgh and Chair of Global E3 Executive Committee
Update on 2012-2013 Global E3 activities, membership growth, and numbers of students exchanged
  • Sabeen Altaf, Senior Program Manager for S&T Programs, IIE
  • Amy Conger, Director, International Programs in Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Mohamed Aboul Seoud, Director, Study Abroad & Exchange Programs, The American University in Cairo
10:00am - 11:00am
Keynote Address: New Engineering Entrepreneurship. What is the intersection between engineering, entrepreneurship, culture, and the global landscape?
  • Prof. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs and Professor of Space Science and Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
11:15am - 12:15pm
Introduction of New Members
Moderator: Theresa Granza, Assistant Director, US Student Programs, IIE

1:45pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions on International Engineering Education

Global E3 Online Application Process (for new members and new coordinators) Educating Tomorrow’s Aerospace Engineers: Graduates Who are Ready to Engineer in an International World

Session Chair: Lester Gerhardt, Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Founding Chair of Global E3 EC
  • Aldert Kamp, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft
  • Glenn Greiner, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

Session Chair: Teresa Finis, Director, International Programs in Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • Marie Pierre Favre, Vice-President for International Affairs, INSA Lyon
  • Amanda Hammatt, Director, International Engineering Studies & Programs University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jana Gadbury, Incoming Exchange Coordinator, UIUC
3:30pm - 4:25pm
Plenary Session: Accreditation - How it Looks Around the World
Session Chair: Meng Hwa Er, Vice President of International Affairs and Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

ABET Position on International Program Opportunities
  • Joe Sussman, Managing Director for Accreditation and Chief Information Officer, ABET
Assessment, Accountability, and Educational Quality In the United States and Sweden
  • Per Warfvinge, Professor and Assistant Dean for Education & International Relations, Lund University
  • Steve Culver, Sr. Associate Director, Office of Assessment, Virginia Tech
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Concurrent Sessions
Importance of Language and Culture for Globally Competent Engineers
Session Chair: Randy Collins, Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies (Engineering) and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University
  • Philippe Marc, Former Chair of the Department of Human Sciences Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA)
  • Jane Fines, Director, International and Leadership Programs, University of Maryland
Making Short-Term and Tailored Engineering Programs Work
Session Chair: Vanita Misquita, Director of Overseas Programs,Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) - International IPROs (Interprofessional Projects) at IIT
  • Nina Kohr, International Relations Coordinator, Munich University of Applied Sciences
  • Galyna Melnychuk, Research Associate and International Programs Coordinator, Mississippi State University
  • Chen-Xu Wu, Dean of School of Physics and Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Xiamen University

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


9:45am - 10:00am
Welcome Remarks

Dr. Iraj Kalkhoran, Associate Provost of Undergraduate Academics
Dr. Kurt Becker, Associate Provost for Research & Technology Initiatives

10:15am - 11:00am
Plenary Session: Successful Marketing of Global E3 Programs at Member Universities

Moderator: Theresa Granza, IIE

  • Daniela Ascarelli, Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs and Director, Drexel Study Abroad, Drexel University
  • Jesús Aguilar González, Director of International Programs Office, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey

11:00am - 12:00pm
Plenary Session: Sharing Member Strategies for Global E3 Promotion on Campus

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


9:30am - 10:30am
Plenary Session

Moderators: Larry Shuman, University of Pittsburgh and Sabeen Altaf, IIE

Announcement of 2014 Annual Meeting

What's on your mind? Discussion on adding value to the Global E3, through new program elements or services. How can IIE best serve consortium members? Outreach?

10:45am - 12:15pm
Plenary Session: International Initiatives and Scholarships for STEM Mobility
Presentation on Fellowship Programs supporting STEM study abroad, including Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, Japanese Government Scholarships, DAAD fellowships, Fulbright fellowships for students and faculty members, Scholar Rescue Fund, and Whitaker International Program

Moderator: Peggy Blumenthal, IIE

  • Sebastian Fohrbeck, Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Koichi Ai, Director, Japan Information Center, Consulate-General of Japan in New York
  • Shahreen Rahman, Senior Program Officer, Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, IIE
  • Sarah Wilcox, Deputy Executive Director, Scholar Rescue Fund, IIE
  • Tammy Langan, Associate Director, Foreign Fulbright Programs Division, IIE
  • Schuyler Allen, Senior Program Officer, Fulbright Student Program Outreach, IIE
  • Daniel Kramer, Director, US Student Programs, IIE
  • Sabeen Altaf, Whitaker International Program, IIE

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