Dr. Youmans will discuss design education that prepares engineering graduates for the 21st century.
Zoom link: https://mines.zoom.us/j/96552640108
Engineering programs face the growing challenge of building programs to effectively prepare students for an increasingly complex 21st century. This requires a continued emphasis on technical skills, alongside professional skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. Further, students must be prepared to work collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams to address interconnected challenges with substantial social impact. This seminar describes current research on design in engineering education and shares experiences leading a multidisciplinary design program, highlighting opportunities for future growth of Capstone Design at Mines.
Dr. Youmans is Director of the Multidisciplinary Design Program in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Utah State University, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and an M.Ed. in Science Education from Boston University.
Dr. Youmans brings a broad perspective to her work, drawing from her experiences as a design engineer in the medical device industry and the development of diversity and outreach initiatives for MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach. As an engineering educator and researcher Dr. Youmans is passionate about breaking down barriers and transforming engineering into a more inclusive field.