Colloquium Program

All meetings and sessions are taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Downtown Lexington, KY, unless noted otherwise.

 Schedule at a Glance

 Pre-colloquium Workshops, Wednesday, November 6, 2-5 pm:

1)      Getting started in International Engineering Education

Designed to bring the wisdom and experience of established international engineering programs to those seeking to launch new initiatives. What are the realistic models? Wat are the challenges and hurdles? What are the best strategies for success? How does one build an internship program or a study abroad exchange? The value of an international Living and Learning Community? How can we make it work?

2)      Attributes of the Global Engineer

Led  by ASEE’s Corporate Member Council’s Special Interest Group for International Engineering Education, a global online survey was launched to validate the performance and proficiency levels of each attribute, including the stages at which attributes were essential to the preparation, performance, and employability of global engineers. Furthermore, a series of global focus groups in various regions of the world have been held for the purpose of clarifying and defining the attributes, and for discussing ways in which the attributes can be introduced, reinforced, and assessed in the preparation and development of future engineers.

6:00 pm: UK Education Abroad is hosting the Welcome Reception at the Hilton Downtown Lexington

Thursday, November 7, 2013

8:00-9:00: Breakfast

9:00-10:15: Internationalizing the Engineering Curriculum

This panel will explore the mindframe of internationalization . We will explore questions such as: What is STEM Internationalization? Where does internationalization fit into the STEM curriculum? How can Provosts be instrumental in advancing global learning in their respective colleges? What is the role of the SIO in internationalizing STEM education? Securing faculty buy-in for campus wide efforts to internationalize? How do we fund the internationalization of the STEM curriculum?  Panelists are:

10:30-11:45: Hands On Learning

10:30-11:45:  Niche Program Showcase

The Flagship Engineer: URI’s Chinese IEP Niche; Heather Price and Erin Papa, University of Rhode Island

Summer Research Projects for US students in Hannover, Germany– Uta Knoche, University of Hannover/Germany

 12:00-1:45: Lunch

Keynote speaker Adrian Sannier on the topic of MOOCs in International Engineering Education

1:45-3:00: Panel discussion to explore options on MOOCs and their use in internationalization. The panel consists of:

  • Soma Chakrabarti – University of Kansas
  • Paul Marca – Stanford University
  • W. Michael McCracken – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Christopher S. Rice – University of Kentucky
  • Adrian Sannier – Arizona State
  • Mark Rectanus – Iowa State University — Moderator

3:15-4:45: Models for Study Abroad

Using the expertise of leaders in the field, we will present various models that have been successful used in getting engineers overseas including the pros and cons of becoming a member of a consortium.  We will also discuss developing individual bilateral agreements with institutions including suggestions on how to best strategize in choosing partners based upon the goals of your institution. Other student mobility models such as short term, faculty led and research abroad models will be discussed by the panelists as well as development of dual degree programs. If time permits we would like to divide the audience into small groups in order to brainstorm how to solve programmatic issues on their individual campuses.

Panelists are:

  • Sabeen Altaf,  IIE representing the GE3 program
  • Teresa Finis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Randy Collins, Clemson University, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and International Studies in the College of Engineering and Science and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Daniela Ascarelli, Drexel University, Assistant Vice Provost, International Programs and Director, Study Abroad

 3:15-4:45: Niche Program Showcase 2

6:00-9:00 pm: Opening Dinner, Thursday: Join us for a “Night at the Races”, Kentucky style

Friday, November 8:

7:30-8:30: Breakfast

8:30-9:00: Opening Remarks by Dr. Eli Capilouto, President of the University of Kentucky, and Dr. John Walz, Dean of the College of Engineering

9:00-10:15: Skills Development and Practical Experience

  • DAAD’s RISE Program and other opportunities for skills development; Peter Kerrigan, DAAD
  • Transfer Plan Agreements– from Community Colleges to URI ‘s International Engineering Program; Sigrid Berka, Univ. of Rhode Island
  • The German Skills Initiative: Using the example of German Apprenticeships and skills development and applying it in the US; Andrea Noske, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

 10:30-12:00 Assessing the Outcomes of International Engineering Education

12:15-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:45: The other 75: What are we doing to globally educate students who cannot study abroad?

 1:30-2:45: Globalization Here and There

1:30-2:45: Common Goals, Uncommon Destinations

3:00-4:00:  Languages in International Engineering Education

 3:00-4:00: Internationalization through Consortia and Cooperation

3:00-4:00: Employer Panel on Industry needs for globally aware and educated engineers

  • Employers discuss their need for globally trained engineers

4:00-5:00: Program Showcase Poster Session and Information Fair

Join us for a poster session to showcase programs conducted by institutions and organizations. Exchange ideas and get tips on emulating others’ success.

5:15 pm: Buses depart to Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY6:00-9:00 pm: Tour of and Dinner at Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, KY: Join us for a short tour of one of Kentucky’s finest bourbon distilleries before enjoying our closing dinner

Saturday, Nov. 9

7:45-8:45 Breakfast

8:45 Buses depart to Ralph G. Anderson Building on UK’s campus (it is about .5 miles to walk, if you prefer)

Post-Colloquium Workshop, 9am-12 pm –  Ralph G. Anderson Bldg, University of Kentucky, 2nd floor classrooms

How to develop Language Programs for Engineering Students

Gain insight on developing language competency for engineering and science. Join experts in the field to hear how they have developed languages, such as Japanese at University of Cincinnati, German at Northern Arizona and University of Rhode Island. How much language does an engineer need to study or work abroad?  When and how can this be integrated into the curriculum? How can you make the case to your faculty and deans, and how can you fund additional language training?

Noriko Fujioka-Ito, University of Cincinnati
Damon Rerick, University of Rhode Island
Eck Doerry, Northern Arizona University


Information on past colloquia can be found at:

For questions please contact:

Ilka Balk,

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering;

ILKA.BALK@UKY.EDU; 859-257-4178