Under the Leadership of Dean Steven McLaughlin, Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering Continues to Ready the Next Generation for a Changing, Global World
By Lisa R. Schoolcraft
Engineering education was once rooted deeply in math and science. Today’s engineering student, while still commanded to master those skills, will also require an entrepreneurial mindset, a global perspective and a willingness to be a lifelong learner.
“Engineering education is making rapid changes now,” says Dr. Steven W. McLaughlin, Dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s (Georgia Tech) College of Engineering, the largest engineering college in the United States. “In the pas, it was about engineering skills. Math, science and problem-solving were at the core of engineering education. Now, it’s much broader than that.”