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Dean Anette Karlsson and Colleagues to Address National Conference

CSU’s Washkewicz College of Engineering Leadership to Address American Society for Engineering Education Conference
Dean Anette Karlsson and colleagues to share expertise February 4-6 in Palm Springs, California
Representatives from the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University have been invited to share their expertise in co-operative and experiential education, college-industry partnerships and continuing professional development at the American Society for Engineering Education’s 2015 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC).
CIEC, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, will be held February 4-6 in Palm Springs, California. The theme of this year’s conference is “Engineering Education: Past, Present and Future.”
College of Engineering Dean Anette Karlsson, Ph.D., will represent CSU on a distinguished panel of representatives from industry and academia who will examine new paths in engineering and engineering technology curricula, professional development programs, co-op and internship experiences and academic-industry partnerships.
Sandra English, manager of CSU’s Engineering Co-operative Education Program, was selected as chair of the Cooperative and Experiential Education Division Program (CEED) for this year’s CIEC. In this role, she worked with universities and companies across the country to coordinate the entire program for the conference’s CEED sessions.
Woodrow Whitlow, Jr., Ph.D., executive in residence at the College of Engineering, is set to lead a discussion on strategies for successful co-op and internship experiences from the perspectives of students, universities and industry.
Danielle Beaverson, College of Engineering co-op coordinator, will represent CSU at the conference expo and poster sessions.
More than half of CSU engineering students participate in co-op and internship opportunities. The College of Engineering’s co-op office, which has relationships with 300-plus employers, assisted more than 350 students with co-ops, internships and full-time placements for fall 2014 alone. The college’s Engineering Connections Fair in October 2014 drew 50-plus employers and more than 300 engineering students.