Clive L. Dym Mudd Design Workshop X: “Design and the Future of the Engineer of 2020”

1-3 June 2017

Supported by Harvey Mudd College, this workshop brings together 50-75 engineers, designers, and educators to tackle the future of the Engineer of 2020. The participants intend to reflect on the notion of the Engineer of 2020 and look forward to what the future engineer might be. We will explore the role of design education in forming engineers better able to assume leadership roles in business, government, and nonprofit organizations with their engineering knowledge to address wicked design challenges.

Organizing Committee: A. M. Agogino, University of California, Berkeley; A. Altman, University of Dayton; C. J. Atman, University of Washington; R. Bailey, University of Virginia; G. Fine, Boston University; A. Ibrahim, Yorkville University; G. G. Krauss (committee chair), Harvey Mudd College; M. Lande, Arizona State University; C. L. Magee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; P. Y. Papalambros, University of Michigan; S. D. Sheppard, Stanford University; K. H. Sienko, University of Michigan; J. P. Terpenny, Pennsylvania State University; J. Townsend, Olin College of Engineering; and M. C. Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

10:00AM, Thursday (Parsons Design Studio): Workshop Check-In

12:00PM, Thursday (Green Room, Platt Center): Luncheon
Host:  Gordon G. Krauss, Harvey Mudd College
Luncheon Welcome:  Jeffery Groves, Dean of the Faculty, Harvey Mudd College
Keynote Address:    Paul Saffo, “The Future of Engineering Education”

2:00PM, Thursday: Engineering Identity (S1)
Moderator:    Alice Agogino
Speakers:    Ade Mabogundje & Neeraj Sonalkar, “What if we have become trees?”
Steven Weiner, “The Engineer of 2020, in the Making: Understanding how young adults develop Maker identities and the implications for education reform”
Wendy Roldan, “University Makerspaces:  Opportunities to Support Equitable Participation for Women in Engineering”
Pierce Gordon, “Building 21st Century Skills through Development Engineering”

4:00PM, Thursday: Innovation and Ideation (S2)
Moderator:    Aaron Altman
Speakers:    Adam Carberry & Elizabeth Gerber, “Measuring Innovation Self-Efficacy”
Richard Aleong, “Capitalizing on Surprise and Doubt in Design Experiences”
Seda McKilligan , “Innovative Solutions from Innovated Problems”
Ethan Hilton, “Effectively Teaching Sketching in Engineering Curricula”

6:30PM, Thursday (Green Room, Platt Center): Informal Dinner & Activity
Host:    Gordon G. Krauss, Harvey Mudd College (TBA)
Speaker:  Cindy Atman, Micah Lande, & Jennifer Turns, “Thinking Forward to the Engineer of 2040”

8:00PM, Thursday (Galileo Foyer): Poster Setup

8:00AM, Friday: Communication (S3)
Moderator:  Kathleen Sienko
Speakers:    Gordon Krauss, “Quantity of Boxes and Average Comment Number Priming Effects on Comment Quantity”
David Ollis, “Designing the Graduate Research Experience to Catalyze the Student-to-Researcher Transition
Joshua Summers, “Collaborative Design Between Industry Practitioners: A Case Study”
Dylan Moore, “ActiveNavigator:  Toward Real-Time Knowledge Capture and Feedback in Design Workspaces”

10:00AM, Friday: Capstone/Reflection Learning (S4)
Moderator:  Micah Lande
Speakers:  Cynthia Atman, “From Research to Action in the Classroom:  Encouraging Broad Thinking in Engineering Design with Significant Learning Experiences”
Farrokh Mistree, “Leveraging Self-Assessment to Encourage Learning Through Reflection on Doing”
Chris Saulnier, “Design for Use:  A Case study of an Authentically Impactful Design Experience”
Susannah Howe, “Cultivating the Capstone Ecosystem to Educate the Engineer of 2020”

12:00PM, Friday (Green Room, Platt Center): Second Day Luncheon
Welcome from Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
Keynote Speaker:  Lisa Lattuca, “2020 Vision:  Progress in Preparing the Engineer of the Future”

2:00PM, Friday: Specialized Skills in Engineering (S5)
Moderator:  Elizabeth Orwin
Speakers:    Meg Handley, “Design your Future: Embedding Leadership and Career Development Into a First-Year Design Course”
Robin Adams, “Investigating Student Trade-off Conceptions in Design”
Reid Bailey, “Prototyping and the Engineer of 2020”
Jay Goldberg, “A Student-Centered Learning Approach to Design for Manufacturability: Meeting the Needs of an Often-Forgotten Customer”

4:00PM, Friday: Engineering in a Social Context (S6)
Moderator:  Reid Bailey
Speakers:    Freddy Solis, “Designing for Big X:  Characterizing Design for Major Challenges”
Kathleen Sienko, “Global Health Design:  Clinical Immersion, Opportunity Identification and Definition, and Design Experiences”
William Oakes,  “Community-Engaged Learning and Design Education: Synergy and Opportunities”
Colin M Gray, “Developing a Socially-Aware Engineering Identity Through Transdisciplinary Learning”

6:30PM, Friday (Platt Center): Workshop Banquet: Remembering Clive L. Dym
Banquet Welcome:  Elizabeth Orwin, Chair, Department of Engineering, HMC

8:30PM, Friday (Galileo Foyer): Poster Preview (S7A)

8:00AM, Saturday (Galileo Foyer): Poster Session (S7B)

10:00AM, Saturday: Thinking Forward to The Engineer of 2040:  Part 2 (S8)
Moderator:    Micah Lande, Cynthia Atman, & Jennifer Turns,
Speakers:    All

12:00PM, Saturday (Hoch-Shanahan Aviataion Room): Closing Luncheon
Host:    Gordon G. Krauss, Harvey Mudd College


The workshop will be held in the Parsons Engineering Design Studio in the Parsons Engineering Building at Harvey Mudd College. The workshop begins with registration at 10:00AM on Thursday, 1 June in the southwest lobby of the Parsons Engineering Building. Lunch follows at noon and the workshop continues through the afternoon of Saturday, 2 June. The registration fee of $490.00 covers two continental breakfasts (Friday, Saturday), three lunches (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), two dinners (Thursday, Friday), and copies of the preliminary (CD) proceedings.

Harvey Mudd College is located in Claremont, California. Claremont is about 35 miles east of Los Angeles and served primarily by Ontario Airport, but also by LAX, John Wayne (Orange County), and Burbank Airports.

Arrangements for discounted rooms have been made in two locations. On-campus, single occupancy dorm rooms are available $68.00 plus tax for a single). Off-campus, rooms are available ($125.00 plus tax for a single) at The DoubleTree Hotel in Claremont, about one-half of one mile away from the college (and a pleasant walk, at that). Reservations may  be made for either the dorm room or the DoubleTree at


To ensure a place at the workshop, please register online by Friday, 12 May.

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