Engineering: Today & Tomorrow | Summer 2020

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises members in more than 100 countries.

“ASABE is excited to be affiliated with Liaison’s EngineeringCAS. We see this as a tremendous opportunity to highlight graduate- level agricultural and biological engineering programs across the nation. Being a part of this effort from the start was important to us, and we’re thrilled with the potential it brings for simplifying the application process.” - Darrin Drollinger, Executive Director, ASABE

IFEES was founded in 2006, at ASEE’s Global Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Engineering education leaders from around the world had gathered the previous year to explore to possibilities of creating an international organization for engineering education societies. IFEES is proud to be leading the effort in connecting the world’s engineering education societies and leveraging its members’ collective strengths in order to improve engineering education worldwide. IFEES members represent a diversity not only in cultures but in engineering education interests, from quality assurance to engineering education, from pedagogy to the role of technology in the classroom. IFEES member societies are expanding their global reach, and new relationships and collaborations are created all the time through IFEES’ global network.

“With EngineeringCAS, Liaison’s extensive institutional knowledge and collective experience helps institutions achieve the shared goal of advancing engineering education, innovation and opportunities around the globe.” - Ramiro Jordan, Ph.D., President, IFEES - Hans Hoyer, Ph.D., Secretary General, IFEES

Recognizing the global need for a world-wide forum of engineering deans and rectors, a group of over 20 leaders of engineering education institutions and corporate partners first met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in October 2006 and in Istanbul, Turkey, in September 2007. Encouraged by IFEES and modeled after the ASEE Engineering Deans Council (EDC), the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) was created in 2008 in Paris. The main goal of the GEDC is to provide engineering deans and rectors with ideas, tools and “best” practices necessary to become innovative leaders of engineering education.

“Since GEDC introduced EngineeringCAS to our international engineering community in 2018, it became clear that EngineeringCAS would soon become the tool of choice for students around the world to learn more about — and apply to — graduate programs in engineering.”

- Natacha DaPaola, Ph.D., Former Chair, GEDC - Hans Hoyer, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, GEDC

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