Praise for A Whole New Engineer
Far more than an inspiring story about the transformation of engineering education, this remarkable book serves as a call to action and blueprint for reinventing all education for the twenty-first century. Everyone concerned about the preparation of the next generation for their—and our—future should read this important book.
Empathy and emotional courage are essential for engineers wishing to comfortably collaborate in solving today’s complex problems. A Whole New Engineer makes a convincing argument that engineering students need not sacrifice their humanity on the altar of mathematical rigor!
Much organizational change is blind to culture and emotion, and as a result, much change is ineffectual. A Whole New Engineer approaches the change of engineering education with new cultural assumptions based on the power of experiential education and the involvement of the learner in the process.
A Whole New Engineer is an energizing new approach to engineering education and reveals how outstanding schools are enabling the development of whole engineers.
This isn’t just a book about engineering. It’s a book about education, entrepreneurship, and—ultimately—the future. Read it and prepare to take notes!
It is refreshing to engage in a stimulating and focused conversation about the future needs of engineering education.
A Whole New Engineer is my everyday companion to both inspire me and guide me practically toward full and effective transformation of engineering education.
This is a deeply felt and well-crafted volume—a pleasure to read—that will challenge not just engineers but all of us to think about the proper place of engineers and engineering in society.
Goldberg and Somerville have vividly described the required new learning culture, which goes well beyond course content and curriculum. It requires a whole new mind-set to produce A Whole New Engineer. If you care about America’s future, you should read this book.
A Whole New Engineer should appeal not only to engineering educators but to any educator with the courage to think beyond the idea that learning is a purely cognitive experience.
A Whole New Engineer describes some of the many ways that a coaching mind-set is important to reimagining engineering education in the twenty-first century.
A Whole New Engineer overturns many of the ways that we think about engineering and engineering education in an engaging and reflective manner.
A radical evolution in engineering education is long overdue. A Whole New Engineer is the inspiring road map we need. It’s time to stop talking and start doing!
Luck Companies work to develop values-based leadership throughout the company and around the world. Coaching creates value for clients by shifting from knowing and telling to not knowing, asking, and listening. In an engaging and provocative fashion, A Whole New Engineer combines the best of both of these worlds by developing a hybrid values-based and coaching approach to engineering education.
Goldberg and Somerville have given us a detailed road map on how we can reform higher education in general to turn out the confident risk takers and critical thinkers desperately needed to make the world better for everyone in it.
This is an intriguing book for anyone interested in a whole new kind of higher education, where innovation can flourish as students take charge of their learning.
Connecting and working closely with others is a neglected skill in engineering education, and A Whole New Engineer shows the way to an engineering education where it is built in.
A Whole New Engineer imagines and brings to life the kind of engineering education I would have liked to have had.
The book lays out the emotional and cultural skills that engineers need to succeed as designers and entrepreneurs.
If you really care about engineering education, read A Whole New Engineer and join a growing global movement to reimagine its purpose and rethink its practice, inspired by the students’ passion for innovation.
The University of Twente has embarked on the revision of its educational model, and two approaches that inspired us were those of Olin and iFoundry. The minds behind these educational reforms have written a provocative, stimulating, and inspiring book called A Whole New Engineer, and I urge you to read it.
At Purdue, our College of Technology has embarked on a major transformation project, and two of our exemplars for change were Olin College and the iFoundry effort at the University of Illinois. Read A Whole New Engineer to understand the secret sauce before trying this at home.
Engineers without Borders Canada believes strongly in a vision for a more global engineer and engineering profession. A Whole New Engineer lays out a compelling case for this engineering transformation.
A Whole New Engineer offers refreshing insights for those who are seeking innovative ways to groom the next generation of engineers.
A Whole New Engineer illustrates how an emotional connection between the instructor and engaged learners is a must for twenty-first-century learning.
Calling communication skills “soft skills” does them a grave disservice. Sharpening speech acts and engaging in conversation with greater intention and skill can transform leadership, strengthen team cohesion, and lead to increased individual and shared meaning. The authors of A Whole New Engineer are to be commended for advocating more focused attention on language and communication in the education of the next generation of engineers.
A Whole New Engineer provides excellent ideas about how to make engineering colleges more motivationally aware and supportive of their students, development.
As people change careers or occupations later in life, it takes spirit, strength, and a thirst to find meaning in this life. A Whole New Engineer explores a new kind of education where the courage to do so is cultivated earlier and with greater purpose.
Much debate about educational reform is cast in strictly rational terms. It’s both ironic and moving that a couple of engineers have nailed the importance of love, empathy, and caring as foundational in rethinking education.
Everyone involved with educating engineers should read this book twice—once for inspiration and a second time for planning. A Whole New Engineer provides a road map for overhauling the stale, soul-deadening, plug-into-the-equation style of engineering education. In its place will emerge a system built on creativity and collaboration and initiative.