20th Colloquium on International Engineering Education: Proven Methods and New Frontiers

Location and Dates

November 2-3, 2017 (Colloquium)
November 4, 2017 (Optional Grand Canyon Trip)
Northern Arizona University, High Country Conference Center
Flagstaff, Arizona


In 2017, the Colloquium on International Engineering Education celebrates 20 years of gathering to promote an engineering workforce with the skills to be successful in global contexts. The 20th annual Colloquium will reflect on the collective impact of the past two decades of this community and prepare for the future in a complex and changing world.


  • Setting a bold international agenda for globalizing engineering education in higher education institutions: a leadership perspective.
  • Collective impact: Reflection on the past and vision for the future. 
  • Employability of the internationally prepared engineer: What employers value and why.
  • Curriculum integration for global competencies: Implementation and assessment.
  • Language and culture: achieving global competency through interdisciplinary efforts.
  • Purpose driven missions: a better world is possible.
  • Funding opportunities for US and international students and faculty.
  • Entrepreneurship and other cross disciplinary initiatives that intersect with economic development.
  • Out of the box examples of what internationally prepared engineers are poised to do (designed with student alumni in mind).
  • Fostering pathways to international engineering.
  • International cafés on topics such as: what works and doesn’t work in international engineering programs, identifying shared outcomes and assessment techniques, sourcing and sustaining international internships, and understanding the goal of global competency.

Who Should Attend?

  • Industry, governmental, and non-governmental organizations who employ or promote international engineering education.
  • Provosts, Deans, and administrators of Engineering Colleges or Faculties.
  • Faculty of Engineering, Language, or Cultural Studies and other educators of engineering and global competencies.
  • Staff of International education, student affairs, and career development.
  • Students and alumni of international engineering programs.
  • Providers of international STEM programs and internships.
  • Funding agencies of international STEM initiatives.