Prof. William Oakes, P.E

Prof. William Oakes, P.E

150th Anniversary Professor; Director of the EPICS Program; Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University and a registered professional engineer in the U.S

William (Bill) Oakes is a 150th Anniversary Professor, Director of the EPICS Program, Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University and a registered professional engineer in the U.S.. He is one of the founding faculty members in the School of Engineering Education having had courtesy appointments in Mechanical, Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. He was the first engineer to receive the U.S. Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. He was a co-recipient of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education and the recipient of the U.S. National Society of Professional Engineers’ Educational Excellence Award. He is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Plenary Panel P4 – Teaching Peace Engineering

Peace engineering education involves thoughtful integration of reflective, trans disciplinary skills, practicing these skills and developing systems thinking.  This happens at different levels from intentional reflective adaptation of design thinking, practicing in communities of need with awareness and appreciation of local conditions; and learning systems through formal education pathways.

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Peace Engineering: Developing Curricula for a Trans-Disciplinary Emerging Field

This workshop uses a fluid dialogue to identify the desired skills, best practices and research questions needed for the future global engineer. Using working models from Stanford, Drexel and Purdue, along with insights from Engineers Without Borders, we will guide participants through the process of how to integrate peace engineering into their own courses or […]

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