2012 The 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering & Technology Education (APCETE)

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The importance of Engineering Education has been emphasized by many countries and has been taking root in middle and elementary schools. The report of Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation's Human Capital by the National Science Board (2010) pointed out the importance about cultivating a person's ability to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In addition, the report of A Framework for K-12 Science Standards: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas by the Board on Science Education (2011) also showed that science education should be focused on the connection of technology and engineering in the future. Therefore, engineering education research and development will be crucial to the world.

In order to provide a platform for engineering education scholars to communicate and interact with one another, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and Asian-Pacific professionals who engage in engineering and technology education research are invited to the conference. There are 48 members of international organization in IFEES, and they cooperate to promote engineering education globally. IFEES not only enhances each member's, teacher's and student's ability, but also hope that enterprises can be motivated to engage in engineering education for helping graduates majoring in engineering or technology work any where in the world and connect with international enterprises. Therefore, IFEES strives to improve engineering education research, to enhance faculty's quality in the department of engineering, to cultivate students and engineering-related staff, and to understand culture differences for facilitating students to work globally. In short, in order to globalize engineering and technology education efficiently, providing the best engineering education to satisfy the demand of engineering professionals by following the innovation of science and technology is a main trend for engineering and technology education scholars around the world.

According to the abovementioned background, the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering & Technology Education (APCETE) will be held with the topic, The Future Trend in Engineering and Technology Education Research and Development, and will be expected to promote engineering and technology education research and development in Taiwan and Asia-Pacific countries.




The purpose of the conference is to pursue the mission and goal of IFEES and to offer the best exchanging platform for scholars in Asian-Pacific area. This facilitates engineering education research and development in Asian-Pacific area.