(May 31, 2001) – Union College will host “Effective Strategies for Change: A
Workshop on Implementing Curricular Change in Engineering Education,” on
October 19 and 20, thanks to $25,000 given to the College by the GE Fund, the
philanthropic foundation of the General Electric Company.
workshop aims to address the technological advances in a rapidly changing
society, which present opportunities and challenges for engineering educators.
The changes are as diverse as the institutions and populations they serve, but
the common goal is to provide an outstanding and innovative education for
Founded in 1795,
Union was the first college chartered by the Regents of the State of New York
and the first liberal arts college to introduce engineering into its
curriculum. In 1993, the GE Fund announced a 5-year, $750,000 grant, for the
development of a new engineering curriculum at Union. Last year, Union
graduated its first class to complete the new curriculum, designed to provide
students with new tools for the increasingly technical and global world of