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All of the white papers submitted for review address key challenges that academia and industry face regarding 21st century workforce development. These valued documents serve to inform and engage our membership and industry.


October 2016 - Equipping Undergraduates with Effective Thinking Skills by Dr. W. Tad Foster and Dr. Mehran Shahhosseini

August 2016 - Employing Industrial Partnerships to Increase Preparation of Students through Undergraduate Research by Dr. Isaac Slaven and Dr. Austin Cheney

June 2016 - Introducing Students to Technical Standards by Mr. Paul McPherson

April 2016 -  Impact of Technology of Workforce Development by Mr. Siham Lekchiri 

February 2016 - Different, Not Deficient:  Engaging Women in the 21st Century STEM Workforce by Dr. Lynda Kenney

December 2015 - Meeting the Challenges of Technical Communication for Future Workforce Demands by Dr. Sophia Scott and Ms. Belinda McMurry

October 2015 - The Millennial Employee in Today’s Workforce—Our Future Leaders by Dr. Joseph B. Michels

August 2015 - Flipping a Classroom: An Innovative Approach to Prepare Students for the 21st Century Workforce by Dr. Charles T. Weiss

June 2015 - Creating Valuable Internship Experiences for Product Development by Dr. Rustin Webster and Mr. Jonathan Owen 

April 2015 - A Framework for Applying Sustainability Principles through Lean Six Sigma by Mr. Scott Abney, Mr. Jeremy Johns and Dr. Chad Laux 

February 2015 - Transforming Secondary and Post-Secondary Curriculum to Develop a Future Workforce with Proficient Cognitive and Interpersonal Skills by Dr. Sara B. Smith and Ms. Shaun L. Dudek 

August 2014 - Defining and Fostering Professional Dispositions in Students by Dana Ingalsbe, Dr. Jess Godbey and Mr. Terry Marbut 

July 2014 - New Program Development on Networking Information Technology by Dr. Xiaobing Hou, Dr. Karen Tracey and Dr. Shuju Wu

June 2014 - Role of Senior Capstone Courses in 21st Century Technology Undergraduate Programs by Dr. Gretchen A. Mosher and Mr. Sai K. Ramaswamy

May 2014 - Job Creation in a Green Economy by Dr. Carol Haddad

April 2014 - Evolution of the Modern Woman and Her Absence from STEM by Dr. Kimberley Gordon

March 2014 - Developing the 21st Century Workforce and Customer Service in the Digital Age: The Millennial Movement by Dr. Carl Blue

February 2014 - Strengthening Industry and Academic Partnerships in Manufacturing by Dr. Alton Kornegay, Dr. Dominick Fazarro, and Dr. James Wright

January 2014 - A Meta-Analysis of the Skills Gap Dilemma in Today’s Engineering Professions by Dr. John R. Wright, Jr., Dr. Hosein Atharifar, and Dr. Mark Atwater