Founded 15 years ago by the International Engineering Program (IEP) at the University of Rhode Island, the purpose of the Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education is to provide a forum to discuss and share issues and ideas related to the field. The Colloquium provides engineering and language educators, international program administrators, deans, provosts, presidents, corporate leaders, public sector representatives and students common ground to talk about educating engineers for today's global workplace.
This distinctive and unique annual colloquium meets every other year in Rhode Island, alternating with partner schools across the country. This year it will be held in Newport, Rhode Island from November 1-3, 2012.
Past Colloquia on International Engineering have been held at these universities:
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 2009
Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 2007
Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2005