Originally posted on MAKE:

This Monday, October 15th from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, there will be a series of talks in NYC:

Engineering graduate numbers have been flat for decades despite the rapid growth of technology from the iPad to Space Exploration. Just 11% of engineers are women, up to 50% of engineering students drop out due to problems in rudimentary classes like calculus, and 88% of US engineering companies have great difficulty in hiring engineers.

All these numbers must be changed drastically if America is to sustain its culture of innovation. A series of GA-hosted events will focus on the topic “Re-Inventing Engineering Education in the 21st Century” and will involve some of New York’s leading innovators in engineering education — from founders of maker spaces to industry leaders — who are making engineering fun, practical, engaging, and creative.

If you are passionate about changing engineering education, come join in…

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