WLC Helps Prepare Culturally Competent Professionals for Today’s Global Engineering World

CATEGORIES: March 2014

Shown from left to right: Sebastien Feve, Kevin Ehrecke, Jim Oliver, Rob Hanson, Mark Rectanus, Shannon Miner, Chad Gasta and Mark Looney at “Preparing Tomorrow’s Global Engineer,” March 3rd, 2014. 


by Stacey Weber-Feve

On Monday, March 3rd, 2014, WLC faculty members Mark Looney, Mark Rectanus, Chad Gasta, and Stacey Weber-Fève participated in an evening ISU Department of Mechanical Engineering event titled “Preparing Tomorrow’s Global Engineer.” Joined by faculty and staff from the College of Engineering, ISU Engineering International Programs & Services, and John Deere, the panelists discussed the importance of cultural competency in today’s globalized engineering industries. The more than 320 first-year Mechanical Engineering students in attendance also listened to Spanish LCP/ ME major Rob Hanson speak about his study abroad and internship experiences in Spain and Germany. The panel discussion provoked good questions from the student audience and interest in thinking more globally.


A recording of the event and presentations can be found online at: