Share the Future IV

Systemic Engineering Education Reform:  It's About Time
Frank Splitt
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Biography of Frank Splitt

Frank Splitt is the McCormick Faculty Fellow of Telecommunications, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, and Vice President Emeritus of Educational and Environmental Initiatives, Nortel Networks. As a Director of the International Engineering Consortium (IEC), he chaired the IEC’s Committee on the Future and currently chairs its Fellow Awards Committee. He was also a member of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Industry Advisory Council, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Educational Activities Board, and a member of the IEEE Corporate Recognition Committee.

Frank received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Fournier Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Northwestern University. His professional career covered research and development, marketing, administration, teaching, and public service. He has authored numerous technical papers, as well as articles on public affairs. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, a Fellow of the IEC, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and an Eminent Engineer of Tau Beta Pi. His interests involve research and planning for the future of engineering education and environmental conservation. He and his wife, Judy, reside in Mount Prospect IL and in Star Lake WI.


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