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Meeting the Challenges in Engineering Education

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 16th August 2012

Guest: Patrick Lysaght, Sr. Director, Xilinx Research Labs and University Program
Host: Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. and Rich Goldman, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Strategic Alliances, Synopsys, Inc.

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There are great changes and great opportunities in the field of engineering and education. Some students find themselves limited by the cost of education while others lack high quality schools in their region to satisfy demand, especially in the fields of computer science and electronics. One major challenge for academia itself is the rate of change in technology today. The half-life of the most relevant and current knowledge is so short that it puts a global stress on academia as it struggles to equip students for industry.

How can we deal with these challenges as we try to recruit more students into computer science and engineering? It is companies like Xilinx, and passionate professionals like Patrick Lysaght, who are stepping in to help academia. In this episode, Patrick shares how with real materials from the industry, students can interface with a platform, be better prepared when graduating, and ultimately design something the world has not seen before.

Karen Bartleson, Patrick Lysaght, Rich Goldman

Links of Interest:

Xilinx University Program

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