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Cs in a global context

CS in a Global Context

  • Access and Opportunities at BU

  • FLs: your passport to a global vision, a global experience and to global skills,

  • Intercultural & communication skills

  • Significant undergraduate research & knowledge production

  • Immersion in a community of international scholars

  • The global workplace

  • Acquiring membership in global scientific community

    Rosmarie T. Morewedge

    Dept. of German and Russian Studies

    [email protected]

Cs in a global context global skills career potential access opportunities

CS in a global context; global skills, career potential, access, opportunities

The digital revolution has taken place in the humanities. Those who possess IT skills and an understanding of the humanities have access to amazing global opportunities:

professional advancement,

global leadership,

international research,


cosmopolitan life styles,

and international collaboration and contacts

Cs it integrating the humanities information technology engineering sciences

CS/IT: Integrating the humanities, information technology & engineering sciences

  • http://dhd-blog.org/?p=1781

  • Kulturen & Technologien – Europäische Sommeruniversität in Digitalen Geisteswissenschaften, publ. June, 2013

  • 60 participants from EU and beyond, esp. scientists at beginning of their careers in the humanities, engineering, librarianship, and computer science, are invited to an interdisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual exchange of knowledge and experience at the University of Leipzig

Cs in a global context

  • We live in a knowledge-driven, global economy

  • More and more employers are looking to hire global engineers/computer scientist

  • But what is a global engineer/or computer scientist?

    • The Global Engineer is …

  • … prepared to function immediately and effectively in the global workplace!

  • So, how do we educate such engineers & computer scientists?

Three axes of engineering education eckhard groll

Three Axes of Engineering Education (Eckhard Groll)

Global Competency:

  • Based on 2005 NAE Report “Educating the Engineer of 2020: …”:

    • Work effectively in diverse & multicultural environments

    • Work effectively in the global engineering profession

    • Synthesize engineering, business, and societal perspectives

    • Ethically responsible in a global, social, intellectual, and technological context

    • Adaptable in a changing environment

Professional Competency:

  • Based on 1996 ABET Board of Directors Engineering Criteria 2000:

    • Leadership, Teamwork

    • Communication, Decision-making

    • Recognize & manage change

    • Multi-disciplinary within and beyond engineering

    • Innovative, Strong work ethic

    • Entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial

    • Curious and persistent continuous learners

Technical Competency:

  • Based on 1955 ASEE criteria to modernize engineering education (Grinter Report) by:

    • Science & math

    • Engineering fundamentals

    • Analytical skills

    • Experimental skills

    • Open-ended design & problem solving skills

    • Integration of analytical, problem solving, and design skills

Outlook on global competency

Outlook on Global Competency

  • More U.S. engineering students should have international experience before graduating . The barriers cited are often:

    • Cost

    • Time to Graduation

    • Loss of Community (language, leave family and friends, fear of the unknown)

    • Impact on GPA and academic scholarships/fellowships

  • Needed are innovative programs that encourage STEM field students to reach substantial level of global competency before graduation

  • Needed is an understanding of new global opportunities, open data, digital open space, vision, initiative

  • Needed is an understanding of new job creation as many traditional jobs are industrialized and automated

Undergraduate preparation the passport to the global workplace

Undergraduate Preparation: the passport to the global workplace

  • Engage in foreign language and culture study –new classes on your level start every semester in most languages

  • Join the scientific international discours—attend lectures on Innovation and the Global Workplace

  • Find out what your peers abroad are learning and how they are learning to produce new knowledge

  • Engage in academic travel to universities and laboratories abroad

  • Study abroad and earn credits in STEM fields that transfer to BU

  • Engage in an internship/practicum /field related work abroad.

    (Peers abroad typically have 4-5 internships)

  • Keep abreast of innovation: Read NASA Tech Briefs,

  • Technology innovations: Read http://www.heise.de/tr/

  • Popular science: Read http://www.wissenschaft-online.de

Undergraduate preparation

Undergraduate Preparation

  • Acquire FL proficiency and cultural literacy

  • Take FL Summer courses for STEM field students (http://www.uri.edu/iep) &

  • Take Gen Ed courses in TR that present a new, international perspective on the the humanities & technology, e.g, “Volkswagen and Beyond” (Prof. Zils)

  • Identify scholarships supporting research abroad: www.daad.org/scholarships (RISE Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

  • Meet intl. students (e.g., Leipzig exchange students)

  • Attend international scientific lectures

  • Request FL readings/discussion in STEM field courses;

  • Request expanded LxC Programs

Uas7 applied universities of science and technology

UAS7: applied universities of science and technology

  • http://www.uas7.org/index.php(in collaboration with DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) The UAS7 schools offer scholarships for study and internships.

  • Bremen

  • Berlin

  • Hamburg

  • Köln

  • München

  • Osnabrück

Global career opportunities linked to germany

Global Career Opportunities linked to Germany

  • Tradition of excellence and innovation (“made in Germany”) are associated with German technology and industry.

  • Germany is regarded as theEconomic engine of the EU

  • 5.5% unemployment—41 Million employed

  • Lowest unemployment in EU- “Jobwunder”

The stoa consortium serving news projects and links for digital classicists everywhere

The Stoa ConsortiumServing news, projects, and links for digital classicists everywhere.

“Seems like two out of three jobs we see advertized in Digital Humanities these days are in Germany (even not counting the recent mass recruitment at Greg Crane’s new shop in Leipzig!), which is both great news for everyone in this field, and a little bit sobering for those us seeing many of our best students and colleagues heading off that way.”

www.stoa.org Gabriel Bodard, 08/21/2013

The german american chamber of commerce gacc

The German-American Chamber of Commerce (GACC)

  • Its publication, Subsidiaries of German Firms in the US , help you identify a suitable internship positions in German-American firms in the USA.

  • The GACC can help you secure internship positions in German-American firms. www.gaccny.com/en

German center for research and innovation nyc

German Center for Research and Innovation, NYC

  • The German Center for Research and Innovation is a cornerstone of the German government’s initiative to internationalize science and research. It provides information and support for the realization of collaborative projects between North America and Germany, and is one of five centers worldwide.

  • - See more at: http://www.germaninnovation.org/#sthash.cKIV18Za.dpuf

Examples of global projects that require technical it cs and liberal arts expertise

Examples of global projects that require technical (IT/CS) and liberal arts expertise

Digital Humanities project Leipzig


Google/ Gutenberg project

Republic of Letters, Stanford


ZENON Data Bank

DARIAH-DE landscape of research and innovation

Stanford republic of letters

Stanford: Republic of Letters

  • http://republicofletters.stanford.edu

  • Digitalization and visualization of historical intellectual networks measured through


    realize complexity of lost world

    tool for analysis, interpretation

Cs in a global context

Stanford University: Republic of Letters

  • http://republicofletters.stanford.edu/

Cs in a global context

Electronic EnlightenmentCorrespondence Visualization

Fraunhofer institute

Fraunhofer Institute

  • www.moez.fraunhofer.de/en.html

  • Fraunhofer MOEZ

  • Fraunhofer MOEZ focuses on questions regarding the internationalization of research, development and innovation. Research findings are made available to the economy and politics in a way that is application-oriented. The institute highlights the potential for innovation-based growth and transnational knowledge transfer, providing support to clients and customers. As an institution of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading European organization for applied research, Fraunhofer MOEZ is in a position to act within a broad context

Leipzig e humanities seminar

Leipzig-e-Humanities Seminar

  • www.e-humanities.net

  • This website, including the pages on the subdomains, is a collaborative effort of the following divisions at the Computer Science Department of the University of Leipzig, and is dedicated to documenting the e-Humanities-related activities:

  • Natural Language Processing(Chair: Gerhard Heyer)

  • Image and Signal Processing(Chair: Gerik Scheuermann)

  • Computational Humanities(newly established chair, NN)

  • Digital Humanities(Humboldt Professor Gregory Crane)

Clarin d


  • The CLARIN-D project constitutes the German contribution to the European CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) Project. The goal of CLARIN is to establish a common European infrastructure for language resources. Tools and services are to be made available for diverse disciplines within the humanities and social sciences through an integrated and inter-operable platform.

Clarin d1


  • New Dobes Archive Portal Launched

  • The DOBES program was a funding program by the German Volkswagen Foundation for the documentation of endangered languages. 72 documentation projects were granted in the 13 years that the program ran, documenting more than one hundred languages that are in danger of becoming extinct. All data that was collected in these projects was and is still being archived at the DOBES Archive, which is part of The Language Archive in Nijmegen. Recently a new portal to the DOBES archive (dobes.mpi.nl) was launched in order to provide different target audiences an easy to use and attractive looking way to access the archived material.

Dariah www dariah eu

DARIAH www.dariah.eu

  • Digital Research Infrastructure for the arts and humanities to enhance and support digitally –enabled research


  • DARIAH is a network of people, expertise, information, knowledge, content, methods, tools and technologies coming from various countries. Read More

Cs in a global context

Gregory Crane, Leipzig University

Mathematics and Computer Science

Leipzig-e-Humanities Seminar


Access and opportunity for global engagement for you in stem fields

Access and opportunity for global engagement for you in STEM fields

  • Contact relevant Foreign Language Departments for more information

  • Contact Dr. Katharine Krebs, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of Office of International Programs. [email protected]

  • Contact Ms. Amanda Bailor, Watson International Career and Alumni Connections Coordinator [email protected]

  • Contact Ms. Suronda Gonzales, Director, LxC

    [email protected]

  • Contact Prof. Rosmarie Morewedge, Dept. of German and Russian Studies, [email protected]

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