EMEA SERIES 2021
A dynamic exchange between leaders in engineering education
30th November 2021
How can universities evolve their curricula to equip engineering students with the future skills that employers need?
During the event, we explored what are the skills engineering students need in the future and how we know these are the most in demand skills. We discussed how the skills needed are changing and shared examples of how universities can evolve their curricula to equip students with the skills that employers need.
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Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from leading university and industry representatives to kick-start our dialogue. Find out more about our first speakers below, the full line up will be announced soon.
Customer Success Manager,
Head of SRCD department,
Teaching Advisor in the Center for
Digital Education, EPFL
This Coursera Executive Forum is a short interactive session is designed for senior engineering education leaders to hear thought provoking content, share best practise, network and exchange with peers. This international gathering (Europe, Middle-East and Africa focussed) will be held in English and hosted via zoom - connection details will be shared with registered participants ahead of the event. Due to the highly interactive nature of the event, space is necessarily limited – please complete the information below to secure your place.
Date: Tuesday 22nd June
Time: 13:00-15:00 (BST - British Summer Time)
Theme: How can digital education and access to digital labs prepare engineers to succeed in the world of work?
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Associate Professor, Electronics Engineering Department, University of Seville, Spain
Co-founder and President, Skylife Engineering
Maria Angeles Martin Prats was born in Seville in 1971. She is Associate Professor at the Electronics Engineering Department of the University of Seville since January 2009. Researcher of the Electronics Technology Group TIC- 109 since 1996 and Head of the Avionics research group since 2003.
1996-1998, Research Internship in the National Institute of Aerospace Techniques (INTA), carrying out her activity in the Department of Energy and Fuel Cells.
Her works are mainly focused on avionics and power electronics systems for aeronautics and defense applications. She has taken part in more than 70 industrial and research projects. So far, she has been responsible of 48 aeronautics projects with technology transfer to industry.
She has been granted by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Ministry of Education and Science) as invited researcher in Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal) since 01/06/2007 until 31/12/2007.
She has numerous publications in prestigious international journals and many national and international conference proceedings. She has got a high number of citations of her papers (h=20, 8790 citations to her research works), awards to the best paper and recognition of IEEE TIE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Transactions on Industrial Engineering journal) to the most referenced paper. Since 2011 she is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Main founder of a Spin Off of University of Seville, Skylife Engineering, created in May 2011. The activity is focused on the application of new electronics technologies and advanced design techniques to the development of systems for Aerospace applications.
Chair of the Spanish technical chapter IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems since June 2009 until 2013. Chair of the Spanish chapter WIE (Women In Engineering) of IEEE since January 2006 until July 2011.
Coordinator of the Pegasus European Aerospace Network of Excellence (www.pegasus-europe.org) of the School of Engineering of the University of Seville since 2008, Vice-President and Member of the Pegasus Board since April 2011 until 2019.
Vice-Dean of External Relations of the ETSI US since February 2007 until 2019.
Member of Clean Sky Academy working group since October 2017 until 2018.
Member of the Scientific Committee of CS2 JU since 2018 until May 2019.
Member of ACARE since 2016.
Coordinator of European Universities and Research Centers of the GNC Chapter of EDA.