Linking Engineering and Public Policy in the MPA/MPP Curriculum and Beyond

Hosted by Syracuse University (College of Engineering & Computer Science/Maxwell School of Citizenship) in partnership with ASU (School of Public Affairs)


The Sloan Workshop on Engineering and Public Policy is a collaborative effort between the Syracuse University and Arizona State University. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight existing efforts and encourage new partnerships to integrate engineering principles and thought into Masters of Public Policy (MPP) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) programs.

This conference is free to attend, but please register via the link below:

Registration

Agenda

Location and Lodging

The Sloan Foundation project on “Linking Engineering and Public Policy in the MPA/MPP Curriculum and Beyond”

The field of public policy/public administration is experiencing unprecedented challenges from technological innovation, as we enter the era of “the Internet of Things.” Public policy professionals and government administrators need to be prepared to manage organizations where traditional work and workers are displaced, transportation, energy, and security models are reconsidered, and everyday tasks are performed by virtual assistants. Deans and Directors of Schools of Public Administration/Public Policy should partner with engineering schools to provide the curriculum and scholarship required to prepare graduates for the future of work in the public and nonprofit sectors.  This ASU-Syracuse (Maxwell) partnership is dedicated to fostering stronger partnerships between engineering schools and policy schools, in order to achieve this integration.  We believe that these partnerships will improve the educational value of the MPA/MPP degree and enhance the effectiveness of public managers.  Two key objectives of the project are to highlight existing efforts and encourage new partnerships to integrate engineering principles and thought into Masters of Public Policy (MPP) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) programs and to design and implement a survey to track such activity, in an effort to identify, disseminate, and encourage “best practices.”


Organizers

Dr. Laura J. Steinberg
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs (courtesy appt.)
Executive Director, Syracuse University Infrastructure Institute

Dr. Donald Siegel
Professor, Public Policy and Management
Director, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University