Transforming Engineers by Professor Emeritus Dr. Asif Šabanović: The Evolution Towards STEM+ Specialization

Transforming Engineers by Professor Emeritus Dr. Asif Šabanović

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, Professor Emeritus Dr. Asif Šabanović from the IUS Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) delivered a compelling lecture on the pivotal role of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) across all educational levels. He advocated for engineers to transition into STEM+ specialty engineers, highlighting ongoing efforts within FENS while also identifying areas for further enhancement.

During his presentation, Prof. Šabanović explored current trends and emerging technologies in the 21st century, underscoring the crucial role of universities in shaping future engineers. Drawing parallels with the rapid technological transformations witnessed in the corporate sector, he emphasized the need for continuous adaptation and innovation.

Furthermore, Prof. Šabanović addressed the multifaceted roles of educators, managers, and students in the learning process, emphasizing the significance of interdisciplinary approaches and the integration of research into vertical learning.

The lecture concluded with an engaging Q&A session, providing attendees with an opportunity to delve deeper into the subject matter and engage in insightful discussions.