IUGREEE initiated by Boeing - First meeting held in Seattle in March 1995 (hosted and paid for by Boeing)
Outgrowth of the Boeing-University Workshop process initiated in Feb. 1994 which recognized that:
- Many of the problems affecting Boeing in its relations with universities were “national” in scope (e.g. ABET accreditation policy) and beyond the reach of a single company in a single market niche (aerospace) to influence
- There are many “interested parties” in engineering education reform; all have perspectives, all of which must be respected if real reform is to be accomplished
- No existing body or organization was working the problem of education reform (beyond conducting studies with mountains of mere recommendations), from an industry perspective [although the NSF was doing a lot from the government end and IRI was working the research part with limited success].