GEC Project - About

The Global Engineering Competency (GEC) project aims to help technical professionals learn to more effectively span cultural boundaries. At the heart of this project is a collection of 70+ global engineering work scenarios designed for instruction and assessment. This site offers a wealth of resources for educators, trainers, and practicing professionals, including sample GEC scenarios, instructional guides, other assessment tools, and related scholarly materials. 

  • GEC Project - Resource Guide: A guide to using the scenarios presented on this site for instruction and/or assessment purposes.  
  • GEC Project - Scenario Index: An index to all scenarios freely available on this site, including relevant categories for every scenario.
  • GEC Project - Premium Scenario Index: A complete listing of additional scenarios that are only available to our clients and collaborators.
  • GEC Project - Category Guide: Detailed descriptions of all categories used to characterize and organize the scenarios we have created.
  • GEC Project - Acknowledgments: Information about the team behind this project, including a list of editors and contributors.
  • GEC Project - FAQ: Frequently asked questions and answers related to our collection of GEC project materials.
  • Global Assessment Platform (GAP): Companion site with country-specific GEC assessments and real-time performance indicators (coming soon!)

Citation: Jesiek, B. K. and Woo, S. E. (Eds.). (2018). GEC Project - About. Retrieved from

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1160455 and 1254323. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. We also acknowledge support for this work from Purdue's Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR).