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Co-Creating Opportunities for Extracurricular Design Learning with Makerspace Students

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Making, Hacking, and Extracurricular Design

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Design in Engineering Education

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Victoria Bill New York University, Tandon School of Engineering

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Victoria Bill is the MakerSpace Lab Manager and an adjunct professor in the First-Year Engineering Program at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She studied electrical engineering and received her B.S. from the Ohio State University and her M.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Anne-Laure Fayard New York University, Tandon School of Engineering

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Anne-Laure Fayard is Associate Professor of Management in the Department of Technology Management and Innovation at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and is affiliated with the Department of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern Business School. Her research interests involve communication, collaboration, culture and space, with a focus on interactions, particularly those between people and technology. Her work has been published in several leading journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Information System Research, Organization Science and Organization Studies. She is also the co-author of a book on The Power of Writing in Organizations. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the Ecole des Hautes-Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), an M. Phil. in Cognitive Science from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and an MA and M. Phil. in Philosophy from La Sorbonne (Paris).

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This paper details how student-led workshops can help nurture community in a makerspace and build design skills. Though both extracurricular design learning and peer-to-peer learning have been investigated in engineering education research, the combination of the two to promote a design thinking mindset and teach specific skills has not been fully developed. This paper details how this co-creation of extracurricular resources between peer teachers and faculty and staff mentors creates opportunities for students to learn prototyping and design-thinking to complement the more formal, in class engineering education. Student led workshops are presented as the start of a systemic series of extracurricular design learning experiences.

Bill, V., & Fayard, A. (2018, June), Co-Creating Opportunities for Extracurricular Design Learning with Makerspace Students Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30196

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