June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
26.601.1 - 26.601.12
EnGAGE: Integrating Engineering and Civic EngagementA recent focus in engineering education has been the integration of project based learning andinterdisciplinary coursework. Students are more apt to continue with the discipline if we engage themearly and in innovative ways. This paper details the inception and construction of EnGAGE, aninterdisciplinary collaboration between the Engineering Design course, and the Civic and CommunityEngagement course. EnGAGE is a community garden that will serve the region as well as provideeducational opportunities for our students in both civic engagement and engineering.In fall 2014, City X was identified as a site for community renewal by the local non-profit, NonprofitQ.Two faculty from Local College Campus were invited to participate as project ambassadors in the effort.Students had previously conceived the idea of a community garden during earlier interdisciplinaryefforts. The students were involved in site assessment, planning and construction of the garden. Theparticipants were given short pre and post surveys, as well as asked to write reflections on their workwith the project to gain qualitative and quantitative data.
Kahl, A. (2015, June), EnGAGE: Integrating Engineering and Civic Engagement Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23939
ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2015 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015