June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
October 19, 2019
Perspectives on Service Learning: Challenges, Successes, and Opportunities
Community Engagement Division
Occasionally a local inventor would have a need for either prototyping an idea or developing a drawing/CAD model for an existing prototype. Engineering schools in the locality might be able to meet this need while fulfilling their education missions. This paper documents a case study in which a group of engineering undergraduate students seized the opportunity to work with a local inventor and entrepreneur. Lessons learned and some assessment results will be shared.
In spring of 2017, a local inventor needed some CAD modeling support. We adapted our curriculum and made it a priority to help meet this need. We were rewarded for it - students loved this service-learning (S-L) project. The S-L project served as a link from engineering theory to everyday objects people can touch and see. Along the process they learned what they needed to learn - the CAD tools. It was a win-win situation. In the following sections, we will document these activities and share some ABET outcome assessment results.
Che, D. C., & Feazel, S. (2019, June), Engagement in Practice: CAD Education via Service Learning Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32709
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