June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
NSF Grantees Poster Session
23.494.1 - 23.494.10
Engaging US Engineering Students in Fuel Cell Research at a Foreign SiteThe department of XXX Engineering at XXX University was awarded by the National ScienceFoundation (NSF) a three year grant to support a group of US undergraduate and graduateengineering student to conduct fuel cell related research in XXX University in China. Theprogram has run successfully for three consecutive summers between 2010 and 2012. Theprogram aims to engage the engineering students in the fuel cell research at a foreign site as wellas expose them to Chinese culture. A total of 17 students from 11 different universities havetaken part in the program. More than a third of the participants were female engineeringstudents. The student participants worked in teams with Chinese students on fuel cell relatedprojects, and participated in other activities such as research lab and facilities tours at ChineseUniversities, meeting with Chinese scholars and students, conferences and seminars. Anotherimportant element of the program is culture exchange. The student participants took 24 hoursChinese language training for an 8-week program and explored many historical sites in Beijing.The purpose of this paper is to share the experience of organizing and running an internationalresearch program and to report the program outcomes and some assessments results. We believethat the results from this paper will benefit those who seek to run an international program.
Wang, X., & Zou, Q., & Guessous, L., & Barber, G., & Latcha, M. A. (2013, June), Engaging US Engineering Students in Fuel Cell Research at a Foreign Site Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19508
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