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Enhancing Learning by Empowering Students to Solve Engineering Challenges in India: An Effort by SPEED and IUCEEEngineering Education (EE) has become a notable topic of discussion in India. Academicianshave initiated the dialogues long back and have been working for its improvement. Thestudent fraternity have been introduced into the discussion, when SPEED entered India in2009. From then, SPEED has evolved to create a marked change into the field of EngineeringEducation through development of numerous action plans by students. Students wereempowered to face, plan and solve their local EE issues. 25+ workshops have been conductedby SPEED focussing on various themes, which led to a nationwide presence andcollaboration with Indo-US Collaboration of Engineering Education (IUCEE). With IUCEE'simmense support, national chapter of SPEED India was created in 2013. In 2013, SPEEDIndia formulated a generic theme which aided in introducing the concept of EE in detail tothe student group. With the experimentation methodologies SPEED India have used so farand in moving forward in the current year of 2014, it chose to move this dialogue anddevelopments in EE a step forward. Involving students into questioning, addressing andsolving global engineering challenges would connect the different pedagogical methods suchas problem based learning, experimental learning and community based learning into thelearning culture. 7 workshops have been conducted with more than 1000 engineering studentparticipants and 100 action plans created under the theme of "Grand challenges ofengineering in 21st century" as created by National Academy of Engineering (NAE), threemajor world issues Access to Clean Water, Economical & Sustainable Energy and Removingbarriers in urban infrastructure were addressed and action plans are created. The paperdiscussed the action plans created and implemented to solve the grand challenges inengineering and the results of SPEED India's efforts in creating a new platform to enhanceEngineering Education.Keywords: Engineering Education, Water, Infrastructure, Energy, Action Plans.
Kandakatla, R., & Radhakrishnan, D. B., & Vedula, K. (2015, June), Enhancing Learning by Empowering Indian Students to Solve Engineering Challenges: An Effort by SPEED and IUCEE Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23999
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