June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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Development of Global Agility in Engineers through Immersive Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning and Global Design CollaborationAbstractEngineering graduates must not only develop technical skills for success within their career butthey must also develop global agility to interact effectively in today’s ever increasing inter-connected world. To better prepare global engineering graduates and beginning in 2008, a groupof universities throughout different parts of the world partnered together in developing a specialsummer design program to provide student participants a culturally immersive internationalproduct development and design experience. Students from universities within the USA travel tothe National University of XYZ for an intensive two week design interaction in late May andEarly June. Professors from participating universities which include the National University ofXYZ, ABC University, EFG University, and others co-teach the program.Students attend interactive classroom sessions, visit companies within XYZ to learn aboutproduct development and design, and work on a collaborative group project that includes a finalpresentation and a proof-of-concept prototype. Teams typically are comprised of representationfrom each participating university where students experience diversity of thought bothtechnically and culturally that enriches the development of design concepts and the learningexperience. In addition, students and faculty experience the cultural diversity of the host locationwhile learning also from each other.This collaboration has led to additional opportunities for students and faculty to collaborateincluding senior capstone design partnerships, research collaboration, and faculty exchange. Thispaper provides insights into collaborative international team-based student design experiencesand faculty interaction among multiple universities including the flexibility and adaptation of thisapproach in other curricular areas or different host locations.
Warnick, G. M., & Parkinson, M., & Wong, Y., & Jensen, B. D., & Magleby, S. P., & Roach, G. M. (2014, June), Establishing an Immersive Cross-Cultural Experiential Learning and Design Collaboration for Engineering Students and Faculty Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20427
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