San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
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Global Studies: A Study on Why More Engineering Students Do Not Participate Eric Specking – University of Arkansas Kim LaScola Needy – University of Arkansas Ed Pohl – University of ArkansasAbstractSince the world economy is integrated, there is a growing need for students to be able to live,learn and understand other cultures and environments. ABET outcome h (the broad educationnecessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic,environmental, and societal context) and the report released by the National Academy ofEngineering on Educating the Engineer of 2020 have provided further motivation for engineeringeducators to address this need. This paper will discuss the development of an online surveyadministered to undergraduate engineering students at the University of Arkansas across eightdepartments within the college to determine the factors prohibiting students from studyingabroad. The analysis of survey data examines 1) if there are differences among gender,classification and/or program of study, 2) whether students do not study abroad due to financial,class selection, time, and/or other reasons, 3) what percent of the cost associated with studyingabroad the students need to have covered in order to be able to afford to study abroad, and 4)where students wish to study abroad. Results from this survey show that a significant numberof students do want to study abroad, but a shortage of finances is the primary prohibiting factor.
Specking, E., & Needy, K. L., & Pohl, E. A. (2012, June), Global Studies: A Study on Why More Engineering Students Do Not Participate Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21429
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