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How are Social Media, Engineering and Leadership Related to One Another from a Student Perspective?

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Student and Other Views on Engineering Leadership

Tagged Division

Engineering Leadership Development Division

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

20

DOI

10.18260/p.25466

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https://peer.asee.org/25466

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241

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Jed S. Lyons University of South Carolina

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Dr. Jed Lyons is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina. His passion is developing authentic engineering learning experiences for students from grades K through Ph.D.

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Abstract

This paper investigates student perceptions of the relationships between social media, engineering, and leadership. Participants in this study consisted of freshmen engineering students enrolled in a first-semester introduction to engineering course. A grounded theory approach was used, in which instructional activities and data collection processes occurred concurrently, were guided by one another, and developed over the course of the study. The results of this study suggest that social media engineering leadership skills include the ability to collaboratively define problems, create and evaluate solutions, and communicate the results.

Lyons, J. S. (2016, June), How are Social Media, Engineering and Leadership Related to One Another from a Student Perspective? Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25466

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