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

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

June 29, 2016





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Student and Other Views on Engineering Leadership

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Engineering Leadership Development Division

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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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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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