Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Military and Veterans
The United States Military Academy (USMA) mission is to “educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character...” A quick interpretation of this statement could result in a perspective that the “educate” aspect occurs within the academic setting and the “train” aspect occurs within the military program. This narrow view is predicated upon the translation of “educate and train” as two seemingly disparate goals. This can further be a challenge when considering the attributes associated with the student population being classified as “millennials.” However, the inter-connectedness of the mission to develop future Army officers is achieved simultaneously and enhances the future officer’s intellectual and professional development. We have implemented a senior capstone environmental engineering design course that purposefully blends the “body of knowledge” from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and Army doctrine in order to minimize this gap. The interaction of these two professional perspectives to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attributes (KSA) relevant to meet the needs of the engineering profession and active duty service will be discussed. Although meaningful assessment of the impact of this educational approach is not borne out until students have graduated, assessment data that demonstrate the value of this approach for future personal and professional growth will be discussed.
Raby, L. M., & Martinez, E., & Starke, J. A., & Rogers, R. F., & Baker, P. (2018, June), Integrating Army Doctrine and Engineering Design: Preparing Millennials to Become Future Officers Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30679
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