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Preparing Students to Work on Multi-Cultural Teams

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Global Engineering Education Cross-Cultural Awareness and Social Impacts

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International

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

23.979.1 - 23.979.10

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https://peer.asee.org/22364

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Luis Gerardo Chang Universidad de Piura

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Chang is associate professor of Civil Engineering Department at Universidad de Piura. Director of Civil Engineering Academic Program. Master of Engineering Sciences at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Civil Engineer at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

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Christine Marie Fiori P.E. Virginia Tech

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Edward J. Jaselskis North Carolina State University

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Dr. Edward Jaselskis is the Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. He was educated at the University of Illinois, receiving a BS in general engineering in 1980, an SM in civil engineering (emphasis in construction engineering and project management) from MIT in 1982, and a PhD in civil engineering (emphasis in construction engineering and project management) from the University of Texas-Austin in 1988. He has conducted research and has published in the areas of construction project success, advanced information technologies, and multi-cultural workforce development. Dr. Jaselskis has served as a program director for the National Science Foundation. He is a registered professional engineer and has memberships in several organizations [American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), Construction Institute, American Society for Engineering Education, Sigma Xi, and National Society of Professional Engineers]. He is also a member of the National Academy of Construction.

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Cliff Schexnayder Arizona State University

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Cliff Schexnayder is the Emeritus Eminent Scholar, Del E. Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University. He holds degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University. His last assignment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before retirement was as Executive Director, Directorate of Military Programs, in the Office of the Chief of Engineers. Before entering academia he was the Chief Engineer and an Officer of the Corporation, Nello L. Teer Company, Durham, North Carolina. He has taught construction engineering at Arizona State University and Louisiana Tech University; and as a visiting professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Universidad de Piura and Ricardo Palma Universidad in Peru, and at the Israel Institute of Technology.

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Lisa G Hogle Arizona State University

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Lisa G. Hogle is a program manager for CREATE, Construction Research and Education for Advanced Technology Environments, a research consortium representing the Advanced Technology design and construction industry, part of the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. Lisa has fourteen years experience in higher education and is currently responsible for continuing education training programs focused on the design, construction, and maintenance of high tech facilities. She is dedicated to improving education through the utilization of technology, problem based learning and industry involvement. Lisa received a Master of Education degree from Arizona State University. She resides in Arizona with her husband and three daughters.

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Jennifer S Shane Iowa State University

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Abstract

Preparing Students to Work on Multi-Cultural Teams Abstract:As industries continue to expand globally there is an increased need for those who can work inboth inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams. These skills can be fostered in the classroombut it is better if they are imparted in a contextual learning environment. Using a team projectapproach allows these skills to be acquired and improved quickly. This type of learningenvironment was created during a field research project supported by a National ScienceFoundation, Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) grant, where multi-disciplinaryresearchers and students traveled to the highlands of Perú to reverse engineer the Inka Road.Project teams included members from six different countries. The project required the teammembers to work cooperatively with unfamiliar people speaking various languages and utilizingdiscipline specific terminology. A brief description of the project development and lessons fromthis multi-cultural teamwork experience are offered. Comments, covering factors that fostermulticultural team development and the quality of such experiences are also offered.Key Words: Multi-cultural teams, Engineering Field Work, Education

Chang, L. G., & Fiori, C. M., & Jaselskis, E. J., & Schexnayder, C., & Hogle, L. G., & Shane, J. S. (2013, June), Preparing Students to Work on Multi-Cultural Teams Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22364

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