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In this scholarly practice paper, we critically examined if and how engineering students in a first-year design course internalized their professional identity as engineers who were engaged in their communities. We provide a description of the course, which used human-centered design projects as a mechanism to partner with community organizations. Based on a thematic analysis of three reflective essays (n = 105) for each student (n = 35), we found four distinct patterns related to identity development in relation to community engagement. We discuss implications from the findings regarding how educators can support students’ development as community-engaged professionals.
Huff, J. L., & Lawrence, D. W., & Coleman, A. (2020, June), Reauthoring Engineering Identities as Belonging to a Community Engaged Profession Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35121
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