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Role Of The Community In Teaching Undergraduate Engineering Design

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.865.1 - 6.865.8

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D. Smith

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James Squire

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The local communities surrounding universities provide a wealth of opportunities for engineering students to practice engineering design while making real contributions that affect people’s lives. Such design projects also directly address ABET EC2000 criteria that students should understand the impact of engineering in a societal context. This article identifies several sources within the community that supply engineering problems suited for independent study and senior design projects, and discusses the practical development, execution, and outcome of two specific projects worked in collaboration with a museum of science and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

Smith, D., & Squire, J. (2001, June), Role Of The Community In Teaching Undergraduate Engineering Design Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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