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Student Perceptions of First-year Engineering Justice Curriculum

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

End Date

June 26, 2021

Conference Session

First-year Programs: Student Perceptions and Perspectives

Tagged Division

First-Year Programs

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

13

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https://peer.asee.org/35231

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10

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Devin R. Berg University of Wisconsin-Stout Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1193-3848

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Devin Berg is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the B.S. Mechanical Engineering program in the Engineering and Technology Department at the University of Wisconsin - Stout.

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Tina Lee University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Dr. Tina Lee is an Associate Professor of Anthropology, the Program Director for the Applied Social Science Program, and the General Education Director at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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Elizabeth Anne Buchanan University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Elizabeth Buchanan is Endowed Chair in Ethics and Acting Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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Abstract

This complete research paper will describe our qualitative analysis of the impacts of a first-year engineering course which includes curricular elements of social justice, social responsibility, and ethics. We present our interpretation of four interesting results that came out of our mixed-methods study (n=231) in which we surveyed students taking a first-year engineering course on their perceptions of the role of engineering in society and the world. We find that while a single course is unlikely to be sufficient to greatly influence student perceptions, for some sub-groups, the influence was greater than for the study sample as a whole. We specifically highlight four notable findings and discuss their implications.

Berg, D. R., & Lee, T., & Buchanan, E. A. (2020, June), Student Perceptions of First-year Engineering Justice Curriculum Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . https://peer.asee.org/35231

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