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Study Abroad Program Impacting Engineering Formation: Cultural Immersion (CIB)

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Conference

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Global Engineering Education: Cross-cultural Awareness and Social Impacts

Tagged Division

International

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

25.1199.1 - 25.1199.7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--21956

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https://peer.asee.org/21956

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Melany M. Ciampi Safety, Health, and Environment Research Organization Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6346-7535

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Melany M. Ciampi is professor of electrical and computer engineering. Currently, she is the President of Safety, Healt,h and Environment Research Organization (SHERO), Vice-President of Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik (IGIP), Vice-President of Science and Education Research Council (COPEC), and Vice-President of Fishing Museum Friends Society (AAMP). She is Co-chair of Working Group "Ingenieurpädagogik im Internationalen Kontext" and member of Executive Committee of IGIP, Council Member of International Council for Engineering and Technology Education (INTERTECH), member of Administrative Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE-EdSoc) in (2002-2005), (2005-2008), and (2009-2012), member of Strategic Planning Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE-EdSoc), and Board Member of Global Council on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM). She was President of the Brazilian chapter of the Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE-EdSoc), State Councilor of SBPC - Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science, and Manager of International Relations of SENAC School of Engineering and Technology. She is member of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education), SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education), ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), INTERTECH (International Council for Engineering and Technology Education) and RCI (Cartagena Network of Engineering). She was the first American woman who has received the title International Engineering Educator of IGIP.

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Claudio da Rocha Brito Science and Education Research Council Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4760-4931

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Claudio da Rocha Brito is professor of electrical and computer engineering. Currently, he is the President of Science and Education Research Council (COPEC), President of Fishing Museum Friends Society (AAMP), President of (Brazilian) National Monitoring Committee of "Internationale Gesellschaft für Ingenieurpädagogik" (IGIP) and Vice President of Réseau Carthagène d`Ingénierie (Cartagena Network of Engineering) and Safety, Health, and Environment Research Organization (SHERO). He is Chairman of Working Group "Ingenieurpädagogik im Internationalen Kontext" and Member of International Monitoring Committee in IGIP, Council Member of "International Council for Engineering and Technology Education" (INTERTECH), member of Administrative Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE-EdSoc) in (2001-2004) and (2008-2011), member of Strategic Planning Committee of Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE-EdSoc), Board Member of Global Council on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM), and Director of Brazilian Network of Engineering (RBE/SP). He was President of the Brazilian chapter of the Education Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE-EdSoc), Secretary of Santos region of SBPC - Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science, Adviser for International Subjects of the Presidency of Brazilian Society for Engineering Education (ABENGE), Dean of International Relations of SENAC School of Engineering and Technology, member of Executive Committee of Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería - ASIBEI (Iberian-American Association of Engineering Education Institutions), Councilor of Urban Development City Council (CMDU), and Councilor of Economics Development City Council (CDES). He is member of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education), SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education), ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), INTERTECH (International Council for Engineering and Technology Education), and RCI (Cartagena Network of Engineering). Brito has received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, B.S. degree in mathematics, B.S. degree in physics, M.S,. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering, all from the University of São Paulo. He is listed in "Who's Who in the World," "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in Science and Engineering," "Five Thousand Personalities of the World," "Dictionary of International Biography," "Men of Achievement," and other similar publications.

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Abstract

Study Abroad Program Impacting Engineering Formation: Cultural Immersion (CIB) Prof. Dr. Melany M. Ciampi President of Safety, Health and Environment Research Organization – SHERO and Vice President of International Society for Engineering Education – IGIPThe contemporary paradigm of education preaches among otherrequirements the international experience as one of the most importantskills in the formation of the new engineer. The environmentalconsciousness, the willing to work in teams, and etc, it is a long list but themost important aspect of engineering formation is the strong knowledge ofbasic sciences and basic sciences of engineering because these are the toolsthat will enable the future engineer to perform successfully and more overit will give them the self confidence necessary to win. However this is oneaspect in the formation of engineers. Others are being examined anddiscussed and many actions have been taking place in many institutions inorder to form the engineer for the new work environment.Among many projects in education field COPEC develops also what iscalled CIB – Cultural Immersion in Brazil: It is a project that brings toBrazil students from abroad in a program of 15 days (can be more or less)when they have academic, technical, social and cultural activities. It is veryintensive period when the students visit 5 of the 9 cities of Atlantic ForestRegion at the sea shore of Sao Paulo state, as well as visit to differentindustries and universities.The program is designed in order to provide engineering students theopportunity to reflect about engineering social responsibility and ethicaldilemmas when developing projects. This awareness is becoming more andmore necessary due to the environmental/ethical/economical crises thathumanity is facing and that impacts not only the society but also theeducation in every level.The study abroad experience described in this paper has showed as one ofthe most effective ways to promote the retention rate in engineeringprograms. Among the outcomes are the dynamic addition to undergraduatecareer; the opportunity for long-lasting friendships; the enhancement oftechnical skills and knowledge; understanding the different cultures andhistories and an addition to life enrichment.The main goal of the program is to provide the future engineers with toolsand extra experiences to develop a career as engineers in a more adequateto the present challenging and mutant work market.

Ciampi, M. M., & Brito, C. D. R. (2012, June), Study Abroad Program Impacting Engineering Formation: Cultural Immersion (CIB) Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21956

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