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Work In Progress: Developing Changemaking Engineers (Year 2)

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)

Tagged Division

Educational Research and Methods

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7

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https://peer.asee.org/29152

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Chell A. Roberts University of San Diego

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Chell A. Roberts is the founding dean of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego. He assumed his duties in July of 2013.

Before joining USD, Roberts served as the Executive Dean of the College of Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University, where he was responsible for designing innovative curricular programs.

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Rick Olson University of San Diego

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Rick T. Olson is Associate Dean and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of San Diego. His research interests lay in engineering student persistence, and applied operations research. He is active in outreach activities targeting underrepresented populations and has received NSF funding to support U.S. military veterans, community college transfer students, and innovative engineering math education. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. in Industrial Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Operations Research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Susan M. Lord University of San Diego

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Susan M. Lord received a B.S. from Cornell University and the M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is currently Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. Her teaching and research interests include electronics, optoelectronics, materials science, first year engineering courses, feminist and liberative pedagogies, engineering student persistence, and student autonomy. Her research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Lord is a fellow of the ASEE and IEEE and is active in the engineering education community including serving as General Co-Chair of the 2006 Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, on the FIE Steering Committee, and as President of the IEEE Education Society for 2009-2010. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education. She and her coauthors were awarded the 2011 Wickenden Award for the best paper in the Journal of Engineering Education and the 2011 Best Paper Award for the IEEE Transactions on Education. In Spring 2012, Dr. Lord spent a sabbatical at Southeast University in Nanjing, China teaching and doing research.

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Michelle M. Camacho University of San Diego

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Michelle Madsen Camacho is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of San Diego. She is a former fellow of the American Council on Education at UC San Diego. Fluent in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, her research uses theories from interdisciplinary sources including cultural studies, critical race, gender and feminist theories. Central to her work are questions of culture, power and inequality. She is co-author, with Susan Lord, of The Borderlands of Education: Latinas in Engineering.

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Ming Z. Huang University of San Diego

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Ming Huang received his MS in University of Rhode Island and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently professor and chair of mechanical engineering department at USD. His research interests are coordination and computer aided design optimization of of robotic mechanisms, theory and practices of inventive problem solving and engineering pedagogy.

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Leonard A. Perry University of San Diego

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Dr. Leonard Perry (ISE) has research interests in the area of system improvement via quality improvement methods especially in the area of applied statistics, statistical process control, and design of experiments. Dr. Perry consults, instructs, and collaborates on quality improvement projects with representatives from biotech, health care, defense, and traditional manufacturing institutions. He has been an instructor for the Six Sigma Black belt training at the Six Sigma Institute for three years. He is a UCSD Certified Six-Sigma Master Black-Belt and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.

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Abstract

With funding from a National Science Foundation (NSF) IUSE/PFE: Revolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) (hereinafter referred to as RED) grant, we aim to "revolutionize" engineering education, by preparing students to practice engineering using a contextual framework that embeds humanitarian, sustainable and social justice approaches alongside technical engineering skills. This research will produce and disseminate a model for redefining the “engineering canon” to include a professional spine threaded throughout the curriculum with the goal of developing “Changemaking Engineers”. The revised engineering canon will build upon engineering technical skills to include the knowledge and professional skills needed to empower our graduates to impact society and enhance the common good. The model will provide a template for change for similar institution-types and create a platform for change that moves away from narrowly-constructed and techno-centric epistemological approaches. This work in process provides a descriptive overview of our progress to date.

Roberts, C. A., & Olson, R., & Lord, S. M., & Camacho, M. M., & Huang, M. Z., & Perry, L. A. (2017, June), Work In Progress: Developing Changemaking Engineers (Year 2) Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/29152

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