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Work in Progress: Involving Teachers in International Community Engaged Learning Projects to Enhance their Understanding of Engineering and Intercultural Awareness

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Community Engagement Division Technical Session 2

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Community Engagement Division

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Diversity

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10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35664

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https://peer.asee.org/35664

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60

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Margaret Pinnell University of Dayton

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Dr. Margaret Pinnell is the Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development in the school of engineering and associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton. She teaches undergraduate and graduate materials related courses including Introduction to Materials, Materials Laboratory, Engineering Innovation, Biomaterials and Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology (ETHOS). She was director of the (Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-Learning) for approximately ten years. She has incorporated service-learning projects into her classes and laboratories since she started teaching in 2000. Her research interests include community engaged learning and pedagogy, K-12 outreach, biomaterials and materials testing and analysis.

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Kellie Schneider University of Dayton

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Kellie Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Management & Systems at the University of Dayton. Prior to joining the faculty at UD, she was an instructor in the Freshman Engineering Program at the University of Arkansas. She received her Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. all in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas. She has a variety of research interests including quality & reliability, engineering education, and community-based OR. She is a member of ASEE and IIE.

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Leanne Petry Central State University

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Dr. Leanne Petry is an Associate Professor in the College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture at Central State University. Her expertise is in analytical and materials characterization techniques, including microscopy, spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemistry. Her research interests include oxidation-reduction reactions at the surface of electrodes for sensor applications, corrosion mechanisms of materials, as well as their electrochemical degradation. She has incorporated problem-based learning into her lectures, laboratories, and outreach activities to engage students and the community in the STEM education process.

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M. Suzanne Franco Wright State University

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Professor of Statistics and Research, Program Director for EdD in Organizational Studies, in the Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations Department, College of Education and Human Services.

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Malcolm W. Daniels University of Dayton

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Amy Anderson University of Dayton

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Amy Anderson is the Associate Provost for Global and Intercultural Affairs and Executive Director of the Center for International Programs (CIP) at the University of Dayton. The CIP provides coordination, strategic planning and administrative support for the internationalization of the campus, which includes the Education Abroad Office, Partnerships and Exchanges, International Student and Scholar Services, an Intensive English Program, faculty development programs, and cross-cultural learning living communities. Amy has been at the University of Dayton since 1998, and has over 30 years experience working in a variety of international education programs. Amy has also worked in the areas of international admission, international student advising and study abroad. She has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the U.S., Chile, Thailand and the British Virgin Islands, and speaks both French and Spanish.

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Marjorie Langston Hamilton Township High School

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Megan Shepherd

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Madeline Mock

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Abstract

Two regional universities are engaged in a new collaborative NSF Research Experience for Teachers project that has an emphasis on international engineering research thematically focused on human-centered design and appropriate technology for developing countries. This three year project will engage 36 G6-12 in-service and pre-service teachers in a variety of engineering research opportunities through one of the university’s engineering community engaged learning center. In the fall of each year, 12 teachers will be recruited into the year-long research program which includes 2 months of on-site summer work and an additional 2.5 months of programming throughout the year. From January to April, teachers will participate in a series of orientation activities where they will meet their faculty mentors, be introduced to their research projects that connect to the community engaged learning center, learn about appropriate technology and human-centered design, travel safety and the community to which they will be traveling. The community engaged learning center, which has provided service-learning experiences through technical immersions for more than 15 years, will coordinate participant travel. Prior to their international immersion, the teachers will engage in research with their faculty mentor part time during the school year. Throughout June and July, teachers will conduct campus-based research as well as engage in a related project with an international partner in a 2-4 week international placement. Upon their return, the teachers will continue to engage with this project and their international partners using institutional research facilities and virtual communication technology. Teachers will participate in an intensive, affinity structured and team-based curriculum development program for two weeks, where they will develop lessons using the TeachEngineering format under the guidance of a curriculum coach. The follow-up program will include lesson piloting and publishing, continued research, a retreat and closing presentation and celebration. Lessons will be piloted, edited and published during the fall of the following year. Currently, this project is recruiting its first cohort of teachers. This paper will summarize the recruitment strategy, present observations from the spring participant sessions, and discuss the unique opportunities and challenges associated with involving teachers in international community engaged learning.

Pinnell, M., & Schneider, K., & Petry, L., & Franco, M. S., & Daniels, M. W., & Anderson, A., & Langston, M., & Shepherd, M., & Mock, M. (2020, June), Work in Progress: Involving Teachers in International Community Engaged Learning Projects to Enhance their Understanding of Engineering and Intercultural Awareness Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35664

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