Katrina recovery clinic project: An engineering service learning experience

Jennifer Kadlowec, John Schmalzel, DeMond Miller, Leigh Weiss

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Abstract

This paper presents the experience of service learning in the engineering design curriculum through recovery effort projects after Hurricane Katrina. A brief context for Rowan's Engineering Clinics and the mechanics and logistics of defining and executing such a project will be discussed. This type of project offers far more than technical aspects of design and fabrication; engineering management, writing, public speaking, and ethics are additional parts of the puzzle and contribute to making this a valuable experience. A range of pros, cons, and recommendations are presented as well as a new model engaging other disciplines on our campus in this endeavor. We hope that our experiences will encourage others to include this type of project as one component of the engineering curricula and service learning opportunities provided for students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2006Oct 31 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/28/0610/31/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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