1st Edition

Projects That Matter Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Engineering

Edited By Edmund Tsang Copyright 2000

    This book represents the 14th in the Service-Learning in the Disciplines Series and concentrates on how service-learning can be successfully incorporated in engineering programs, a discipline to which is it relatively new. Contributors to the volume are experienced in using service-learning and address issues of concern to engineering educators. As one peer reviewer commented, "The audience for this [book] is the engineering education community--that community will expect practical applications of the theory that will lead to improved engineering education."

    About This Series—Edward Zlotkowski Introduction—Edmund Tsang Part One. Service-Learning in Engineering Education What I Never Learned in Class. Lessons From Community-Based Learning—Gerald S. Eisman Service-Learning as a Pedagogy for Engineering. Concerns and Challenges—Edmund Tsang Service-Learning Reflection for Engineering. A Faculty Guide—Jennifer Moffat and Rand Decker How to Institutionalize Service-Learning Into the Curriculum of an Engineering Department. Designing a Workable Plan—Peter T. Martin. and James Coles Professional Activism. Reconnecting Community, Campus, and Alumni Through Acts of Service—Rand Decker Part Two. Service-Learning Course and Program Models EPICS. Service-Learning by Design—Edward J. Coyle and Leah H. Jamieson Service-Learning in a Variety of Engineering Courses—John Duffy Integrating Service-Learning Into Computer Science Through a Social Impact Analysis—C. Dianne Martin Service-Learning. A Unique Perspective on Engineering Education—Marybeth Lima Integrating Service-Learning Into “Introduction to Mechanical Engineering”—Edmund Tsang Service-Learning and Civil and Environmental Engineering. A Department Shows How It Can Be Done—Peter T. Martin Cross-Cultural Service-Learning for Responsible Engineering Graduates—David Vader, Carl A. Erikson, and John W. Eby Part Three. Additional Resources Assessment of Environmental Equity. Results of an Engineering Service-Learning Project—Richard Ciocci Service-Learning in Engineering at the University of San Diego. Thoughts on First Implementation—Susan M. Lord Appendix Annotated Bibliography—Edmund Tsang Contributors to This Volume


    Series Editor: Edward Zlotkowski is a professor of English and founding director of the Service-Learning Project at Bentley College. He also is senior associate at the American Association for Higher Education. Volume Editor: Edmund Tsang Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department University of South Alabama.