Grant: $67,023 - National Science Foundation - Jul. 17, 2009
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Award Description: This engineering education research award to Tufts University in collaboration with University of Colorado-Boulder and Michigan Technological University will study how service learning activities can best be used to enhance student learning about sustainability. The project will review and assess existing service learning activities which are focused on sustainability, and then describe the 'best practices' in a manner which helps those who seek to start or refine activities. The results will be made available through conferences, publications and a dedicated internet site where interested parties may view and contribute. The overall goal is to better prepare students for the practice of engineering by developing their understanding of environmental sustainability through service learning. These techniques are expected to increase students' interest in engineering and will enhance the number who complete engineering degrees and are ready to fill engineering jobs.
Project Description: Overall purposes: 1) Identify effective models for sustainable engineering education 2) Identify effective models for project-based service in engineering education 3) Identify and assess sustainable engineering education models that incorporate service learning Activities: July 20, 2009: project awarded September 1, 2009: project account established September 5-6, 2009: PI interviewed graduate students for position on team of researchers September 22, 2009: Doctoral student, Kristina Lawyer, chosen to serve as graduate research assistant on team September 29, 2009: Identification of meeting time for weekly conference call among collaborators to ramp up project logistics, execution and management through Fall 2009.
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Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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