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Education Without Borders: Exploring the Achievement of ABET Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without Borders-USA

Kaitlin Litchfield, Amy Javernick-Will, Daniel Knight

University of Colorado, Boulder

Photo credit: ewb-usa.org

This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Research in Engineering Education program under Grant No. 1129178.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Background future engineers
Background: Future Engineers Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

  • Calls to go back to roots of profession: civil servants

  • Need for engineers to help solve global challenges

  • Importance of new, broad skill sets & applications

Communication

Business & management

Leadership

High ethical standards

Flexibility

Lifelong learners

“engineering and engineers can make a difference in the world”

2.5 million new engineers needed to meet MDG’s in sub-Saharan Africa alone


Background benefits of ewb
Background: Benefits of EWB Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

  • 13,800+ US members

  • Work in 47 countries

  • 40%+ female

“Many EWB members are engineering evangelists who are passionate about their profession and who become role models for their peers, their juniors and their elders; they are also able to communicate engineering very effectively to the public. … and they are able to work in a modern, inter-disciplinary manner with ease." UNESCO 2010, p. 161


Research questions hypotheses
Research Questions & Hypotheses Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Do learning outcomes differ between engineers involved and not involved with EWB?

Student outcomes 3 a-k

(l) an ability to manage a project, including a familiarity with business, market-related, and financial matters

(m) a multidisciplinary systems perspective

(n) an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of students, faculty, staff, colleagues, and customers

(o) a strong work ethic

Four additional outcomes l-o

NAE’s Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education, 2005


Research questions hypotheses1
Research Questions & Hypotheses Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Do learning outcomes differ between engineers involved and not involved with EWB?

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Active

EWB

EWB

Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory


Results survey demographics
Results: Survey Demographics Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Survey Population: 566 engineers; 11% EWB members

EWB

N=503

37% female

Avg. YOB: 1989

43% grad students

N=63

54% female

Avg. YOB: 1991

21% grad students


Results differences in outcomes
Results: Differences in Outcomes Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Mann-Whitney U tests of comparison

vs.

EWB

*p<0.10; **p<0.05; ***p<0.01


Results differences in outcomes1
Results: Differences in Outcomes Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Mann-Whitney U tests of comparison

Non-EWB

Members

vs.

Non-active

Active

*p<0.10; **p<0.05; ***p<0.01


Results differences in outcomes2
Results: Differences in Outcomes Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Mann-Whitney U tests of comparison

Non-EWB

Members

vs.

Non-active

Active

EWB

Members

vs.

Outcomes may be function of activity in any engineering org.

Non-active

EWB

Active

EWB

*p<0.10; **p<0.05; ***p<0.01


Results differences in outcomes3
Results: Differences in Outcomes Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Mann-Whitney U tests of comparison

Non-EWB

Members

vs.

Non-active

Active

Outcomes may be function of active involvement with EWB

EWB

Members

vs.

Non-active

EWB

Active

EWB

*p<0.10; **p<0.05; ***p<0.01


Results differences in outcomes4
Results: Differences in Outcomes Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Mann-Whitney U tests of comparison

Non-EWB

Members

Outcomes may be a function of EWB involvement

vs.

Non-active

Active

EWB

Members

vs.

Non-active

EWB

Active

EWB

*p<0.10; **p<0.05; ***p<0.01


Pilot study conclusions
Pilot Study Conclusions Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

How do these populations differ in learning outcomes?

EWB

Strong ability to use engineering skills and tools

Org. membership associated with higher:

Lifelong learning, contemporary issues, systems perspective

Membership associated with higher:

Ethics, communication, management & finance skills

More active membership associated with higher:

Problem solving, teamwork, understanding impact of work


Pilot study conclusions1
Pilot Study Conclusions Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

How do these populations differ in learning outcomes?

EWB

Strong ability to use engineering skills and tools

Org. membership associated with higher:

Lifelong learning, contemporary issues, systems perspective

Membership associated with higher:

Ethics, communication, management & finance skills

More active membership associated with higher:

Problem solving, teamwork, understanding impact of work


Future work
Future Work Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without

Open-ended questionnaires

n=659

Fall 2011-2012

Official survey to ASCE, ASME, SWE, EWB-USA

n=2,674

Winter 2014

Pilot survey

at CU

n=566

Fall 2013

Interviews & focus groups

n=165

Fall 2011-2012

Expand to four large engineering organizations

Regression analyses to control for variables (e.g. gender, age, active participation in other organizations)


Education Without Borders: Exploring the Achievement of ABET Learning Outcomes through Engineers Without Borders-USA

Kaitlin Litchfield, Amy Javernick-Will, Daniel Knight

University of Colorado, Boulder

Photo credit: ewb-usa.org

Contact Info:

Kaitlin Litchfield (GRA) [email protected]


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