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2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (2012)
Seattle, WA, USA USA
Oct. 3, 2012 to Oct. 6, 2012
ISSN: 0190-5848
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1353-7
pp: 1-2
Lynn Andrea Stein , Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA USA
Caitrin Lynch , Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA USA
ABSTRACT
A novel partnership with community organizations serving older adults creates the opportunity for engineering students to practice design in a meaningful and unfamiliar but local service learning context. Students benefit from contextualization and user-centered design lessons typical of foreign design projects. Community members gain significant relationships and pride through these interactions.
INDEX TERMS
Communities, Context, Educational institutions, Aging, Buildings, Organizations, Sociology, community, service learning, engineering design
CITATION
Lynn Andrea Stein, Caitrin Lynch, "Work in progress: Building bridges in our backyards: Engineering, service learning, and our elder neighbors", 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 1-2, 2012, doi:10.1109/FIE.2012.6462483
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