Purposeful Work: Students Talk about Local and Global Responsibilities
At AAC&U's Diversity, Learning, and Inclusive Excellence meeting
in October 2010, Dean Richard Vaz and students David Arnold and Evan Sawyer
of Worcester Polytechnic Institute reflected on how local and international
engineering projects help students integrate and apply their learning. A podcast
of the presentation, as well as of other conference plenaries, is available
Engineers without Borders
Engineers without Borders facilitates long-term campus-community connections
through student chapters at colleges and universities nationwide. Participating
chapters work with community partners to develop projects that are community-driven
and last for at least five years. To learn more, visit http://www.ewb-usa.org.
Global Brigades is a student-led organization that conducts service projects
for global health and sustainable development. Projects focus on nine topical
areas, including architecture, law, microfinance, and public health. Students
interested in creating or joining a brigade should visit http://globalbrigades.org.
AAC&U is now partnering with Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) to advance "what
works" in undergraduate science education. Past and upcoming PKAL events
include a March 2011 meeting on Engaged STEM Learning and Summer Leadership
Institutes for STEM Faculty. To learn about additional PKAL events, publications,
and resources, visit http://www.aacu.org/pkal.