According to our recent study at CU, engineers like ourselves that are involved with engineering service are much more likely than other engineers to be motivated to study engineering in order to help others1. We are a uniquely motivated bunch of engineers. We want to use engineering to provide community development and serve others’ basic … More The Problem of Unchecked Motivations
In a recent article featured on Devex, Amy Lieberman sat down with several leaders in engineering education to discuss how programs and content are shifting. Dr. Bernard Amadei, Co-Director of the Mortenson Center, was one of those interviewed and shared some thoughts on the matter, “The field of engineering is changing. It’s no longer focused on the … More Beyond the Basics – Global Engineering Education
No education in humanitarian engineering would be complete without a significant experience in a developing community. At the Mortenson Center for Engineering in Developing Communities, this objective is fulfilled through the Sustainable Community Development Field Practicum, which is a critical component of the EDC curriculum. The practicum provides students with hands-on experience that requires them … More Sustainable Development Field Practicum: A Fundamental Part of the EDC Curriculum
As we approach the end of another semester and school year, it seems like a good time to talk about education: how we learn, how we teach, and what we want that interaction between students and instructors to look like. Let’s take this scenario: An adult shows a group of children a toy that was … More What Kind of Learning Are We Doing?