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Leveraging Students’ Passion and Creativity: ETHOS at the University of Dayton
International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering
  • Margaret Pinnell, University of Dayton
  • Malcolm Daniels, University of Dayton
  • Kevin P. Hallinan, University of Dayton
  • Gretchen Berkemeier, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2014
Abstract
The Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-learning (ETHOS) program was developed in the spring of 2001 by an interdisciplinary group (electrical, chemical, civil and mechanical) of undergraduate engineering students at the University of Dayton (UD). ETHOS was founded on the belief that engineers are more apt and capable to appropriately serve our world if they have an understanding of technology’s global linkage with values, culture, society, politics, and the economy. Since 2001, the ETHOS program at UD has grown and changed. From conceptualization, to implementation, to maturation and national recognition, the program has addressed challenges of academic acceptance, programmatic integration and research support as a project-based approach to global engagement. This paper discusses how the program developed from a student idea to a nationally known program. It provides some examples of how projects from this program were integrated into other courses and linked to faculty research. Finally, it will present some of the challenges that face a program such as ETHOS.
Inclusive pages
180-190
ISBN/ISSN
1555-9033
Document Version
Published Version
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Publisher
International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Margaret Pinnell, Malcolm Daniels, Kevin P. Hallinan and Gretchen Berkemeier. "Leveraging Students’ Passion and Creativity: ETHOS at the University of Dayton" International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering Vol. 9 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/malcolm_daniels/1/