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Engineering in Your Community

Second Edition

Marybeth Lima and William C. Oakes

Publication Date - 07 June 2013

ISBN: 9780199922048

336 pages
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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A student and instructor's guide to an effective service-learning project/course


Service-Learning: Engineering in Your Community, Second Edition, links design methodology and engineering analysis to the socially beneficial application of engineering principles.

Authors Marybeth Lima and William C. Oakes emphasize the importance of reflection, teaming skills, project management, communications, and ethics, carefully considering the integral roles that they play in the process of engineering for the common good.

New to this Edition

  • * Reflection questions added to every chapter
  • * Four new chapters: - Chapter 2: Best Practices in Engineering Service-Learning - Chapter 5: Ethics in Learning Through Service - Chapter 6: Sustainable Citizens and Citizen Engineers - Chapter 12: International Service-Learning
  • * More examples of student reflections and common reflection models in Chapter 3: Reflection
  • * Expanded coverage of visual and graphical communication in Chapter 9: Technical Communications
  • * Companion Website with videos relating to service-learning (www.oup.com/us/lima)

Previous Publication Date(s)

January 2006


"This is the best book for teaching students about engineering, service-learning, community engagement, the design process, and the profession of engineering." --Dean Fontenot, Texas Tech University

"The best source for service-learning in engineering." --Kurt Paterson, Michigan Technological University

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Best Practices in Service-Learning
    3. Reflection
    4. The Engineering Design Method for Service-Learning
    5. Ethics in Learning through Service
    6. Sustainable Citizens and Citizen Engineers--Listening to the Wisdom of the System
    7. Teaming Skills and Conflict Resolution
    8. Project Management
    9. Technical Communications
    10. Profiles of Engineering Service-Learning Projects
    11. Helpful References for Service-Learning
    12. International Service-Learning: How History, Engineering Cultures, and Views of Communities Should Matter to Engineers' Serving Abroad