International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

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Mission Statement

The Journal welcomes manuscripts based on the original work of the authors with a specific focus on projects, programs, research and pedagogy that involve service learning in engineering, humanitarian engineering, and social entrepreneurship.  A primary purpose of the Journal is to foster inquiry into rigorous engineering design and research and direct those efforts toward solving problems of marginalized communities - along with entrepreneurial application if appropriate. The examination of cultural appropriateness is emphasized along with the application of appropriate technologies and entrepreneurial application of sustainable solutions. Focus is also placed on associated pedagogy and the dissemination of project results as the Journal seeks to nurture service learning in engineering as a distinct body of knowledge.



Call for Papers - Special Edition: 'University Engineering Programs That Impact Communities: Critical Analyses and Reflections'


The editors of the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (IJSLE) are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a Special Edition of the Journal entitled:

‘University Engineering Programs That Impact Communities:  Critical Analyses and Reflections’

Purpose and Scope

The editors seek to promote the scholarship of engagement through the special issue.  The goal is to provide readers a 'snapshot' of the structure, practices, methods employed by the various existing programs around the country, including:      

a)   A description of the model employed by each university (curricular and/or extracurricular)

b)   Lessons learned:  hurdles, pitfalls

c)   Best practices

d)   Description of programmatic assessment efforts and the status of such.

Assessment data, research findings, critical analyses or reflections on current programs and/or future directions are encouraged as part of papers.  A more detailed list of suggestions for possible manuscript outlines and content can be found by clicking on the 'more' link below.

The target audiences for the issue are faculty, administrators, and others at universities who: 

a)   are interested in developing a program in service learning in engineering, learning through service, humanitarian engineering, community-based engineering, tech-based entrepreneurship, etc., or  those that

b)   seek to adapt/improve their current model of community engagement in engineering.  

Manuscript submittal deadline has been extended to September 30th, 2014 - with publication planned for December, 2014.   

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Thomas Colledge, PE at


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Vol 9, No 1

Table of Contents

Scholarship of Service Learning in Engineering

David W. Hey, Lynne A. Slivovsky, Brian P. Self, James Widmann, J. Kevin Taylor
Kaitlin Litchfield, Amy Javernick-Will, Kurt Paterson


Kelly Barb, Jess W. Everett
Jillian Zankowski, Yixin Sun, Abdalla Nassar, Khanjan Mehta
Stephen D. Passman, Tyler J. White, Roger D. Lewis
Ben Spencer, Susan Bolton, Jorge Alarcon
T. Jaba Priya, R. Wilfred Sugumar
Shanon Reckinger, Joseph Bocchino, Andrew Jackowitz, John Perry

Book Reviews

The Kochia Chronicles: Systemic Challenges and the Foundations of Social Innovation
Reviewed by: Jeff R Brown