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 is September 15th, 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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Special Issue: Opportunities and Barriers to Integrating Service Learning into Engineering Education

Table of Contents


Letter from the Editor PDF
Thomas Colledge

Assessment of Service Learning in Engineering

A Mixed-Methods Study of Cognitive and Affective Learning During a Sophomore Design Problem-based Service Learning Experience PDF
Olga Pierrakos, Robert Nagel, Eric Pappas, Jacquelyn Nagel, Thomas Moran, Elise Barrella, Mariafe Panizo 1-28
A New Method of Assessing the Effects of a Service-Learning Class on Engineering Undergraduate Students PDF
Patricia Maloney, Lauren Dent, Tanja Karp 29-47

Scholarship of Service Learning in Engineering

Principles of Sustaining Partnerships between Higher Education and their Larger Communities: Perspectives from Engineering Faculty Engaged in Learning through Service PDF
Bowa George Tucker, David O Kazmer, Angela R Bielefeldt, Kurt Paterson, Olga Pierrakos, Annie Soisson, Chris Swan 48-63
Designing Value into Engineering Learning Through Service Activities Using a Blueprint Model PDF
Kurtis G Paterson, Angela R Bielefeldt, Christopher W Swan, Greg Rulifson, David Kazmer, Olga Pierrakos 64-83
Service Learning as Scholarship of Engagement and Its Relationship to the Academic Reward Structure PDF
Karinna M Vernaza, Theresa M Vitolo, Barry J Brinkman, Scott E Steinbrink 84-97
Scholarly Advances in Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship: A Typology of Research Publications PDF
Rachel Dzombak, Khanjan Mehta 98-116

Interdisciplinary Engagement

Working Across Disciplines and Chipping Away at Silos with SLCE: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Educating Science and Engineering Students PDF
Robert J Swap, Kent Wayland 120-136
Analysis of Integrated Engineering and Social Science Approaches for Projects in Developing Communities PDF
Parry Garff, Eric Dahlin, Carol Ward, Randy Lewis 137-150

Faculty-Led Student Projects (Case Studies)

Kitchen 2.0: Design Guidance for Healthier Cooking Environments PDF
Mollie Ruth, Jarod Maggio, Kelli Whelan, Mark DeYoung, Jonathan May, Abram Peterson, Kurt Paterson 151-169

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