How Professional Societies Support University Engineering Education: Indirect Classroom Impact

Douglas Gorham, Nnamdi Nwulu

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Engineering societies support university students via indirect engagement programmes and activities. This chapter focuses on examples of indirect engagements developed and entered into by professional engineering societies that are promoting and enhancing the content and delivery of engineering by focusing on and affecting university students and the public. Three indirect engagement mechanisms will be discussed: Engineering Projects in Community Service in IEEE; the Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series; and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) E-Fests. The concept behind these activities is to foster a passion in students for engineering design activities away from the curriculum and conventional classroom. These activities serve as an avenue for students to use the skills obtained in the classroom to deal with practical challenges, while also enhancing their teambuilding ethos.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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