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Purposeful Work: Students Talk about Local and Global Responsibilities
At AAC&U's Diversity, Learning, and Inclusive Excellence meeting in October 2010, Dean Richard Vaz and students David Arnold and Evan Sawyer of Worcester Polytechnic Institute reflected on how local and international engineering projects help students integrate and apply their learning. A podcast of the presentation, as well as of other conference plenaries, is available at www.aacu.org.
Engineers without Borders
Engineers without Borders facilitates long-term campus-community connections through student chapters at colleges and universities nationwide. Participating chapters work with community partners to develop projects that are community-driven and last for at least five years. To learn more, visit http://www.ewb-usa.org.
Global Brigades is a student-led organization that conducts service projects for global health and sustainable development. Projects focus on nine topical areas, including architecture, law, microfinance, and public health. Students interested in creating or joining a brigade should visit http://globalbrigades.org.
AAC&U is now partnering with Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) to advance "what works" in undergraduate science education. Past and upcoming PKAL events include a March 2011 meeting on Engaged STEM Learning and Summer Leadership Institutes for STEM Faculty. To learn about additional PKAL events, publications, and resources, visit http://www.aacu.org/pkal.