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From: Rosemary Powers <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: FW: Seeing EWB-USA "Engineering Pathways" Students
To: Rosemary Powers <[log in to unmask]>



Dear EWB-USA Student Chapter Executive Board members,

Please pass the announcement below on to your members as soon as possible.
This is an opportunity to participate in a study on the effects of
service-based educational experience over time.

To: EWB-USA engineering students

Background: "Engineering Pathways" is a research project funded by the U.S.
National Science Foundation that aims to follow the professional
trajectories of about 500 engineering students over the next three years. In
brief, our research will involve measuring changes over time in students'
beliefs, knowledge, skills and attitudes towards engineering and their own
engineering education.  Our effort will include students who are involved in
service-based efforts (like EWB) and those who are not. Our hope is that by
following students over time, the effects of service-based educational
experiences, both positive and negative, can be identified. This insight
will in turn influence the design of engineering education in the future.

If you are selected, you will be asked to do a few short online surveys a
couple times each year, and some participants will be interviewed. All
participants will be compensated for their time each year.

Restrictions: you must be (1) an engineering student, (2) currently involved
in an Engineers Without Borders chapter at your university, (3) either a
first-year OR junior-year student now (sorry, no sophomores, seniors, or
grad students), (4) at least 18-years old by February 1, 2011, and (5) NOT a
student at Michigan Tech, Tufts, Colorado-Boulder, or James Madison (we
already have those universities as focus schools)

Time of involvement: a couple hours per year for three years

To express your interest in being a participant, go to:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/EngineeringPathways2
Time to complete: 5 minutes

Due: Monday 28 January 2011, 7:59 am Eastern

The study will begin in early February, 2011. If you have any questions,
please contact the study's lead researchers:

Prof. Kurt Paterson
Michigan Technological University
Civil and Environmental Engineering
[log in to unmask] // (906) 487-3495

Prof. Chris Swan
Tufts University
Civil and Environmental Engineering
[log in to unmask] // (617) 627-5257



Rosemary Powers
Chapter Relations Manager
Serving the North East Region
 
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Engineers Without Borders-USA
4665 nautilus Court, Suite 300
Boulder, Co 80301 USA
Direct Dial: 720 204  3196
Phone: 303 772 2723
Fax:  303 772 2699
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Do you have a story to share?  Tell us your story through your unique lens
by entering the EWB-USA 2011 Photo Contest!  For more information click here
<mailto:http://ewb-usa.org/conference/2011/photo_contest> , but hurry!  The
deadline to enter is Feb. 18, 2011!






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Rosemary Powers
Chapter Relations Manager
Serving the North East Region and State of Ohio
Email: [log in to unmask]




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