Service Learning is a form of experiential learning involving partnerships between academic courses and community-based organizations. Through these partnerships, students engage in hands-on service roles and projects by which they learn about and apply course concepts while intentionally addressing the needs/interests identified by community partners. The college and university offer opportunities. Here are just a few examples of some engineering projects students have participated in.
Associate Teaching Professor Kathryn Schulte Grahame’s First-Year Cornerstone Engineering students partnered with the Museum of Science to create interactive games that would educate children on sustainability.
Student Yajing Wang works on the Adaptive Guitar project in the Enabling Engineering Lab in Hayden Hall. The project will help a client who has limited use of the left side of the body play guitar.
Bioengineering students traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for two weeks to work with biomedical technicians at St Paul’s hospital.
Civil engineering seniors studied the layout of the Center of the Town of Wrentham, Massachusetts, to develop a new design to better serve pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists alike.