Increased global awareness in architectural engineering students through international research experiences

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Abstract

A current National Science Foundation project on international research experiences for students that is awarded to the architectural engineering (AE) program in Nebraska aims to take a group of students to Turkey for an immersive research experience for several weeks in three consecutive summers. While there are specific research goals for this project, there are also educational goals in terms of impact on the students' global awareness, confidence, communication skills, leadership skills, and future success in working in a global market. This paper presents the results of three different surveys: 1) Survey A is designed to collect basic demographic data as well as other relevant information regarding the students' life experiences prior to this project; 2) Survey B is given after several information sessions and right before departure, testing the readiness of the participants; and 3) Survey C is given after the trip. Modified surveys, where trip related questions are excluded, are also given to a control group who has not participated in this international experience. By comparing the participants' answers to similar questions pre and post survey, as well as comparing to non-participant student results, it is aimed to measure the impact of the project on the students' perceptions on global affairs, diversity, and unconscious bias. Finally, the results of this first year study are used to identify the project's success in improving the AE students' global awareness as well as identifying ways to improve the impact of the program for the future years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2019
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019
EditorsMoses D. F. Ling, Robert M. Leicht, Ryan L. Solnosky
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages148-155
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482261
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda, AEI 2019 - Tysons, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2019Apr 6 2019

Publication series

NameAEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019

Conference

ConferenceArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda, AEI 2019
CountryUnited States
CityTysons
Period4/3/194/6/19

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Keywords

  • Architectural Engineering Education
  • Diversity
  • Global Awareness
  • STEM education
  • Unconscious Bias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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Erdogmus, E. (2019). Increased global awareness in architectural engineering students through international research experiences. In M. D. F. Ling, R. M. Leicht, & R. L. Solnosky (Eds.), AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019 (pp. 148-155). (AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482261.018

Increased global awareness in architectural engineering students through international research experiences. / Erdogmus, Ece.

AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019. ed. / Moses D. F. Ling; Robert M. Leicht; Ryan L. Solnosky. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2019. p. 148-155 (AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Erdogmus, E 2019, Increased global awareness in architectural engineering students through international research experiences. in MDF Ling, RM Leicht & RL Solnosky (eds), AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019. AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 148-155, Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda, AEI 2019, Tysons, United States, 4/3/19. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482261.018
Erdogmus E. Increased global awareness in architectural engineering students through international research experiences. In Ling MDF, Leicht RM, Solnosky RL, editors, AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2019. p. 148-155. (AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482261.018
Erdogmus, Ece. / Increased global awareness in architectural engineering students through international research experiences. AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019. editor / Moses D. F. Ling ; Robert M. Leicht ; Ryan L. Solnosky. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2019. pp. 148-155 (AEI 2019: Integrated Building Solutions - The National Agenda - Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering National Conference 2019).
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