Translating systems engineering for high school teachers and students: an exploratory study of implementing some initial SE concepts
by Rashmi Jain, Mercedes McKay, Beth McGrath, Debra Brockway
International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems (IJIDSS), Vol. 2, No. 3, 2009

Abstract: Systems engineering is a life cycle approach to engineering design: the integration of numerous technical and non-technical disciplines toward the development of new products, systems and services. This paper describes the experiences of the authors in designing and implementing a three-year project to engage high school classes in a geographically-distributed systems engineering design project that addresses relevant, social challenges of interest to students worldwide. Collaborating with others around the world to develop a solution to an engineering problem, students are introduced to systems-thinking, team work, effective communication and other 21st century workforce skills. This innovative project aims to increase the number of students interested in pursuing engineering as a career and to increase the pool of teachers familiar with engineering design and systems thinking.

Online publication date: Thu, 24-Dec-2009

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