Service Learning and Appropedia


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A presentation on my service learning, engineering courses and leveraging Appropedia to the Humboldt State University Business Partners Steering Committee Meeting.

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  • See more.Projects:Be a real, hands-on, open design problem that works towards a better world.Allow students to take part in all parts of the design process.Clients:Make a minimum commitment of time, effort and money. Student teams (of 3 or 4 students):Spend approximates 180 hours per team.Spend a maximum of $75/student.Write an approximately 50 page technical paperOther Coursework:Peer evaluation, Teamwork, Ethics, MS Excel, MS Word, AutoCAD, Time Management, Gantt charts, Project Management, Wiki, etc.
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  • Service Learning and Appropedia

    1. 1. Lonny Grafman, InstructorEnvironmental Resources Engineering<br />
    2. 2. Service Learning Engineering Courses<br />ENGR114: Whole Earth Engineering<br />Examples, Hands on & Discussion<br />ENGR215: Introduction to Design<br />Design Process & Technical Writing<br />ENGR305: Appropriate Technology<br />Science, How To & Qualitative Analysis<br />ENGR308: Tech. and the Environment<br />Technology, Excel & Quantitative Analysis<br />Parras Summer Program<br />Full immersion summer in Mexico<br />
    3. 3. ENGR215: Introduction to Design<br />Projects:<br />Real<br />Hands on<br />All parts of an open design process<br />Works towards a better world<br />Clients:<br />Time • Effort • Money <br />Student teams (of 3 or 4 students):<br />Time • Effort • Money <br />Other Coursework:<br />Time managment, Team work, Technical writing, ACAD, Office, Project management<br />
    4. 4. ENGR215: Discovery Museum S06, S08<br />Service Learning Video<br />
    5. 5. ENGR215: Redwood Coast Energy Authority F05, S07<br />
    6. 6. ENGR215: Full Belly Project F08<br /><br />
    7. 7. ENGR215: Full Belly Project F08<br />
    8. 8. ENGR215: WaterpodS09<br />
    9. 9. ENGR215: WaterpodS09<br />Shown on almost every major news channel and many publications, including the New York Times and North Coast Journal. Nature Magazine mentioned HSU and Engr215 Projects last month.<br />
    10. 10. ENGR308: Technology and the Environment<br />Current Clients:<br /><ul><li>Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
    11. 11. Danco
    12. 12. Redwood Coast Energy Authority
    13. 13. Greenway Partners</li></li></ul><li>Parras: Summer Immersion<br />
    14. 14. On Wheels<br />Reinventing the Wheel<br />Spinning Wheels<br />
    15. 15. ENGR305: Appropriate Technology<br />Small sample of 305 projects:<br /><ul><li>Solar food dehydrator
    16. 16. Solar lawnmower
    17. 17. Bike trailer backpack
    18. 18. Eureka rainwater
    19. 19. Arcata greywater, Ecuador greywater
    20. 20. Hotel solar pool heating
    21. 21. Curdled milk paint
    22. 22. Photovoltaic feasibility study</li></li></ul><li>How Other Courses are Using Appropedia<br />To document existing projects<br /><ul><li>Potawot, Arcata Marsh (HSU - Poppendieck)</li></ul>To coordinate projects<br /><ul><li>Retrofit Streetlights in Pennsylvania (Clarion Univ.)</li></ul>To collaboratively research<br /><ul><li>Green Materials (Queens College - Canada)</li></ul>To document own project designs<br /><ul><li>Int’l Development Design Summit (MIT)</li></ul>To translate<br /><ul><li>--------></li></li></ul><li>Appropedia: Service Learning through Translation<br />
    23. 23. More than Academia<br />A Few Partners:<br /><ul><li>Village Earth
    24. 24. Architecture for Humanity
    25. 25. Engineers without Borders – Australia</li></ul>Vibrant Community:<br /><ul><li>Thousands of visits a day
    26. 26. 77 thousand edits to date
    27. 27. 11 million page views to date</li></li></ul><li>Appropedia in Other Media<br />Recent book – Citizen Engineer:<br /><ul><li>Many excellent books and articles discuss natural resource usage and sustainability; we recommend that you visit Appropedia for an overview of key considerations and recent engineering community insights. </li></ul>Planet Green Discovery from Yesterday:<br /><ul><li>The absolute best resource that I've found for appropriate technology….</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />Thank you!<br />