Service experiences have seen a rise in engineering programs across the country. The increase in popularity was used as an impetus for the development of an instrument that measured student perceptions of service as a source of learning technical and professional skills. A previously developed instrument used to measure interventional impacts on engineering learning outcomes was modified to assess service's relative impact compared to traditional coursework learning. A 16-item validated instrument was developed. Results from the sample of students with service experiences identified a perception that 34 percent of what they learned about technical skills and 45 percent of what they learned about professional skills was learned through their service activity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2011|
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