Bridge Construction in Guatemala: Linking Social Issues and Engineering

TitleBridge Construction in Guatemala: Linking Social Issues and Engineering
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsZitomer, DH, Gabor, M, Johnson, P
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Volume129
Issue3
Pagination143
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number10523928
Accession Number10020609
KeywordsBRIDGES , Civil , GUATEMALA , SOCIAL
AbstractThis paper describes an interdisciplinary project to construct a bridge in rural Guatemala. Engineers, students, and others volunteered to construct the bridge while learning about the culture. The study goal was to determine how the service activity supported social science and engineering education. Responses showed that the North American students gained an increased understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and that non-engineers developed a greater appreciation of engineering, and help engineering students understand how to develop engineering solutions in a societal context how to work in a multidisciplinary team.
NotesZitomer, Daniel H. Gabor, Michael Johnson, Paul; Source Info: Jul2003, Vol. 129 Issue 3, p143; Subject Term: BRIDGES -- Design & construction; Subject Term: CIVIL engineering; Subject Term: CIVIL service; Subject Term: SOCIAL impact; Subject Term: GUATEMALA; NAICS/Industry Codes: 237310 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 921190 Other General Government Support; Number of Pages: 8p; Document Type: Article
URL10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2003)129:3(143))
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