Thursday 1 June 2023
Engineering Service Learning Provides Hands-On Experience to Create a Lasting Impact on the Community.
Students enrolled in the Human-Centered Research and Design (ENGR 096) and Engineering Service Learning (ENGR 097/197) courses work on multi-disciplinary teams to solve design challenges faced by local non-profit organizations and gain experience while developing hands-on professional and technical skills. Projects are staffed and lead by students providing a real-word opportunity for leadership development. To learn more visit the Prospective Students Tab.
The Engineering Service Learning course is UC Merced's inaugural and premiere way to structure experiential learning. Through working on multi-disciplinary teams, UC Merced students from all majors and grade levels research, work side by side with non-profit agencies, government groups and educators to design and implement innovative engineering solutions to the meet real-world challenges faced by nonprofit community partners and develop professional skills needed in the job market. By capitalizing on the strengths of all disciplines represented at UC Merced, Engineering Service Learning teams are able to implement meaningful solutions that have lasting effects on their community and see professional contributions they can make to their community.