ERIC Number: ED124400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Recycling as an Exercise in Engineering Education.
Bosscher, James P.
Based on the premise that there are major changes occurring in the programs and/or curricula in engineering schools of today, the author suggests that to focus on the potential of recycling as a natural vehicle would powerfully implement some of the trends in sight in an inventive engineering educational enterprise. His suggestions are given in such a way as to relate how at each of the undergraduate levels the students could get involved in design projects related to recycling or reuse. Examples of projects recently carried to successful status are cited. A second suggestion relates to the potential of recycling for giving interdisciplinary, industrial, and governmental dimensions to an engineering program. To illustrate this point, a description is given of a local recycling enterprise that was initiated. Its goals and purposes are stated. Future plans are suggested in relation to proposals of other such separation-based systems. The third potential explained is that of recycling with respect to giving social relevance to an engineering program indicating concerns for ecology and resource recovery and by coupling the recycling action with jobs or voluntary action. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, June 16-19, 1975)