Call for Papers: Engineering Community Engagement and Service-Learning Workshop – Mar 16

Posted by EPICS Program on February 4, 2020

We are hosting a workshop to bring researchers, practitioners and stakeholders together around the themes of engineering, computing and technology-based community-engaged learning, 29-31 July 2020, West Lafayette, Indiana.


A new and exciting event is planned to bring faculty, professionals, researchers, students community members and others interested in engineering-based community-engagement and service-learning  together to discuss the state of the art, best practices, challenges and opportunities to enhance learning and make a difference in the world.  Engineering, technology and computing have enormous opportunities to impact our world.  Community-engaged learning is a proven pedagogy that has made significant impacts in engineering and the STEM disciplines and has tremendous opportunities to address many of the challenges that educators face to enhance learning, prepare students for today’s global workplace and increase diversity.   This interactive workshop is designed to promote discussion and interactions between participants to exchange ideas, share research findings and explore opportunities.

3 ways to participate

Full papers intended for a special of the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering,  Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship   Authors will submit a review copy before the conference and present a brief summary as part of a themed panel session followed by extended open discussion.  Following the conference, papers will be reviewed and refined for the special journal issue.

Posters:  Poster sessions are  imbedded in the workshop to encourage the exchange of ideas and best practices and include multiple perspectives across the field.   Extended abstracts will also be published as part of the proceeding.

Participants:  The interactive format allows ample opportunities for contributions from participants who are not authors through open discussions in the panel sessions and breakout sessions within the workshop.


  • 16 March 2020:  Abstracts deadline.   Email abstracts to   (not required to be blind).
  • 6 April 2020.  Authors notified of acceptance
  • 19 June 2020:   Presenting author registration deadline
  • 13 July 2020:  Papers (review copy) and abstracts (final) to be submitted by
  • 13 July 2020:  Registration Deadline

Themes and Topics:  The broad workshop theme covers topics related to engineering, technology and computing education and community engagement and service-learning.  Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Impact on student learning in community-engaged learning
  • Impact on community partners in community-engaged learning
  • Evaluation of models of service-learning
  • Experiences of students or graduates from engineering-based service-learning
  • Model of reflection
  • Impact of reflection
  • Case studies of community-engaged learning in engineering, technology
  • Impact on student experiences in community-engaged learning in engineering
  • Development of professional skills
  • Ethics development in community-engaged learning
  • Design thinking and service-learning
  • Balancing community impact and student learning
  • Integration of community-engaged learning into engineering, technology or computing curricula
  • Models to support fielded design projects
  • Models in first-year service-learning experiences
  • Models for integrating capstone design experiences and service-learning
  • Development of civic engagement through engineering-based engagement
  • Peace engineering
  • Social justice in engineering
  • Diversity and community-engaged learning
  • International engagement in engineering, technology and computing

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