American / Chinese Cultural Interaction – Teaching Applied Engineering Design in China

A cross culture educational experience in applied engineering design offered to American and Chinese students in China is described. This summer study abroad program helps students prepare to deal with worldwide interaction in engineering practice. A unique feature is a team oriented design project provided by local industry. The planning, development and execution to achieve the desired educational outcomes are presented in detail. Results of a post program course evaluation are included. Sustainability and replication are discussed.

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