Community Service Learning Reflection

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Throughout chapter one and two the main topic is engineering service in the community. The first chapter talks about the integration between community work and engineering classes within the university setting. The first chapter talks about how engineering classes and community work complement one another and have very beneficial outcomes in the long run. The chapter also highlights some of the key essential attributes for all engineers which consist of understanding engineering design, science, math, and good communication skills. These essential attributes are needed by all engineers in order to be successful in the work field, almost all fields of engineering can participate in community service learning. There are many different fields …show more content…
One thing that I really enjoyed was how chapter two discussed each different field of engineering and exactly what they do and how they all work. I was fascinated to read about aerospace and mechanical engineering, because those two fields of engineering are the two that catch my attention the most. By having a basic understanding for what each field does and is required to do in the work field, I get very excited for what I am going to learn in the future and what I have in store in the long run. Another concept that I enjoyed reading was the idea of how community service and classroom learning both complement one another. It makes sense though, because most learning happens outside of the classroom and by engaging in the community and jumping into work and getting hands on experience and then learning gives a great advance in the work field. One question I had during the reading was not focused toward the author but more towards myself as a future engineer, my question was, “How can I get involved with the community and learn more about engineering?” But I do not wish to go out and do random engineering projects, I would like to work on projects pertaining to mechanical or aerospace engineering. My second question during the lecture was, “In what ways other than this class can I get involved with corporations and businesses?” I would really like to get involved early and get hands on experience with my respected field of

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