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Engineering Education through Social Innovation

The Contribution of Professional Societies


Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 108)

About this book


This book explores the nexus between professional technical societies and engineering education by examining several societies’ efforts to promote and support engineering and engineering education in the areas of pre-university education, university education and informal education through programs and activities designed to leverage social innovation. Professional societies are in a unique position to support and contribute to engineering education, and have dedicated substantial resources to social responsibility programs and activities that promote engineers and engineering. The book is chiefly intended for engineers, engineering educators, staff members of professional technical societies, and for the broad range of scholars whose work involves technology education and education policy.


engineering education pre-university education STEM education lifelong learning university education informal education curriculum studies

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.IEEE Educational Activities DepartmentKissimmeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering ScienceUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Engineering Education through Social Innovation
  • Book Subtitle The Contribution of Professional Societies
  • Authors Douglas Gorham
    Nnamdi Nwulu
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect. Notes in Networks, Syst.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-39005-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-39008-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-39006-8
  • Series ISSN 2367-3370
  • Series E-ISSN 2367-3389
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 69
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering/Technology Education
    Innovation/Technology Management
    Education Policy
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