Why civil engineering students should make things

Sigrid Adriaenssens, Ph.D., F.SEI, A.M.ASCE, is an associate professor at Princeton University. Joe Scanlan is an American artist and professor of art at Princeton University. In today’s Member Voices article, they discuss the value of haptic learning for civil engineering students; why learning and working with their hands makes them better civil engineers.

ASCE’s Future World Vision calls for creative and motivated students to be attracted to the civil engineering profession so that they can bring novel solutions to challenging world problems. Civil engineering institutions of higher education have already successfully turned to problem- or project-based active learning pedagogies

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