Title

teaching engineering concepts through socially relevant contexts: serving the homeless with smart tiny homes

Keywords

homeless, tiny homes, teaching, engineering, social justice, public health

Abstract

Each year the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases an Annual Homeless Assessment Report that provides an estimate of the number of people experiencing homelessness (in sheltered and unsheltered situations). Additionally, there was a two-percent increase in the number of homeless veterans between 2016 and 2017, which is the first time this population has increased since 2010 (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2017). To put the comparative size of these structures into perspective, the 2017 Census reported the median size of a single-family home in the United States was 2,426 square feet (U.S. Department of Commerce, n.d.). [...]of size, most tiny homes include private cooking facilities, a bathroom with full-sized showers and toilets, a great room for living space, and a sleeping area (Kilman, 2016).

Original Publication Citation

Bartholomew, S. R., Santana, V., & Strimel, G. J. (2019). Teaching Engineering Concepts through Socially Relevant Contexts: Serving the Homeless with Smart Tiny Homes. Technology & Engineering Teacher 78(7), 24-27.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-4

Publisher

Technology & Engineering Teacher

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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