teaching engineering concepts through socially relevant contexts: serving the homeless with smart tiny homes
homeless, tiny homes, teaching, engineering, social justice, public health
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bartholomew, Scott R.; Santana, Vanessa; and Strimel, Greg J., "teaching engineering concepts through socially relevant contexts: serving the homeless with smart tiny homes" (2019). Faculty Publications. 5559.
Technology & Engineering Teacher
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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