Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date




Publication Title

Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE North Central Section Conference



Conference Name

2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 23-27, 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah


In the United States of America, public policies and public decision making associated with the engineering field are set by individuals who does not possess expertise and knowledge to carry out these tasks [1]. Most of decision makers are lawyers and social scientists, not engineers [2]. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the various factors which either encourage or inhibit engineers from influencing and participating in public policy. In this study, a grounded theory approach will be followed, data will be collected using semi-structured interviews and analyzed to develop a theory of research direct toward increasing the motivation of engineers to participate in public policy.


© American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (June 23-27, 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Conference Listed Title: Using a Grounded Theory to Determine the Motivational Factors of Engineers' Participation in Public Policy

Original Publication Citation

Bouazzaoui, S., & Daniels, C. B. (2018). Engineers' Motivation to Influence Public Decision Making: A Grounded Theory Approach. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 23-27, Salt Lake City, Utah.