June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Liberal Education/Engineering & Society
Loyola University Chicago’s Engineering Science program began in August, 2015, organized according to several social justice initiatives for students and faculty. Our biomedical, computer, and environmental engineering specializations emphasize high quality medical device software for all patients, programmable systems for the smart grid, and water/wastewater treatment, respectively. All engineering courses are taught using a mandatory minimal lecture style, as active learning retains female students, students of color, low-income students, and first-generation college students. We have embedded four social justice case study projects in the curriculum, for students to analyze the impacts of various technologies on society and consider how their future work will affect others. Faculty hiring practices have led to a diverse faculty, in terms of gender, ethnicity, and industry experience.
Baura, G., & Kallemeyn, L. (2019, June), An Integrated Social Justice Engineering Curriculum at Loyola University Chicago Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32070
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