June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Community Engagement Division
23.304.1 - 23.304.12
Community Outreach and Engagement through SustainabilityMany communities and many engineering programs embrace the need to study and practicesustainability. Human activities must be designed to allow this generation to meet its needs withoutcompromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainability is often described asrequiring attention to the triple bottom line: people, planet and prosperity.This paper will briefly present background concerning the incorporation of sustainability intoengineering, for example, in the student outcomes of ABET criteria and in the codes of ethics of someengineering disciplines. The paper will focus on describing and analyzing the efforts towardsustainability being taken in our community and the efforts of our engineering department toincorporate sustainability throughout our curriculum. We will describe the methods we are using,starting with an intensive 4-day summer workshop (including a community college faculty member),which resulted in action items including plans to alter specific courses.We will also describe the Department of Education funded grant that is supporting this work, as well assimilar activities in all STEM disciplines at our university, to incorporate sustainability, service learning,and advances in educational technology in our programs.Unique features of these community and university efforts include the involvement of all facultymembers in our department in the project and as authors on this paper and the increasing involvementof engineering faculty and students in our community’s sustainability efforts.
Fraser, J. M., & Bedoya-Valencia, L., & DePalma, J. L., & Jaksic, N. I., & Paudel, A. M., & Sarper, H., & Yuan, D. (2013, June), Community Outreach and Engagement through Sustainability Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19318
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