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Community Outreach and Engagement through Sustainability

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Assessment of Community Engagement

Tagged Division

Community Engagement Division

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

23.304.1 - 23.304.12

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https://peer.asee.org/19318

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51

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Jane M. Fraser Colorado State University-Pueblo

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Jane M. Fraser is chair of the Department of Engineering at Colorado State University, Pueblo. She was formerly on the faculty at the Ohio State University and Purdue University. She has a B.A. in Mathematics from Swarthmore College and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Leonardo Bedoya-Valencia Colorado State University, Pueblo

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Jude L. DePalma Colorado State University, Pueblo

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Nebojsa I Jaksic P.E. Colorado State University, Pueblo Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/https://0000-0003-1695-790X

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Dr. Nebojsa I. Jaksic received the Dipl. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Belgrade University in 1984, the M.S. in Electrical Engineering, the M.S. in Industrial Engineering, and the Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1988, 1992, and 2000, respectively. From 1992 to 2000 he was with DeVry University in Columbus, OH. In 2000, he joined engineering department of Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he is currently a professor and the acting department chair. Dr. Jaksic's interests include manufacturing processes, automation, robotics, and nanotechnology education and research. He is a member of ASEE, IEEE, SME, and MRS.

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Ananda Mani Paudel Colorado State University, Pueblo Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4929-501X

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Hüseyin Sarper Colorado State University-Pueblo

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Dr. Hüseyin Sarper, P.E. is a professor of engineering and director of the graduate program in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Colorado State University – Pueblo in Pueblo, CO. He is also an associate director of Colorado Space Grant Consortium. His degrees, all in Industrial Engineering, are from the Pennsylvania State University (BS) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (MS and Ph.D.). He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado. His interests include Space, reliability, economic analysis, and renewable energy. He is a member of the INFORMS, Alpha Phi Mu and the MARS Society.

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Ding Yuan Colorado State University - Pueblo

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Dr. Ding Yuan received the bachelor of engineering degree in Industrial Automation from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, at Liaoning, China, in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology at Newark, NJ, in 2006. She is currently an assistant professor of Engineering at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

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Abstract

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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