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2015 ASEE National ConferenceTitle: Grand Challenges in Sustainability: Learning & Integration from Engineering ContextsThe integration of sustainability in Leadership training in engineering have largely centered on methodsand skills development of the “Green Leader”. The National Academy of Engineering has developed a setof Grand Challenges which has sustainability themes embedded into it such as solar energy, carbonsequestration, fusion energy, nitrogen cycle, clean water and urban infrastructure.Graduate education in the sustainability field has not integrated these sustainability themed grandchallenges as part of the general graduate sustainability curriculum. Higher education institutions suchas Arizona State University have an opportunity to integrate these grand challenges into “Introductionto Sustainability” courses. The advantage of integrating a sustainability theme grand challenge is thatstudents start their graduate education by analyzing real world issues that impact stakeholders,sustainability advocates and public constituents. Students will get to explore and examine these issuesin a Learning Lab in a semi-structured learning environment guided by a research question and tools tohelp define the scope of the sustainability themed grand challenge. Students will be expected topresent their work to a real-world client and receive feedback to their solutions orientedrecommendations.
Perez, S. S. (2015, June), Grand Challenges in Sustainability: Learning & Integration from Engineering Contexts Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24163
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