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Updating the Benchmark Sustainable Engineering Education Report – Trends from 2005 to 2010In Spring 2010, Civil Engineering Department heads participated in a workshop onincorporating sustainability into the civil engineering curriculum during the National CivilEngineering Department Heads Conference. This presentation summarizes findings fromthe workshop regarding perceptions, barriers and challenges to implementingsustainability into curriculum and research. The results from a survey of the departmentheads will be presented and the current and expected upward trends of sustainableengineering will be presented. In addition, the results from the workshop will be discussedin the context of a similar survey conducted by the Center for Sustainable Engineering(CSE). In 2005, the CSE was formed with a mission to enhance and assist in developingsustainable engineering at universities on an international scale. This collaborativeresearch center between University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie Mellon University, andArizona State University completed a benchmark survey in 2008 that identified andcharacterized US institutions’ current state of sustainability and engineering curricula. The benchmark results showed more than 80% of the respondents reported some level ofsustainable engineering in existing courses.
Bilec, M. M., & Hendrickson, C., & Landis, A. E., & Matthews, S. (2011, June), Updating the Benchmark Sustainable Engineering Education Report: Trends from 2005 to 2010 Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18393
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