Introducing sustainability into the engineering curriculum

Cliff I. Davidson, Miriam Heller

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Abstract

In response to problems, such as decreasing availability of resources, changing climate, and the need to minimize wastes, engineers are being asked to incorporate new constraints into their decision making. The result is the emerging field of sustainable engineering, which is changing the practice of engineering worldwide. Several efforts are underway to enable more efficient development, sharing, and use of sustainable engineering educational materials at universities. Here we discuss a couple of those efforts taking place in the United States, namely the activities of the Center for Sustainable Engineering operated by a consortium of universities, as well as plans to develop a community-oriented web platform to serve as a repository for educational materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSI 2014
Subtitle of host publicationCreating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure
EditorsChris Hendrickson, John Crittenden, Bill Wallace
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1029-1038
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784478745
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World, ICSI 2014 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2014Nov 8 2014

Publication series

NameICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World, ICSI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period11/6/1411/8/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Davidson, C. I., & Heller, M. (2014). Introducing sustainability into the engineering curriculum. In C. Hendrickson, J. Crittenden, & B. Wallace (Eds.), ICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (pp. 1029-1038). (ICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784478745.097