Preparing future engineers for challenges of the 21st century: Sustainable engineering

Cliff I. Davidson, Chris T. Hendrickson, H. Scott Matthews, Michael W. Bridges, David T. Allen, Cynthia F. Murphy, Braden R. Allenby, John C. Crittenden, Sharon Austin

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Abstract

The field of engineering is changing rapidly as the growing global population puts added demands on the earth's resources: engineering decisions must now account for limitations in materials and energy as well as the need to reduce discharges of wastes. This means educators must revise courses and curricula so engineering graduates are prepared for the new challenges as practicing engineers. The Center for Sustainable Engineering has been established to help faculty members accommodate such changes through workshops and new educational materials, including a free access website with peer-reviewed materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)698-701
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Education
  • Green engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Workshops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Davidson, C. I., Hendrickson, C. T., Matthews, H. S., Bridges, M. W., Allen, D. T., Murphy, C. F., Allenby, B. R., Crittenden, J. C., & Austin, S. (2010). Preparing future engineers for challenges of the 21st century: Sustainable engineering. Journal of Cleaner Production, 18(7), 698-701. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.12.021