Sustainable engineering education in the United States

Brad Allenby, Cynthia Folsom Murphy, David Allen, Cliff Davidson

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Sustainable engineering is a conceptual and practical challenge to all engineering disciplines. Although the profession has experience with environmental dimensions of engineering activities that in some cases are quite deep, extending the existing body of practice to sustainable engineering by including social and cultural domains is a significant and non-trivial challenge. Nonetheless, progress is being made, as a recent study undertaken by the Center for Sustainable Engineering in the United States demonstrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalSustainability Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Engineering education
  • Industrial ecology
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Sustainable engineering education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Health(social science)
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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