Sun. June 23, 2013 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Free ticketed event
Two 3-hour workshops: a “beginners” session and an “advanced” session.
For the “beginners” session (morning):
What is “Education for a Sustainable Future”? What are the unique and important strategies that engineering educators can use regarding sustainability that will also engage students in learning disciplinary content? This workshop will describe national trends and resources that are available for educators. Participants will learn about vetted resources and strategies they can easily use in existing courses to improve student learning while helping students develop needed skills to address urgent societal challenges.
For the “advanced” session (afternoon):
Faculty/practitioners who already have sustainability-focused engineering curricular materials will be invited to participate. They will be introduced to the SERC resource collection and invited to contribute to the starter kit under development. Depending on resources available, they will be invited to upload their materials to the SERC. Finally, participants will be shown how and invited to contribute materials to textbooks and digital collections to support infusion of sustainability into engineering curricula.