Ticketed event: $15.00
Even though there is an explosion of interest in I&E among engineering schools, there is no clear understanding of how industry-oriented I&E differs from social I&E, what kinds of models and practices of social I&E are available, and how to integrate these in engineering curricula and projects. After introducing the basics of social I&E, workshop facilitators will work with groups of participants in developing a social innovation and proposing possible enterprises that will bring social change to vulnerable communities in a developing world setting. Although social I&E should be developed and implemented WITH communities (and other relevant stakeholders), this workshop will use hypothetical community development scenarios given our time and space limitations. Through this exercise, participants will have the opportunity to assess and reflect on where and how they can integrate social I&E in their own educational contexts and on the opportunities and challenges of doing so in the community engagement courses, projects and programs.
Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry and Director of the Mountaintop Initiative, Lehigh University
Projects Director, Parque Cientifico de Innovacion Social, Universidad Minuto de Dios, Colombia
Dr. Nicole Smith
Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering Department
Colorado School of Mines
Dr. Breanne Przestrzelski
Breanne has a BS, MS and PhD in bioengineering from Clemson University where she was founder of the Design & Entrepreneurship Network. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego.
Dr. Juan C. Lucena
Professor and Director, Humanitarian Engineering, Engineering/Design/Society Division, Colorado School of Mines