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Integrating Sustainability Grand Challenges and Active, Experiential Learning into Undergraduate Engineering Education

Abstract Engineering education can provide students with the tools to address complex, multidisciplinary grand challenge problems in sustainable and global contexts. However, engineering education faces several challenges, including low diversity percentages, high attrition rates, and the need to better engage and prepare students for the role of a modern engineer. These challenges can be addressed by integrating sustainability grand challenges into engineering curriculum.

Two main strategies have emerged for integrating sustainability grand challenges. In the stand-alone course method, engineering programs establish one or two distinct courses that address sustainability grand challenges in depth. In the module method, engineering programs integr... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Antaya, Claire Louise (Author) / Landis, Amy E (Advisor) / Parrish, Kristen (Advisor) / Bilec, Melissa M (Committee member) / Besterfield-Sacre, Mary E (Committee member) / Allenby, Braden R (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering / Environmental engineering / Sustainability / Engineering Education / Sustainable Engineering / Sustainable Engineering Education
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 193 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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