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WEC ROUNDTABLE: Preparing the Next Generation of Engineering Students to Implement Sustainable Development

When Jun 10, 2013 02:30 PM to
Jun 11, 2013 02:00 PM
Where National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
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At present, the teaching of sustainability challenges varies considerably across nations and within the university community, and only a select number of universities have integrated sustainability within their core engineering curriculum. The highly dynamic role of sustainability in the global marketplace and public policy, juxtaposed with existing methods of teaching the subject in classrooms, creates numerous opportunities for innovation and new thought leadership by engineering schools, the organizations that recruit engineering students for future employment and students directly. 

An evaluation of this subject is both timely and relevant. The Roundtable will address three major issues:  1) current practices for integrating sustainability into the engineering school curricula; 2) identification of skill sets desired by global companies for their new engineering employees; and 3) review of approaches to enable engineering schools and the private sector to more closely collaborate.

This invitation-only event is being sponsored by Boeing, CH2M Hill, The Dow Chemical Company and Royal Dutch Shell—all major employers of engineering professionals. For more information please see the final agenda.

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