The Greening of Engineers: A Cross-Cultural Experience

TitleThe Greening of Engineers: A Cross-Cultural Experience
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsAnsari, A
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume7
Pagination105-115
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1353-3452
AbstractThis article describes an experience that brought together a group of mechanical engineering seniors at the University of Colorado with engineering students in India to discuss qualitative differences between organic and mechanical systems. The students from both groups were assessed to see if they were able to appreciate a worldview different from the standard engineering worldview–that of a mechanical universe. Both groups were found to exhibit distinct thought and behavior patterns which provide important clues for sensitizing engineers to environmental issues in future educational initiatives. Cross-cultural and global dimensions of these initiatives are discussed.
NotesCover Date: January 2001.Source Info: 7(1), 105-115. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 35-3. Subject: CROSS-CULTURAL; ENGINEERING; ETHICS; EXPERIENCE; GREENING; MECHANICAL. Update Code: 20090226.
DOI10.1007/s11948-001-0026-6
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