Model of Integrating Humanitarian Development into Engineering Education

TitleModel of Integrating Humanitarian Development into Engineering Education
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAmadei, B, Sandekian, R
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Date Published2010
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCommunity , Education-practice , ENGINEERING , sustainable
AbstractEntering the first half of the 21st century, the engineering profession must embrace a new mission statement—to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable world. In particular, the engineering profession needs to train a new generation of engineers who can better meet the challenges of the developing world and address the needs of the most destitute people on our planet. This paper presents a model of integrating humanitarian development into engineering education based on our experience with Engineers Without Borders-U.S.A. and the development of the Engineering for Developing Communities program at the University of Colorado at Boulder over the past eight years. We also review some like-minded programs in U.S. universities and discuss how such programs can be integrated into engineering education. Read More: