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IFEES GEDC IUCEE Global Webinar: “Humanitarian Engineering – Co-creating Just and Sustainable Solutions with Communities”
May 4, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+5.5
IFEES GEDC IUCEE Global Webinar:
“Humanitarian Engineering – Co-creating Just and Sustainable Solutions with Communities”
Technological and scientific progress in recent history has been remarkable. Yet, even today as many as two of every seven people on the planet do not have daily access to clean, safe toileting facilities. It is simply not the case that engineers alone, trained nearly exclusively in science and technology, will lead to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals or to solving the other grand challenges facing humanity. We need a new view of engineering, of how to define and solve problems, and with whom, of how we accept responsibility and accountability as engineers in different ways beyond the expectations of the Codes of Ethics often taught to our students. We need a new view of why we “engineer” and how we “engineer.” Humanitarian Engineering (HE) is a response to this need. HE is both a mindset and a curriculum at tteaches engineers to work with and within society to co-create just, socially- and environmentally-responsible solutions to the world’s problems.
Dr. Kevin L. Moore is a professor at the Colorado School of Mines in the Department of Engineering, Design, and Society and the Department of Electrical Engineering. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1982 and from the University of Southern California in 1983, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, with an emphasis in control theory, from Texas A&M University in 1989. At Mines he was previously the Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Dean of Integrative Programs (2018-2020) and the Interim Director of Mines’ Division of Economics and Business (2019).
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