ECL-USA Virtual Summit Explores the Need for Sustainability in Engineering Education

Engineering for One Planet (EOP) partnered with Engineering Change Lab-USA (ECL-USA) to present a virtual summit exploring the importance of integrating sustainability into engineering education, titled Scanning the Horizon of Engineering Education: The Sustainability Imperative. The summit was sponsored by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and also presented in collaboration with ABET and Olin College of Engineering.

Held on March 14, 2023, ECL-USA’s summit featured a variety of presentations by members of the engineering education community, from current students to prominent engineering employers, as well as many EOP network partners. Attendees explored the barriers that prevent the integration of sustainability into engineering education and imagined what an ideal engineering educational system would look like.

The Lemelson Foundation’s Senior Program Officer, Cindy Cooper, spoke on the value of the EOP Framework and how it can be used to catalyze the systemic change needed to transform engineering education, and faculty from two of the five EOP Pilot Grant Program schools — the University of Maryland and Arizona State University —  shared how they approached integrating EOP principles into their curricula.

Click below to view the presentations,  watch a recording of the summit, and learn more.