New Grantees Announced for Engineering for One Planet

Lemelson Foundation funding supports higher education institutions integrating sustainability into engineering

Through the Engineering for One Planet (EOP) initiative, The Lemelson Foundation supports transformational change for the teaching of engineering across higher education.

EOP works with a diverse community of people from education, industry, nonprofit, and government sectors dedicated to ensuring all future engineers learn the fundamental skills and principles of social and environmental sustainability.

Higher education institutions across the U.S. have been igniting curricular change by integrating key social and environmental sustainability learning outcomes and related professional skills from the EOP Framework into diverse engineering courses, including core and required classes.

Faculty from the following institutions previously tested curricular change efforts through the American Society for Engineering Education EOP Mini-Grant Program and have just been awarded EOP institutionalization grants from The Lemelson Foundation to support expansion of their work over the next few years:

ArtCenter College of Design
ArtCenter will embed an extended program of sustainability learning within its core product design curriculum and adapt it for related courses taught there and at Pasadena City College.

Kennesaw State University
KSU will increase capacity for engineering students and faculty to integrate multiple learning outcomes from the EOP Framework in several classes, majors, departments, and schools.

Rochester Institute of Technology
RIT will use the EOP Framework to modify courses to enhance environmental and social sustainability in engineering for undergraduate and graduate students in multiple departments.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
UMES will impact all engineering students by training engineering faculty to integrate learning outcomes from the EOP Framework into multiple engineering specializations.

University of Michigan – Dearborn
UM-Dearborn will integrate sustainability in multiple engineering courses and programs through project-based learning.

The University of Texas at Arlington
UTA will equip undergraduate engineering faculty across multiple disciplines with the knowledge and skills to integrate the EOP Framework and capture and share learnings publicly.

The University of Utah
U of U will integrate learning outcomes from the EOP Framework across multiple courses within four engineering departments.