During the week of May 23rd, engineering professors from all over the world gathered at SyracuseCoE for the Center for Sustainable Engineering (CSE) workshops hosted by Cliff Davidson, the Thomas and Colleen Wilmot Chair in Engineering at Syracuse University. The workshops addressed how to integrate sustainable engineering concepts within currently existing engineering courses as well as how to develop new courses that incorporate quickly developing sustainable engineering methods and ideas.
Held within a truly sustainable building, the workshops’ main message held a strong connection with the mission of the SyracuseCoE. The workshops stressed the importance of preserving the environment and meeting the needs of people all around the world from an engineering perspective. It is imperative for engineers to understand the importance of providing sustainable solutions to an ever-increasing world population.
The workshops are part of a multi-year, $1.7 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the CSE. The CSE is a partnership of five institutions: Syracuse University (the lead institution), Arizona State University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Texas at Austin.