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Beschreibung

The Global Engineers: Building a Safe and Equitable World Together, is inspired by the opportunities for engineers to contribute to global prosperity. This book presents a vision for Global Engineering, and identifies that engineers should be concerned with the unequal and unjust distribution of access to basic services, such as water, sanitation, energy, food, transportation, and shelter. As engineers, we should place an emphasis on identifying the drivers, determinants, and solutions to increasing equitable access to reliable services. Global Engineering envisions a world where everyone has safe water, sanitation, energy, food, shelter, and infrastructure, and can live in health, dignity, and prosperity.

This book seeks to examine the role and ultimately the impact of engineers in global development. Engineers are solutions-oriented people. We enjoy the opportunity to identify a product or need, and design appropriate technical solutions. However, the structural and historical barriers to global prosperity requires that Engineers focus more broadly on improving the tools and practice of poverty reduction and that we include health, economics, policy, and governance as relevant expertise with which we are conversant.

Engineers must become activists and advocates, rejecting ahistorical technocratic approaches that suggest poverty can be solved without justice or equity. Engineers must leverage our professional skills and capacity to generate evidence and positive impact toward rectifying inequalities and improving lives.

Half of this book is dedicated to profiles of engineers and other technical professionals who have dedicated their careers to searching for solutions to global development challenges. These stories introduce the reader to the diverse opportunities and challenges in Global Engineering. 



Evan Thomas is the Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Mortenson Center supports hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students working in over 20 countries, with dozens of non-profit, social enterprise, government, and community partners.

Evan is a tenured Associate Professor jointly appointed to the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering and the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Departments. Evan is currently a member of the NASA and USAID SERVIR Applied Sciences Team, applying NASA satellite data with USAID supported expertise toward drought resilience in East Africa. Evan has worked professionally in over a dozen countries, and holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texa.s, and has a Masters in Public Health from the Oregon Health and Science University.



Autorentext

Evan Thomas is the Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Mortenson Center supports hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students working in over 20 countries, with dozens of non-profit, social enterprise, government, and community partners.

Evan is a tenured Associate Professor jointly appointed to the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering and the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Departments. Evan is currently a member of the NASA and USAID SERVIR Applied Sciences Team, applying NASA satellite data with USAID supported expertise toward drought resilience in East Africa. Evan has worked professionally in over a dozen countries, and holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and has a Masters in Public Health from the Oregon Health and Science University.



Klappentext

The Global Engineers: Building a Safe and Equitable World Together, is inspired by the opportunities for engineers to contribute to global prosperity. This book presents a vision for Global Engineering, and identifies that engineers should be concerned with the unequal and unjust distribution of access to basic services, such as water, sanitation, energy, food, transportation, and shelter. As engineers, we should place an emphasis on identifying the drivers, determinants, and solutions to increasing equitable access to reliable services. Global Engineering envisions a world where everyone has safe water, sanitation, energy, food, shelter, and infrastructure, and can live in health, dignity, and prosperity.

This book seeks to examine the role and ultimately the impact of engineers in global development. Engineers are solutions-oriented people. We enjoy the opportunity to identify a product or need, and design appropriate technical solutions. However, the structural and historical barriers to global prosperity requires that Engineers focus more broadly on improving the tools and practice of poverty reduction and that we include health, economics, policy, and governance as relevant expertise with which we are conversant.

Engineers must become activists and advocates, rejecting ahistorical technocratic approaches that suggest poverty can be solved without justice or equity. Engineers must leverage our professional skills and capacity to generate evidence and positive impact toward rectifying inequalities and improving lives.

Half of this book is dedicated to profiles of engineers and other technical professionals who have dedicated their careers to searching for solutions to global development challenges. These stories introduce the reader to the diverse opportunities and challenges in Global Engineering. 



Inhalt

1. What is Global Engineering?- 2. An engineer's education.- 3. Measuring Progress and Performance in Global Engineering.- 4. Heather Fleming.- 5. Chantal Iribagiza.- 6. Jean Ntazinda.- 7. Avery Bang.- 8. Doris Kaberia.- 9. Petros Birhane.- 10. Dan Hollander.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Global Engineers
Untertitel: Building a Safe and Equitable World Together
Autor:
EAN: 9783030502638
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Genre: Erwachsenenbildung, Volkshochschule
Anzahl Seiten: 88
Veröffentlichung: 17.07.2020
Dateigrösse: 4.1 MB

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