Foundations of Social Justice for Engineers

Foundations of Social Justice for Engineers

Hosted in partnership with The American Society for Engineering Education

Monday, August 17, 2020
1 – 2:30 PM

The widespread protests surrounding the death of George Floyd and the continuing systemic oppression of marginalized groups in the US, particularly Black Americans, have thrown a spotlight on the need for a focus on social justice in the public sphere. Many educators are now in the process of critically examining their pedagogies and practice, as well as asking fundamental questions as to what roles engineers can play in tackling broad societal challenges, and whom they serve in so doing.

This webinar, facilitated by Brenda Bryant (Marygrove College) and Carol Miller (Wayne State University), introduces key concepts of social justice, provides case study examples within a Detroit context to illustrate social justice issues and explores ways in which engineers and engineering educators can ground their practice in these concepts.

PE PDH credits will be provided upon request.