Engineers are designed to serve, and service is an essential feature of engineering leadership. Social justice and social responsibility call our attention to those parts of society that have historically not been served by engineering. The goal of this workshop is to collaboratively develop strategies to advance the work that engineering educators do by showing how social justice and social responsibility are inherent to engineering leadership. Engineering educators will come out of this interactive workshop with a) strategies and applications for teaching (socio)technical content via interactive learning b) interventions that promote more robust problem defining and solving processes, c) clarity on how to promote sociotechnical thinking and learning in the next generation of engineers, and d) approaches to engage relevant social justice and/or social responsibility frameworks that place engineering learning in a broader context to motivate why students learn what they learn.
Jessica Smith and Juan Lucena, Colorado School of Mines