Humanitarian engineering: Global impacts and sustainability of a curricular effort

Barbara M. Moskal, Catherine Skokan, David Muñoz, Joan Gosink

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The Humanitarian Engineering program at the Colorado School of Mines seeks to prepare engineering students for careers that will interface with and benefit the underserved global community. Through an interdisciplinary collaboration, a sequence of courses has been designed and implemented to support engineering students in developing an understanding of the ethical, cultural, historical and technical dimensions of engineering work applied to community development in the United States and abroad. This article discusses the analysis of several indicators of the local and global impacts of the program and the sustainability of this project beyond the period of funding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-174
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 12 2008



  • Global engineering
  • Humanitarian engineering
  • Undergraduate curriculum

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