(487b) Education for Enabling Sustainable Development: Role of Chemical Engineering and of the Campus as a Living Laboratory

Bakshi, B. R., The Ohio State University
Education plays a central role in bringing about lasting change in society, and is identified as an essential component of a global transformation toward sustainable development. Based on two decades of experience conducting research and teaching courses across the world in Sustainable Engineering, this talk will describe the development of an elective course on Sustainable Engineering, along with ways in which courses in the chemical engineering curriculum could be adapted to incorporate principles of sustainable engineering. This talk will also describe how the campus can be used as a living laboratory for undergraduate and graduate level projects toward sustainable development, with emphasis on efforts toward becoming a carbon neutral campus.