ECL-USA’s first Engineering Ideas Institute is complete. You can now review the reports for all four sessions (Session 1 Report) (Session 2 Report) (Session 3 Report) (Session 4 Report). Recordings of all four sessions are also available (Session 1) (Session 2) (Session 3) (Session 4).
The reports highlight the provocateur presentations and the group discussions on four topics that are highly important to the future of engineering. Each report summarizes the key takeaways from the sessions.
Session 1 included an exploration of the complex entanglement between society and technology and the role that the engineering community can play in an emergent future to help society anticipate, untangle, and adapt. Group discussion was centered around provocateur Darshan Karwat’s self-reflection questions for activist engineers.
Session 2 revealed the unique leadership responsibility of the engineering community to commit to a deep understanding of the systems that are impacted by our work captured in this framework.
Session 3 challenged participants to work for justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity in the engineering community through a broad-based approach that encompasses personal mastery, interpersonal relationships, organizational culture, and structural barriers.
Session 4 examined how engineering and science can be used to more effectively set policy and how engineers can move beyond simply providing technical advice and counsel to higher level engagement in public policy.
Look for an announcement soon on our upcoming programming.