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Engineering for One Planet Initiative Launches Website and Curricular Framework

The Engineering for One Planet (EOP) Initiative has launched a website to share information, resources, events and updates with the global engineering education community to help advance the goal of integrating environmental sustainability education in all engineering disciplines.

Mobilized by The Lemelson Foundation and VentureWell with collaboration from hundreds of academic, non-profit, and industry leaders, the EOP Initiative aims to change engineering education to provide engineers with the skills and knowledge to create innovative solutions without harming the planet or its inhabitants.

The website will be a central resource for the EOP community as it seeks to educate tomorrow’s engineering workforce on environmental sustainability, including resources to further student learning outcomes such as a downloadable curricular framework for educators.

The EOP Framework was developed by a diverse group of global stakeholders, including academia, industry, philanthropy, engineering professionals, government and nonprofits. It was informed by principles and priorities of the US engineering accreditation body ABET and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help guide the curricular changes needed to ensure every future engineer can excel in their profession while operating within our planetary constraints.

The Lemelson Foundation has provided grants to Arizona State University, Oregon State University, University of Central Florida, University of Maryland and Villanova University to be the first universities to pilot the EOP Framework inside their classrooms.

As the EOP Initiative expands and evolves, additional tools and updates will be posted to the website. For more information, email, and to receive news and updates, sign up on the Engineering for One Planet Website here.

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