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The Lemelson Foundation and the U.S. National Science Foundation Partner to Advance Environmental and Social Sustainability in Engineering Education

The Lemelson Foundation has signed an agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) to amplify and accelerate the integration of sustainability across engineering programs nationwide as part of the Engineering for One Planet (EOP) initiative.

Over three years, The Lemelson Foundation will provide up to $3 million to co-support qualified engineering education projects selected by the NSF Research in the Formation of Engineers program.

“The Lemelson Foundation’s Engineering for One Planet (EOP) initiative is a transformative force in engineering education — working with educators, students, industry, and other funders to prepare all engineers to contribute to a more livable and equitable planet,” said Rob Schneider, Executive Director of The Lemelson Foundation. “In collaboration with NSF, we are excited to accelerate efforts to foster a new generation of engineers who can not only address complex technical challenges, but who also understand and prioritize the human and environmental implications of their work.”

“Engineering students want to make our world better, and the NSF-Lemelson Initiative will prepare them with the interdisciplinary tools and practices they will need to address complex challenges,” said Susan Margulies, NSF Assistant Director for Engineering.

Learn more about our exciting new collaboration on NSF’s website.

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