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Why Every STEM Graduate Needs to Be Environmentally Focused

The United Nations Environment Program has designated June 5th World Environment Day. Just as we are seeing with COVID-19, human actions — or inactions — in respect to the environment can have significant consequences on our collective health and well-being.

Environmental challenges are among the most pressing issues that inventors and STEM professionals face today. In order to develop effective solutions while minimizing potential negative environmental consequences, our next generation of engineers, scientists and inventors must be equipped to anticipate and avoid those consequences.

With “Time for Nature” as this year’s theme for World Environment Day, we couldn’t think of a better time to highlight the importance of environmentally responsible engineering education, a shared priority for both The Lemelson Foundation and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Read about how the Foundation and ABET are working to equip the next generation of engineers to think environmentally in the latest post for Invention Notebook. And, be sure to give the article a clap.

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