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Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace
A network of academics, engineers and students from a wide range of disciplines in engineering dedicated to enhancing engineers’ understanding of the role and practice of engineering in local and global communities and its role in enhancing or reducing social justice
Engineers Against Poverty
An NGO that works with partners in industry, government and civil society to help identify ways in which science, engineering and technology can help address challenges in international development.
Engineers for a Sustainable World
A national, non-profit network of students, university faculty and professionals who are dedicated to build a more sustainable world for future generations. College and university chapters of ESW help mobilize students and faculty members through education programs, sustainability-oriented projects, and volunteer activities that foster practical and innovative solutions to address the world’s most critical challenges.
Engineers Without Borders
The web site for the U.S. chapter of Engineers Without Borders, an organization that sponsors over 350 projects in 45 nations focusing on finding solutions for the challenges facing developing communities such as clean water, sanitation, and renewable energy. There is also a university chapter at IIT.
IIT Engineers Without Borders
Web site of the IIT chapter of Engineers Without Borders. T
Lectures on Social Justice
The Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology and Society is a collection of published lectures on many aspects of engineering ethics, social justice, and how concern for communities, social equality, and the environment can and should shape engineering design and practice.
Articles & More...
Interested in more information? Click here to see a bibliography on engineering and social justice developed by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions.
Engineering and society : working towards social justice by
Call Number: TA157.B352009
This series encourages engineers to think about the short and long term implications of their projects. The authors discuss the ideas associated ideas associated with the ways in which engineers relate to the communities they work within, and techniques that can be used for engaging with the public. The second volume of this series discusses the thinking processes necessary to create ethical and just decisions in engineering, to understand the implications of these decisions, and to think about ways in which engineers can adapt these decisions to become more socially just in the future. The final volume includes a large number of case studies to get readers thinking and discussing the wider impacts of engineering projects on local communities, developing countries, and the environment
Socially responsible engineering : justice in risk management by
Call Number: TD153.V342007
Publication Date: 2007
This book focuses on environmental aspects of engineering ethics, gives a historic and philosophical background for the concept of environmental justice, and discusses the technical tools necessary to help engineers evaluate projects from an ethical perspective and to properly access the risk it presents to communities that may be impacted.