Critical analysis of issues at the intersection of engineering, philanthropy and social change.
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Critical analysis of issues at the intersection of engineering, philanthropy and social change. How engineering design, products and processes have created social change in the past and will do so in the future through both intended and unintended consequences. Topics covered include energy, sustainability and climate change, autonomy, the digital future, low cost engineering, manufacturing, philanthropy, ethics and the impact of electronics on society, among others.
Number of credits: 3
How You Will Learn and Work
This is a Global Classrooms Connections Course. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Faculty and external experts will engage with students on these topics. Students will broadly engage with organizations involved in using technology for positive social impact.
General Education Credits
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Prerequisites & Restrictions
University of Maryland (UMD) juniors and seniors are eligible.
Students must have a major at the ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering. Engineering students outside of the Mechanical Engineering program should register for ENES467.
Dr. Davinder K. Anand
Dr. Davinder K. Anand received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 1965. He has been associated as a senior engineer with the Applied Physics Laboratory/John Hopkins University and has served as a Program Director of the Mechanical Systems Program at National Science Foundation (NSF). He has been active in system simulation, dynamics, control systems and manufacturing. His research has been supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Energy (DOE), NSF and Industry. He has consulted widely with industry and government and founded TPI, Inc., a high-tech consulting company.