According to our recent study at CU, engineers like ourselves that are involved with engineering service are much more likely than other engineers to be motivated to study engineering in order to help others1. We are a uniquely motivated bunch of engineers. We want to use engineering to provide community development and serve others’ basic … More The Problem of Unchecked Motivations
In a recent article featured on Devex, Amy Lieberman sat down with several leaders in engineering education to discuss how programs and content are shifting. Dr. Bernard Amadei, Co-Director of the Mortenson Center, was one of those interviewed and shared some thoughts on the matter, “The field of engineering is changing. It’s no longer focused on the … More Beyond the Basics – Global Engineering Education
No education in humanitarian engineering would be complete without a significant experience in a developing community. At the Mortenson Center for Engineering in Developing Communities, this objective is fulfilled through the Sustainable Community Development Field Practicum, which is a critical component of the EDC curriculum. The practicum provides students with hands-on experience that requires them … More Sustainable Development Field Practicum: A Fundamental Part of the EDC Curriculum
As we approach the end of another semester and school year, it seems like a good time to talk about education: how we learn, how we teach, and what we want that interaction between students and instructors to look like. Let’s take this scenario: An adult shows a group of children a toy that was … More What Kind of Learning Are We Doing?
We want to spread the word about the 2015 Martz Winter Symposium being held this February at the CU-Boulder School of Law. Presented by the Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment (GWC), the conference will focus on issues that are of special interest to us here at the Mortenson Center. The symposium will … More Coming in February: 2015 Martz Winter Symposium
During the winter semester break, we won’t be posting to the blog. We hope you all enjoy your time off to relax, re-energize, and enjoy time with family and friends. We’ll see you back here in the new year!
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected CU’s Dr. Revi Sterling as one of the sixteen individuals to be recognized in their “Sixteen Days: Proﬁles for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign.” This campaign is designed to honor survivors of gender-based violence and those who advocate on their behalf. You can read Dr. … More USAID Recognizes Revi Sterling of CU’s ATLAS Institute in “Sixteen Days” Campaign
Welcome to another year at the Mortenson Center here at CU-Boulder! We hope you had an interesting and relaxing summer vacation and have arrived on campus invigorated and excited to teach and to learn. This summer, Professor Paul Chinowsky was in the news twice talking about climate change, its impact on infrastructure, and strategies to deal with … More Welcome Back!
Congratulations to all of our students who graduated last week, and best of luck in your future endeavors! The Mortenson Center blog is taking a break for the summer, and will return with the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Enjoy your summer (even if there is snow on the ground today)!
We here at the Mortenson Center blog are taking some time off from blogging during the CU winter break. Whether you use your break for diving into research, tackling that “To Do” list of projects around the house, curling up in a chair with a long-neglected good book, enjoying social time with family and friends, traveling to … More Taking A Break