Can Engineers Without Borders Build the Bridge Between STEM and Social Awareness?

Columbia Daily Spectator | October 31, 2019

I meet Patricia Culligan, a professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, in her sunny sixth floor office in Mudd. Fairly early into our conversation, she describes a real-life situation. She hones in on a particular spot on a Boston road that has grown notorious for its high number of deaths as a result of people attempting to cross the street. In her example, a team of bright and eager engineers tackle the problem with the perfect solution in mind: a pedestrian bridge. Construction materials, accessibility, environmental impact reports, and all the other factors it takes to design a safe, new bridge flood their drawing boards. But socially responsible engineers would take a different approach, Culligan asserts. She interrupts the scenario and invites me to consider the question, Well, why are people crossing the road?

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The following infographic shows that Australia still has a long way to go to achieve gender equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In 2018, Australia has skills shortages in geology, agricultural science, mechanical, aeronautical and civil engineering, surveying and architecture.

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The following infographic shows that Australia still has a long way to go to achieve gender equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In 2018, Australia has skills shortages in geology, agricultural science, mechanical, aeronautical and civil engineering, surveying and architecture.

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