Last week, I wrote about the importance of green manufacturing in the 21st century and the developing field of green manufacturing education, including a $2.5 million grant awarded by the Department of Energy to the University of Texas-El Paso and Drexel University for the development of modular learning courses to be shared by the schools.
Educators are also looking to change the paradigm in how green manufacturing is taught. At the forefront of green manufacturing education are Dr. Devi K. Kalla and Professor Aaron Brown of the Metropolitan State University of Denver, who recently presented a white paper at a American Society for Engineering Education conference on incorporating life-cycle assessment teaching to enable engineering and industrial design students to better understand sustainability. MSU Denver has an enrollment of about 25,000, but only 250 are in manufacturing-related tracks. Read more