Amadei to discuss science, technology and engineering in sustainable human development

Published: Oct. 2, 2013

Professor of Civil Engineering and founder of Engineers without Borders-USA, Bernard Amadei will discuss the intertwined roles of science, technology, and engineering necessary in sustainable human development. Amadei was the 2012 U.S. Science Envoy and serves as the Mortensen Chair in Global Engineering.

The issues of poverty, social justice, shelter, food security, and infrastructure development are only a few of the challenges that require multiple perspectives to develop innovative and sustainable solutions. The traditional perspective of dividing these challenges along disciplinary lines is failing to produce the sustainable innovations that are necessary to develop the cross-sector and transformational solutions that are required to serve diverse populations and problems.

Amadei will discuss his thoughts and experiences about how to collaborate across disciplines to create a better world for the next generation.

The talk will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in Math 100, and will be followed by a Q&A.Presented by the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities as part of the week of events highlighting global development, hosted at CU-Boulder.