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Engineering for One Planet (EOP) is an initiative to transform engineering education and equip all future engineers across all disciplines with the fundamental skills and principles of social and environmental sustainability.

Catalyzed by The Lemelson Foundation and VentureWell in collaboration with hundreds of sustainability advocates across sectors, the EOP initiative envisions a world in which all engineers play a critical role in ensuring that the solutions of today do not become the problems of tomorrow, restoring and regenerating our environment, and improving lives for all.

EOP is accelerating curricular transformation by supporting faculty change efforts and fostering collaboration among stakeholders across sectors. Experts from academia, civil society and government co-developed the EOP Framework in 2020, including an adaptable and adoptable menu of core and advanced sustainability and leadership learning outcomes. Five universities pilot tested the EOP Framework in curricular changes over two years, and the EOP Framework was revised in 2022. In 2023, EOP launched companion teaching guides with step-by-step guidance and free teaching resources for integrating learning outcomes from the EOP Framework.

To date, more than 120 faculty have used the EOP Framework to generate curricular changes in dozens of diverse engineering disciplines and programs, impacting thousands of students. EOP makes its teaching tools available for free and is designed for flexible adoption and adaptation to encourage rapid expansion of sustainability into engineering education.

This presentation will enable participants to learn about the resources available through EOP, gain ideas from successful curricular change approaches and get involved in EOP’s growing global community.


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