Current Issues in Educating Environmental Engineering Professionals

August 15, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Golden Community Center
1470 10th St
Golden, CO 80401

Universities struggle to balance competing interests in their quest to educate environmental engineering students. This presentation will discuss these issues and solicit perspectives from the audience. Topics will include: professional skills, technical breadth versus depth, emerging issues / grand challenges, disciplinary identity, attracting and retaining students, continuing education, deprofessionalization in engineering (e.g. licensure). 


About the Speaker:

Angela Bielefeldt, P.E., is a Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1996 she has taught courses including Introduction to Civil Engineering, Hazardous Waste Management, Bioremediation, Professional Issues in Civil Engineering, and senior capstone design in environmental engineering. During her time at CU her research focus has transitioned from site remediation and biodegradation to engineering education. Key topics of her engineering education research include ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, service-learning, and leadership. She was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee. On July 1 she became the Director for the Engineering Plus program at CU.  



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