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Engineering and Geoscience Essays

These essays were submitted by faculty in preparation for the Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences workshop in March 2013. Participants were asked to share their approaches to integrating engineering and geoscience, why they think this approach is valuable in preparing students for the workforce, and their ideas for building upon this base to strengthen the integration of geoscience and engineering.


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Embracing the "Mess" in Environmental Systems
Kyle Monahan, Clarkson University
Kyle M. Monahan, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Clarkson University Geological problems such as those commonly found in the fields of environmental engineering and the geosciences are uniquely suited to ...

STEM education for the 21st Century
Mookesh Dhanasar, North Carolina A & T State University
Mookesh Dhanasar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina A & T State University As an educator I am very passionate about student learning and how well they grasp complex technical concepts. This ...

Teaching life cycle assessment (LCA) modeling through project based learning.
James Stone, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
James Stone, Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology My approach to integrating sustainable engineering into the classroom at SDSM&T is through a life cycle assessment ...

Finding a Global View at the Intersection of Geology and Engineering
LeAnne Teruya, San Jose State University
LeAnne Teruya, Geology, San Jose State University On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that caused massive destruction and an astounding loss of 316,000 lives. Little more than a ...

Integrating Geoscience into Water Resources Engineering
Manoj Jha
Manoj Jha, , North Carolina A & T State University Since fall of 2010, I have been teaching few undergraduate courses in water resources areas including "hydrology" and "water resources ...

Integrating Engineering and Geoscience Through Technical Writing
Thalia Anagnos, San Jose State University
Thalia Anagnos, Professor, Department of General Engineering, San Jose State University Well prepared engineering students must understand the context in which they apply their knowledge and skills. In particular, ...

Integrating Engineering and Geoscience Through Technical Writing
Thalia Anagnos, San Jose State University
Thalia Anagnos, Professor, Department of General Engineering, San Jose State University Well prepared engineering students must understand the context in which they apply their knowledge and skills. In particular, ...

Academic and Industry Collaborative Approach to Integration of Engineering with Geoscience
Don Hellstern, Brookhaven College
Don Hellstern, Geotechnology Institute, Brookhaven College As a teaching administrator at the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute (BCGI), I not only maintain associations with numerous geoscience ...

Navigating an Ersatz Dichotomy (Science vs Engineering)
Freddi-Jo Bruschke, California State University-Fullerton
Freddi-Jo Bruschke, Geological Science, California State University-Fullerton Everyone attending this workshop already believes in integration of geosciences and engineering for students in both disciplines, and ...

The Built Environment: A Common Ground for Geoscience and Engineering
John Duggan, Wentworth Institute of Technology
John Duggan, Wentworth Institute of Technology Most of us don't put a lot of thought into the origin of the materials in a paved road, a concrete sidewalk or a brick wall, but we should. We take for granted ...


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