Weston Roundtable: Can Engineering be Sustainable?

When

Thursday April 14th, 2016, 4:15pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Thursday April 14th, 2016, 4:15pm 2016-04-14 17:15:00 America/Chicago Weston Roundtable: Can Engineering be Sustainable? Presented by: Giri Venkataramanan, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and GHI Advisory member 1153 Mechanical Engineering

Presenter(s)

Giri Venkataramanan, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and GHI Advisory member

Where

1153 Mechanical Engineering

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We have always engineered solutions to make our lives easier. Some have stood the test of time, while others have been cast aside. Our speaker argues that today’s sustainability problems stem from the current scale and scope of engineered solutions and the virtual absence of restraints that may limit our aspirations. While some recent developments acknowledge the need for such restraints, we continue to assume more engineered solutions in our march forward. The lecture will identify the challenges of reinventing a human-scale approach to engineering, and outline recent work in the area of microgrids in this context.

For more information, visit the Center for Sustainability’s website.

GiriĀ is a member of the GHI Advisory.
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