Learning from native cultures: Educational opportunities in sustainability, cultural sensitivity and global awareness

Amy V. Grommes, David R. Riley

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Incorporation of environmental awareness and sustainable principles into many educational settings was discussed. It was suggest that service learning and public scholarship courses can enhance engineering education through appropriate cultural exchanges. Partnerships with local communities was suggested to offer academic institutions tremendous educational opportunities in addition to fostering the depolyment of appropriate sustainable technologies in native communities. The American Indian Housing initiative was found to provide students with opportunities to explore technical knowledge and hands on experience through teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8849-8861
Number of pages13
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Oct 25 2004
EventASEE 2004 Annual Conference and Exposition, "Engineering Researchs New Heights" - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2004Jun 23 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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