This paper describes a pathway forward to implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through Drawdown solutions for reversing global warming during a collaborative international pilot study abroad program led by The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). The activities are based on selected STEM challenges and opportunities in Latin America with site-specific case studies for engaged scholarship and intellectual development in partnership with Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Peru (UNI). We envision that this initiative will also provide a platform to revise courses in our undergraduate curriculum to meet the new ABET Criteria for Student Outcomes (2019-2020). This paper describes the changes and new activities added to an earlier version of this program that was offered between Penn State and UNI last year. The article also reports the motivation behind the program revisions, the integration of SDG's with Drawdown, and the strategy for obtaining the approval and support of the university faculty. The assessment of newer hands-on projects added to the program and future activities are presented. The impact of this program on students' professional growth and career development are discussed, as well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jun 22 2020|
|Event||2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference, ASEE 2020 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: Jun 22 2020 → Jun 26 2020
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