Climate Change, Engineered Systems and Society

This is a collection of resources generated and gathered during the NSF Climate Change Educational Partnership (CCEP) Phase I award, It includes cases and a bibliography as well as teaching tools and general organizational information. This is a work in progress so check back often for more resources.

The materials gathered here are supported in part by a National Science Foundation Award (#1043289). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEN04ooBMDg

    Added10/06/2015

    Updated01/11/2016

    This video highlights participant views about the wide range of expertise and public involvement that will be needed to respond adequately to the stresses on engineering systems from climate change. It is designed to enable educators and others to engage with engineers and the public about the numerous challenges, and to stimulate discussion about how to respond.

    Contributor(s) Simil Raghavan
    Year 2014
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOI9aSEjvA4

    Added07/14/2014

    Updated01/11/2016

    The first of two brief videos based on interviews with leaders in climate adaptation, city management, engineering systems, public engagement, and other key fields, who gathered at the national meeting on “Climate Change and America’s Infrastructure: Engineering, Social, and Policy Challenges,” January 28-30, 2013.

    Contributor(s) Simil Raghavan
    Year 2014
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    This paper by Richard A. Duschl from Penn State University was presented at the Climate Change Education Partnership Workshop in Washington DC, October 18-19, 2011. The paper provides an overview of recent developments in the geosciences and geographical sciences and in the learning sciences to set out implications for the design of climate change and engineered systems education models...

    Resource AddedTuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:22 PM

  • Added11/16/2011

    Updated02/04/2016

    This assignment is an excerpt from Riley, D. (2012). Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems: A Textbook Companion for Student Engagement. San Rafael, CA: Morgan and Claypool. It challenges students to move between a “big picture” contextual perspective and the focused, sometimes narrow world of engineering thought.

    Author(s) Donna Riley
    Contributor(s) Donna Riley
    Year 2012
  • Added11/16/2011

    Updated11/17/2015

    This module is an excerpt from Riley, D. (2012). Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems: A Textbook Companion for Student Engagement. San Rafael, CA: Morgan and Claypool. It asks students to examine the Copanehagen Climate Summit of 2009.

    Author(s) Donna Riley
    Contributor(s) Donna Riley
    Year 2012
  • Added08/01/2011

    Updated08/05/2014

    This page contains a collection of news articles that call attention to the issues surrounding climate change, engineered systems and society. They begin with articles about the 2011 flooding in the midwest.

    FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare ...

  • Added05/05/2011

    Updated09/09/2015

    This bibliography includes a balance of the effects of climate change on engineered systems and more philosophical articles looking at wider issues of climate change and justice and communicating about climate change to different stakeholders. There are also sections on education, other resources, and state climate offices.

    Year 2011
  • Added02/16/2006

    Updated01/09/2015

    An oil refining company considers building a refinery on a flood plain. Periodic huge floods raise issues regarding whether worker housing should be built there and, if so, what types of housing would be most appropriate, according to numerical calculations of the frequency of severe flooding and of damages. Suitable for courses in construction, project management, engineering economics, and general engineering introductory, levels 1-4.

    Author(s) Joseph H. Wujek
    Authoring Institution Zachry Department of Civil Engineering-TAMU Ethics
    Year 1995
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