Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gendebien Room, Skillman Library
Prof. Sarah Appelhans, Engineering Studies

Prof. Appelhans proposes Amartya Sen's "capabilities approach" as a learner-centered, social justice framework for engineering education. In contrast to prior vocation-based conceptions, the capabilities approach frames education as expanding human freedoms, encouraging us to broaden our perceptions of what engineers do, and viewing students as active participants who use engineering education to pursue lives they value.

This talk is the first in a 4-part series on Engineering and Social Justice produced by the Lafayette Forum on Technology & the Liberal Arts with support from the Class of 1974 Technology and Liberal Arts Endowment.

For those seeking to watch the presentation over Zoom as part of Engineers Week, you can register in advance at this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Sponsored by: 
The Lafayette Forum on Technology & the Liberal Arts, Engineering Studies, Anthropology & Sociology, the Engineering Division, and the Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education