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Sarah Brownell

Senior Lecturer
Department of Engineering Leadership
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-4076
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Sarah Brownell

Senior Lecturer
Department of Engineering Leadership
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-4076

Currently Teaching

ISEE-599
0 - 4 Credits
A supervised investigation within an industrial engineering area of student interest. Professional elective.
ITDL-205
3 Credits
We face grand challenges in the 21st century that will test our collective intelligence and resourcefulness — global change, new diseases, the need for access to clean water, technological developments that are changing us and our relation to the world. We have the opportunity to transform our future through innovation and leadership, but we need to improve our critical thinking, innovate towards possible solutions, and work across disciplines to meet these common challenges. This course is therefore open to all students with the curiosity, imagination, and commitment to meet such challenges. We need engineers, scientists, public policy specialists, and humanists — individuals from every field of study and endeavor –– to contribute to global efforts to meet these challenges. One of the most important challenges of our time — and one identified by the National Academy of Engineers as among fourteen Grand Challenges— is that of providing access to clean water to people across the globe. This course focuses on this grand challenge though interdisciplinary links between the liberal arts and engineering. Students will work in teams to analyze the scope of the clean water problem, examine real case studies, trouble shoot observed problems, and propose alternative solutions. Given the social and cultural contexts within which the need for clean water access arises, this course encourages students to think holistically about sustainable solutions rather than narrowly about the technical quick fix.
STSO-489
3 Credits
Allows examination of a special problem or topical area in the field of STS or environmental studies. Topics and specific content and methods vary from year to year or semester to semester.

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