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Humanitarian Engineering Speaker Series: Solving Problems that Matter and Getting Paid for It

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Solving Problems that Matter (and getting paid for it!)
Lecture given by Dr. Rachel Dzombak 
Thursday 11/09 6-7 pm Marquez 126
What is the role of engineers in designing a more desirable future? What careers exist that allow you to leverage your passion and education AND make money at the same time?
The world is facing an increasing number of “wicked” problems — ranging from environmental degradation to food insecurity to income inequality. New problem-solving approaches are required to bring a more equitable and sustainable world to fruition. How might we begin to address such complex and messy challenges? What is the role of engineers in designing a more desirable future? What careers exist that allow you to leverage your passion and education AND make money at the same time? How are education systems currently training students to become change agents and social innovators? This talk will explore these questions while examining how engineers can build careers solving problems that matter. We will discuss impact-driven career pathways, including social entrepreneurship and necessary skill sets for the future of engineering.

Dr. Rachel Dzombak is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies and the Haas School of Business, both at the University of California, Berkeley. She researches the roles of design and teaming in addressing complex, “wicked” problems, including higher education access, slum health and material resource recovery.

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Date:
November 9, 2017
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Marquez Hall
1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States

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126