Social justice training in graduate engineering education through critical civic engagement

By Cristina Poleacovschi, PI
This program will test whether social justice curriculum in collaboration with marginalized communities and civic partners changes students? social justice attitudes and desire to act upon those injustices. This project will encourage engineering students to think critically about some of the most challenging social issues, i.e., racism, sexism, and other forms of social inequities.
This project addresses the limitations of current educational interventions which overfocus on changing social justice attitudes but not action. The project will directly impact approximately 250 graduate engineering students.
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