As efforts to address grand challenges in engineering move forward, one important challenge has been conspicuously absent - improving diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Previous research has shown that diverse teams perform better in a range of output measures and are better equipped to objectively and creatively evaluate problems. Here, we make the case for including diversity as a critical component of our ability to enable transformative solutions to the grand challenges in environmental engineering.
- engineering education
- environmental engineering
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Chemistry
- Waste Management and Disposal