Webinar: Engineering Careers in Social Innovation and Global Sustainable Development
Presenter: Khanjan Mehta
Date recorded: 19 July 2018
As a follow-up to his article “Engineering Careers in Social Innovation and Global Sustainable Development,” in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Khanjan Mehta will outline career paths for students/engineers who want to employ their education and passion to directly and tangibly improve the human condition.
About the Presenter
Khanjan Mehta is the inaugural Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry and Director of the Mountaintop Initiative at Lehigh University. Mehta champions the creation of learning environments and ecosystems where students, faculty, and external partners come together to increase their capacities for independent inquiry, take intellectual risks and learn from failure, recognize problems and opportunities, and effect constructive and sustainable change. In a previous avatar, Mehta was the Founding Director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program, Assistant Professor of Engineering Design, and Affiliate Professor of International Affairs at Penn State. Mehta serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and Contributing Editor for the Engineering 4 Change portal. His latest book, Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It), takes a deep dive into STEM careers in social innovation and global sustainable development.