Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University, Denmark
September 2011 – November 2011. Working with Sheri Sheppard, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Engineers are expected to play a pivotal role in finding ways to address a range of societal challenges that can be referred to as sustainability. My research focuses on the role of sustainability in engineering students’ nascent, professional identity. Two Danish national surveys investigating engineering student attitudes to both their future societal roles as engineers and to sustainability issues and societal challenges are intended to participate to the development of valid ways of assessing sustainability learning and hereby qualify the development of education for engineers of the future. While at Stanford, US/Danish engineering student comparison is my research objective.