Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Technoscience and Environmental JusticeExpert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gwen Ottinger and Benjamin R. Cohen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015790

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015790.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 25 June 2022

Rupturing Engineering Education:

Rupturing Engineering Education:

Opportunities for Transforming Expert Identities through Community-Based Projects

(p.229) 9 Rupturing Engineering Education:
Technoscience and Environmental Justice

Gwen Ottinger

The MIT Press

This chapter, which reviews the opportunities for redefining expert roles provided through an emerging trend in higher education, reveals that environmental justice (EJ) activists’ urge to transform science and technology requires engineers who participate in the problem-solving process. It shows how some engineering teachers use service-learning projects where students participate in community projects for better understanding of their course concepts. The students are able to examine specific roles as experts in ways that meet the requirements of environmental justice. This aspect of engineering education is demonstrated through the example of the “Technology and Environmental Justice” course taught at University of Virginia. Students interact with EJ advocates on different projects in the course, to gather more information on environmental justice.

Keywords:   engineers, engineering education, environmental justice

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.