Postprint version. Published in Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Volume 24, Issue 3, January 1, 2005, pages 203-208. Publisher website: http://www.elsevier.com. The definitive version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0278-6125(06)80009-9
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Trevor Harding was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
This paper is a progress report on the development of an undergraduate course in environmental design and manufacturing. The importance of the topic is clear from National Academy of Engineering statements regarding the need to incorporate content on sustainable technology. The multidisciplinary team includes academic faculty from engineering, science, liberal studies, and business in collaboration with industry partners. The team's approach is to create a case-based course by adapting existing educational modules from Ford Motor Company. The group has received National Science Foundation funding for this project (DUE-0511322), and the project is currently in its beginning phases.
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