The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is excited to announce the launch of the application period for the second cohort of awardees for its Engineering for One Planet Mini-Grants Program (EOP MGP). Apply Here.
In July 2022, 13 teams of educators from diverse engineering programs were each awarded $8,000 to pursue new ways to integrate sustainability into their programs. ASEE received more than 100 applications for 10 awards — and added three awards to accommodate strong demand.
EOP recognizes the importance of including people from historically marginalized and low-income communities who are disproportionately negatively affected by climate and environmental degradation as partners in creating change. As such, a key goal of the inaugural EOP-MGP is to engage diverse faculty and institutions.
Five of the 13 grants were awarded to Minority-Serving Institutions as follows: Two Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and three Hispanic-Serving Institutions — one of which is also an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The teams are geographically dispersed and represent a mix of institutional sizes and programs, including engineering and non-engineering disciplines. Faculty are also ethnically and racially diverse.