In this Introduction to Engineering course, you will gain exposure to one of the fastest growing fields today. From areas ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Biomedical Engineering, students will be exposed to the growing number of disciplines within the field of engineering through guest lectures and group activities. The course will also examine the professional ethics of engineering and evaluate accountability that engineers have to society and the environment. At the conclusion of this course, students will have an overall understanding of the engineering field, the different career paths available, and the ethics involved in the profession.
Aisha is a civil engineer passionate about social justice and equitable design. Her work focuses on assessing the sustainability of existing and future infrastructure to guide the development of engineering design that minimizes social, environmental, and economic impacts. Aisha holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is currently completing her doctoral studies at the University of California, Davis focusing on using life cycle sustainability assessment to evaluate traditional and emerging bio-mediated geotechnical technologies for natural hazard mitigation. Aisha was a Professors for the Future Fellow at the University of California, Davis and is passionate about teaching and sharing her love of engineering.
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