Engineering Education for Social Justice

Critical Explorations and Opportunities

  • Juan Lucena

Part of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology book series (POET, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction to Engineering Education and Engineering for Social Justice (ESJ)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Juan Lucena
      Pages 3-15
  3. Where Have We Been? Where Can We Go?

  4. Conceptual Contributions to ESJ

  5. What Gets in the Way and How Can ESJ Live in the Engineering Classroom?

  6. What Thinking about Social Justice in Engineering Practice Can Offer to Engineering Education

  7. Synthesis and Conclusions

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 287-290

About this book


Hoping to help transform engineering into a more socially just field of practice, this book offers various perspectives and strategies while highlighting key concepts and themes that help readers understand the complex relationship between engineering education and social justice. This volume tackles topics and scopes ranging from the role of Buddhism in socially just engineering to the blinding effects of ideologies in engineering to case studies on the implications of engineered systems for social justice.

This book aims to serve as a framework for interventions or strategies to make social justice more visible in engineering education and enhance scholarship in the emerging field of Engineering and Social Justice (ESJ). This creates a ‘toolbox’ for engineering educators and students to make social justice a central theme in engineering education.


Buddhism and design Buddhism and engineering Buddhism and social justice Buddhist engineers Caring in Engineering Community involvement and renewable energy Depoliticization Engineering Education Engineering Ethics Engineering Social Justice Engineering activism Engineering as ideology Engineering education and social justice Engineering education reform Engineering mindsets Engineering social movements Environmentally just engineer Ethnography of engineering Faculty resistance Meritocracy Non Governmental Engineering Organization Nonprofit engineering Orientalism Engineering Peace engineering Radical engineers Renewable Energy Engineering Renewable energy and social justice Renewable energy engineering education/curricula Social Just Transportation System Social just Engineer Social justice across the engineering curriculum Social life cycle assessment Socially just engineering Sociology of engineering Sustainable Engineering Design Technological determinism community service engineering empathy and care in engineering engineering and care ethics engineering service learning humanitarian engineering international development engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Lucena
    • 1
  1. 1., Liberal Art, International StudiesColorado School of MinesGoldenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6349-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6350-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7202
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7210
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