Speaker: Ashley Muspratt, Founder and CEO, Pivot Works
Development Engineering represents a new interdisciplinary field that integrates engineering, economics, business, natural resource development and social sciences to develop, implement and evaluate new technological interventions that address the needs of people living in poverty in developing regions and low-income areas of the United States.
The Spring Design for Impact seminar will focus on work-in-progress presentations by the students, as well as faculty and guest lecturers. This seminar is a required course for the Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering. The faculty members co-teaching the required Development Engineering Research and Practice Seminar will be the faculty advisors for the Dev Eng graduate students presenting their research in the seminar. This term, the overarching focus of discussion will be on Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Water, and Energy Systems (InFEWS, a new training program in the development engineering ecosystem).