Engineering Our Sustainable & Equitable Future

GCES Programs

Gces Programs

GCES programs feature hands-on engineering, entrepreneurship, personal and professional development. We aim to equip all of our students with the technical know how and skills needed to engineer our equitable and sustainable future.

At launch, GCES offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including:

  • A one-year, 100% hands-on program in sustainable engineering, Sustainable Engineering for Equity (SEE).
  • A Sustainability Semester Away: “Engineering for Our Sustainable Future.”
  • Graduate level courses for current teachers and college faculty
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Sustainable Engineering for Equity (SEE)

SEE is a one-year, 100% hands-on program in sustainable engineering. Students focus on different engineering challenges through a series of eight modules. SEE will strengthen students’ engineering identities and build their confidence. Students who successfully complete SEE will receive college credits of a first year engineering program.

Sustainability Semester Away: “Engineering for Our Sustainable Future”

This “semester away” program is organized around hands-on learning and sustainable engineering and is open to college engineering students in the 2nd and 3rd year of their program. It is built around community-based sustainable engineering problems that will drive both technical (e.g., engineering, math, science) and nontechnical (e.g., social science, communications) components of the program. In teams, students will tackle sustainable technology issues that are meaningful to local communities and business partners.

Green Wave: Professional Learning for Teachers and College Faculty

This program, offered through the Elizabethtown School of Continuing and professional studies provides graduate level opportunities to K12 teachers and college faculty. Students can enroll in a mixed-delivery Masters in STEM Curriculum and Instruction, or count graduate courses offered through GCES towards a Certificate in STEM Education. The course offerings strengthen exposure to hands-on engineering in high school as a way to strengthen access to college engineering. GCES will also provide a robust training program to college faculty on project based education.