World, Environment & Sustainability
In this Planet Philadelphia podcast, Karl Schmidt talks about new business approaches to sustainability as seen through RISE Forum projects. RISE, which Schmidt directs, is the only leadership forum dedicated to advancing the field of corporate sustainability through the discipline of engineering.
With a grant from the national nonprofit EarthShare, Villanova University’s College of Engineering is launching Power Forward, a new STEM outreach program for Philadelphia high school students and other members of the community. Building on the College’s VESTED program and leadership in sustainable engineering education, Power Forward will educate the city’s underserved communities about energy choice, equity and justice.
Students in Villanova’s Sustainable Engineering graduate program partnered with Plymouth Township in Montgomery County, PA, to develop a plan to meet the township’s renewable energy goals as part of the nationwide “Ready for 100” initiative.
Dr. Pritpal “Pali” Singh, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has spent years encouraging the use of renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels. He has focused most of his efforts, and those of his students, on designing sustainable solutions for underserved communities. Most recently, his work has taken him to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico where he’s conducted workshops, presented solar energy ideas and engaged in discussions around sustainable technologies.
During spring break, a group of Civil and Environmental Engineers—including students, faculty and alumni—visited Panama where they worked hand in hand with local teams, including Father Wally Kasuboski, on various engineering design projects.
Aqua, Villanova University, Lifetime Wells International Join Forces for Sustainable Water Trip to Ghana | Montco Today
During spring break, four Villanova engineering students will travel to Ghana with Aqua America and Lifetime Wells International to visit several villages each day to perform condition assessments of existing wells.