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Sustainable material use in assistive devices (BME 460)

For the past 17 years, I’ve taught a class for seniors in biomedical engineering, where they design devices to assist people with disabilities (BME460). It’s a service-learning class and meets the students’ design requirement for the major. The students build … Continue reading

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Water Usage at Duke

For those that are interested – here is a quick fact sheet on Duke water usage. As we mentioned at the workshop, we are currently developing new targets and goals for additional conservation and efficiency. Please feel free to contact … Continue reading

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Teaching Idea

When discussing sustainability  it is interesting to acquaint students with various methodologies for evaluating organizations’ efforts. You can use the Lowell Sustainable Production Methodology or a Life-Cycle Framework (looking at sustainability from raw materials through to the end of use … Continue reading

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Martha Reeves post on Harvard Bus School resources

There are several interesting resources available from Harvard Business School for Educators on the topic of sustainability in business enterprises. The website will give you a short abstract of the article. Materials are free to educators. Here are a few … Continue reading

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