Social Justice, Equity, and Infrastructure…an Engineer’s Perspective
Functional infrastructures are critical for our daily lives yet many have concerns that inequality and injustice are embodied in the ways and means of building and maintaining our way of life. This course will introduce how social justice is relevant to engineers and explore how members of the engineering community are beginning to discuss and debate the values, motives, and politics in and of engineering. Sponsored by Earthfest and Destination Medical Center.
Instructor: John Helmers is the former director of the Olmsted County Environmental Resources Department. John has over three decades of engineering experience gained while working for public agencies and private engineering consulting firms. He also taught for seven years and served as chair of the Civil Engineering Technology and Land Surveying department at Rochester Community and Technical College. John earned an Associate of Science degree from North Iowa Area Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Surveying from Iowa State University. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Minnesota.