Book Description: The opportunities to combine engineering with sustainability and environmental stewardship in a “green collar” career are skyrocketing. Engineers trained in aerospace, civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, chemical, manufacturing, marine, ocean, agricultural, biological, computer, and software engineering (among others) make a difference everyday in their fields.
Green engineering is about designing a more thoughtful future—one that considers people and a healthy planet as much as the bottom line. Green engineers work hard to protect our scarce natural resources and care deeply about all of the creatures that inhabit our fragile world. They concentrate on delivering better environmental conditions for the public through knowledge, research, a caring attitude, and common sense.
You will learn:
- About the abundant opportunities in solar, wind, hydropower, bio, geothermal and ocean energy.
- About the opportunities creating greener transportation.
- How engineers are creating buildings and houses that can keep you healthy.
- How engineers are involved in natural resources management.
- How engineers are protecting our air, food and water supplies.
- How you can change the world as an engineer.
Because sustainability is greatly needed, green engineering is a fast-growing field that offers a chance to protect the health and safety of people and our planet. The Green Engineer will help you find your dream job—a career that is not only good for the environment but good for you too!
About the Author
Celeste Baine, a biomedical engineer and award-winning author of over 20 books on engineering education and careers, has devoted her life to the advancement of the engineering profession. She won the Norm Augustine Award from the National Academy of Engineering and the American Society for Engineering Education’s Engineering Dean Council’s Award for the Promotion of Engineering Education and Careers. She is listed on the National Engineers Week website as one of 50 engineers you should meet and she has been named one of the Nifty-Fifty individuals who have made a major impact on the field of engineering by the USA Science and Engineering Festival.