Associate Professor and Co-Director, Peace Engineering Program, Drexel University
Dr. James Tangorra is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department at Drexel University. He holds a B.S. and M. Eng. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and a Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the integration of sensing, mechanics, and control in animal locomotor systems and on the design of systems that aid human performance. Dr. Tangorra served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve for 16 years prior to entering academia. He is currently Director of the Peace Engineering Graduate Program at Drexel University.
Peace engineering education involves thoughtful integration of reflective, trans disciplinary skills, practicing these skills and developing systems thinking. This happens at different levels from intentional reflective adaptation of design thinking, practicing in communities of need with awareness and appreciation of local conditions; and learning systems through formal education pathways.
This workshop uses a fluid dialogue to identify the desired skills, best practices and research questions needed for the future global engineer. Using working models from Stanford, Drexel and Purdue, along with insights from Engineers Without Borders, we will guide participants through the process of how to integrate peace engineering into their own courses or […]