Sarah Brownell, Senior Lecturer and Director of Grand Challenges Scholars Program, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sarah works with many Multidisciplinary Senior Design student teams each year, developing and leading projects with service learning, design for global development, sustainability or student initiated components. She hopes to engage her students as global citizens who can offer their creativity, skills and training in partnership for the benefit of ecosystems and humanity, especially in working in solidarity with marginalized communities. At RIT she is helping to develop and implement the Social Impact Design and Engagement Program (SIDE) including the courses Engineering and the Developing World and Social Impact Design Field Experience in Haiti. She also helped develop a course for the School of Individualized Study on Wicked Problems.