“Building a more sustainable world will need more women engineers.”

-Ania Lopez, World Economic Forum, 2020

Women Imagine the Future Idea forum

Invitation Video, scroll down to see the event

Panel discussion to celebrate and launch a new “Women Imagine the Future Scholarship Fund” benefiting women of the global south

Over the course of human history, engineering has been at the heart of advances in agriculture, manufacturing,  medicine, transportation, and energy production, among other sectors. However, technological progress has come at a cost to the Earth’s natural systems, in addition to exacerbating human inequities and injustices. Such injustices have disproportionately impacted Indigenous women, women of color, and women from the Global  South. If we are to successfully address these issues we need to move well beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and work together to co-create solutions.  

Women, particularly women from the Global South,  can drive this change. The Shiley Marcos School of  Engineering (SMSE) at the University of San Diego is offering a new and groundbreaking transdisciplinary online program entitled Masters Science in Engineering for Sustainability and Health (or MESH). 

The Women Imagine the Future Fund will enable women of diverse backgrounds to join MESH.

Panelists Include

Diverse industry experts:

  •  Dr. Necla Tshirgi.
    Institute for Peace and Justice, USD
  • Dr. Randika Jayasingle and Dr. Meththika Vithanage.
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 
  • Glevys Rondon
    Founder Latin American Mine Monitoring Program (lammp.org)
  • Dr. Caroline Baillie and Dr. Paul Kadetz.
    Directors MESH, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, USD and Institute for Global Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, UK 
  • Dr. Minoo Gupta.
    Citrix/Foundation for Excellence, India
  • Dr. Sunitra Rajagopalan.
    Bioastra Tech, Canada
  • Lauren Smith.
    Society Women Engineers, USD
  • Silvia Mah.
    Accelerator, San Diego 
  • Dr. Susan Abookire.
    Hardvard Medical School
  • Dr. Maria Caralina Ramirez Cajiao.
    UniAndes, Colombia 

More about the fund

If you want to learn more about the Women Imagine the Future fund or would like to donate, please visit the fund’s page here

About Master of Science in Engineering for sustainability and health

Learn to think through the lens of other disciplines, cultures, and practices to develop the capabilities to co-create solutions to our greatest global challenges.

The world’s problems do not stop at disciplinary boundaries. Disease, poverty, inequity and social injustice, humanitarian crises, and climate change are just a few of the interlinked global crises that are challenging us to take a more holistic view of the health of our planet and our future

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This Master’s degree is open to all disciplines affecting the built environment:

  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Planning and Sustainability Studies
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Public, international and global health
  • and many more!

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