Welcome to ENGR 100-800, Fall 2011
Engineers, with their capacity to apply knowledge and solve problems possess the potential to profoundly influence on our world. With this power comes a responsibility that is not matched by many other careers paths. In this section of Engineering 100, we explore the responsible practice of engineering by addressing a global challenge for a local community. This year’s challenge will be world hunger. One seventh of the world’s population is hungry – over 1 billion people. Each year, hunger claims the lives of as many people as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Yet, as a world, we produce enough grain to provide over 3500 calories to each person every day. Hunger isn’t a problem isolated in the developing world – hunger can affect our closest neighbors. To address this need, we will work with a local non-profit to improve capacity in a local community for the development of affordable and nutritious food sources to battle urban hunger and malnutrition.