Twenty-two deans of engineering from Catholic Colleges and Universities across the country co-authored a response to Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si.” In an op-ed for U.S. News, the deans discuss how their field is challenged by the encyclical to question its role of educating future engineers. They articulate the desire to educate in a way that inspires students to see engineering as an interdependent discipline that contributes to the common good, rather than an independent field that creates solutions without reflecting on their wider impact. The deans recognize their responsibility to incorporate an ever increasing awareness of and commitment to the sacredness of all creation and a sustainable world where all inhabitants can flourish in everything they do.
Interested in learning more about other ways ACCU campuses are responding to the encyclical? Read more here.