Nov 25th, 2020
The podcast welcomed back Mike McMeekin with the Engineering Change Lab to discuss the intersection of engineering and the environment with guest Jennifer Molnar, Lead Scientist & Managing Director, Center for Sustainability Science, The Nature Conservancy.
Engineering Change Lab - USA (ECL-USA) is a new non-profit that is focused on the future of engineering. ECL-USA’s mission is to be a catalyst for change within the engineering community, helping it contribute at the highest possible level in addressing the challenges of the 21st Century.
ECL-USA has now held nine summits over the last three years. Each summit is a deep dive into an issue that will impact the future of engineering. The summits include a combination of learning from thought leaders, or provocateurs, along with small group and large group exercises and discussion.
The concept of Environmentally Responsible Engineering has been a topic at two recent summits. ECL-USA’s recent virtual summit explored what it takes to lead the work of environmentally responsible engineering through the stories of leaders actively engaged in this type of work.
One of the provocateurs for this session was Jen Molnar, Lead Scientist & Managing Director, Center for Sustainability Science, The Nature Conservancy. Jen Molnar’s work at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) revolves around her desire to combine her environmental engineering background with a deeper involvement with nature to address environmental challenges.