The Lassonde School of Engineering was featured in the UN 75 Sustainable Engineering in Action book which was released on November 16, 2020.
The book marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) and details how engineering is tackling the most pressing challenges outlined in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Found on pages 163 to 164 of the book, Dean Jane Goodyer speaks about Lassonde's unique approach to interdisciplinary collaboration, its foundation in Renaissance Engineering and its focus on tackling the challenges of the future.
One of the examples profiled by Goodyer is the role the Lassonde School is playing in York University’s award-winning Cross Campus Capstone Classroom (C4) learning environment. C4 sees undergraduate students from different programs across the University working in multidisciplinary teams to search for solutions to real-world problems. Four of the current projects involving students from Lassonde are an inflatable solar energy collector; a community ride-share program; an anti-matter containment unit; and a waste-water recycling program.
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