Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment & Strategic Initiatives, Rice University
Dr. Yvette E. Pearson is Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment & Strategic Initiatives in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), she chairs ASCE’s Formal Engineering Education Committee, a subcommittee of the Committee on Sustainability, and has provided leadership in advancing the global agenda for sustainability in engineering education. She is vice chair of ASCE’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and was the 2018 recipient of ASCE’s Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award “for her role in the development of Canon 8 of the ASCE Code of Ethics and for emphasizing ethics education and mentoring throughout her career, her embodiment of professional ethics, and service to the civil engineering profession.” Dr. Pearson is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and serves as a Program Evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Societal challenges, particularly those identified in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), are not one-size-fits-all and neither are their solutions. Design solutions need to consider the diversity of the community, and for those solutions to be optimal, stakeholder perspectives that represent that diversity must be included. This session will engage participants from all engineering […]