A Short Interdisciplinary Summer Course in Sustainable Development – Pankaj Sharma, PhD, MBA, Purdue University

Mar 22, 2019 | engineering and tech, physical sciences, stem education

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The survival of humanity relies upon the sustainable use of natural systems that provide food, energy, and water. However, the growth in the world’s population and human activities that generate pollution are posing serious sustainability challenges to these systems. Courtesy Professor Pankaj Sharma, at Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute, has developed a short summer course to inspire undergraduates and graduate students focusing on the integrated sustainable development of food, energy and water under environmental and climate changes.


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