The University of Salamanca celebrates this March 4th as the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (WED- Verbum Engineering Day). The aim of the project is to highlight the contribution to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Through the development of technologies and methods, Engineering meets the needs of people today, without any prejudice to future generations. In addition, it favors a balance between the economy, the environment and the social good, leaving no one behind.
The motto for 2023 is “Innovation to engineer for a softer world”. The project focuses on projects from around the world to eradicate hunger, provide access to water and sanitation, or improve physical and mental health and well-being.
The University of Salamanca has made various exhibitions, conferences and workshops in the contribution of engineering to the SDGs which will be spread across all its campuses.
Escuela Politécnica Superior de Zamora Hosts until March 10 the exhibition “SDG in Engineering and Architecture Classrooms” with proposals from EPSZ students and in the context of the Usual Innovation and Improvement Project. On the 6th of March in the assembly hall of Camp Viriato, a round table will be held with the participation of professors from EPSZ, to discuss the future of engineering. Also, during the “Day of Engineering Hackathon”, students will be encouraged to work in multidisciplinary teams to address global issues in the real world.
Also, more than 250 students of EPSZ are discovering the new challenges of the 2030 Agenda through the online course “the most sustainable development”, which is being developed in this second semester of the academic year 2012/2013.
In the Salmantic Campus, in the Faculty of Sciences, on March 14, in the conference “If you want to improve the world, study engineering”, he will show how these studies contribute to the maintenance of the planet for Baccalaureate and Vocational Training students.
Exhibitions and workshops
The Vila Campus will also combine the celebration of the World Day of Engineering for Sustainable Development with the exhibition “Industry moves us: science for a cleaner, more sustainable and accessible energy”. A series of scientific posters will also be presented by professors and researchers from the TIDOP group. The exhibition can be seen during the month of March at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Avila. In this village field, seven workshops on sustainable infrastructures and their integration in the SDGs, renewable energy, future mobility or green hydrogen are also programmed.
Other workshops will take place at FABLAB, both in Salamanca and at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Béjar, where from March 10 to 24 the role of these spaces will be sent to the development of the SDGs and 3D with a fusion design for 3D printing.
This agenda will reflect on how Engineering and Architecture contribute to achieving the SDGs and address new challenges for the profession. In addition, it will strengthen the role of future engineers with the sustainability of the planet.