Broadcast One

Weds, Feb 18

  • LA: 08:00
  • New York: 11:00
  • London: 16:00
  • Paris: 17:00

Systems teaching approach for Sustainable Development

Supporting Sustainability teaching with CES EduPack 2015

with Prof. Mike Ashby and Tatiana Vakhitova

Teaching design has become more difficult… first it was about performance, then safety became a concern, quality and manufacturability came next, aesthetics, perception and the whole product experience soon followed, environmental impact and product lifecycle thinking recently had to be squeezed in and now Sustainable Development considerations are important too.

How to fit it all in? How to help students develop the skills necessary to take different stakeholder perspectives in to account? How to help them be unbiased and thorough in their data gathering and understand the inevitable trade-offs inherent in design? How do you give them the tools to cost the design changes they are proposing?

Join this web seminar on Wednesday, February 18 to find out how the Sustainable Development Edition of CES EduPack 2015 is designed to support this type of teaching.

  • See the Enhanced Eco Audit Tool, including the new cost feature, enabling economic and environmental impact to be considered side by side.
  • Find out how improved links mean students can identify the elements in an alloy that make it a critical material, and then search for possible substitutions.
  • Learn about the numerous teaching resources available to support teaching in Sustainable Development, including project packs and Mike Ashby's new book, Materials and Sustainable Development.
  Powerful graphical charting...

How to register and join the session

There is no cost but registration is required through the WebEx system. Please ensure you set your local time zone to receive accurate meeting invitations and test your setup in advance of the meeting. How to use WebEx, including setting times zone & language preferences 


About CES EduPack

CES EduPack is the world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing, and design. It provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information, powerful materials software tools, and a range of supporting textbooks, lectures, projects, and exercises. With specialist editions for specific disciplines, and three levels of the database and software to suit varying needs in all years of undergraduate study and in postgraduate teaching, CES EduPack is a curriculum-wide resource.

Read professors' reviews, examples, and see the customer list 

CES EduPack is now used at over 800 universities and colleges worldwideWho should join the web seminar?

Anyone new to CES EduPack, including professors, deans, teaching assistants, instructors, accreditation committees, undergraduate and graduate program coordinators, and department heads of university and college courses in areas including: sustainability, design, civil engineering; mechanical engineering; eco engineering; architecture; manufacturing; production engineering; and materials science and materials engineering.

Past CES EduPack users—find out what's new in CES EduPack 2015, and get inspiration for your teaching. See the major developments to the software, associated data, and teaching resources.

This web seminar is not appropriate for students.

About the Presenters

About Prof. Mike Ashby...Michael F. Ashby is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a world-renowned authority on engineering materials and the author/co-author of best-selling textbooks, including the recently published Materials and the Environment. Other current texts include Engineering Materials I & II, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials in Design, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing, and Design. He has authored over 200 papers on mechanisms of plasticity and fracture, powder compaction, mechanisms of wear, methodologies for materials selection, and the modeling of material shaping processes, among other topics. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors including Fellow of the Royal Society and Member of the American Academy of Engineering. He has been a professor at Harvard University and held academic positions in Germany and France. He is also co-founder of Granta Design and guides development of Granta’s CES EduPack.

About Prof. Mike Ashby...Dr Tatiana V Vakhitova, as a part of Education Division, contributes to teaching resources development in the area of Sustainable Development. Tatiana supports educational and research institutions in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. She holds a PhD in Engineering from the Centre for Sustainable Development and an MPhil from the Land Economy Department (University of Cambridge, UK). Tatiana has teaching experience, working as a Teaching Assistant for Engineering Management Division at the University of Cambridge and being a supervisor for students at the Judge Business School, Engineering and Land Economy Departments (University of Cambridge).

Meet the rest of the team