ExSJ Events

Hosting multidisciplinary professional development events and collaborative community forums.

The Engineering Exchange for Social Justice (ExSJ) hosts professional development events focused on topics related to engineering and engineering education for social and environmental justice. We also hold community forums on a variety of themes such as ‘waste’, ‘energy’ and ‘transportation’. At community forums, community groups, nonprofit organizations, engineers, faculty and students are invited to attend, share their ideas and potentially form teams that might work together in the future.

Photograph of a person being interviewed in front of a camera. A body of water is in the background.

Planned Events for 2020:


  • September 10th 1-2pm, ExSJ Speaker/Professional Development Event: Dr. Shakira Hobbs, Sustainable and Humanitarian Engineering, University of Kentucky 

  • October 15th 1-2pm: ExSJ Scholars Awards and Speaker: Dr. Alex Mejia, Integrated Engineering, USD

  • November 5th 12:30-1:30pm: Book Launch and Guest Speaker: Glevys Rondon, founder of the Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme (LAMMP), an international organisation based in London aiming to empower and improve the lives of women affected by mining in rural Latin America. This event includes a book launch for "Socially Just Mining: Rhetoric or Reality?" by Caroline Baillie (USD), Eric Feinblat (Waste for Life), J. Alex Mejia (USD), and Glevys Rondon (Independent Researcher and Consultant).  

For more information about these events, please contact us at ExSJ@sandiego.edu.