ExSJ Partners

The Engineering Exchange for Social Justice (ExSJ) has cultivated rich, meaningful partnerships with a wide range of communities, companies, and organizations.

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Valued Partners

  • Advancing Students Forward (ASF), partnering to develop a waste upcycling business with students from Colonia Tecolote.
  • Blind Community Center of San Diego, facilitating engagement between USD engineering students and low-vision or blind community members in user-centered engineering design courses.
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District, partnering to facilitate the sustained STEM interest of Latinx middle schoolers.
  • Clear Blue Sea, cleansing the oceans of plastic pollutions.
  • Division of Agriculture, Marine Affairs, Marketing and Environment (DAMME) in Tobago,  partnering to explore alternative energy solutions that can be used on small farms to power tasks such as irrigation and lights.
  • Laurel Tree Charter School, partnering to implement sustainable energy infrastructure in the school.
  • Primo Energy, powering through wind and solar energy.
  • San Diego Mission Valley YMCA, partnering to provide a summer enrichment program for incoming Montgomery Middle School students.
  • Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), working on initiatives to protect the watershed by bringing value to waste up-stream.
  • Twain High School, partnering for the participation of pregnant and parenting teens in a USD interdisciplinary course, Creative Minds, that combines ways of thinking from theatre, mathematics and engineering, to create tools or manipulatives that can be used by young children to facilitate mathematical learning.
  • Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, enabling USD engineering students and Kumeyaay children to exchange ideas, collaborate, and share cultural knowledge in their STEAM lab.
  • Waste for Life, supporting communities to develop products from the waste they collect and create small community businesses.