Bridges Academy: Exploring Indigenous Engineering

Bridges Academy: Exploring Indigenous Engineering

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  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Join Dr. Joel Alejandro Mejia, from the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, to learn about the cultural and social practices of the Misiones Mbyá Guaraní people and how these practices relate to engineering. To date, there has been little discussion on how indigenous knowledge can be the basis of engineering practices that are not traditionally recognized in the engineering curriculum. The purpose of this lecture is to generate knowledge on how native engineering practices (indigenous engineering) are enacted, and use this body of knowledge to describe how non-Western ways of knowing, doing, and being also have a place in the engineering narrative. This lecture highlights the voices, histories, practices, and emic perspectives of indigenous communities in the engineering curricula. 

Bridges Academy is a continuing education program for those 55 and older. Join us for exciting lectures given by USD’s leading faculty. All lectures are held mid-week on the picturesque USD campus. While the lecture series is free to all participants, the Office of Planned Giving encourages the growth of the Bridges Endowed Scholarship fund, which awards merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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