KEITH DOUGLASS WARNER OFM is the Director of
Education and Action Research at the Santa Clara University
Center for Science, Technology, and Society leading the Center’s
education, fellowship, grants and action research activities.
He is a practical social ethicist in the Franciscan tradition. He
has designed and implemented innovative, interdisciplinary
educational programs that advance social justice and Catholic
identity in higher education. He also directs the Global Social
Benefit Fellowship, and teaches in the Honors Program, School
of Engineering, and Religious Studies Department.
BRYAN WILLSON is professor of mechanical engineering
at Colorado State University and founder and co-director of CSUs
Engines and Energy Conversion Lab. He is currently on assignment
as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. Among many honors, Scientific American named him one
of the “ten individuals who have made significant contributions
to guiding science to serve humanity on a global basis.” He was
founding director for CSU's Clean Energy Supercluster; co-director
of EECL; co-founder of Solix Biofuels; and co-founder of Envirofit
International, a global company distributing clean energy solutions
in the developing world. Willson received his PhD from the
University of Texas at Austin.
WELCOME TO THE PREMIER issue of DEMAND, ASME’s global development review. It was launched
by "ASME's Engineering for Global Development
committee" to help meet the needs of individuals
and organizations working at the intersection
of technology and global development. With
DEMAND, we bring you a unique mix of case
studies, stories and original reports representing
the diverse challenges and solutions emerging
in the field. In this issue and in future issues we
tackle thematic areas in global development
and include applications from product design
and technical performance to distribution and
evaluation models. Our mission is to promote
shared learning through thoughtful, in-depth
examinations of the technical, programmatic
and community challenges faced by nonprofits,
socially responsible businesses, academic
programs and government agencies engaged in
DEMAND is written for and by social innovators
in the nonprofit, academic, and business sectors
who are involved in developing and delivering appropriate, technology-based solutions to benefit
the environment, public health, and infrastructure.
In this first issue, our authors consider
broader system contexts while demonstrating
the application of engineering means and
methods in the field. They have captured
best practices and innovations in the sector.
The cases cover a wide range of subjects,
but the unifying thread is the unique
viewpoint—through an engineering lens—and a
demonstration of stakeholder-driven innovation
as a model for solving the most pressing
challenges of disadvantaged communities.
DEMAND was created and published
by ASME in collaboration with Mechanical
Engineering magazine and reporting from
EngineeringforChange.org. All the case studies
in this publication undergo review both by an
independent editorial review board and by
ASME editors. Our goal is to deliver high-quality,
accessible and timely information. Our hope is
to excite the greater engineering community to
develop solutions that are in demand.
SENIOR EDI TOR
DIREC TOR, ENGINEERING FOR
EDI TORIAL DIREC TOR
John G. Falcioni
DEMAND is supported by the
ASME Foundation and produced
in collaboration with Mechanical
ASME (founded as the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers) promotes the art, science
& practice of multidisciplinary engineering and
allied sciences around the globe.
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