The maker movement that began in the 1990s has caused a resurgence in hands-on learning, making, building, and doing, and with it the idea that anyone can be an inventor, an innovator. Yet as the makerspace becomes more mainstream, can it also become more inclusive?

Two SWE membership committee members want to build upon the legacies of women leaders such as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ph.D., by jumpstarting an emerging academic field: science and engineering diplomacy, with the goal of training engineers to think through and act on solutions to global challenges.

Fueled by rapidly changing climate conditions that are more acutely felt at the local level, cities around the globe have joined with scientists, environmentalists, and nongovernmental organizations to learn from one another and push for climate action.