EDU Customer Story Webcast Series

Creating Knowledge Workers for the Greener Product Marketplace

It’s all about jobs & the economy.
Schools will attract the students to meet industry demand.
Manufacturers will recruit students who can execute.

In this webcast series, moderated by SM CEO & Founder, Terry Swack, educators with diverse backgrounds in engineering, business, design and sustainability are leveraging the hands-on teaching power of Sustainable Minds cloud-based Eco- concept + LCA Software. They share their success stories about how they are engaging students in the essential conversation about life cycle thinking, modeling, measuring and interpreting results to drive greener product innovation.

Scan the curriculum themes to identify courses similar or relevant to yours. Click on the title to view the webcast summary and video; or visit the SM in Education category of our blog to scroll through the series.

Schools Educators Themes

Part 14 | Hands-on training in life cycle thinking & LCA for execs June 20, 2018

Yale University School of Management, Executive MBA | Sustainable Design and Innovation Thomas Alan Kwan Instructor, Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering
  • Sustainable Design and Innovation
  • LCA Decisions for Executives
  • Communicating LCA Results

Part 13 | Graduate innovation & MBA educators using LCA to generate business / environmental benefits Aug 23, 2017

Carnegie Mellon University Course: Design for Environment Stephen B. Leonard Adjunct Professor, Integrated Innovation Institute
  • Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Innovation
  • Business & Economics
  • Carbon Accounting
University of Oregon Course: LCA for Business Strategy Joshua Skov Industry Mentor & Instructor, Center for Sustainable Business Practices

Part 12 | Creative innovation educators championing lifecycle thinking Mar 8, 2017

California College of the Arts Course: Sustainability & Social Impact Nathan Shedroff Associate Professor, Industrial Design
  • Sustainability & Innovation
  • Product Evaluation
  • Intro & Advanced Curriculum
University of St. Thomas Course: Environmental Sustainability & Innovation AnnMarie Thomas Professor, Business & Engineering

Part 11 | Introducing lifecycle thinking across disciplines Mar 16, 2016

Yale University School of Management, Executive MBA | Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering Thomas Alan Kwan NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Sustainable Design and Innovation
  • LCA Decisions for Executives
  • Communicating LCA Results
North Carolina State University Department of Forest Biomaterials: Paper Science & Engineering | Sustainable Materials & Technology Neethi Rajagopalan Ph.D., Research Associate

Part 10 | Making Scalable Solutions May 28, 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology D-Lab Eric Reynolds Instructor
  • Interdisciplinary Economic Development
  • Designing for Scale
  • Life Cycle Engineering
San Jose State University Industrial & Systems Engineering Ramesh Srinivasan Ph.D., Lecturer

Part 9 | Systems thinking + LCA metrics = sustainable progress Nov 18, 2014

Saint Louis University Dept. of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Michael Swartwout Assistant Professor 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Design & Manufacturing
  • Innovation
  • Creativity & Sustainability
  • Sustainable Business
  • Product Design
Marylhurst University School of Business, Dept. of Sustainable Business Jay Beeks Adjunct Professor
Cornell University Systems Engineering | Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) David Schneider Field Lecturer | Head Advisor 

Part 8 | Using LCA to analyze and visualize possibilities Aug 28, 2014

University of Oklahoma Geography & Environmental Sustainability Mark Meo, Ph.D. Professor
  • Geography
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
Bentley University Sustainable Chemistry Dr. Ryan Bouldin Assistant Professor

Part 7 | The World is Transforming Design Education Feb 11, 2014

School of Visual Arts MFA Products of Design Rebecca Silver Adjunct Professor
  • Product Design
  • Integrative and Systems Thinking
Ecodesign Centre UK Based Knowledge-Intensive Organization Dr. Sharon Prendeville Research Officer
California College of the Arts MBA Design Strategy Michael Sammet Adjunct Professor

Part 6 | Teaching Sustainable Manufacturing at UC Berkeley Aug 29, 2013

University of California, Berkeley Mechanical Engineering | Laboratory for Manufacturing & Sustainability (LMAS) David Dornfeld Dept. Chair | Director
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
Margot Hutchins Research Engineer Associate Director
Cindy Bayley M.S. Grad., Researcher

Part 5 | Classroom, Campus & Cloud Jul 9, 2013

University of Pittsburgh Dept. of Chemical Engineering Eric J. Beckman Professor
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Sustainable Marketing
  • Life Cycle Assessment
Marylhurst University School of Business Wendi Butler Adjunct Prof & Area Chair
Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) Non-profit Network - Design, Educate, Build Alexander Dale Executive Director

Part 4 | Sustainable Engineering & Design Programs Dec 4, 2012

Binghamton University Bioengineering Biomedical Engineering Ken McLeod Professor
  • Sustainable Engineering & Design
  • Product Design
  • Systems Thinking
  • Visual Design
  • Sustainability Data Visualization and Communication
  Sree Naresh Koneru Teaching Assistant
Minneapolis College of Art & Design Sustainable Design Program Curt McNamara, PE Biomimicry EDU Fellow
Arlene Birt Adjunct Faculty
Jeremy Faludi Adjunct Faculty

Part 3 | Integrating Ecodesign & LCA Aug 28, 2012

RMIT University Industrial Design Leyla Acaroglu LCA/LCT Lecturer
  • Industrial Design/ Science/ Materials
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Strategy
University of Oklahoma Dept. of Geography & Environmental Sustainability Mark Meo, Ph.D. Professor
San Francisco State University Dept. of Design & Industry Nasser Jalali Lecturer

Part 2 | Getting Started May 24, 2012

Montana Tech, University of Montana Environmental Engineering Rajendra Kasinath, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Engineering
  • Sustainability & Technology
Kent State University College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability & Tech Aaron Marshall Adjunct Faculty

Part 1 | Innovating Greener Product Curriculum Apr 24, 2012

Babson College Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Center for Sustainability Sinan Erzurumlu Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Business
Georgia Institute of Technology Industrial Design Richard Braunstein Adjunct Prof | Director of Product Dev., YKK AP
Saint Louis University Technology & Operations Management Sri Condoor, Ph.D. Professor