The program begins with a fall seminar series that introduces students to social and environmental justice through workshops, guest speakers and field trips. In the spring semester, students take a special course, Engineering the Environment and Social Justice, with Professor Khalid Kadir, a Chancellor’s Public Scholar. This course engages students at the intersection of environmental justice, social justice and engineering. Topics include environmental justice as it relates to air, water and soil contamination; political ecology; race and privilege; expertise; and engaged citizenship. In the summer, students design an independent project, with the opportunity to apply for grant funding.