Autodesk Introduces Free Sustainability Resources for Engineering Students, Educators
Autodesk has unveiled Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, an online portal of educational content providing mechanical engineering students and teachers with the resources they need to practice sustainable design:
The Workshop features lessons that illustrate the principles and practice of sustainable design, such as Whole Systems Design and Lightweighting. The tools and resources on the Workshop are free of charge and available to anyone interested in learning about sustainable design.
“Sustainable design is a profound and business-altering factor in today’s global economy, crosscutting almost every industry that today’s students are graduating into,” said Joe Astroth, Ph.D., Autodesk chief education officer. “Our challenge is to train new engineers to think differently, and more broadly, about their special responsibility as drivers of sustainable behavior. As a result, our engineering schools are training grounds enabling future engineers to learn the practice of Digital Prototyping and make better-informed decisions about the environmental performance of their designs, radically influencing the future of our world.”
Featuring online videos, presentations, tips, tools and tutorials, the Workshop applies the principles of sustainability to real-world design and engineering challenges, such as optimizing a design for more efficient use of energy, water and materials. In addition, educators and students can download free Digital Prototyping software from the Autodesk Education Community, to explore and test the concepts and lessons learned through the Workshop.