Dr. Nesbit is a leader in sustainability education with experience in course design, program design, and institutional change. Her teaching achievements, which include in introduction of service learning into undergraduate programs, and the successful development of on-line and blended courses in sustainability and engineering, have been cited by engineering educators across North America for their excellence. She is a co-director of the Masters of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems.
Transdisciplinary education; Curricula design and assessment; Beliefs and attitude development in engineering education
Engineering and Sustainable Development
Implications of a finite biosphere and the complexities inherent in environmental decision-making.
Civil Engineering I
Sustainable development, design process, project planning, and modeling with sketches, spreadsheets, and other tools.
Civil Engineering II
Social context of infrastructure, climate change and energy, leadership, and project management and construction.
Engineering Design and Analysis I
Integration and application of previously acquired knowledge and skills to find design solutions. Focus on conceptual designs.
Civil Engineering and Sustainability
Engineering Case Studies
Application of scientific principles and technical knowledge to practical problems. Introduction to the engineering design process and to engineering graphics.