SEEC Scholar-in-Residence David Muñoz speaks about living a sustainable life

CEC was excited to welcome David Muñoz to speak about seeking a sustainable life as the Scholar In Residence for the Socially Engaged Engineering and Computing Colloquium.

David Munoz

Muñoz spent the majority of his career as a member of the faculty at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in the Engineering Division. During this time he was able to teach students about thermal fluid sciences, and advise them to design with sustainable principles. He was able to develop a Sustainable Engineering Design at CSM and be the director of the Humanitarian Engineering Minor. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of the non-profit Village Science to promote science education and peace in Honduras.

In his talk he discussed the challenges he faced when trying to live a sustainable life. He highlighted his journey of understanding that principle and the obstacles that are put in place when trying to attain this lifestyle.

He feels that it is important to continue teaching students the principles of sustainability, not only for their benefit, but the future benefit of society. He feels that this principle is how we as humans are able to survive for generations. We need to learn these principles and reduce our footprint on society to ensure that others are able to enjoy the world in the future. Everyone must contribute in order for society to remain and last.

Muñoz has been at Miami since Wednesday and plans to speak at the Engineering Without Borders banquet tonight.

By Maggie Cavanaugh, CEC Reporter