When Students Resist

Ethnography of a Senior Design Experience in Engineering Education


This ethnographic study explores how engineering students in a traditional senior design course interpreted design assig

Sustainable Development and the Cycle of Poverty

An introduction to engineering for development.


Examining the complex cycle of poverty, with emphasis on geographic, political, economic, and social influences.

Teaching global engineering in Canada,

learning informality of the Global South


Globalisation has inspired a wide assortment of curricular initiatives within engineering education in the USA & Europe.

Poverty and Engineering Project

Workshop 4

Lesson Plan

Activities to help build understanding of complex, and often overwhelming, challenges facing impoverished communities

The Unreasonable Institute

Failure report


To keep us humble and to ensure that we always learn from our failures, we enumerate them here

Technology in International Development

Course syllabus


Reference for technology and development course syllabus

Practical action

Energy access changes lives


We use technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men around the world.

The Unreasonables Trailer

Season II


These young entrepreneurs are those who are going to solve the problems facing us

Root causes of poverty – Ghana case study

Case Study

Learn about the many complex root causes of poverty

Technology, development, and poverty

Engineering and Science and creating change


A presentation examining the definitions of technology and poverty, and technology's role in development.