Justin Hess

Justin L. Hess

Graduate Student

Education Director for Engineers for a Sustainable World

Advisor(s): Senay Purzer and Johannes Strobel
Mailing Addresses
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
ARMSTRONG HALL
701 WEST STADIUM AVENUE
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47907-2045

Education

B.S. Civil Engineering with Philosophy Minor, Purdue University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University, December 2014 (anticipated)

Research Interests

Exploring the role of empathy within engineering
Teaching sustainable engineering design principles through project-based learning
Developing a framework to introduce engineering ethics into engineering curriculum
Considering the influence of societal and individual worldviews on engineering decisions
Conceptualizing indigenous engineering praxis

Selected Publications

Hess, J. L., Strobel, J., Pan, R. C., & Wachter Morris, C. A. (2013). Empathy and care within engineering: Qualitative perspectives from engineering faculty and practicing engineers. Engineering Studies, 5(3).
Hess, J. L., & Strobel, J. (2013). Indigenous ways of doing: Synthesizing scholarly literature on ethno-engineering. International Journal of Social Justice, Engineering, and Peace, 2(2).
Hess, J. L., Brownell, S., & Dale, A. (2014). The wicked problems in sustainable engineering (WPSE) initiative: Pilot results of a cross-institutional project-based course offering. Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Hess, J. L., & Strobel, J. (2013). Sustainability and the engineering worldview. In Energizing Our Future: Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference (pp. 644-8). Oklahoma City, OK: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Awards, Honors, Achievements, & Memberships

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • 2014 College of Engineering Outstanding Service Award