Teaching

Dr. Grady organizes The Annual Penn State Ethics and Engineering Case Competition  each fall. 

Sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute, this case competition gives undergraduate students the opportunity to examine real‐world issues related to engineering & business and recommend solutions that demonstrates ethical leadership. Prizes are given to the top three teams! Each year, the top team will also win a trip to compete in a national engineering and ethics case competition at Lockheed Martin headquarters.

The first annual Penn State Engineering Ethics Case Competition was held Wednesday November 15th,2017. 

2017 Winners: William “Louden” Buchanan and Steven Weber
2018 Winners: Autumn Deitrick and Krina Patel

Dr. Grady’s teaching interests include a variety of water resources, environmental engineering, and environmental policy courses. Her teaching pedagogy is a mix of an active learning methodology and a problem based learning style. These approaches combine student-centered instruction with real-world problems to build critical thinking skills and apply technical knowledge to transdisciplinary topics. In recent years she has taught and guest lectured in several courses including:

  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Communicating with Policymakers
  • Global Sustainable Engineering
  • Engineering Environmental Sustainability
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Introduction to Sustainable Water Resources
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering

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