Friday, March 24, 2023

Minimize negative impacts, maximize social welfare – La Tercera

In this time of change and uncertainty, at least one thing is clear: We need to change the way we extract, process, use and dispose of our resourcesLooking for ways to minimize negative impacts and maximize social welfare.

Achieving this goal requires a responsible and inclusive approach that brings together dynamic, multidisciplinary people and teams with diverse perspectives behind a common goal. This is a big challenge for 21st century engineering, but ultimately it is the only way to develop sustainable engineering Which allows us to address the great challenges we face as a society.

In this sense, there is a need for more women, both in the academic and student worlds, to be interested in, study, and develop engineering, contributing not only their expert gaze, but their leadership in projects with a positive impact, less environmental. With effect, more responsible and durable.

Currently in the national industry, the number of female professionals in engineering is better than it was a few decades ago, however, according to data from the Great Chile Mining 2021-2030 labor force study, The participation of women in the mining industry is 11.7%, Which shows that the female labor force is still very less in one of the most important industries of our country. Hence, from the academic world we see an urgent need to encourage more young women to face the challenge of developing a career in engineering.

As an engineering community, we believe it is essential to train professionals who not only have solid technical knowledge, but who collaborate with diverse, equitable teams committed to a friendlier and more responsible vision of our communities and our environment Give importance to work.

*Civil Metallurgical and Academic Engineer Faculty of Engineering and Science of Adolfo Ibáñez University.

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