Shultz Faculty Fellows Program

Shultz Family Humanitarian Engineering Faculty Fellowships
Deadline for submissions: September, 2020

Through the generosity of the Shultz Family Leadership in Humanitarian Engineering Fund, applications are sought for
two Shultz Family Humanitarian Engineering Faculty Fellowships, which will cover the period from January 2020 to
December 2021.

Goal: These fellowships are intended to encourage the involvement of more engineering and science faculty in the
Humanitarian Engineering (HE) program, which includes the traditional HE minor and the new minor in Leadership in
Social Responsibility. Selected faculty members will be given the designation “Shultz Family HE Faculty Fellow” for the
period of the award, as well as resources enabling them to: (1) develop, pilot, assess and improve a HE course and (2)
develop and lead a student team in a two-semester HE project.

Program Details:

  1. Term of Appointment: January 2020 – December 2021
  2. Resources: HE Faculty Fellows will receive:
    1. $10K into their research development fund.
    2. Funds to buy out one of their regularly assigned courses in both Spring 2018 and Spring 2019, to allow time
      for development, delivery and assessment of their HE course and mentoring of student project team.
    3. Up to $10K in funding to support a two-semester student HE-related project team, which Fellows can
      propose into the sequence of senior design courses (EGGN 491/492), into two semesters (6 cr) of Projects
      for People (EGGN 401), their own department’s senior design curriculum, or a mix.
  3. Expectations and Timeline:
    1. Spring 2018: A) work closely with HE faculty to either develop a new HE course or to modify one of their
      existing courses to incorporate significant HE content, to pilot in the Fall 2020 semester; b) complete a short
      workshop at CSM to make visible the social justice & social responsibility dimensions of their HE courses;
      and c) demonstrate completion of an online course in Human Centered Design to better understand how to
      mentor HE design teams (see for example
    2. Fall 2020: A) pilot and assess their HE course in lieu of a regularly-assigned course and b) begin mentoring
      a student project team.
    3. Spring 2021: Continue mentoring project team in addition to offering their regularly assigned courses.
      Work with HE faculty to prepare a conference paper based on this experience.
    4. Fall 2020: Use assessment data to recalibrate their HE course and deliver it for a second time.

Throughout the fellowship period, HE Fellows will participate in Mines HE community by attending HE seminars,
interacting with HE students, and other relevant activities as they arise (approximately 10 hr/semester). They will also
attend (and preferably present a paper at) the Humanitarian Technology conference or the American Society of
Engineering Education (ASEE), using part of the $10K added to their research development funds for travel support.

To Apply: Submit a single document containing the following to Jessica Smith ( by September 17:

  1. A statement (between 300-500 words) describing why you want to be an HE Faculty Fellow.
  2. A description of the course you propose to develop or modify and deliver and where and how you will integrate
    HE content with technical content. This course should have significant technical content, while also reinforcing
    the values and precepts of HE, including the program’s commitment to Social Justice, Social Responsibility and
    Human Centered Design. Courses will be proposed as technical electives for the HE minor and/or LSR minors.
  3. A description of the two-semester project you would like to pursue and thoughts on expected partnering (NGOs,
    companies, etc.). Special preference will be given to applicants who propose to include low-income/first generation
    (LIFG) students in the proposed project.
  4. A certification that your Department Head supports your application and indicates support for your continued
    integration of HE content into your course after the Fellowship is over.

Questions: Contact Kevin Moore ( or Jessica Smith (