“PBL: Building Project People for a More Efficient Future.”
It is not a secret that as a society we have dramatically outpaced our ancestors with innovative technology that has increased our standard of living and life expectancy all over the world, yet habitual inefficiency is literally part of our daily lives. Industrially developed countries extensively waste food, we ship consumer goods that could have been made locally, and as a society we are influenced through culture to consume goods based on desires rather than needs. This reality is not likely to change quickly and neither will larger problems such as global warming, natural disasters, disease, poverty, and famine that exist all over the world. The steps taken thus far have shown limited results, because to overcome these issues we must seek a change in conscious orientation. We must empower the next generation with unconventional thinking and problem solving skills to reach a better tomorrow.