Before the workshop, you should view James’ 15 minute presentation from the recent INSS conference in Charlotte to learn the basics about his project: https://youtu.be/E2nDjJWV-Bw
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Agenda for workshop – 60 min12pm: Introduction by Nicole Peterson, UNC Charlotte and the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS)12:05pm: James Walker introduces his project, building on his previous presentation (https://youtu.be/E2nDjJWV-Bw).- Understanding social entrepreneurship and the transition to piloting new ideas- Seeing digital inclusion as a social issue, including educational policies and issues related to this- Setting up a pilot project at UNC Charlotte on device reuse, in terms of policies and practicalities (including security issues)- Involving students through engaged scholarship- Discussion: what kinds of research can be done to understand the impacts of sustainability on communities and student learning?12:50pm: Questions and further discussion1pm: End of workshop
Mr. Walker has been a panelist an presenter at the NC Mission Critical Operations Conference (2017), as well as in UNCC's Engaged Scholarship Symposium (2017), the Society for Hispanic Engineering Professionals (2017), and the Summit for Social Good (2016). He also serves on the boards of several sustainability-focused organziations, from Charlotte-Mecklenberg County's Wipe Out Waste Ambassador Advisory Panel, to the AGR Foundation and Shalom Green. Aside from professional technology credentials, he holds a certificate in Six Sigma Process Improvement from USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and was a Computer Science undergraduate at North Carolina State University.