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MAYMESTER: ISSUES IN HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING

 

This course examines how opportunities for engineering solutions positively impact marginalized groups such as low-income communities, disaster areas, and refugee camps. The course will take place in Paris, France and will include visits to various humanitarian and development organizations. A two-day field trip is planned to Geneva where the class will visit the International Federation of the Red Cross and UN Refugee Agency, each of which will provide specialists to talk on a number of different subjects. Topics considered in the class will include the challenges faced in working with marginalized communities, appropriate technology for these communities, key humanitarian organizations and their roles in aiding communities. Class time will be divided between formal lectures by the instructor and guest speakers, field trips, and student presentations on key topics.

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Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Course(s)

  • M E 379M - Issues in Humanitarian Engineering

Academic Information

Fulfills requirement for Certificate in Humanitarian Engineering. Career Gateway elective for ME. Technical elective for BME & ARE. Math/Science/Engineering elective for CE. Engineering elective for EVE. Academic Enrichment (secondary technical core) or free elective for ECE. Other majors consult departments.

Faculty

Dr. Janet Ellzey is actively engaged in developing programs for engineering students to apply their skills to marginalized or low-income communities.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students will live in shared apartments throughout the Paris metro area.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2019 Program Fee: $4800. Includes $500 non-refundable deposit, housing, some meals, orientation, site visits, activities, local transportation pass, international cell phone stipend and local support services. Excludes international airfare, overseas insurance and personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 30, 2019 to June 29, 2019

Application Code

355094

Additional Resources

Program Website
Scholarships
Public Announcements

Next Step

Accepting applications until program fills, rolling admissions. (app code: 355094). Questions? Email Program Coordinator: Sejal Mehta, smehta@utexas.edu; Walk-in Hours: Mondays from 12-2, Wednesdays from 3-5, or by appointment.

Program information above is subject to change