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ENG 177 SD1 - GFX Disaster Res Scholars-PR

Last offered Fall 2023

Official Description

Provides first-year students with opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary courses designed to help explore what is means to be an engineer and develop skills required in the engineering workplace, be it team dynamics, leadership skills, intercultural competency, or communication techniques. Students will explore topic areas offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a hands-on, interactive, discussion/team-based approach. The courses use active learning exercises in addition to reflections, readings, and project work. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms for a maximum of 4 hours.

Section Description

Through case studies, interactive projects, hands on activities, and study tours, students will investigate background cultural, political, and social factors that provide context for specific disaster-prone regions. Students will initiate their training in not only the design of, but also the assessment of the resilience of potential technological solutions when responding to current and anticipated challenges for regions under consideration. Students will work with local communities, aid organizations, and peer institutions in the identification and implementation of sustainable responses. The program travels January 7 -14, 2024. Enrollment in this section does not include travel costs, which must be paid separately. Estimated program costs are ~$3275, which covers the cost of round-trip airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals, immunizations, international insurance, and in-country programming. This fee does not include personal miscellaneous expenses or the cost of a passport

Related Faculty

GFX Disaster Res Scholars-PRSD171616LCD11300 - 1350 W  301 Noyes Laboratory  Luis Rodriguez