Technological Innovations for Underserved Communities
About the Course:
Most engineering classes are geared towards engineering work in developed countries, often neglecting the challenges faced by a majority of the world’s population. In this class, students will be introduced to ways in which technology can be used to aid the underserved communities, both abroad and at home. The course is project based and each student will join an interdisciplinary student team lead by one of the course facilitators. There may be opportunities for student involvement to lead to research and travel outside of class and during the following semester and summer, for all projects are long-term. Each team will work on a project to explore and solve a real world problem. Although the course is offered in the engineering department and is technologically based, we highly encourage students from all disciplines to become involved. In the past, projects have welcomed students from all fields of engineering, public health, anthropology, business, education and more. Several of the projects include business and cultural components. For a description of the projects, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the syllabus.
How to Enroll:
Come to the first week of class to get the course control number.
Course Contact: kate_yvonne AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Kara Nelson
Time & Location:
|Class||Katherine Ming||20||534 Davis||W 5-7||9/06||started||—|
|Syllabus: ESW syllabus.doc||Jul 18||316kb||Word Doc (Viewer)||View Download|
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