Friday, May 5, 2017

Design for Sustainable Development – Nicaragua

Design for Sustainable Development: Nicaragua in partnership with EOS International, an organization that provides under-served communities in Nicaragua with low-cost appropriate technologies that generate income, improve health and preserve the environment.
Monday, May 15—Monday, June 5, 2017

Seminar Description
Design for Sustainable Development: Nicaragua in partnership with EOS International, an organization that provides under-served communities in Nicaragua with low-cost appropriate technologies that generate income, improve health and preserve the environment. This field course will introduce students to engineering and social entrepreneurial aspects of rural development through guest lectures, field visits and workshops. Students will investigate the role of engineers and designers in achieving sustainable access to products and services through social entrepreneurial approaches. In addition, students will live with host families in San Isidro, Nicaragua, for at least two weeks of the three-week trip. By the end of the course students will have an appreciation for infrastructure and other engineering challenges of sustainable development, and for how effective sustainable technical solutions must fit within a broader socioeconomic context.

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