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Research and Community Based Engineering Work

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Eldoret, Kenya
Course # SA 10524
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2018 05/11/18 to 06/10/18

Program Leader

Name Jennifer DeBoer

Program Description

This course is designed for students in Engineering, Education, Agriculture, Science/Technology and other related majors from Purdue University. The course is designed to broaden students’ design, research, and global skills by engaging them in a multicultural and academic experience in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. The course has five core learning objectives: (1) design and measure learning activities in engineering/STEM education outreach, (2) design research instruments used in engineering/STEM education studies, (3) create and test market research instruments to scope local community-based engineering problems, (4) design and implement entrepreneurial strategies as a community-based engineering consultant, and (5) intercultural competence.

Schedule: 4 weeks in Kenya (May 11 - June 10, 2018)

Program Cost

Tentatively $5,000 (if you have the $1000 Purdue Moves Scholarship available it will be $4,000). The course program cost is all-inclusive and covers course credits, round-trip international travel and local transportation, in-country housing, meals, international health insurance and multiple excursions during the 4 weeks in Kenya.

Application Deadline

February 18, 2017.

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