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Bioinspired Materials and Structures-Singapore


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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Signapore, Singapore
Course # SA 10522
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/14/22 to 06/03/22


Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Join Prof. Andres Arrieta in beautiful Singapore! 

The purpose of this program is to introduce bioinspired principles as a source of engineering design and functionality and to inspire multidisciplinary thinking and intercultural perspective as a tool for working in diverse and international settings. The course methodology includes lectures introducing bioinspiration for engineering design and a series of case studies illustrating bioinspired solutions for improved engineering systems.

Examples of case studies that will be included in the course can be found here:

Earwig and origami: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuI0w70u9NU&t=2s

Venus flytrap and design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZNbSfXTYxI

4D printed morphing structures inspired by Venus flytrap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-VJQj50uvU

We will complement the course contents with technical visits to museums, gardens, research centers, and cultural activities.

Singapore will provide you with an unforgettable experience. End the program with a fun visit to Sentosa Island! 

 

Academic Credit

Students will earn 3 credits for ME 49700.  This is a Tech Elective for ME students.  Students in other majors will need to check with their academic advisor to see how this course can be used in their plan of study.  

Eligibility

Students in any Engineering major who have reached sophomore status (prior to departure) through seniors.  Students on academic probation will not be considered.  Students in related majors such as Biology are also welcome to apply. 

*Please note:  While Purdue is not requiring vaccination again COVID 19 for travel, our travel providers are requiring all students to show proof of vaccination prior to departure*

 

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated cost is $4100.  Price includes:  Academic credits, all housing, ground transportation in country, all activities on the itinerary, breakfast daily, Welcome and Farewell dinner, and International Health Insurance. 

Addtional costs:  Round-trip airfare, most lunches and dinner, Passport, personal activities and personal spending money. 

*Please note there is no financial obligation to apply.  Students will not be committed financially until after acceptance and a deposit is made* 

*Purdue Moves Scholarships available!  Please see the "Financial Resources" tab on the Study Abroad website*

Application Deadline

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until 20 spots are filled.  

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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