University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

CE 4011: Engineering and appropriate technology for global development is a 1-credit short course that was offered  in April 2013 for passionate students interested in exploring engineering and technology solutions in a broader international and community context. In the course students acquired: (1) fundamental understanding of intermediate technology solutions and sustainable technology transfer methods for engineering challenges in the developing world, (2) hands-on experience implementing intermediate technology solutions commensurate with local resources. The course included six class meetings including 4 lectures and 2 build days to construct rainwater tanks and latrine slabs.

Who is it for?
Undergrads and grad students from all majors.

Who teaches it?
– Walter Eshenaur – professional engineer and water resources manager at SRF with 13 years of experience in East Africa.
– Brian Bell – Acara program manager and EIT with water and sanitation engineering and research experience in East Africa and South Asia.
– Julian Marshall – professor of environmental engineering, Acara co-director, EWB advisor with experience at the nexus of air pollution and public health in the US, Europe and South Asia.

See photos from the course! 

Acara is the impact entrepreneurship program of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.