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.