Service learning is a cornerstone of the engineering curriculum, and in many cases students participate by applying the engineering skills they learn in the classroom to help benefit communities around the world. The College has established strong relationships and ongoing projects in the following regions:
The Caramanico School, Cambodia
Projects at the Caramanico School focus on the design and implementation of a model school for demonstrating best-practices in education and sustainability. Read more.
Water for Waslala, Nicaragua
This service learning opportunity leads engineering students to the central mountains of Nicaragua to evaluate and develop water resources, renewable energy and communication systems. Read more.
Cheypo Bayano Mission, Panama
Work with missionary priest Father Wally involves the development of a water resources master plan, flood control and prevention, and the use of solar array to provide for the community’s energy needs. Read more.
SITMo and Stairway Foundation, Philippines
Development initiatives in the Philippines are aimed at improving the quality of life for people living in isolated communities. Projects include water supply, agricultural mechanization, micro-hydro electrification and solid waste management. The University is presenting working with Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMo) and The Stairway Foundation. Read more.