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CECAS Global Engagement - Creative Inquiry International Projects

Energy Production in Haiti 

Description

Students will explore different options to power villages in the Central Plateau region of Haiti. The ultimate goal is to provide more than enough clean energy to the people of this region. This will provide the local population with much of the infrastructure they need to promote economic growth. Two teams will explore two possibilities. One will explore the possibility of creating wind power with materials accessible to the local population and the other will examine the investments needed to install hydropower equipment. 

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Team Leader(s)

Dylan Bargar, MA Economics
Jennifer Ogle, PhD Civil Engineering


International Design Projects with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) in Gambia, Africa

Description

The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) project in Gambia, Africa offers students the opportunity to solve engineering problems for a community in need. This project is particularly focused on irrigation, sustainable farming practices, fishery development, landfill development, and community health. It offers students a unique chance to apply their engineering knowledge to real world problems.

Team Leader(s)

Mark A. Schlautman, PhD Environmental Engr & Earth Sci
Nathan Conroy Environmental Engr & Earth Sci
Mara Watson, MS Environmental Engr & Earth Sci
Erin Black, MS Environmental Engr & Earth Sci


International Design Projects with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) in Central America - Nicaragua

Description

Students participating in this course will lead drinking water treatment and production designs for the CU-EWB official project in Nicaragua.

Team Leader(s)

Mark A. Schlautman, PhD Environmental Engr & Earth Sci
Nathan Conroy Environmental Engr & Earth Sci
Mara Watson, MS Environmental Engr & Earth Sci
Hilary Emerson Environmental Engr & Earth Sci
Erin Black, MS Environmental Engr & Earth Sci


Designing Medical Technology for the Developing World - Tanzania

Description

Developing countries face healthcare challenges every day, whether it is lack of supplies or a shortage of healthcare professionals. Medical devices and equipment that are considered standard in hospitals in the United States can be hard to find and very expensive in developing countries, such as Tanzania. Tanzania has recently made significant advances with the quality of their healthcare; however, the infant mortality rate is still ten times greater than that of the United States. This is due to the lack of technology available and untrained healthcare professionals to use these medical devices. The goal of this Creative Inquiry team is to design and develop medical instrumentation and monitors that are robust, user-friendly, and low-cost for developing countries. The students on this team will be expected to work on electronics and instrument design. The first project will focus on developing a neonatal temperature sensing and control system for the prevention of hyperthermia in premature babies for Tanzanian health centers. The next projects will focus on development and design of cheap pulse oximeter and electrocardiography systems to monitor the blood oxygen levels and heart rates in these babies. These types of projects not only have the ability to improve the lives of young infants and families, but they can also impact the medical field in developing nations worldwide. Applications for the team are typically due at the end of the semester. Please see the department of Bioengineering website for details: http://www.clemson.edu/ces/bioe/creative-inquiry.html

Team Leader(s)

Delphine Dean, PhD Bioengineering
Kayla Gainey, BS Bioengineering
Jorge Rodriguez, PhD Bioengineering
John D DesJardins, PhD Bioengineering


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