The Duke-MUK collaboration involved students at Duke and the students at Makerere working collaboratively on design projects. When the Duke students travelled to Kampala, the students developed and refined their engineering designs and shared their ideas with their peers and advisors. In a session that lasted more than three hours, the design teams received critical feedback from peers and healthcare practitioners. This helped to focus the projects on the needs of the communities they were addressing, so that usable and sustainable devices could be developed. The interactive and collaborative team dynamic during this entire process illuminates the meaning of “global engineering”.
Post & Photos by Maitreyee Mittal