I must say, one of the most rewarding parts of our trip for me was the opportunity to visit one of the local primary schools and see some future engineers, doctors, and scientists in action. One thing is for certain, they were just as excited to see us as we were to see them. The […]
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 […]
Clearly, we are very excited to be finally meeting face-to-face. While I have been in touch with my MUK team for over one month, through WhatsApp and emails, a critical element of success was missing—connection. Conversation was limited to the topics of design ideas and product development. I lacked understanding of the MUK team’s dynamic, […]
What does it mean to design for the developing (as opposed to the developed) world? This is a question we have explored through both class readings and project topic research. Why are existing healthcare waste management protection technologies not being utilized? How can hospital-based postpartum hemorrhage treatments be redesigned to be implemented in home-birth settings? […]
We had the opportunity to visit the Mulago Hospital Engineering Department. One of the students at Makerere University, Bryan, showed us around the hospital to gain a better appreciation of some of the technical and technological challenges experienced by the hospital. First, we examined the healthcare waste management system, and in particular, the incinerator at […]
The differences between Durham and Kampala may be drastic but some things are universal; like students striving for excellence in college. During their time at Makerere University, the Duke students had the privilege of attending an electrical engineering course on Embedded Systems, taught by the charismatic Professor Maximus. Picture and Post by Denali Dahl.
Students at Duke University who were enrolled in Transcontinental Design in Uganda had the opportunity to travel to Uganda over their Spring Break to have face-to-face interaction with their teammates from the Makerere design sequence. In Spring 2016, six students made this journey. The picture above was taken en route to Kampala, at Amsterdam Airport. […]
Transcontinental Design in Uganda is a course that is offered at Duke University and taught by Professor Monty Reichert. It involves identifying healthcare needs and designing engineering solutions specific to these issues in the setting of Uganda. Students at Duke University are partnered with students in the BME Design course sequence at Makerere University to work […]