Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks after all

It is springtime, the semester is over, and my garden is coming up. All things considered, the class Transcontinental Design for Uganda was a success because the students on both sides of the Atlantic had positive experiences. In some cases the class may have even been transformative. Fortunately, the 10 students in my class were mostly predisposed to […]

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Design Discussion at Makerere

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 […]

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UIRI

As part of understanding the biomedical engineering world in Uganda, Duke students had the opportunity to tour the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) in Kampala. UIRI is an incubator hub that helps individuals from across Uganda develop their research ideas into small companies. As an agriculturally rich nation, many of the small company ideas being […]

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MakaPads

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? […]

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