• Course: Engineering Sustainable Design and the Global Community (CEE 315)
    • Description: This class involves learning about technical design principles; sustainable and engineering practices; prototype formation, testing and evaluation; and establishment of research and analysis methodologies in a community based research experience.
    • Relation to GC Focus: It is related to my GC focus because it involves learning about all aspects of engineering projects, including the community, the design, the economics, and sustainability. The service learning component involves working with a community in the Colomi municipality of Bolivia on an infrastructure development project involving bridge construction (see Global page for in depth description).
    • Supervisor/Instructor name: David Schaad
    • Dates: 01/10/18 to 04/25/18
    • Total hours: 35 hours (about 80 minute classes twice a week)
  • Course: Issues in Education and Immigration (Spanish 307)
    • Description: This class involves learning about immigrants in the United States and the challenges they face with the education system. I not only learned a lot about immigration, but also different types of education systems, politics of education and existing problems. It is a service learning class as well, which involved participating in a english tutoring program from Spanish speaking adults in the Durham community (GANO) and a weekend bilingual education program through ISLA.
    • Relation to GC focus: This course is related to my GC focus because it relates to the community aspect of infrastructure projects. It is important to be able to communicate with and understand the needs of the community in order to make the project most impactful. Additionally, education is another important piece of infrastructure within our society, so it is important to understand the complexities and inequalities in order to improve it.
    • Instructor name: Joan Clifford
    • Dates: 01/11/17 to 04/26/17
    • Total Hours: 26 (class for one hour twice a week) + 2 hours per week of GANO