Faculty LED Programs
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in the USA and the University of Piura (UDEP) in Peru developed a summer faculty-led study abroad program that helps U.S. and Peruvian students build the skills and knowledge required to tackle the global sustainability issues associated with the grand engineering challenges of this century such as: making solar energy economical, providing access to clean water and restoring and improving urban infrastructure. These challenges are of particular relevance in developing countries of the Americas.
The goal of the program is to:
- To educate USA and Peruvian undergraduate students on the concepts of sustainability in a developing world.
- To give students the opportunity to work in a binational and interdisciplinary engineering team to address sustainability issues of a development need.
- To make USA and Peruvian students more aware of their cultural differences and similarities and how this awareness is used to develop stronger professional and personal relationships.
- To familiarize USA and Peruvian students with the technical engineering terminology in both English and Spanish.
- To develop professional skills among UTEP and UDEP students such as team-working, communication, leadership, etc.
About the program
The program consists of a three hour credit elective course in Sustainable Engineering that will take place in Costa Rica. The program will be offered by faculty from different universities, including UTEP faculty. Please note, you will be required to register in IE 4395 (Special Topics in Industrial Engineering). The goal of this program is to educate students on the concepts of sustainable engineering and provide students the opportunity to work in international and interdisciplinary teams.
About the program:
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the Universidad Nacional de Rosario will develop a new, bilateral exchange program for engineering students that focuses on leadership and sustainability. Students will participate and gain broader international perspectives crucial to solving global infrastructure problems. While abroad, students will participate in networking meetings, field visits, and workshops, and will form bi-national teams to address specific problems and design collaborative, sustainable solutions. This program will help bridge the study abroad participation gap by prioritizing Hispanic and first-generation college students from UTEP by strengthening the capacities of both universities to offer opportunities abroad.
About the program:
The partnership between the Czech Technical University and UTEP has been very successful and now faculty decided to extend this partnership into a study abroad program on Smart Cites.
During the program you will spend two weeks at the Czech Republic. Also, the program will take place at the UTEP campus for one week. The faculty from CTU will be presenting important lectures about smart cities, smart streets, smart buildings, and the broad aspect of the challenges that a city will go through when transforming into a smart city. The program includes site visits to laboratories inside the Smart Cities Center of CTU and cultural visits around the city of Prague. This class will provide you credit for your engineering technical elective. The class will be taught by UTEP and CTU faculty members. During the class the students will have 45 hours of academic content.
About the program:
This program is a collaboration between The University of Texas at El Paso and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná. The program will take place in Fall 2019. The focus of the program is on peace engineering to train future engineers on finding innovative engineering solutions through an understanding of the balance between sustainability, social equity, entrepreneurship, community engagement, innovation, and leadership to improve the well-being of people.
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