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The world is faced with complex, but solvable, challenges. To make real changes, students and professionals must be prepared to collaborate across academic disciplines, continents, time zones, and cultures. They must also understand the role of governments, NGOs, communities, and other stakeholders in implementing solutions.
This new course will introduce students to development of infrastructure and services in communities in India. We will learn about engineering and design challenges in a rapidly-growing megacity, Delhi. In addition to working with assistant professor Julian Marshall, the group will learn from and work with Indian faculty and students in Delhi.
Marshall has long been involved with the U of M chapter of Engineers Without Borders, the Civil Engineering Peace Corps Masters International program, and the Acara Challenge—a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and several universities in India.
Term: Winter break
Dates: Dec. 28, 2012–Jan. 17, 2013
Eligible students: Junior, senior, and graduate U of M students, non-U of M students. Admission is by application.
Credit received: Students will receive three credits. Undergraduate students should enroll in CE 4011; graduate students should enroll in CE 5011.
Language requirement: No language prerequisite
Program leader: Assistant Professor Julian Marshall, Department of Civil Engineering
Estimated program fee: The final program fee for this seminar will include three credits, round-trip airfare, housing, excursions, international health insurance, and group meals. Past seminars have been approximately $5,000. Final costs for this program have not yet been finalized.