CEGE encourages students to expand their experience and world view through travel and service. The College of Science and Engineering facilitates a variety of travel opportunities to explore technical topics and global communities. CEGE faculty often participate in these global offerings.
Department instructors frequently lead May Session Global Seminars. These three-week programs take place between the spring and summer terms and provide students with three credits of technical coursework focusing on a global issue.
Recent CEGE-led Global Seminars include
- Design for Sustainable Development: Discovery in Bangalore, India
- Ancient and Modern Structures in Italy
- Wind Energy in Northern Europe
Learning Abroad Programs
The College of Science and Engineering has made a commitment to providing pathways for internationalizing the undergraduate experience.
"Studying abroad has lots of great benefits. One of them is that employers love it. They like someone that has experience internationally, and it was great as an environmental engineer to be able to travel to different countries and see the way that different countries interact with their environment, because ultimately we all have to learn from each other when tackling such big environmental issues."
—Evan Epple, Environmental Engineering
Working on a project in Nicaragua, I learned how important it is to really understand the problem and who it affects before proposing a solution. In my future career, I will strive to ensure that the design I propose meets the client’s needs and that it’s sustainable.Mariah Dooley, Civil Engineering
I became good friends with people in my classes, through groups, and especially [through my study abroad experience] travelling to Tanzania.Keane Knowlan, Civil Engineering
Over the 2013 winter break I traveled to Tanzania with Paul Strykowski, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in CSE. Our job was to design a new drinking water system for the village we stayed in. My team of 4 went and stayed in a small village for 3 days. We talked to people in the community, asked about their current situation, and tried to design a cost-effective solution for them.Kathryn Klarich, Civil Engineering