Engineering Service-Learning: Guyana
Led by Dr. Kadri Parris and Dr. Adithya Jayakumar, the College of Engineering and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion have collaborated to offer the Engineering Service-Learning in Guyana program, traveling over Winter Break 2019.
This 3-credit hour autumn course offers an opportunity to engage in a humanitarian engineering project trip to Georgetown, Guyana to work on solar education projects with students from the University of Guyana. Students in this program will learn about Guyanese history, culture, and current events. The course will also prepare students to understand the energy challenges, needs, and possible clean energy solutions for developing communities surrounding Georgetown. This program is open to all majors, and by participating, students will learn about solar panel systems and the required considerations for installations in Guyana. During the winter break travel to tropical Guyana, students will take part in STEM education outreach with local students, and fully install a solar panel system working with the University of Guyana students. Additionally, there will be cultural visits to the Amazon rain forest and Kaieteur Falls, the largest single drop waterfall in the world.