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Kat Georgiou and Emily Hoskins

Engineering students
U of M’s chapter of Engineers without Borders

I want seminar students to experience the community that forms around working together to address resource issues.  Caring about people in your community and across the globe is a good start at wanting be a part of positive social change, but I want them to also glimpse how the process of working together is its own reward.  Kat Georgiou and Emily Hoskins are Engineering students who have found such a community in the U of M’s chapter of Engineers without Borders. Together they traveled to Uganda and worked on addressing infrastructure issues related to rainwater harvesting. In the seminar, Kat and Emily presented slides of their trip to Uganda, and talked about what it was like to apply their engineering skills in order to help the Ugandans move toward self sufficiency.

Students talking to students is a different and important mode of learning. Fun, too.

Later in the semester, we were fortunate to have videographer Beth Anderson (Institute on the Environment), who traveled with Engineers Without Borders to Uganda, and who premiered her documentary on the trip recently, titled Water for Mulobere.

Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders at the University of Minnesota

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