Why choose<br />Engineering in Service to Society<br />as your iCommunity?<br />
Serve others.<br />Help needy people …<br />often in exotic locations.<br />
Challenge yourself.<br />Solve complex problems …<br />often in difficult conditions.<br />
Experience diversity.<br />Each situation is unique …<br />and influenced by local<br />culture and customs.<br />
Develop your creativity, innovation and vision.<br />New situations require<br />unique solutions.<br />E.g., Patrick Wals...
Join Engineers Without Borders.<br />1.2 billion people in developing countries <br />lack access to safe sources of water...
From extracurricular  co-curricular<br />Engineers Without Borders (EWB)<br />EWB USA was created in 2000.<br />EWB at Il...
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Introduction to Engineering In Service To Society (ESS) iTeam

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Many students are interested in using their engineering knowledge to serve society fairly directly and the Engineering in Service to Society Team (ESS) iTeam of the iFoundry iCommunity works together to this end. In this presentation iTeam iFA (faculty advisor) Bruce Litchfield presents some ideas on how students can engage this theme.

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Introduction to Engineering In Service To Society (ESS) iTeam

  1. 1. Why choose<br />Engineering in Service to Society<br />as your iCommunity?<br />
  2. 2. Serve others.<br />Help needy people …<br />often in exotic locations.<br />
  3. 3. Challenge yourself.<br />Solve complex problems …<br />often in difficult conditions.<br />
  4. 4. Experience diversity.<br />Each situation is unique …<br />and influenced by local<br />culture and customs.<br />
  5. 5. Develop your creativity, innovation and vision.<br />New situations require<br />unique solutions.<br />E.g., Patrick Walsh <br />and Greenlight Planet<br />
  6. 6. Join Engineers Without Borders.<br />1.2 billion people in developing countries <br />lack access to safe sources of water<br />2.4 billion people in these countries are <br />without adequate sanitation services<br />Nearly 20% of people in developing <br />nations are malnourished<br />Over 2 billion people in the world <br />are without electricity<br />solutions for the <br />other 80% of the world.<br />
  7. 7. From extracurricular  co-curricular<br />Engineers Without Borders (EWB)<br />EWB USA was created in 2000.<br />EWB at Illinois started in 2003.<br />It is now one of the largest organizations on campus (just behind “October Lovers”).<br />Some projects<br />1. Electrification in rural Orissa, India<br />2. Water supply in Enugu, Nigeria (It’s More Than a Well, BTN video)<br />3. Water in Guatemala and Cameroon <br />4. Solar cooking in Ghana<br />5. Biodiesel in Urbana<br />6. Stove emissions<br />Learning in Community (LINC)<br />Campus-wide course, all majors, all levels.<br />Teams of students work on projects proposed by and in close cooperation with nonprofit organizations.<br />Some partners<br />1. Habitat for Humanity <br />2. Boys and Girls Club<br />3. Cunningham Children’s Home <br />4. North South University, Bangladesh<br />5. SWANN School for Disabled Children<br />6. TIMES Center<br />

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