Remote Summer Institute

Remote Summer Institute


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Engineering World Health is offering a new, free virtual Summer Institute program that will bring together groups of students from Scandinavia and Nepal. The course will focus on low-resource design and engineering for healthcare in an international setting. Participants will work in international teams.

The program is supported by a generous donor who has long supported our work in Nepal, Flemming Topsøe.

Students from the Nordic 5 Tech Alliance and Nepal will have the opportunity to work and learn together remotely throughout this course. Material will be taught by Professor Deborah Walter of the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. The course will cover concepts for biomedical design, collaboration, ethics, and entrepreneurship as these topics relate to engineering for low-resource environments. Students will work independently through self-directed learning modules as well as collaborate virtually in groups to further develop design ideas and exchange knowledge. Teams will also be assigned a program mentor from Denmark, Nepal, or the U.S. with significant engineering background and experience in low-resource hospitals to help them throughout this process.

Dates: The course will run on a six week timeline, starting July 13 and ending August 21.

Students can expect to spend 2-4 hours per week on independent work and should plan to virtually meet with their groups twice per week throughout the program.

Criteria: Participants must be a student or recent graduate of a university in Nepal or one of the Nordic 5 Tech Alliance universities.

At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion. On request, EWH will gladly provide summary materials to present to your home university in support of any independent study credit you may seek.

To apply, please use this Google Form. We are now accepting applications from Nordic 5 students on a rolling basis.