VEIC Exchange 2022

Virtual Engineering, Innovation, and Cultural Exchange

This program is now completed.

In Summer 2022, Engineering World Health is offering a free virtual design program that brings together university students from the U.S., Lebanon, and Jordan. The course focuses on low-resource design and engineering for healthcare in an international setting. Participants will work together in international teams.

Students from the U.S., Lebanon, and Jordan have the opportunity to work and learn together remotely throughout this course. Materials are curated by our team at EWH and our program partners. The course covers 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 are led by program mentors from the U.S., Lebanon, and Jordan with significant engineering background and experience in low-resource hospitals to help them throughout this process. The course will be taught in English.

Criteria: Participants must be students or recent graduates of a university in the U.S., Lebanon, or Jordan between the ages of 18-29 years old.

Dates: The course runs on a six week timeline | May 23 - July 1

Registration Deadline: May 1

Commitment: 6 hours/week, meet twice per week with your team and work independently 2-4 hours per week. Please be aware that meeting times need to accommodate varying time zones (7-9 hour differences). 

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.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you! 
Download a flyer here. 
Program Terms & Conditions
Program Media Waiver.

The program is supported by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. The Stevens Initiative is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.