Environmental Technology in the Developing World

Spring 2020
Spring 2019
Spring 2017
Joe Brown
CEE 4350

CEE 4350 seeks to develop practical skills to evaluate environmental technologies in developing countries with a focus on sustainable and healthy communities. The global burden of disease is known to be dominated by a variety of environmental risk factors that include poor air quality (both indoors and outdoors), water borne diseases, and issues related to sanitation; potential solutions involve the application of promising technologies. This class will involve an interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation of and application of technologies, with emphasis on problem-based, hands-on learning. Students will become familiar with key health and environmental problems specific to developing regions; measurement techniques; social, cultural, and economic constraints that apply to design; and the planning and execution of a field project with local colleagues. 

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CoE majors only
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