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Service Learning at Cincinnati: Researching Water Treatment for Emerging Economies
Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2006, Chicago, IL)
  • Sarah I. Pumphrey
  • Anna Hoessle
  • Daniel B. Oerther, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

Of the nearly six billion human inhabitants of planet earth, nearly two thirds lack access to sufficient quantities of potable water and access to basic sanitation. These appalling conditions result in the deaths of millions of children each year from preventable waterborne diarrheal disease. At the University of Cincinnati, two female graduate students have undertaken MS degrees with the specific objective of performing service learning where the research focus of their respective degrees is validating and deploying appropriate technology for water quality treatment in developing countries. This presentation will highlight the results of these research projects as well as the difficulties associated with implementing a service-learning approach to MS degrees within a traditional research-intensive graduate program.

Meeting Name
113th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition (2006: Jun. 18-21, Chicago, IL)
Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Sponsor(s)
Dassault Systemes; HP; Lockheed Martin; IBM; Microsoft
Keywords and Phrases
  • Service learning,
  • Waterborne diarrheal disease,
  • Earth (planet),
  • Learning systems,
  • Potable water,
  • Project management,
  • Sanitation,
  • Students,
  • Water quality,
  • Water treatment
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2006 American Society for Engineering Education, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
6-1-2006
Citation Information
Sarah I. Pumphrey, Anna Hoessle and Daniel B. Oerther. "Service Learning at Cincinnati: Researching Water Treatment for Emerging Economies" Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2006, Chicago, IL) (2006) ISSN: 2153-5965
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_oerther/87/