Offering engineering students global perspective through experiential learning project in wind energy and sustainability

Lamyaa El-Gabry, Martina Jaskolski

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Abstract

Students from Princeton University partnered with students from the American University in Cairo in a three-week intensive hands-on field experience in Egypt. The project was to assemble, install and test a wind mill driven pump used for irrigation and to survey communities across Egypt in the Delta and Red Sea coast to assess water needs in these communities. The course offered a perspective on sustainable development in Egypt followed by water and energy resource challenges in Egypt’s diverse geographic areas. Students assembled a wind pump and installed it at the American University in Cairo for testing prior to installation at El Heiz, a desert oasis community in the Western Desert. The students were selected from diverse backgrounds in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Operations Research and Financial Engineering and learned the value of having diverse teams address engineering problems in a truly global context. This paper presents the case study including lessons learned in implementation of this experiential learning field project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCeramics; Controls, Diagnostics, and Instrumentation; Education; Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858677
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2019 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Volume6

Conference

ConferenceASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period6/17/196/21/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    El-Gabry, L., & Jaskolski, M. (2019). Offering engineering students global perspective through experiential learning project in wind energy and sustainability. In Ceramics; Controls, Diagnostics, and Instrumentation; Education; Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo; Vol. 6). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2019-92060