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Engineering for Community ENGR 490 Section 082

Summary: Engineering for Community
ENGR 490 Section 082
Winter 2006
William Schultz (schultz@umich.edu)
To develop intercultural awareness and communication skills, and a deeper understanding of the
interrelationships between technological development and human welfare. Interdisciplinary project
teams will work in partnership with local and international communities to identify needs and develop
sustainable solutions that are appropriate - environmentally, socially and economically.
In its Human Development Report 2001, Making New Technologies Work for Human Development, the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) identified the following serious deprivations in the world:
1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water;
2.2 million people die annually from contaminated drinking water;
2.4 billion people lack access to sanitation;
2.2 million people die annually from indoor air pollution;
11 million children under the age of five die annually from preventable causes.
Given these imperative needs, this course attempts to prepare students for the complexities of local and
international community.


Source: Awtar, Shorya - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan


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