The Global Engineering Design Studio is an international collaboration of seven leading universities across five countries with global reputations in engineering design education. The 8-week co-curricular program provides 140 students the opportunity to address complex engineering challenges with a global perspective and to align the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and modern priorities. The overall theme of this year's program is Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Applications for the 2024 GEDS program will be announced at a later date.
Highlights of the 2022 GEDS Program:
Participants selected a challenge topic from one of the 3 Challenge Areas tied to the SDGs:
SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
Ex. How might we preserve or improve the quality of water in critical areas?
SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
How might we navigate traffic congestion as populations in urban settings surge?
SDG 15 - Life on Land
How might we safeguard the population of pollinator species?
The program was 100% virtual, with workshops running once per week on Saturdays. Student teams worked with an instructor and mentor who provided feedback and support as they ideate, prototype, and synthesize their solutions.
Student’s Commitment to the Program:
8-10 hours per week for 8 weeks
•4 hours of synchronous sessions on weekends
•4-6 hours of asynchronous collaboration
•Regular submission of deliverables
•Regular meetings with mentors for feedback
The program began on February 19, 2022 and run on Saturdays until the project showcase on April 9, 2022.
Engineering students wanting to learn, develop and co-create solutions internationally should apply when the program restarts. Join the GEDS program to develop your skills, make global connections, and make a difference.
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