Cooper Union trip to Africa 2012
December 09, 2011
Open to all students from the Schools of Art, Architecture and Engineering.
The eighth Cooper Union trip to Africa will take place during the summer of 2012 leaving New York City around mid-May.
The principal research themes for the upcoming trip are energy, water, shelter and the role of technology and its effect on rural communities, especially from the perspective of women.
Students will spend a majority of their time living in remote rural communities to investigate and understand at first hand the supply and usage of these resources 'at the end of the dirt road'. Secondary themes are solar lighting and water filtration.
SEA2M3 will offer a limited number of travel bursaries.
All participants are required to spend a minimum of nine weeks in Ghana and should be aware that they will not have access to many of the resources we take for granted in this country.
Numbers for the trip are limited and preference will be given to those in their junior year.
A selection panel, comprising faculty from the schools of Art, Architecture, Humanities and Engineering, will be convened early next semester. Students who have met the necessary application requirements will be invited to present themselves to the panel. Successful applicants will be informed of the panel's decision within a few days.
Interested & want to know more?
Come to the Information Session.
Participants from previous trips will be available to answer questions.
Thursday, December 15th at 5pm in Room 503 CS