Cairo, Egypt, 2017
Title: Humanitarian Engineering: Engineering for Sustainable Community Development
Location/Financial Support: Nile University, Cairo, Egypt; also had some support from IEEE Foundation.
Dates: May 19-June 1, 2017
Duration: 11 hrs
Students: 15 students
Based on: Book, 3rd Edition, Sp17 OSU ENGR 5050 course
Additional Talks: There were three additional talks given besides the short course below. These were:
- Humanitarian Engineering: Creating Technologies That Help People (audience: undergraduates, local NGO community; about 50 attendees). A shortened version of this talk was also given at a local company. 1hr long. May 31, 2017. Click here for the slides.
- Research Challenges in Humanitarian Engineering (audience: faculty and graduate students, about 25 attendees). 1 hr long. May 31, 2017. Click here for the slides.
Textbook: The course text is: Humanitarian Engineering: Advancing Technology for Sustainable Development, 3rd Edition (click for a free download). Also, download from that site:
- The Matlab/Simulink code for simulations in the book and homework assignments (folder name "HEcode").
- The "Supplementary documents" at this site for solving homework problems, and ones referenced in the book bibliography (folder names HEdocumentsI - HEdocumentsV, five folders).
1. Poverty and Development: World-wide, US, Egypt
2. Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals
3. Development Economists Perspectives (Sachs, Easterly, Banerjee and Duflo)
4. Engineering for Sustainable Community Development:
- Skills for Helping People
- Community Development
- Participatory Development
- Teamwork and Project Management
- Community Assessment
- Project Selection
- Humanitarian Technology
- Participatory Technology Development
- Assessment of Outcomes
- Dissemination and Scale-up
- Engineering Fieldwork
Assignments and Grading: Your final grade is determined via your performance on homework assignments, the ones given below (X.Y denotes Chapter X Problem Y).
Homework Due: June 24, 2017.
- 1.1 Movie, Living on One Dollar (view if you can get access to it)
- 1.3(a,b) Make the choice of one of your countries, Egypt
- 4.20 (the movie was given to 5 students in the class-see one of them to get it)