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Courses - Spring 2020
Engineering, Mechanical Department Site
Impact for Social Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Academic Standing: Students with sufficient credit for junior standing and permission of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Restriction: Permission Required.
The purpose of this course is to encourage and inspire students to critically analyze possible solutions to mitigate social inequalities among large groups of people who have not benefited from the technological revolution. To do so, we will not only use our technical know-how, but how to work with nonprofit organizations that are inspired by philanthropy and public policy. This course is not just about coming up with an idea, or designing a prototype, but more importantly, about sustainably deploying it on large scale. It fosters an entrepreneurial approach, as students address challenges and propose models that are relevant to a larger swath of humanity.