Event Title

T3-C: Encouraging Innovation through Design for Resource Constrained Environments

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Bill France C

Start Date

5-3-2018 3:45 PM

Description

As technical fields continue to globalize and the skills required of future engineers evolve, traditional engineering programs are often falling short of meeting the needs of the 21st century engineering student. Specifically, graduates are lacking an ability to innovate and design in realworld scenarios. CEDC is a student-led, service-learning organization at Clemson University whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the Central Plateau of Haiti while simultaneously developing well rounded, capable engineers. The program utilizes studentdesigned technological and health interventions to improve health metrics and daily life in Haiti. Students design and implement these projects in a resource constrained environment, focusing on functionality, feasibility, and sustainability. The resource constrained nature of the projects requires students to produce innovative and non-traditional solutions to pressing, real-world issues. This paper examines two CEDC projects, Do-It-Yourself Water Filter and Solar Powered Refrigeration, and analyzes the program’s ability to bolster innovation through design of projects for developing regions.

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Mar 5th, 3:45 PM

T3-C: Encouraging Innovation through Design for Resource Constrained Environments

Bill France C

As technical fields continue to globalize and the skills required of future engineers evolve, traditional engineering programs are often falling short of meeting the needs of the 21st century engineering student. Specifically, graduates are lacking an ability to innovate and design in realworld scenarios. CEDC is a student-led, service-learning organization at Clemson University whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the Central Plateau of Haiti while simultaneously developing well rounded, capable engineers. The program utilizes studentdesigned technological and health interventions to improve health metrics and daily life in Haiti. Students design and implement these projects in a resource constrained environment, focusing on functionality, feasibility, and sustainability. The resource constrained nature of the projects requires students to produce innovative and non-traditional solutions to pressing, real-world issues. This paper examines two CEDC projects, Do-It-Yourself Water Filter and Solar Powered Refrigeration, and analyzes the program’s ability to bolster innovation through design of projects for developing regions.