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Environmental Engineering Projects in Communities

​​​​​​Project Summary: 

  • This GLE project between students at DePaul University, Politecnico di Valencia, and São Paulo State University brought together students from different disciplines to understand practical field issues when implementing civil engineering projects related to the environment in urban communities. The students gained experience working with technical experts and learned perspectives in the environmental community related to environmental civil engineering. Students played a simulation game developed by Harvard University that taught them about siting a wind farm in the US. Their final project allowed them to collaborate on a civil engineering project on water treatment by first planning the case study and then commenting on one another's projects​​.

Project Length: 

  • 8 weeks

Technology​ Tools Used:

  • Doodley
  • VoiceThread
  • D2L
  • Green Screen lectures
  • Survey program
  • Zoom
  • WhatsApp
  • Email

Interaction M​ode: 

  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous

Learning Outcomes:​

  • Students learned to show respect for others and learned from the perspectives of others different from themselves.
  • Students gained the knowledge to become stewards of global resources for a sustainable future.

Kelly Tzoumis

faculty name

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Public Policy Studies
Course name: Environmental Worldviews

José Luis Miralles García

faculty name

Institution: Universitat Politècnico di València
Discipline: Civil Engineering
Course name: Urban and Regional Planning

Eduardo Verri Liberado

faculty name

Institution: São Paulo State University
Discipline: Energy Engineering
Course name: Wind Energy

Partner Institutions

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States

São Paulo State University
São Paulo, Brazil


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