UT for REED is collaborating with a course being offered to students in the Cockrell School of Engineering, Projects for Underserved Communities.
-Santa Cruz, Peru
A Letter from the Class:
Did you know that a community’s foundation could be built on water? What if you could help build a water system that would make the difference for students to go to school halfway around the world?
On behalf of the Projects for Underserved
Communities (PUC) class at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), we
would like to invite you to support an invaluable hands-on learning
experience! We are 26 engineering students in the first undergraduate
course of this kind at UT dedicated to designing and implementing engineering
projects for communities in need. The goal of the course is to use the
passion that we have for service and engineering to encourage leadership,
teamwork, and sustainable development.
Our prospective projects in Ghana,
Panama, and Peru were born from collaborations between UT faculty and
community leaders where we hope to do our work. After identifying a
list of crucial needs, we have spent the semester assessing different
projects for feasibility, risk, impact, and sustainability. With the
help of the communities, our professors, and professional volunteers,
we have selected the following projects:
As we plan our preliminary reconnaissance
trips for the early spring and our summer implementation trips, we would
also like to invite you to join our efforts! Currently, our biggest
challenge to accomplishing these projects is the cost of materials and
travel. Your valuable contributions would go a very long way toward
ensuring that we are able to complete our work and engage the communities
in these development efforts! The attached flyer details the different
ways to contribute funding, mileage, time, and technical expertise.