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EngBOX - Engineering in the box for Social Development
As grad student at Purdue University and truly believer in the power of education for social change, Claudio Freitas developed EngBOX in partnership with DeBoer Lab in 2018. By using EngBOX, we provide a hands-on learning platform to educators and students emergencies to advance and develop solutions to the community problems. EngBOX is an internationally recognized open-source hardware and this kit has been created to support introductory engineering course in emergencies under the Community-Oriented Introductory Engineering Framework. EngBOX exposes students to different uses of sensors, actuators, and intern-of-things (IoT) while they will build immediate solutions to the community needs and will study macro models, possibilities and limitations of what technology can do to solve their problems through engineering design process (EDP). EngBOX is aligned with (1) global efforts to foster professional training across the world where governments, industries, and international organizations have been investing in initiatives and solutions to enhance the quality of engineering and technical programs and (2) best education practices in engineering in terms of enhancing learning, engaging student participation and motivation, and fostering social empowerment through engineering.
What are emergencies?
Who are our target applications?
Emergencies refer to refugee camps, locations in political, economic, and environmental crisis, asylum seekers, low-income regions, and regions with lack of opportunities to use engineering for social development.
Engineering students, schools, universities, research institutions and education initiatives addressed for emergencies.