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Drs. Jeff Cawlfield and A. Curt Elmore, both in geological engineering at S&T, were recently awarded a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) to sponsor the exchange of up to four students per year from the U.S. and up to four students per year from Brazil between the following four universities:
- In the U.S.: Missouri S&T and the University of Mississippi
- In Brazil: Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro and Universidade Federal do Ceara
The consortium’s goal is to build a successful international alliance through understanding educational, technical, cultural and language differences between the two countries. This grant will establish a student international exchange focused on the theme of sustainable drinking water in developing areas, including the study of water sources, water quality, water disinfection and treatment, water distribution, health-based water education, water economics and related topics.
Interested students and members of the campus community are invited to attend two seminars on Monday, April 4. The first will be held from noon-1 p.m. in Room 204 McNutt Hall and will feature a presentation by Erica Collins. A graduate student in geological engineering, her presentation will focus on work in the International Engineering and Design course taught by Elmore.
The second seminar will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Room 199 Toomey Hall. Dr. Jose Araruna and Dr. Andre Santos will give brief presentations about their universities in Brazil and the opportunities for student exchange. They will be available for informal discussion after the seminar.
Interested students may be invited to attend an informal dinner at a local restaurant after the 4:30 p.m. seminar, where additional conversation will be possible with project leaders and the Brazilian and University of Mississippi representatives.
Visit the S&T FIPSE Project website at ge.mst.edu/fipse/ for complete details.
Contact Cawlfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-341-4557 for more information.