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Tanzania Field School: Place-Based Learning for Portable Skills

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access


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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

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July 19, 2022

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International Division Technical Session 1

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Adebayo Ogundipe James Madison University

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Adebayo Ogundipe is the Interim Head and an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering at James Madison University (JMU). His current interests include developing appropriate educational modules for inspiring engineering students to develop global engineering attributes. He also continues research on tools and protocols for assessing sustainable engineering designs using life-cycle assessment and industrial ecology methods. Dr. Ogundipe’s prior work includes DOD funded research on assessing the sustainability of proposed U.S. Military munitions as well as development of decision tools for the assessment of green and sustainable remediation. Dr. Ogundipe holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, an M.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

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Siya Paul Rimoy University of Dar es Salaam

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Siya is a Civil Geotechnical Engineer at the Department of Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering of the College of Engineering and Technology at the University of Dar es Salaam having more than ten years in academic teaching, research and offering engineering consultancy services.

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Divina Donald Kaombe University of Dar es Salaam

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I'm a Chemical and Process Engineering Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam. I Lecture two courses: (1) Heat and Mass Transfer; and (2) Quality Assurance in Chemical and Food Industries. I also coordinate gender issues at the College level. Apart from Lecturing I do research ad consultancy.

My research interest is on areas related to:
1. Bio-energy
2. Food Value Addition
3. Environment

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We present a program developed through collaboration between engineering and anthropology faculty that focuses on contextualized engineering in Tanzania, specifically Dar es Salaam, Longido District, Ifakara and Unguja Island, Zanzibar. The program benefited from a young and growing relationship with the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), and the work that JMU and UDSM conducted together expanded the existing collaboration and allowed both parties to lay the foundation for a successful, annual STEM-focused study abroad program, as well as launch new collaborative research projects into which future students can be integrated. The general concept so developed is portable and can be executed in other locations where faculty already conduct existing study abroad programs

Ogundipe, A., & Rimoy, S. P., & Kaombe, D. D. (2021, July), Tanzania Field School: Place-Based Learning for Portable Skills Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference.

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