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Humanitarian Engineering Advisory

The Humanitarian Engineering Advisory was formed in response to the realization that there is considerable interest and great humanitarian work going on at The Ohio State University–but oftentimes in isolation, with little connection between programs.  The work of humanitarian engineers is highly interdisciplinary and relationship-based, and a common forum was needed for sharing successes and lessons-learned and connecting efforts to one another to make them stronger and more effective. We believe that we can better leverage our collective talents in solving problems for underserved populations–both here in Ohio and around the globe–by linking these multi-faceted and inherently multidisciplinary efforts in humanitarian engineering together.  The Humanitarian Engineering Advisory is in no way meant to replace or supplant existing humanitarian engineering organizations; its purpose is to connect them to others as they have need.

The purpose of the humanitarian engineering advisory is to:

  • Help humanitarian engineering projects and initiatives find the resources needed to be successful, such as students, facilities, advisors, funding and in-country partners.
  • Allow those interested in humanitarian engineering to become better informed of humanitarian efforts at OSU and other institutions.
  • Provide a rich forum where new courses, majors/minors, projects and venues can be discussed.

The invited representatives to the Humanitarian Engineering Advisory are:

1. Representatives from humanitarian engineering-themed student organizations (EWB, ECOS, ESW, SOLAREO,...):

  • One student
  • One faculty/staff advisor

2. A representative from each HE-themed engineering service learning or capstone program (Honduras, Haiti, India, Colombia, …). 

3. Representatives from support organizations like Office of International Affairs, Service Learning, Engineering Education Innovation Center, Undergraduate Engineering Education, Engineering Global Studies Office, Humanitarian Engineering Scholars, etc.

4. Engineering faculty or staff who are involved in humanitarian engineering research, publication or other humanitarian engineering-related university initiatives and programs

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in Hitchcock Hall Room 426, 1:00-2:30pm. 

Come join us!  For more information, contact Howard Greene.