The education of the 21st century engineering student requires a global perspective and practical experience. In 2007, the department launched a program to enhance and enrich the experience of undergraduate students, and provide a focused International Experience (E33 EECE 411) to study issues related to energy and the environment in a global context and develop teamwork and leadership skills. Each year, students are selected for this program that will be guided by faculty from the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering. The highlight of the class is a visit to a city where partner schools of the McDonnell Academy are located. Students then register for the class in the following semester and engage in project discussions, presentations and report writing.
Visit to a city where partner schools of the McDonnell Academy are located
Students engage in project discussions, presentations and report writing
Pre-visit orientation meetings and lectures
Field trips to corporations, regulatory agencies and laboratories
Social and cultural programs
Analysis of experience, projects, discussions and presentations in subsequent semester
Information for the Singapore trip to visit National University of Singapore (NUS):
• The International Experience class is open to all undergraduate students (except graduating seniors) in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to Juniors and Sophomores.
• The faculty coordinators for the 2023 visit and class are Mr. Ray Ehrhard and Professor Vijay Ramani.
In Appreciation The International Experiences are partially funded by the International Scholars Program and generous donations by Mrs. Gloria Feldman. Mr. Rubin Feldman was a 1952 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.