Snap Talk by Charles Kim
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
"Engineering Design outside the Bubble"
Abstract: Two troubling statistics about engineering: (1) The future of technical innovation rests in the hands of the next generation of engineers, yet the number of domestic engineering students in the U.S. cannot keep up with demand. (2) Most engineering performed by the most intelligent and talented in the field benefits only 10 percent of the world's population while more than a billion people worldwide struggle to meet basic human needs. In this talk, Kim will discuss work that has begun in the classroom at Bucknell to reach out to local public schools and communities in Central America and Africa. Central to the discussion will be how such projects benefit our students by facilitating deeper learning and a greater sense of civic responsibility.