What You'll Accomplish
As an engaged and active participant in this program, you will:
- Have a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of empathic design to solve complex problems;
- Have participated in a virtual multi-national team-based observation, data collection, analysis, and ideation;
- Develop an appreciation of the engineering and social complexities associated with the need to ideate solutions to complex problems in cultures that are different than those in which they were raised;
- Gain experience in assessing the differences between meeting these challenges on local, regional, national, and international scales.
May 11- June 17, 2021. Class will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-12:30 pm.
Costs of the Program:
- This program is for students with a background in math and science
- Good academic and behavioral standing, in your second year or higher level at the time of application
GEPS Scholars- If you are a GEPS Scholar, please contact the office of diversity in SSoE bout how your scholarship can be applied to this program.
Buna! That’s hello in Romanian. After returning from being a Peace Corp volunteer in Transylvania- I decided to work in the field of international education helping international students. Life took me back to Buffalo, NY (where I grew up- land of chicken wings)- and I worked for SUNY Buffalo for many years assisting international students and scholars. In 2010, I moved to the ‘Burgh- and am now assisting engineering students to study abroad. For fun I enjoy my two kiddos, yoga and fitness, international films, and travel (of course). Come talk with me about studying abroad! firstname.lastname@example.org | 412-624-9823 | 152 Benedum Hall -https://www.instagram.com/ssoeinternational/ | www.facebook.com/SSOEIntProg
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Steve Abramowitch, PhD. is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Musculoskeletal Research Center, and Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. He earned his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His research is aimed at elucidating the processes of injury, disease, and healing of connective tissues through an understanding of tissue mechanics and the complex relationships between composition, structure, and function. He is particularly interested in utilizing this information to establish new clinical treatment strategies and rehabilitation protocols to improve patient care in the fields of Orthopedics and Urogynecology. In 2008, Dr. Abramowitch became an NIH Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Scholar (BIRCWH), which has allowed him to transition from his training in Orthopedics to Urogynecological research. Professor Abramowitch is one of only a few bioengineers in the country with this area as his primary research focus. His solid collaboration with Urogynecologist, Dr. Pamela Moalli, has led to a very productive relationship providing tremendous insight into the mechanisms of prolapse and the impact of polypropylene mesh following implantation for prolapse repair. In addition, this unique expertise has allowed him to be the only engineer who is part of clinical research (U01) being performed by the NICHD’s Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, whose members come from nine leading medical centers across the United States. These relationships have enabled him to maintain a significant translational focus within his work.
Dr. Wosu is the Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his PhD in Engineering Physics from the University Oklahoma in 1988. Dr. Wosu is also the program director for NSF S-STEM GEPS Program and NSF PITT STRIVE program.Dr. Wosu’s research expertise is in Dynamic Penetration and Fracture Mechanics of New Generation of Composite Materials, including Bio-Composites and Biosensors. Dr. Wosu established a Dynamic Materials Behavior Lab equipped with a high speed imaging system capable of capturing dynamic events at 2 million frames per second, high-speed data acquisition system, Lab Ram System for characterization of solid, liquid and gases.
Sussan Yetunde Olaore is the PITT STRIVE Program Coordinator at the Swanson School of Engineering Office of Diversity. She currently manages the NSF grant that funds the PITT STRIVE program in the last three and half years. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management from Point Park University, Pittsburgh. She’s currently pursuing a Master’s degree program in Higher Education Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Her interests include working with graduate and undergraduate students and building bridges.