Thursday, March 5, 2015

David Sabatini Joins OU Faculty Members Headed to Uganda

Ecolatrine Under Construction

Dr. David Sabatini will join OU colleagues on an exploratory trip to Gulu, Uganda in April.  The interdisciplinary group will be hosted by CNN Hero Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and the Saint Monica’s Vocational School.  Representatives from diverse colleges including Architecture, Arts and Science, Business, CCEW, Education, Engineering, International Studies and Medicine will identify service learning projects for future student teams to adopt.  The vision is for interdisciplinary class(es) to be taken at OU where students will design a system that will subsequently be implemented in Uganda as the culmination of the educational experience.  Sabatini will represent CEES, the WaTER Center and the College of Engineering.  Potential projects range from ecolatrines to earth block buildings to solar powered systems.  Stay tuned for exciting updates!