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11th Annual Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP) Conference

September 2-6, 2015, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

The sister project of GREAT IDEA, "Cultivating Responsible Wellbeing in STEM (CRWS): Social Engagement through Personal Ethics" (NSF #1449489), together with CoHemis (Centro Hemisférico de Cooperación en Investigación y Educación en Ingeniería y Ciencia Aplicada), and Instituto Universitario para el Desarrollo de Comunidades, is pleased to host the 11th annual Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP) Conference. This conference convenes practioners, academics, activists, and others for deep dialogue regarding the relationships between engineering, technology, social justice, and peace:

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For further information contact christopher.papadopoulos@upr.edu or visit ESJP website.

PAST EVENTS

Graduate Reseach and Education for Appropriate Technology: Inspiring Direct Engagement and Agency

Fecha: 25 de abril 2015, Bayamón Medical Plaza, Carr. 2 KM 11.7

Se presentó un resumen del proyecto GREAT IDEA para el Primer Foro de Haití, auspiciado por la Alianza Solidaridad Puertorriqueño de Haití, del Departamento de Estado de Puerto Rico. Conferenciantes: Christopher Papadopoulos, Wadson Phanord, Antoine Sanon, Jean Eduoard Faucher, Cathering Hulshof.

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Evaluation of Physical/Mechanical Properties and Evaluation of Ecological Preservation Methods for Tropical Bamboos cultivated in Puerto Rico

Date: March 25, 2015, Casa Solar, 3:00PM

Poster presentation at reception for Dr. Jane Goodall.

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Bambú Tropical Como Herramienta de la Sustentabilidad, Agro-Ecología y la Autogestión Comunitaria

Fecha: 27 de enero de 2015, Stefani 113 (anfiteatro), 10:30AM - 12:00PM (hora universal)

Se presentará un resumen de los propiedades y usos de bambú. Conferenciante: Pablo Acevedo, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil

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La Ingeniería y la Tecnología Apropiada

Domingo 23 de noviembre de 2014, Celis 116 (anfiteatro)

Se presentará el concepto de la tecnología apropiada a los estudiantes futuros del Colegio de Ingeniería, auspiciado para SHPE. Conferenciantes: Christopher Papadopoulos, Departamento de Ingeniería General; Joann Rodríguez, Wadson Phanord, y Amber Masters, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil

Presentation

ASM Competition Dome Video

La Recherche de Bambou comme une technologie approprié

Samedi 7 juin, 2014, 11:00AM - 12:30PM, l'Université de Notre Dame d'Haiti, Les Cayes, Haiti

On discute la philosophie de la technologie approprié et l'utilisation de bambou comme une technologie approprié pour Haiti. Conférenciers: Christopher Papadopoulos et Rony François.

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Appropriate Technology as a Viable Alternative for Engineering Research and Career Development

Wednesday September 18, 2013 5:30PM - 7:00PM, Lucchetti Room 241

This seminar is for graduate students and faculty in Mechanical Engineering to explore the concept of Appropriate Technology (AT) and possibilities to conduct engineering research in AT. Speaker: Christopher Papadopoulos, Department of Engineering Science and Materials, UPRM.

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Foro de Tecnología Apropiada: Una alternativa para Investigación y Desarrollo de Una Carrera con Propósito e Impacto Social

martes 17 de septiembre de 2013, 10:30AM - 12:00PM, Administración de Empresas, Anfiteatro (Sala 242)

Ven y escucha las presentaciónes de investigación por estudiantes y profesores de GREAT IDEA y de los estudiantes del curso INTD 6095 "Responsible Research in Appropriate Technology". También partipa en una sección de preguntas y discusión.

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Tecnología: ¿Para qué? ¿Para quién? La Crítica, las Posibilidades y el Futuro

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Explora con nosotros los conceptos de tecnologías alternas, ingeniería humanitaria, ética de energía, justicia global y desarrollo sustentable, y la importancia de investigarlos desde una perspectiva interdisciplinaria, incluyendo ideas de las humanidades, la ingeniería y el empresarismo.

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Cookstoves and Air Pollution Monitors as Appropriate Technology

By Mike Hatfield, Director, International Projects Aprovecho Research Center Cottage Grove, Oregon
Thursday January 24, 2013, 10:30am - 12:15pm, Stefani 113

Aprovecho Research Center (ARC) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating appropriate technological solutions for meeting the basic human needs of refugees and peoples in the developing world.

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Watch: RUM Recibe Visita de Aprovecho Research Center

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En Búsqueda de una Carrera Enriquecedora

Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:30am - 12:00pm, ADEM 236

¿Estás en busca de un trabajo o internado que contribuya positivamente a tu comunidad? ¿Te preocupa el “triple bottom line” o impacto económico, social y ambiental de tu trabajo? ¿Estás dispuesto a considerar alternativas fuera del molde tradicional en la planificación de tu carrera?

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Appropriate Technology: From Idea to Experiment to Sustainable Practice

By Dr. Kelvin Willoughby, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:30am - 12:15pm, Celis 116

Dr. Kelvin Willoughby, author of Technology Choice: A Critique of the Appropriate Technology Movement, will be givea lecture on appropriate technology and entrepreneurship. This book will soon be available in hard copy and electronically in the UPRM Library.

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Read: En el RUM Persiste una Gran Idea

Duchity Fundraiser: Mio Hearts Haiti by Huyke

July 23, 2012, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Approximately $300 was raised for the purchase of a new generator in Duchity, Haiti. All funds have been directed to the "St. Thomas Apostle Haiti Twinning Project" , Naperville, IL. Further donations will be collected throughout the coming year.

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Appropriate Technology and Sustainable Development: Real or Fantasy?

By Dr. John Tharakan, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC
February 6, 2012, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Stefani 113

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Interviews with Prensa RUM/Foro Colegial

June-July, 2011

Christopher Papadopoulos and Marcel Castro speak about GREAT IDEA on the program Foro Colegial that is aired by the Prensa RUM.

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Developing Haiti: Reflection and Action

May 2, 2012, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Stefani 113

Christopher Papadopoulos, Marcel Castro, and William Frey present a public lecture reviewing the first working visit to Duchity and proposing future work.

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Ingenio y Diversión

April 2, 2011, Parque del Litoral, Mayagüez

Outreach activity in collaboration with the Center for University Access.