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  • Locations: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • Costs (Click term to view): Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 11/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/09/2019 03/16/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year
Non-UD Students: No Field of study: Engineering
Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:

Engineering Innovation in Puerto Rico

Program Description

As part of the EGR 103 course, students will travel to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico over Spring Break to learn about the contemporary engineering issues associated with rebuilding the infrastructure devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.  This project-based course will involve students learning about the island’s rich culture and complex history while they help with ongoing development projects. During our time in PR, students will be tasked with identifying projects for their team to explore further upon their return to UD. In addition, students will connect with local community members and UD alumni, visit schools, and explore cultural highlights including the El Yunque Rainforest, local beaches, and Old San Juan.

Accepted applicants will be enrolled in a specific section of EGR 103 for Spring 2019 that includes this required travel component.


EGR 103: Engineering Innovation (2 Credits) - Spring Semester 2019

First year multi-disciplinary innovation projects primarily geared towards skill development in the areas of requirements analysis, creativity, conceptual design, design and problem-solving processes, prototyping, teamwork, and project communications. Application to the development of a new product or technology meeting societal needs. This course is part of the Integrated Engineering Core for all engineering students.

Beth Hart, School of Engineering (Site Coordinator)

Students must be eligible to and plan to take EGR 103 during the Spring semester 2019.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (if they have a GPA at this time). Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

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