Eighteen students will gain hands-on engineering experience around the world this summer

Students Abroad

Western Engineering News | May 2, 2013

Eighteen Western Engineering undergraduate students are traveling the world this summer as part of their engineering education at Western.

Students are traveling to locations such as Africa, China, Germany and more.  Some students are traveling with Engineers Without Borders while others are participating in research opportunities, conferences and/or the WE Go Global certificate.

A group of students plan to blog about their experiences throughout the summer.  Follow their journey here.

Sam Cui

Sam Cui
Second- year Green Process Engineering and Management (Ivey Business School)

Sam will be working this summer as a Research Intern at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. His research project involves figuring out how electrical grids need to be altered to accommodate intermittent renewable power sources as they continue to supply an increasing proportion of the grid.

Follow Sam’s journey here.

Lauren Cuthbertson

Lauren Cuthbertson
Third-year Mechanical Engineering

Lauren will be traveling to Malawi this summer with Engineers Without Borders as part of the water and sanitation team. She will be partnering with the District Environmental Health Office, where she will pilot the adoption of a new methodology for organizing health department field staff.

Follow Lauren’s journey here. 

Wendy Gipp

Wendy Gipp
Third-year Chemical Engineering

Wendy will be traveling to the Zhejang Univeristy of Technology in Hangzhou this summer.  She will be working with Professor Pan and his team on a pilot scale study on wastewater treatment using a biological liquid-circulating fluidized reactor.

Follow Wendy’s journey here.

Mitchell House

Mitchell House
Second-year Green Process Engineering

Mitchell is traveling to Zhejiang University this summer, located outside Shanghai in the province of Hangzhou. His research project will be related to Organocatalysis, a process involving small organic molecules that will act as catalysts for organic transformations, leading to less waste, greater simplicity and low toxicity related to the large scale production of many popular organic products.

Follow Mitchell’s journey here.

Dan MacDonald-Lockhart

Dan MacDonald-Lockhart
Fourth-year Civil Engineering and International Development Program

Dan will work on an infrastructural development project during his three-month placement in Ghana this summer.

Follow Dan’s journey here.

John McElroy

John McElroy
Third-year Civil Engineering (Structural) 

John will be traveling to Ghana for three months this summer to work for the Zoomlion group of engineering companies.

Follow John’s journey here.

Jason Schott

Jason Schott
Second-year Civil Engineering

Jason will be travelling to Hangzhou, China this summer to take part in a research project in the field of environmental engineering. During his 10-week stay, he will be working on a pilot scale study on wastewater treatment at Zhejiang University of Technology.

Follow Jason’s journey here.

Nicole Segal

Nicole Segal
Third-year Civil and International Development

Nicole is traveling to India this summer with three other students to expand her international outlook. She will be conducting research at the International Institute of Science in Bangalore which is located in southern India in the state of Karnataka.

Follow Nicole’s journey here.