USI College of Liberal Arts Global Salon Series featuring Engineers In Action Chapter


USI College of Liberal Arts Global Salon Series featuring Engineers in Action Chapter

March 25, 2023

The University of Southern Indiana Engineers in Action (EIA) chapter will present on their experiences traveling and building bridges at noon Tuesday, April 4 in Carter Hall, located in University Center West. This event is open to the public at no charge.

Dr. Jason Hill, USI Associate Professor of Engineering, will present on the cultural aspects of living and working in Eswatini and Bolivia, focusing on two of the chapter’s bridge projects. These pedestrian bridge projects provide isolated communities with access to vital resources, such as markets, schools and hospitals.

The USI EIA chapter was established in 2019 and has completed four pedestrian bridge projects, two of which required travel to Eswatini and Bolivia. The presentation will also feature several engineering students who participated in the projects.

This event is part of the Global Salon Series, founded in 2011, which focuses on current global issues and offers students and the community a deeper understanding of international and global issues. The series features three to four lectures per semester, highlighting the research of USI faculty and community figures.

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