I had never heard of a city called Graz.

I opted to write a testimonial for IAESTE Canada (IAESTE: International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) regarding my internship abroad in Austria (2015-2016). My testimonial ended up being too long for them, though, so I've just put the entire thing here. And added a few hyperlinks...   Though known in the back… Lire la suite I had never heard of a city called Graz.

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APS530: 4. Comment on IP in the Developing World

Journal entry #4 for Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development course (2015), on intellectual property (IP). Entry: (unfortunately the first link below is broken/article isn't there anymore...) I had briefly touched upon IP in my earlier post on the Plumpy'nut product (regarding a failure in the developing world), though after the in-class discussion on Monday,… Lire la suite APS530: 4. Comment on IP in the Developing World

APS530: 2. On Appropriate Technology

Journal entry #2 for Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development course (2015). Entry: (note: DFX stands for "Design for "X") In class, we have defined "appropriate technology" with a checklist, consisting of attributes such as inexpensiveness (which is still vaguely determined), effectiveness, fitting of the local infrastructure, matching of available skills to maintain and operate,… Lire la suite APS530: 2. On Appropriate Technology

APS530: 1. On Amy Smith and MIT’s D-Lab

Introductory Context: I took a course called "Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development", with the course code APS530, as my free elective in my final year (2015). The professors introduced us to guidelines for sustainable design within the context of developing countries, along with case studies. The course had students from different engineering disciplines,… Lire la suite APS530: 1. On Amy Smith and MIT’s D-Lab