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Islamic University College, Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Contact: Safianu Omar, +233 268 138326,
library@iug.edu.gh; www.iug.edu.gh
Digitization of tattered and old materials, enhancement of faculty repository system and acquisition of e-books and computer systems for the engineering library


Engineers Without Borders - South Africa, Johannesburg
Contact: - Wiebke Toussaint,
wiebke@ewbsa.org; www.ewbsa.org
Development of the Project Roots Platform, a web portal designed to centralize knowledge about engineering projects and improve resource sharing for engineering students and professional engineers

Engineers Without Borders - UCLA, Los Angeles
Contact: Kyla Wilson, 760-855-2552, kmwilson@ucla.edu
Education program to train the community in sustainability efforts in the design of schoolhouse project in Nicaragua

WAAW Foundation (Working to Advance African Women), Wylie TX
Contact: Unoma Okorafor, 979-574-3453, unoma@waawfoundation.org
Support for residential camps in Nigeria & Kenya for 50 senior secondary school girls to promote hands-on STEM learning
WAAW Foundation photos
WAAW Foundation STEM Camp

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Contact: Karen Kashmanian Oates, 508-831-4677, koates@wpi.edu
Development of a role-playing classroom simulation that introduces students to an engineering problem based in Morocco that requires high levels of interpersonal and communications skills


American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Contact: Rosie Nasser, +961-1-350000 Ext. 2975, rn14@aub.edu.lb
Assessing the effectiveness of utilizing cooperative learning and online collaboration tools on enhancing engineering students' communication skills

Kid's Hope School, Jipal, Nigeria
Contact: Katniyon Henry David, kidshopeschool@yahoo.com
Mentoring program to recruit young rural girls into engineering technology and science courses

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Contact: Amir Behzadan, 407-823-2480, amir.behzadan@ucf.edu
Partnership with universities in Brazil and China to launch a "Women in Construction" camp
Women in Construction Workshop: Outreach to Female Students from Developing Countries

Youth for Technology Foundation, Louisville, KY
Contact: Njideka Harry, www.youthfortechnology.org
GirlsHub: an engineering/prototype space for 400 marginalized girls in Kenya to increase the visibility of engineering as a viable career


LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Anjelica Natera, 617-495-5255, angelica_natera@harvard.edu
Design and launch an online professional development platform focused on effective teaching and learning in the STEM fields in Central America

Millenium Youth Initiatives, Centre Univ de Kananga, RDC Congo
Contact: Mwamba Boniface, safarimwamini@hotmail.com
Enrichment program for women in science, engineering technology and mathematics in Congolese universities

Woord en Daad, The Netherlands
Contact: Wim Hasselman, w.hasselman@woordendaad.nl
Material support (books, hardware and software) for the engineering library at Hope University College in Ethiopia


RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Contact: Margaret Jollands, Margaret.jollands@rmit.edu.au
A study of gender-based discipline choices in science and engineering
see page 88 of AAEE2013 Abstract Handbook: Girls in STEM: why do they choose their discipline?

Universidad Don Bosco, San Salvador, El Salvador
Contact: Elizabeth Lunik, 503-2251-8238, elizabeth.lunik@udb.edu.sv
Program to support current female students with professional development opportunities, and to recruit female students from low-income high schools in El Salvador
Programa de Mujeres en Ciencia e Ingeniería


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Contact: Marianne Gaunt, 732-932-7505,
Collaboration with the University of Liberia to implement the EAKO (Engineering Access to Knowledge Offline) system for access and use of important published engineering research


Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Contact: Susan Cergol, 212-870-2581,
Survey of high school girls to determine attitudes about engineering and create outreach programs in civil engineering
Perception of Lebanese middle school students about engineering

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,
Chattanooga, TN
Contact: Jim Henry, 423-425-4398,
Partnership with the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) to create a remote control lab and courses on information development


Goris State University, Goris, Republic of Armenia
Contact: Yura Safaryan, 374-0284-2-27-67,
Establish a digital library for engineering students at Goris State University

NGO Provincial Women, Bryansk, Russia
Contact: Dr. Ludmila Zhirina, +7-9050549533,
Expand efforts to recruit girls into engineering in radioactive polluted regions of Russia


Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Dr. Steven Mickelson,
Improves access to information in engineering and technical subjects for Republic of Georgia community college students

Jomo Kenyatta Univ. of Agric. & Technology,
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact: Dr. Wameru Mwangi, 254-67-52711,
Online portal to provide access to computer science resources and opportunities for Kenyan university students

Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Contact: Arabidin Kalandarov, +996 (312)56-31-56,
Establishment of a Regional Educational Training Center for Engineers (RETCE)


National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Contact: Volodymyr Shatokha, +38 0562 47 44 33,
Training for women in library and language skills for more effective engineering information processing

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Contact: Richard Sapon-White, 541-737-3411,
Training in Library of Congress Classification for three technical libraries in the Czech Republic

Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia
Contact: Evgeniya Suntsova, 3822-563551,
Design a pilot course in technical and professional communication, the first attempt to integrate linguistic and engineering departments at a Russian engineering school
CPTSC 2006 Conference Presentation Abstracts
Academic literacies in three countries: Argentina, Russia, and Australia (in Session I11);
http://www.lib.tsu.ru/mminfo/000349304/01/image/86-95.pdf (Russian)

University of Botswana, Gabarone, Botswana
Contact: Boipuso Nkwae, Ph.D.,
Develop a digital resource library for geomatics engineering education in Botswana that would disseminate academic material and provide continuing professional development in land studies


Association AZUR Developpement, Brazzaville, Congo
Contact: Sylvie Niombo, azurdev@yahoo.fr
Creation of a documentation and information center on engineering, including a library and internet resources

Educate the Children, Ithaca, NY
Contact: Adam Swart, 607-272-1176,
School to school program between US and Nepal that promotes technology

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Mary Ann Evans, 515-232-5950,
Partnership program to create an engineering education network in Ukraine and distance education courses for undergraduates

NGO VIOLA, Bryansk, Russia
Contact: Dr. Ludmila Zhirina,
Attracting girls into engineering through a series of hands-on activities in partnership with 55 schools in rural Russia

Penn State University, Lehman, PA
Contact: Willie Ofosu, 570-675-9137,
Design and implement a degree in telecommunications engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Tech (KNUST), Ghana
Using Service Learning in an Engineering Program in Ghana;
Incorporating Equatorial Environmental Conditions in an Appropriate Technology


Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Republic of Mozambique
Contact: Boaventura Chongo Cuamba, +258-1-493377,
Encourage science and engineering education for rural girls by exposing them to training in renewable energy technology

Multinational Fund for Development Aid (MUDA),
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact: Albert Kenyani Inima,
Improve computer capacity, internet connectivity and engineering library content at the University of Nairobi

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Contact: Prof. Madara Ogot, 814-863-1550,
Linking of the University of Nairobi to a consortium of remote-operated mechanical engineering laboratories via the internet

Universal Library of Sverdlovsk, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Contact: Nadezda Tscypina, +7-343-3715352,
Provide training and support for searching and usage of different information technologies


University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Contact: William S. Kisaalita, 706-542-0835, williamk@engr.uga.edu
Partnership with Makerere University (Uganda) to integrate information and communication technology in engineering education across cultural borders


American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC
Contact: Elizabeth J. Kirk, 202-326-6493, ekirk@aaas.org
Establishment of an Engineering Information Center (EIC) for Moldova, and training program for accessing information resources

Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia
Contact: Alexei Prazdnitchnykh, prazdn@mx.bmstu.ru
Management of Technology Distance Education (MoTDE) project to benefit 5 partnering universities

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, CA
Contact: Marjorie Greene, 510-451-0905, eeri@eeri.org
Creation and dissemination of a web-based encyclopedia of housing construction types in seismically prone areas of the world, linking engineers and architects in over 45 countries

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Evans, 515-294-0966, maevans@iastate.edu
Partnership with National Technical University-Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute to introduce distance education to Ukrainian women engineers

Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Contact: Abdelkader Kedir, abdelkader51@yahoo.com
Upgraded engineering resource materials and internet access in rural Ethiopia

MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Michael L. Best, 617-253-4662, mikeb@media.mit.edu
MIT summer interns in Kenya and Ghana instruct teachers and students in web-related technologies and programming languages


Bridge to Asia, San Francisco, CA
Contact: Jeffrey Smith, 415-356-9040,
jasmith@bridge.org, URL: www.bridge.org
Outreach to US organizations to obtain used printed material; research into what materials are needed overseas in engineering; development of an online donation site for libraries in China and other developing countries

Technical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland
Contact: Miroslaw Swiercz, (085) 744-30-73,
Remote Control Laboratory project to network laboratory facilities and provide access to control engineering students which will then be incorporated and replicated at other technical universities in Poland



Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, P.R. China
Contact: Dr. SU Zhixun, 86-411-4708455,
Improves the sharing of engineering graphics data in China

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Contact: David A. Fuller, Ph.D.,
Distance Education Project



University of Cape Town Fund, New York, NY
Contact: Margaret Touborg, 212-856-0130,
Resources for multimedia studio focused on mechanical engineering

University of Cape Town Fund, New York, NY
Contact: Margaret Touborg, 212-856-0130,
Chemical engineering exchange program between the Universities of Cape Town and Zambia



New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Contact: Edward Pines, 505-646-2730, epines@nmsu.edu
URL: http://www.nmsu.edu/~ie/ethics/ethics.htm
Development of industrial engineering ethics cases for dissemination in English and Spanish to international partners

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Contact: Dr. Christine S. Grant, 919-515-2317,
Development of international environmental/ chemical engineering computer educational aids, a partnership with the University of Science and Technology in Ghana

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