SIA, Center for Global Studies to host collaboration with Uganda
April 11, 2011
For several years, teams of Penn State students and researchers have worked to design structures, a social networking system, agricultural devices, and even a solar dryer for people in the developing world. Now, thanks to the newly established Center for Global Studies, The School for International Affairs is providing an opportunity to ground-test these technologies via live videoconference with colleagues at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. In cooperation with the World Bank and the Global Knowledge Initiative, the School of International Affairs will present the first ever “From Lab to the Field: Putting Penn State's Innovations to Work to Solve Real World Challenges” on April 22. The public is welcome.
“The focus of this event will be on interaction with African colleagues,” said event organizer Professor Caroline Wagner of the School of International Affairs. “This event will be of interest to engineers, scholars of international affairs, economists and, of course, those who are interested in solutions for the developing world,” said Dr. Wagner, a researcher of science and technology and its relationship to innovation, policy, and society.
This event begins at 8:00 a.m. in room 118 of the Lewis Katz Building Auditorium; the early hour ensures a daytime link with Uganda. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.