Programs by Major: Engineering + Dialogue of Civilizations
Dialogue of Civilizations | Santiago, Chile
Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (email@example.com)
Term: Summer I
Information Session: January 13th, 2015, 6:00pm, 212 Lake Hall
- EECE 3154: Hyperspectral Imaging in an International Context
- CLTR4944: Chilean Culture, NU Core humanities level 1
In recent years many engineering and science students have developed an interest in applying their engineering skills to diverse problems in biology, health, environment and remote sensing. At Northeastern, increasing numbers of students are working in imaging, through courses, research projects, and cooperative education assignments. Students wishing to work in this discipline in the future require not only strong technical skills (which transcend national borders), but a knowledge of the financial, political, cultural, and social issues that vary from one country to another. The theme of this program is international research and development in the US and Chile. This program is designed for students with an interest in optics or signal processing, or both. The program has three main components: (1) Prof. Charles A. DiMarzio at NU, will offer a rigorous 4–semester–hour “technical elective” course in Hyperspectral Imaging to students (2) The faculty at Universidad de Los Andes will offer a 4SH course in Chilean culture . (3) The program will include excursions to historical and cultural sites around Santiago and neighboring areas. (4) Students will participate in cultural activities with UANDES and international students. Each student will have a "buddy" who will help orient and integrate the student into the campus culture. Prof. DiMarzio conducts research in biomedical optics with a group of graduate and undergraduate students and faculty collaborators in ECE and MIE. He has worked 14 years in industry prior to his career at Northeastern, and is strongly committed to introducing undergraduates to both academic and industrial research and development.
Dialogue of Civilizations | Florence, Italy
Faculty Leader: Waleed Meleis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (email@example.com)
Term: Summer II
GE 1210: Scientific Revolutions Abroad
ITLNXXX: Italian Language Immersion (level depends on placement)
Description: This Dialogue studies two revolutions in scientific thought: the Scientific Revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries and the computational revolution of the 20th century. We begin with an exploration of the Scientific Revolution, as exemplified by the work of Copernicus and Galileo in Italy. From our base in Florence and Rome, the heart of the Italian Renaissance, we trace the evolution of scientific thought from the 16th through 18th centuries. We study the natural connections between the history of science taking place during the Italian Renaissance through scientific outings to local museums, observatories, universities, laboratories and archaeological sites. We then contrast this material with key results from chaos theory, computational complexity, logic, physics, quantum mechanics, and the theory of computation, all developed in the 20th century. Students will visit key historical, cultural and artistic sites in Florence, Rome, Pisa, Bologna, and Vinci.
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