DISCOVER PEACE CORPS PERU
Speaker: KEVIN DRUMM, URI ’15, a PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER in PERU
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3:30-4:45pm in 401 Lippett Hall, URI, Kingston, RI
Kevin Drumm, an East Greenwich native and URI International Engineering Program grad, will discuss his current Peace Corps Volunteer service in Peru. He has had previous international experiences starting with the Boy Scouts and at URI which greatly influenced his decision to join the Peace Corps and prepared him for the challenges he will face in career and life.
As result of recent heavy rains and flooding caused by the offshore effects of El Niño, all Peace Corps volunteers living on Peru’s northern coast (69 out about 200 total) were evacuated from the country to ensure their safety until conditions improve. For that reason, Kevin is home and using this opportunity to discuss life in a Peruvian village, including his work in water, sanitation, hygiene, and other activities such as English teaching and gender equity training.
Kevin’s seven-year-old ‘brother’, Aaron, is enjoying the view from atop Kevin’s shoulders.
KINGSTON, R.I.—March 22, 2017—University of Rhode Island engineering students will travel to Colombia this summer to help some people drive a car or eat a meal with both hands.
KINGSTON, R.I., June 28, 2016—Students at the University of Rhode Island are living and breathing the Chinese language and culture this summer in an intense residential immersion program on the Kingston campus.
KINGSTON, R.I., June 8, 2016—Micah Kittel will board a plane in the next few weeks and fly 5,000 miles to his new home for the next year: Chile. Kittel is one of 17 URI students who won grants from the Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows fund to travel overseas
Jack found URI through its ocean engineering program. When Jack Clark was in high school, great teachers sparked a love for both languages and science. When he found out about the International Engineering Program (IEP) at URI, he knew he would be able to meld both loves into an educational path.
Katie Brown is passionate about helping people. As a biomedical engineer, she intends to help improve the lives of many applying the skills she’s learned at URI Engineering. Her experience in the International Engineering Program (IEP) and travels to Chile showed her the global need for affordable and accessible health care options.
For Rhode Island native Ian Mace, the IEP program and its international perspective was a real draw in choosing URI Engineering from the start. Because his interests spanned both engineering and languages, URI’s International Engineering Program (IEP) a perfect fit.
KINGSTON, R.I., May 26, 2016—Two University of Rhode Island mechanical engineering students have received scholarships from the German government to study and intern in the country next year.
Arielle De Souza will return to France in the fall to get her master’s degree.
As part of the International Engineering Program, Kelsey Conahan ’16 studied in France and completed a six-month internship at MedinCell in Jacou, France, during which she worked on processes to improve efficiency and safety and safer dosing procedure in the area of drug delivery.