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.
“The STEM field celebrates big thinkers who tackle some of today’s complex challenges,” says Arielle De Souza, a 22-year-old University of Rhode Island senior. Arielle, a double major in ocean engineering and French studies, recently has returned from 14 months’ studying and interning in France.
A BMW cruised onto the URI Kingston campus not long ago, a flawless white sports car with a top speed of 155 miles per hour. But don’t worry. No speed limits were broken.
KINGTON, R.I., March 9, 2016—BMW representatives cruised onto the University of Rhode Island campus on Monday in a sparkling white sports car—a BMW i8, to be exact—to interview engineering and business students for internships.
Per scambio accademico e interculturale
Fincantieri and the University of Rhode Island (U.S.A.), on behalf of its International Engineering Program (IEP), has signed an important understanding which establishes the beginning of mutual collaboration to develop academic and cultural interchange.
Spanish IEP alum Miriam Caetano Vera-Cruz ’08, will be working with the Luxembourg Development Cooperation on Cape Verde’s ambitious goal of meeting 50 percent of its energy needs through renewable energy by 2020.
Sarah Rheault, a University of Rhode Island student who has been studying industrial engineering at Technische Universität in Braunschweig, Germany since September, is the recipient of a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, or Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, also known as DAAD.
Cara Nunez, a University of Rhode Island senior majoring in biomedical engineering and Spanish, won the 10th annual Elevator Pitch Contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition for her proposal to create a wearable eye tracker to control a robotic arm.
Spanish IEP students Katie Brown of North Kingstown and Cara Nunez of East Greenwich – both seniors majoring in biomedical engineering – participate in Lil’ Rhody Riders program to help children be more independent.