Kevin’s seven-year-old ‘brother’, Aaron, is enjoying the view from atop Kevin’s shoulders.
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
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.
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.
“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.