Current Global Service Learning Projects


Professor Karen Rispin and her team of students test how wheelchairs function in unique settings in the developing world and share this research with wheelchair manufactures to enable them to design better chairs.

Frontier Wheelchairs

Dr. Norman Reese and his team of students implement the research of the Wheels project by using their engineering skills to make design improvements on wheelchairs in the developing world. Check out the team's project presentation. Also see Frontier Wheelchairs in the news here.

Small Plot Irrigation

Faculty members and design team students develop pumps for existing wells, which provide water for human consumption and for agricultural needs.

Mary K. Tiller

Director, Global Service Learning