D-Lab International Satellites

Over time, the D-Lab project based course model has gained global attention.  Working with international organizations, the D-Lab team works with partners remotely and onsite to facilitate workshops and trainings for educators on the implementation of project based, client-focused courses.  Resulting from high interest, D-Lab, in collaboration with the UC Davis Horticulture and Innovation Lab, created an online toolkit which serves as a database of free, downloadable curriculum to equip any instructor with the resources needed to teach a project-based, client-centered course.

Burkina Faso

D-Lab is proposing an exploratory visit to assess the capacity and impact of implementing a D-Lab International Satellite to engage students in client-focused, project-based courses to develop sustainable engineering solutions tailored to specific communities in Burkina Faso. The visit is meant to facilitate a one-day training of instructors and professors.

Learn more about the Burkina Faso Satellite here!

Georgia

The UC Davis D-Lab formed the Georgia Working Group (GWG) to conduct small courses with students from Georgian universities and local Georgian communities facing environmental issues. The GWG works with primary in-country client, NGO Environment & Development (E&D). The goal of D-Lab's collaborative efforts with E&D is to facilitate curriculum and faculty exchange, with the support of Georgian universities, government ministries, and organizations.

The involvement of the UC Davis D-Lab in evaluating developed courses as a short term contribution was crucial. After the exploratory visit, we are starting to develop long-term cooperations between the two Universities. It will also introduce relevant educational, thematic curriculas essential for GIPA to modify and extend knowledge in the fields of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources Management, Rural and Agriculture Development . -- Kakhaber Bakhtadze, Program Manager of Environment & Development.

Learn more about the Georgia Satellite here!

Honduras

Partner Institution: Zamorano University - May 2016, May 2017

D-Lab Zamorano creates sustainable solutions to solve development challenges. The D-Lab projects Zamorano can focus on these areas include:

  • Appropriate Technology applied to horticulture and farming life: pumping, irrigation, post-harvest, seed drying, food processing.
  • Production of renewable energy: biogas, solar, wind, biofuels, charcoal, biochar.
  • Water harvesting, sustainable housing, waste management.

During this time, students learn about project framing, project feasibility and design processes.

Learn more about the Honduras Satellite here!

Thailand

Learn more about the Thailand Satellite here!

Uruguay

Partner Institution: Universidad de la República

In August 2019, D-Lab delivered a workshop on project-based, client-focused learning in Montevideo, Uruguay. Kurt Kornbluth, Alice Dien, and Meg Slattery delivered a weeklong workshop run through the Espacio Interdisciplinario (Interdisciplinary Space) at the University of the Republic, with participants with diverse areas of expertise and geographic location. 

Learn more about the Uruguay Satellite here!

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

D-Lab is proposing an exploratory visit to assess the capacity and impact of implementing a D-Lab International Satellite to engage students in client-focused, project-based courses to develop sustainable engineering solutions tailored to specific communities in Côte d'Ivoire. The visit is meant to facilitate a one-day training of instructors and professors.

Learn more about the Côte d'Ivoire Satellite here!