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Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-Learning
The ETHOS Center seeks to provide service-learning experiences through technical immersions, student activities, research and hands-on projects. Through these experiences, students have gained perspectives on how engineering and technology are influenced by the world. Participating students have been able to use their engineering skills for humanitarian purposes, serving others through practical engineering knowledge. Our alumni learn about the world, different cultures and themselves.
Founded in 2001 by a team of engineering students, ETHOS was created to take engineering curriculum beyond the classroom, even beyond this country. Students who participate in our program engage in service-learning experiences and technical projects across the globe.
Starting with just one location, our program has expanded gradually and has sent students to a total of 20 different countries on 4 different continents.
Over its lifetime, ETHOS can proudly claim alumni not only from all disciplines of engineering but also from all schools and colleges within the University of Dayton.
Rooted in partnership, ETHOS works with in-country hosts that sponsor our projects, enable authentic cultural immersions and provide local perspectives to our solutions.