Woodford Hill, Dominica

Paige, Jason, and Caitlyn were partnered with Dominican Manufacturing Association and were each assigned various projects based on their majors in mechanical and civil engineering. Their projects included working with manufacturing and production companies, relief housing projects, and construction companies.

project highlight: Sugar Mill/ Distillery Rehabilitation 

This summer, the University of Dayton sent three engineering students to Dominica for ten weeks. The students partnered with Dominican Manufacturing Association and were assigned various projects based upon their major. One mechanical engineering student worked with Caribbean Agro Producers Company. A second mechanical engineering student worked with both Jolly’s Manufacturing and Cape Tranto Coconut Products. And a civil engineering student worked with Carib Sand and Stone, government funded tropical storm relief housing project and McKenzie Architectural and Construction (MAC) Services Inc. 

See Project Poster: ETHOS Trip to Dominica

student experience

“My name is Paige Lazar and I am a senior civil engineering student. I spent the summer in Dominica, working with the Dominican Manufacturing Association. I was given the opportunity to work with the locals, develop solutions to problems and make a positive impact on the island. My ETHOS experience showed me how I can use my engineering degree to improve the quality of life for people around the world.” – Paige Lazar, 2016 ETHOS Participant

"Spending this summer living and working in Dominica with the University of Dayton's ETHOS program was an incredibly impactful experience, and will undoubtedly be one of the most significant components of my college education... ETHOS is able to retain the same level of focus on technical engineering principles but also engages students in challenges that cultivate personal growth and intercultural learning." - Jason Levand, 2016 ETHOS Participant  

“I left for my ETHOS immersion expecting to spend the summer helping others, but I never imagined how much others would help me. The people I met and worked with on my summer immersion taught me more about work ethic, service, and an overall appreciation for life that I never could have had in a normal classroom setting.” - Caitlyn Ohradzansky, 2016 ETHOS Participant

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