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2022 – A Sustainable Partnership

Education2022 - A Sustainable Partnership

Earlier this fall, a group of four students and two faculty travelled to Colombia on a scholar exchange trip with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ). The trip was the next step in an ongoing partnership with between Seattle University and our sister university, built on the results of the work done when Seattle University hosted visiting scholars in June. The collaboration and exchange trips were organized and led by Civil Engineering Professor Katie Kuder, PhD, and Associate Professor and Department Chair Mike Marsolek, PhD.

“Transfer experiences are great examples of putting the mission into action because they educate the whole person,” says Marsolek, who is one of the leaders in developing the partnership. “Here, students learned about the civil engineering practice in a new culture, while simultaneously improving environmental justice by helping to find new low-cost solutions for smallholder farmers to clean coffee wastewater.”

The students, whose majors include…

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