Recruitment of CS undergrad for CE549 Water Supply in Developing Countries
Purdue's service-learning class Water Supply in Developing Countries is looking for a Computer Science students to join this 2 credit elective course. This is a collaborative, multidisciplinary course through the College of Engineering and College of Health and Human Sciences aimed at giving undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity for comprehensive education at the intersection of sustainable engineering and public health and education through the design, development, and deployment of decentralized drinking water treatment systems in the Dominican Republic. This is a great course for students who are interested in practicing engineering design and analysis in new, and sometimes challenging, contexts.
For Spring 2023 semester, we are seeking participation in this 2-cr course from a Computer Science student to help us achieve a feasibility study that we think will be crucial to the long-term sustainability of the water treatment systems that we deploy.
Next semester, we will source, develop, and deploy open-source data loggers (likely Arduino-based), with Input/Output programmed to record analog or digital sensor readings and transmit that data via cellular to a Purdue server, for real-time system performance tracking, ultimately enabling rapid maintenance response and reduction in system downtime and gaps in clean water access.
An ideal candidate for this course has previous experience and/or is interested in learning more about software and firmware programming of open-source IoT devices and is capable of collaborating with a small team of Civil and Environmental Engineering student colleagues who are eager to support and learn.
There is also an optional opportunity to travel to deploy the systems tentatively in May 2023.