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The Ethos Center

Building More Than Buildings

In every part of the world, there is a need for engineers. But for some University of Dayton engineering graduates, what they thought they’d use their degrees to build changed thanks to the ETHOS Center.

Alumni and Friends Making an Impact
Spotlight on Bhargavi Ravi's ETHOS Dayton Immersion

Fall 2019, Bhargavi Ravi came to the University of Dayton for graduate engineering management classes through the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology and has been enthusiastically "paving her future" ever since - extensive coursework, ETHOS internship, CityWide Dayton developer and Project Management of UD president.

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Franco Patino's rewarding ETHOS Dayton immersion with United Rehabilitation Services

Franco Patino, a University of Dayton junior mechanical engineering technology student, found a rewarding part-time domestic immersion through the University's ETHOS Center where he remotely teaches about the wonderful world of STEM to children and adults with disabilities at the United Rehabilitation Services.

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Inaugural ETHOS Immersion with The HUB in West Liberty, Ohio

University of Dayton students, Elizabeth Musco, senior double major in engineering and dance, and Arvind Muthukumar Subramanian, graduate mechanical engineering student, spent spring 2020 working with ETHOS partner, the HUB, in West Liberty, Ohio.

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ETHOS Student Gains Technical Experience at Rich Earth Institute

Cole Teranes, senior mechanical engineering major at the University of Dayton, is using his fall 2020 semester to gain technical engineering experience through a School of Engineering ETHOS Center immersion with Rich Earth Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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Summer 2020 Projects with Partners

Three engineering students: Claire Abele, senior, civil engineering, Sammy Miller, senior, chemical engineering, and Isabelle Hofmeister, sophomore, civil engineering, worked together via Zoom to complete two projects: design a water catchment system for Bethlehem Farm located in Alderson, WV, and research various types of cistern materials for Community Solutions located in Yellow Springs, OH. 

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Immersed Remotely

Zach Gerlach never envisioned walking outside his family’s back door in Pittsburgh this summer for a School of Engineering immersion experience — let alone one that involved harvesting mushrooms.

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University of Dayton students selected as finalists for global design challenge

University of Dayton students, Rosie Errigo, renewable and clean energy graduate program, and Brianna Dooley, mechanical engineering major, coordinated with GRUPO researchers, Sandra Vergara, MSc in thermal energy systems, and Sergio Jordan, BSc mechanical engineer operations, to solve food storage dilemmas in Peru and address UN SDG #2-Zero Hunger.

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ETHOS Alumni Spotlight: Steve Osgood

Steve Osgood graduated from UD in May 2007 with a degree in chemical engineering and a minor in international business and has successfully pursued an international career in alternative energy.

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Visiting Scholar Strengthens Partnership between ETHOS and Grupo Fenix in Nicaragua

Oscar Sanchez Lopez has been studying English and working in the ETHOS Center to strengthen the partnership between the University of Dayton and his organization, Grupo Fenix. 

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Connecting Science to Human Rights

University of Dayton students and faculty members attended the AAAS conference, which made visible the budding connections between traditional scientists and human rights advocates.

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Chemical Engineering Student Designs in India through the University of Dayton The Ethos Center

Thanks to The Ethos Center, senior chemical engineering student, Molly Savage, traveled to Patna, India, where she researched and designed solar ovens.

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Creative Community Engineering

Through the ETHOS program, engineering student Sammy Miller has learned to implement her skills to give back to the community and learn about social justice issues both locally and across the globe.

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ETHOS: Ph.D. Student Partners with Community Organization

Using his engineering knowledge, skills and mindset, Salah Alshatshati helped ETHOS partner Mission of Mary reach its renewable energy and sustainability goals. He investigated and recorded energy consumption and solar generation data as part of an energy assessment to meet Mission of Mary’s goal of becoming a net-zero organization. 

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Local STEM Teachers to Gain International Experience Thanks to NSF Grant

The University of Dayton and Central State University are looking for local middle and high school STEM teachers to participate in a yearlong National Science Foundation program. The teachers will work with an ETHOS community partner to create solutions for issues in developing countries using locally available technology. 

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Midwest Summer Institute

The University of Dayton hosted its first Midwest Summer Institute on Ethical Community-University Partnerships in May. This unique cross-campus collaboration explored ethical partnerships and best practices for community engaged learning and created the ability to reflect the values essential to these partnerships, practices and the Marianist tradition of the University of Dayton.

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Bringing the Light

The gift of light is transformative. It brings hope and opportunity to communities without a reliable source of electricity.

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No Electricity, No Problem

University of Dayton engineering students won three awards at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., for a device they hope will one day operate without electricity and provide eco-friendly refrigeration in areas lacking reliable electricity or affordable solar power.

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Erin Pfeiffer: DESS Best Technical Content

Erin's biomass gasification research was conducted at Rocket Works, Durban, South Africa, as part of The Ethos Center's 2016 International Immersion. Erin concluded that using rocket stoves for cooking and drying results in improved human health, reduced deforestation and improved overall social issues.

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The Ethos Center, Kelly Bohrer, Executive Director

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