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ETHOS Domestic Breakouts

Domestic Breakouts

Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, all ETHOS domestic breakout programs are currently on hold. 

About ETHOS Domestic Breakouts

Spanning from three days to two weeks, ETHOS Domestic Breakouts are a great opportunity for students to use their engineering skills with hands-on projects and gain a taste of the ETHOS Domestic Immersions. The ETHOS Center generally offers breakouts during fall break, spring break, and in May of each year. 

Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Sioux County, North Dakota

This breakout is canceled. Check back for future opportunities. 

Join us at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Sioux County, North Dakota, site of the recent Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL) protests. During this breakout, we will explore some of the contemporary challenges faced by Native American communities, while working on community improvement projects directed by local leaders. Students will build awareness of the social, cultural and historical contexts facing contemporary indigenous populations, specifically those in North and South Dakota, through meeting and learning from several community members and activists. This breakout will challenge students to appreciate diversity, understand privilege and value human dignity while working for the common good by emphasizing a commitment to the practices of social justice.    

  • Dates: May 11-21, 2020
  • Location: Sioux County, North Dakota
  • Eligibility: All engineering students are eligible.
  • Cost: $200
  • Please complete the ETHOS Domestic Breakout application form to apply. You will not be officially registered until you submit the fee (cash or check) for the breakout to ETHOS. Checks can be made out to University of Dayton with "ETHOS" in the memo and dropped off in KL 101.
Big Laurel Learning Center, Dingess, West Virginia

This breakout has been canceled. Check back for future opportunities. 

Big Laurel Learning Center is a traditional mountain community that inspires celebration, education and volunteerism as tools to promote healing and social change by providing education, outreach and spiritual renewal in solidarity with the people of southern West Virginia. Through opportunities for reflection, service and community enrichment, students will gain a greater appreciation for Appalachia, nature and one another. In this breakout, students will

  • dig into the principles of human-centered design and appropriate technology and apply these principles to a challenge in the local community;
  • learn from local residents about Appalachian culture, the history of Appalachia, the challenges these communities face and the resiliency and ingenuity they possess;
  • participate in ongoing service projects with local non-profits; and
  • experience community, enjoy meals and engage in dialogue with those who live and work at Big Laurel Learning Center.  
  • Dates: March 14-21, 2020
  • Eligibility: All engineering students. In addition, EGR 103 students can earn 3 honors credits if they participate in the breakout, attend three pre-trip meetings and one post-trip meeting, present at the Stander Symposium, and share their experience with their EGR 103 class.
  • Cost: $200 per student (transportation, meals and accommodations included)
  • Application open: Rolling admissions, apply early to secure your spot. 

Please complete the ETHOS Domestic Breakout application form to apply. You will not be officially registered until you submit the fee (cash or check) for the breakout to ETHOS. Checks can be made out to University of Dayton with "ETHOS" in the memo and dropped off in KL 101.

Bethlehem Farm, Alderson, West Virginia

This breakout has been canceled. Check back for future opportunities. 

Bethlehem Farm is a Catholic community in Appalachia that transforms lives through service with the local community and the teaching of sustainable practices. Students serve the surrounding community, learn about and from the people of Appalachia, and experience ways of practicing and living a sustainable life. Students will learn about sustainability practices and put their engineering skills to work through building- and energy-related projects. 

  • Dates: March 15-21, 2020
  • Eligibility: All engineering students are eligible.
  • Cost: $200 per student (transportation, meals and accommodations included)
  • Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2020
  • Breakout is FULL. Students can apply to be on the waitlist. 
  • Please complete the ETHOS Domestic Breakout application form to apply. You will not be officially registered until you submit the fee (cash or check) for the breakout to ETHOS. Checks can be made out to University of Dayton with "ETHOS" in the memo and dropped off in KL 101.
CONTACT

The ETHOS Center, Dr. Malcolm Daniels, Director

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