The mission of the Program for Assistive Technologies for Underprivileged (PATU) is to allow students to practice engineering skills while they develop strong communication and teamwork skills, gain global perspective, and learn social responsibility through projects for persons with disabilities that otherwise could not afford assistance.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
We have arrived!
Most of the trip was uneventful. Something strange happened in the brief stop between Sao Paulo and Ilheus in Belo Horizonte. The flight attended said that the airport was "closed" and no one knew what was going on. We were there between 1.5 and 2 hours. We were late getting into Ilheus because of that, but since it was our final destination it was no big deal. And we are only missing 2 bags!
Tomorrow we will be leaving the hotel at 7AM and going to UESC to learn about Brazilian culture and language and their engineering programs.