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. PATU will provide undergraduate engineering students with a unique learning experience by providing sustainable, affordable, and functional assistive technologies to persons with disabilities and underprivileged individuals through effective design and implementation strategies. These projects will provide students practice in the engineering design process and communication techniques by incorporating meaningful projects into design courses.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Better than a postcard

When you think of postcards, you think of them capturing the beautiful scenery of a location so you can send it to your friends...perhaps to make them feel a bit jealous?  Well, just as a warning, everything you are about to see below is better than a postcard, and WILL make you jealous!  Today was absolutely AMAZING.  We got to hike through the forest to get to secluded beaches nestled between cliffs and take gorgeous pictures.  We also watched natives complete their artwork using local materials to sell at the artisan market.  Thank you, muito obrigada, for a wonderful day, Fabricio! 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!! Love reading about your trip-so many neat and inspiring things!!