Semester: Spring 2006
Instructor: Krishna Vedula
Partner:UML's Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
The students in the college of engineering had the opportunity to interact with the community through Service-Learning Integrated throughout a College of Engineering program (SLICE). By taking engineering classes that have Service-Learning as part of their objective. Students were provided the occasion to engage in solving life problems around their local area. In spring 2006, thirty-one students from the Materials Engineering class at UML were assigned a challenge to design a recycling and disposal program for waste materials in the engineering department.
Rich Lemoine of the UML - Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) office met with the SLICE Coordinator and Krishna Vedula to assist in formulating the project and serve as a resource. Rich presented information to the class and prepared and distributed an excellent handout for the students to use as reference. He recruited other staff, informed them of the project and requested they be responsive to the students. In addition to Rich, Peter Bergeron – EHS and Tom Miliano – UML Facilities served as helpful resources, informing students. All three were invited to join the SLICE Coordinator for student presentations, but unfortunately none were able to attend.