Humanitarian Engineering: Designing Solutions for Health Challenges in Crises is a collaborative initiative between the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, alongside the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) at Johns Hopkins University.
In this course, students from diverse disciplines work together in teams on ideation, design, and solution prototyping. They participate in a series of lectures, field visits to refugee camps, an engineering hackathon, and a competition all focused on designing solutions for health challenges in crises.
The course has been organized twice in varying format during the summer of 2017, the winter of 2018, and summer of 2018. The next offering is planned for winter of 2019.