“US-Brazil Partnership in Engineering Capstone Design”
University of Pittsburgh and Universidade Federal do Paraná’s proposed program integrates the academic strengths and existing partnership of both institutions. It centers on facilitating cross-cultural design teams for senior engineering students in order to fulfill respective senior capstone design requirements—a cornerstone of engineering education worldwide. Students will earn credit toward their degrees while learning from their peers’ diverse engineering approaches, cultural knowledge, problem-solving skills, communication styles, and more. Such an exchange aims to transform graduates of this program into appealing candidates with global skills and at the same time enhance US-Brazil engineering networks.