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Local, National, and Global Engagement
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Resource Magazine. 23(5): 13-13. @2016
Authors: Rabi H. Mohtar
Keywords: capstone, senior design, Texas A&M, Organized Organics, hydroponics
The Global Design Team (GDT) class spans the academic year to provide real-world engineering challenges from the private and public sectors. Teams of three to five students work with their sponsors to develop practical solutions to the challenges posed. Projects are high-impact, full-cycle design experiences that help raise global awareness at home and abroad. GDT is part of the BAEN Capstone course. Teams travel to the project site, whether in Texas or abroad. The stakeholders, students, partner organizations, interested corporations, academic partners, and community members in the host locations share the costs. Working together, using the technical skills and competencies of the students, employees, and volunteers involved in the project, the goal is to address a specific challenge within the community for mutual benefit.