2022 Summer Study Abroad: Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, Singapore, and Spain

POSTED ON: October 5, 2022

Image of Ryan Chung, Azra Rangwala, and Jacob Krebs.

Image of Ryan Chung, Azra Rangwala, and Jacob Krebs.

Each summer, the Albert Nerken School of Engineering offers a 6–8-week study abroad experience to students in their second or third year at Cooper. This summer, twelve students participated in our summer study abroad programs in Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, Singapore, and Spain.  

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering is grateful to the Victor and Eleanor DiFranco Endowed Fund and the E. Durbin & J. Morris Innovation Fund for underwriting the Dean’s Office Summer Abroad Cultural Immersion Fellowships.

Undergraduate engineering students Matthew Leach ChE’25, Vlad Bershchanskiy ME’24, Jin Wook Lee EE’24, and Davud Sylaymankhil ChE’23 participated in our study abroad research program at Teschnische Universitat Dresden in Dresden, Germany.

The university is home to a large variety of research centers and institutes, covering virtually every academic discipline. Research at TU Dresden include Health Sciences, Biomedicine, and Bioengineering; Information Technologies and Microelectronics; Smart Materials and Structures; Culture and Knowledge; and Energy and Environment.

Undergraduate engineering student Ginger Lau ME’23 also participated in our study abroad research program in Germany but at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Undergraduate engineering students Azra Rangwala EE’25, Jacob Krebs CE’24, and Seokwoo (Ryan) Chung ME’25 completed the second year 6-week study abroad experience at the Barbara Ford Peacebuilding Center in Guatemala. Dean Lisa Shay accompanied the students on their first week in Guatemala, as she helped develop the summer study abroad experience in Guatemala in cooperation with Sister Virginia Searing, President of the Board of Directors of the Barbara Ford Peacebuilding Center Association, and two of the Center’s senior staff members, Marta Leticia Garcia Ajucum, Executive Director, and Luciano Laynez Perez, Director of Finances and Administration.

You can read more of our students’ experiences featured on the Sisters of Charity website.

Undergraduate engineering students Jiyoon Pyo EE’23 and Heejeong (Sarah) Yang ME’24 participated in our study abroad research program at Reykjavik University in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Faith Lin EE’24 participated in our Summer Engineering Research Internship for U.S. Students (SERIUS) program at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Faith spent 8-weeks at the NUS College of Design and Engineering lab, developing research skills and discovering cutting-edge research with faculty.

Undergraduate Randel Placino ME’24 participated in our study abroad research program at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.

At Universidad Pontificia Comillas, the research contributes to cultural, social, economic, and technological development. Its research is geared towards innovation and social return, with an interdisciplinary nature. Research this summer included Improving robot grasping dexterity for an industrial application, Sim-to-Real: Optimizing the use of transfer learning and the transference of synthetic experience to reality in robots, Setting and testing power system protections, and more. View the research project list here.

Interested in studying abroad? Visit our study abroad website for more information.

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