The Engineering, Math and Science Program will be in its tenth year in 2016. The program is designed for students in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, especially those majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, natural science and any of the majors in the Health & Human Sciences Department. The program is run by Akademie für Internationale Building, which has administered LMU's successful Germany programs for over 20 years.
The Bonn Engineering, Math and Science Program allows students to progress in their major and core curriculum courses in a country that is synonymous with scientific, mathematical and engineering achievement. Through class and program excursions and special presentations, students will gain exposure to important technological and artistic work being carried out in Germany and the European Union, while also experiencing and learning about German culture. In particular, the program offers the opportunity to witness firsthand the commitment by German engineers and scientists to social and environmental responsibility by seeking solutions to problems such as a rapidly growing population, demographic and climate changes, declining resources, globalization, urbanization and a growing concern for the environment.
Situated on the Rhine River, Bonn is the former capital of West Germany as well as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. The city and its surrounding area are filled with castles, medieval towns and natural beauty. Students can play Fußball (soccer) in one of Bonn's beautiful parks, explore Bonn's historic city center or walk, run or bike along the Rhine.
Bonn is also an international technology hub and is the corporate headquarters to T-Mobile and Deutsche Post; the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft and Raumfahrtechnik, the German space agency, is also nearby. Bonn is centrally located in Western Europe, allowing for easy train travel to cities such as Paris and Amsterdam. Also, the Cologne-Bonn airport is served by many low-cost airlines allowing for travel on a long weekend to cities like Venice, Budapest, London, Prague, Barcelona and other European locations.
Students may enroll in ONE of the following combination of courses:
- MATH 355 and ART 398
- HHSC 335 / BIOL 398 and ART 398
- INBA 3898 / ENTR 3398 / MGMT 3698 and one of the following: HHSC 335 / BIOL 398 or ART 398 or MATH 355
HHSC 335 / BIOL 398 (CHEM upper-division major credit possible via CAPP adjustment)
Dr. Hawley Almstedt
Core Requirement - Explorations: Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Nutritional science will be covered in relation to global differences in hunger, malnutrition, and social and environmental injustices. Physiology of undernutrition and strategies to overcome it will be examined. Nutrition-related chronic diseases in various nations will be investigated. Discussions will include the influence of culture on diet and nutrient status. Study will include world hunger, genetic modification, and organics. The agricultural approach to farming and its influence on the environment, food supply, and health will be studied.
Methods of Applied Mathematics
Core Requirement - Flag: Quantitative Reasoning
Series solutions and special functions. Orthogonal functions and Fourier series, partial differential equations and boundary value problems.
Prerequisites: MATH 234 and 245
Art & Ecology
Core Requirement - Explorations: Creative Experience
Flag: Engaged Learning
International Applications in Social Entrepreneurship
INBA 3898 / ENTR 3398 / MGMT 3698
Dr. Charlie Vance
International social entrepreneurship involves increasing activities on a global scale by both for-profit and nonprofit organizations (NPOs) in addressing both social and environmental needs affecting the well being of society. This multidisciplinary course examines, within a larger framework of global sustainability, global issues, challenges, and opportunities for companies and NPOs in addressing social and environmental needs, often in collaboration with each other and local and national governments, as well as trans-national governmental entities. A particular emphasis is on challenges and opportunities surrounding growing career interests of social entrepreneurs within the nonprofit sector, as well as models and approaches in which private sector organizations can collaborate with nonprofit organizations in furthering their goals in corporate social responsibility.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students live with host families to promote cultural immersion. The program fee includes accommodations (each student has his/her own room), breakfast and dinner with the host family, and a Bonn public transportation pass. Host families have extensive experience welcoming LMU students into their homes. Indeed, many students report living with a host family as one of the highlights of being abroad. Dorm lodging is possible for an additional fee.
The program includes a five-day excursion to Munich, other places in Southern Germany, and perhaps a town/city in Austria. During the long excursion, students visit Neuschwanstein castle; the Deutsches Museum, the world's largest technology museum; the memorial at the Dachau concentration camp; and leading German firms and research institutes (e.g., BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have been factory visits in previous years)
In addition, there will be several daylong excursions and company visits that are part of the courses, including a Rhine cruise, a visit to Cologne, art-course museum tours and activities, and a three-country trip including Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in one day.