Environmental Science & Engineering
Math, Science and Engineering

Us Partner Institution Loyola Marymount University
Faculty US and German Faculty
On-Site Coordinator Ariane Hanrath
Level 3rd Year Undergraduates
Sequence Summer term

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This semester program is designed for students majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, natural science and any of the majors in the Health & Human Sciences Department.

The program allows students to progress in their major and core curriculum courses in a that is famous for its‘ artistic, scientific, mathematical and engineering achievement. While in Bonn, students participate in field trips to research institutions, technical museums and established companies to gain insight into the past, present and future of Germany’s innovative research landscape.

CURRICULUM

Health & Human Science Course “Molecular Mechanisms of Disease” (3 credits)

Analysis of the molecular mechanisms which underlie the pathology of genetic and infectious diseases. Particular attention paid to molecular mechanisms of disease treatment and experimental analysis in the field of human molecular genetics.

Math Course “Methods of Applied Mathematics” (3 credits)

Series solutions and special functions. Orthogonal functions and Fourier series, partial differential equations and boundary value problems.

Art Course “Art and Ecology” (3 credits)

Art and Ecology is a visual arts course inspired by art and science. The course incorporates readings, site-specific engaged learning opportunities as well as contemporary and historical examples that explore visual art and environmental ethics, culture, sustainability and resilience.

German Course “German Language, Communication & Culture”

Students learn basic, practical German language and gain insights into German culture, which support them in their day-to-day life in Bonn.

SPECIAL PROJECTS & HIGHLIGHTS

Study Tours

Several study tours throughout the semester allow students to witness firsthand German scientist & engineers’ commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

Southern Germany
During a 5-day excursion to Southern Germany, students visit the Deutsche Museum, the world’s largest museum for technology and science; Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and Neuschwanstein castle, also known as the original Cinderella castle. Company visits to leading German firms, such as the manufacturing plant of BMW in Munich and the Leibniz Supercomputing Center, one of Germany’s leading research institutes, are also part of the study trip.

Multiple Regional Study Tours, major-related or with a cultural focus, e.g. to the World Health Organization in Bonn; Electron Particle Accelerator in Bonn; Siemens Gas Turbines; Sports & Olympic Museum in Cologne; Cologne City & Cathedral.

10 km Night Run

Every year the Health & Human Science students participate in the Bonn Night Run, a local event in Bonn, to put their physical fitness to the test while raising money for a good cause.

ACCOMMODATION

Gastfamilien & Housing

Contact

Ariane Hanrath
hanrath@aib-studyabroad.org