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The Humanitarian Engineer

The Humanitarian Engineer

By Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International Development
The Humanitarian Engineer podcast highlights the work Villanova students are doing within the Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International Development. You will hear from students, partners, and in-country experts as they share the challenges faced from a technical and humanistic perspective, as well as the progress achieved through collaborative efforts.
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CRS Madagascar Series: Episode 1
In this series of episodes, we will focus on Villanova’s service-learning work in Madagascar, where we partner with Catholic Relief Services. Today we’ll get some background information on the humanitarian work students and partners are engaged in here, and we’ll speak with several individuals who have played a key role in beginning and continuing Villanova’s partnership with CRS.
23:21
April 12, 2021
Great Partnerships Series- Aqua America- Episode 2
This episode is Part II of a two-part series that celebrates Villanova's five years of partnership with Aqua America, a division of Essential Utilities. We speak with Justin Kauffman and Peter Virag, two members of the Aqua team who have participated in the Ghana and Panama projects, respectively. They share their stories about some of the technical challenges they faced in these unique environments and the lasting impact their experiences have had on them personally.
17:13
February 16, 2021
Great Partnerships Series- Aqua America- Episode 1
This episode is Part I of a two-part series that celebrates Villanova's five years of partnership with Aqua America, a division of Essential Utilities. We chat with Kimberly Joyce, a member of Essential's executive leadership team, about how the partnership was born, how she got involved, and what makes it so unique.
27:34
February 16, 2021
Matamoros Series: A Local Perspective
This is the final episode in a three-part series that focuses on a refugee camp on the border of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico. We hear from an asylum seeker named Dison about his experience living in the camp.
07:08
December 3, 2020
Matamoros Series: Technical Challenges
This episode is the second in a three-part series that focuses on a refugee camp on the border of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico. We hear from Christa Cook, a Villanova engineer who has been assisting with water and sanitation projects there since 2019, about the technical constraints she faces in the camp.
08:26
November 11, 2020
Matamoros Series: Background Information
This episode is the first in a three-part series that focuses on a refugee camp on the border of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico. We get some background information about the situation in the camp, and we hear from Charlene D'Cruz, an attorney who is playing a key role in assisting asylum seekers complete their applications.
05:05
October 27, 2020
Director Jordan Ermilio Introduces Villanova’s Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International
In this first episode of the Humanitarian Engineer,  we hear from Dr. Jordan Ermilio, the Director of Villanova University's new Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International Development. Jordan discusses how the Center got started, his passion for humanitarian engineering, and some exciting initiatives planned moving forward,
16:22
September 17, 2020