Study abroad trip 'empowers' Grainger Engineering faculty

Our faculty lead by example. Just ask MatSE associate professor Daniel Shoemaker, who is one of 14 faculty and staff from The Grainger College of Engineering who are returning anew following a study abroad trip to Petersfield, Jamaica over the winter break to help clear land to make way for a community farm and garden. The Illinois crew collaborated with Amizade, a nonprofit providing service-learning experiences and volunteer opportunities for universities, high schools, community groups and companies, and the Petersfield-Galloway Benevolent Society, a community-based organization that started after Hurricane Gilbert struck the islands of Jamaica and Hispaniola in 1988 with its 115-mph winds, killing 26 people and leaving 500,000 homeless.

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News | March 21, 2023