UGA engineering students, faculty visit India

Windmills in Tamil NaduEngineering students and faculty from the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science at the University of Georgia will spend the next two weeks in India, where they will learn about environmental and bio-energy needs in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The group departed Washington Dulles International Airport March 7 for Chennai. During the 14-day study tour, students and faculty plan to visit key municipal and agro-industrial sites, where they will examine environmental issues, opportunities for agro-processing, waste management systems and energy technologies. The visit is hosted by SRM University, Chennai and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

Faculty leading the study tour are Dr. K.C. Das and Dr. David Gattie from the College of Engineering and Dr. Jack Houston and Dr. Glenn Ames from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science.

This education and cultural exchange is partially supported by the University of Georgia’s Office of International Education and the International Science and Education Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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