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Title: ENGR 4060.001 Technology of Northern Italy


1
ENGR 4060.001 Technology of Northern Italy
  • May 2009 (Summer Session)
  • Instructors Drs. John Veensta (CIVEN) and
  • John Nazemetz (IEM)
  • Open to All Majors --
  • http//biosystems.okstate.edu/ENGR4060

2
Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Course Goals and Logistics
  • Location of Visit/Tours
  • Course Schedule and Requirements
  • Pre-Trip, Trip, Post-Trip
  • Logistics
  • Costs/Scholarships, Sign-Ups,
  • Travel Logistics/Responsibilities
  • Q A

3
Course Goals
  • Provide On-Site Glimpse of Italian Technology and
    Culture
  • Visits to Industrial and Cultural Sites
  • Technology Visits (Tentative)
  • Plastics, Construction, Glass Manufacturing,
    Wine Production, Shoe Manufacture, Olive Oil
    Production, Information Sciences/Product
    Identification, Food (Cheese) Processing,
    Cabinet/Furniture Manufacture, 15th and 21st
    Century Corn Mills, Water/Wetlands Management,
    Automobile, Oil and Gas, Manufacture,
    Textile/Clothing Manufacture,
  • Cultural And Architectural Visits (Tentative)
  • CaTron Architecture, Art Museums, Science
    Museums, Palaces, Canal/Barge Travel, Walking
    Tours of Florence/Venice,
  • Immersion in Italy (Public Transportation,
    Restaurants, Cafes,
  • Student Selected/Free Time Activities
  • NOTE Course meets all OSRHE standards for
    Course/Credit Hours

4
ENGR 4060.001 Technology of Northern Italy

Area for Visit We plan an open C tour/loop
from the US through central and northern Italy
We will fly to Rome and travel by train to
Florence, Bologna/Milan and Venice areas, and
depart from Venice students may extend trip to
other cities, after class ends.
USA
http//worldatlas.com/webimage/
countrys/europe/itfacts.htm
5
Costs and Sign-Ups
Tuition1
750 How Much The
estimated cost is Course Expenses2
1,550 Meals, In Country Expenses3
500
Air Fare4
1,100 3,900
Personal5 ???
1 Paid for in Summer Semester. No fees and no
additional charges for out of state residents 2
Paid in Advance - Local expenses include lodging,
most of your meals, local transportation (train,
bus, and boat), and tours. Will be finalized by
Feb 2, 2009. 3 Paid as you go in Italy Will
vary by student taste/preferences, 4This is the
currently offered economy fares, you may find
better/worse prices. 5 Cost of souvenirs,
personal trips, etc not included.
This is an estimate, actual cost may differ
(slightly).
  • Sign-up by February 2, 2009 (a 400
    non-refundable deposit is due at sign-up)
  • The balance of the local expenses will be billed
    to your bursar account in the middle to end of
    March, 2009.
  • Contact Nancy Rogers (Nancy.Rogers_at_okstate.edu)
    or Dr. Ron Elliott (ron.elliott_at_okstate.edu 111
    Ag Hall)

6
Scholarships Available
  • International Experience Scholarships
  • OSU
  • There was an offering of such scholarships in the
    fall, with all of them being spoken for fairly
    quickly, but this is ADDITIONAL funding that has
    been made available.  I believe that the
    scholarships are in the amount of 500 for
    short-term study abroad (such as the May ENGR
    4060 courses in Italy, Brazil, China, and
    Germany).
  • For more information, go to http//studyabroad.oks
    tate.edu/ieo.aspx?page120 and/or stop by the
    Study Abroad Office in 060-G Student Union
    Applications open January 21, 2009, 800 a.m.
  • CEAT Schools
  • As of the time of this writing, there are still
    500-1000 scholarships available for students in
    the following majors (first come / first served
    til the numerical limit of scholarships in each
    major is reached)
  •             Biosystems Engineering
  •             Civil Environmental Engineering
  •             Electrical Computer Engineering
  •             Fire Protection Safety Technology
  •             Industrial Engineering Management
  • Student/Financial Aid Can be Used for the Course

7
Possible/Probable Cost
  • Trip Total Estimated Cost 3900
  • Less Study Abroad 500

  • 3400
  • Less CEAT Assist 500

  • 2900
  • Less Tuition Scholarships 750

  • 2250
  • Form Available on line Search OSU site for
    Provost Study Abroad
  • May be limited availability -- FCFS limited
    available each School

8
Course Logistics (1)
  • Pre-Trip
  • Six (6) Class Meetings Planned for Spring
    Semester
  • Tentatively Planned for Five (5) Monday Evenings
    and One (1) Saturday Day of Meetings Subject to
    Change to Accommodate Students in Course
  • Feb 16 Short Pre-Class, Passport, checks, as
    needed
  • March 9 General (Group) Travel and Journal
    Writing
  • March 23 History and Culture of Italy
  • March 30 Italian Language
  • April 4 (Sat.) Trip (Vineyard/Winery, Dinner)
    Practice Touring and Journal Writing
  • April 13 Italian Architecture
  • April 20 Italian Art
  • May 4 Short, Final check/Questions,
  • as needed

9
Course Logistics (2)
  • During Trip (Arrive May,10/11, Trip - May 11-23,
    Depart May 24)
  • Visits to Industrial and Cultural Sites
  • Prearranged Group Tours/Presentations
  • Travel by Charter Bus, (Public) Trains,
    Boats/Ferries, and Busses
  • Students Will Keep/Write Journals of Experiences
    and Observations
  • Daily Journal Entries Expected
  • Each Student Will Research A Site/Industry before
    Leaving US and Will Provide Expertise to Other
    Students Regarding Site/Industry during Trip

10
Course Logistics (3)
  • Post-Trip
  • Journal Completion/Compellation
  • Add Pictures
  • Edit as Needed
  • Summary Paper on Experiences
  • Technical Observations
  • Comparisons to US Culture and Technology
  • Lessons Learned
  • Due by mid-July (for Summer Grade Submission)
  • Grade Based on Pre-Trip Participation and
    Research, Trip Behavior, Journal, and Post-Trip
    Summaries

11
Sample (Last Years) Itinerary
  • Link to booklet.doc

12
Cotto Veneto
13
Betiol Guseppe Cheese Plant
14
Wine Production
A Prosecco grape and wine producer
15
Florence Waste Recycling
Technology in solid waste management - Florence
16
Le Torri
Making olive oil with a cold press
17
Veneta Cucine Spa
18
API Plastics
19
Grain Mills
Power behind an Old Grain Mill
Power behind a New Grain Mill
20
Museo dela Bonifica
San Dona di Piave Learning how the Veneto was
reclaimed from swamp land
21
Venice Flood Gates Construction
Taking a boat ride to visit the construction of
the Venice flood gates
22
Venice San Marco
23
Venice Rialto Bridge
24
Florence Duomo
Florence from hilltop (Duomo in Distance)
Duomo Basilica
25
Florence History of Science Museum
DaVinci Drawing of gears
Galileos objective lens
Retrieved from http//www.imss.fi.it/
26
Bologna University of Bologna
Group outside U of B Engineering Campus
Departmental sign in building
27
Bologna
Medici Library
Medici Library
Two Towers
28
Travel Logistics (1)
  • Passports and Visas
  • All Travelers MUST Obtain Passports
  • Begin Process NOW !!
  • Passport Offices Department of State --
    http//travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.htm
    l
  • First Passport ? http//travel.state.gov/passport/
    get/first/first_832.html
  • Passport Photos Can be Taken and Assistance
    Provided by the Study Abroad Office in 060-G
    Student Union
  • US Citizens Do Not Need to Obtain Visas
  • Foreign Nationals May Need Visas

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Visas Non-US CitizensWho Needs One -
http//www.esteri.it/visti/home_eng.asp
  • Visas 35 - http//www.esteri.it/visti/rilasci
    o_eng.asp
  • Selected Sites
  • Kansas City - Honorary Vice Consulate Address
    New Brotherhood Building, 753 State Ave. Suite
    102 - Kansas City, KS 66101Tel.
    0019132812222Fax 3216525E-mail
    rserra_at_wycokck.org
  • Denver - Honorary Vice Consulate Address 7325
    South Jackson Street - Centennial, CO 80122Tel.
    0013032249927Fax 2249930E-mail
    italyconsulcolo_at_msn.com
  • Houston - General Consulate Address 1300, Post
    Oak Boulevard, Suite 660 - Houston, TX
    77056Tel. 001713 8507520 Fax 8509113Website
    www.italconshouston.orgE-mail
    houston.italcons_at_itwash.org

30
Travel Logistics (2)
  • Air Travel
  • Students will schedule and pay for their own
    flights, but we will provide help with
    reservations if needed.
  • We will pick up students at Rome airport and
    provide travel to depart Venice airport or train
    station.
  • Students are free to spend additional time in
    Europe following the completion of the class, and
    may choose to fly out of a different city.

31
Travel Logistics (3)
  • Lodging
  • All Lodging During Course will be Pre-arranged
  • Double Occupancy
  • CaTron Campus and Overnight Stays in Rome,
    Florence, Bologna/Milan (tentative)
  • Meals
  • Many (but not all) Meals will be Pre-arranged
    During Course
  • Some Evening Meals Will Be At Students
    Discretion
  • A Listing of Meals (and at whos expense) Will Be
    Provided in Final Itinerary ( March 1)
  • All Alcohol will be at Individual Expense

32
Eating near CaTron
33
Boschettos
34
Eating in Tuscany
35
Eating in Venice
36
A Café in Murano
37
Travel Logistics (4)
  • Packing and Luggage
  • Pack Light Laundry Facilities Will Be Available
  • Be Prepared to Tote All of Own Bags
  • Additional Advice at Course Meeting 1.
  • Medical Considerations
  • Proof of Internationally Valid Health Insurance
    Will be Required for Trip
  • Fitness Touring Requires Walking ( 2-3 Miles
    per hour of walking tours)
  • Should Begin Fitness Program to Assure Ability
  • Bring All Needed, Likely Needed (Prescriptions,
    Non-Prescription)
  • Not All Medical Conditions May be Able to Be
    Accommodated
  • Participants Will be Asked to Self-Reveal Medical
    Conditions Prior to Trip

38
Travel Logistics (4)
  • Communications
  • Internet/e-mail Available in CaTron Facilities
  • Most, if not all Hotels will have (may be a
    charge)
  • Often Best to Use Asynchronous Communication
    Methods
  • European Cell Phones are Different Frequencies
    than US
  • Can Rent Phones, if Needed
  • Phone Cards May be Best
  • Parents (if you tell them) will Have All Phone
    Numbers, Itinerary

39
CaTron Base
40
GMO Lab at CaTron
41
Travel Logistics (5)
  • Dress
  • Industrial Tour Preparation
  • Closed-Toe Shoes, Safety Glasses, No Dangling
    Clothing/Accessories, No Skirts, Shorts
  • Some will be Dirty, Some May Smell Like Money
  • Cultural
  • Cathedrals May/Will Ban Visitors in Short Skirts,
    Shorts, Short Shorts, Bare Shoulders, May
    Require Head Covering (Women)
  • We Will Respect
  • their Rules/Culture.

42
Travel Logistics (5)
  • Language
  • Learning Some Basic Italian Will Help
  • Language Will Be Addressed in Class
  • Additional Preparation is Recommended
  • Rosetta Stone (Both Dr. Nazemetz and Jones Have)
  • Other Materials (OSU Library)
  • Many (Younger) Italians Will Speak English
  • Best if you Try to Speak Italian, Be Polite,
    Patient, Humble

43
Miscellaneous
  • International Travel
  • Do NOT Expect US Culture and Behavior
  • You are a Visitor/Guest, Be a Good One
  • Speaking Louder in English Wont Help
    Communication
  • Embrace the Differences, Enjoy the Culture
  • Group Travel
  • Meeting Schedule/Plans Will Be Expected
  • Need to be On-Time at Location
  • Flexibility/Compromise is Key to Group Harmony
  • Pre-Plan/Carry Snacks/Water,
  • Individuals Compromising the Groups Experience
    Will be Dropped from Class/Accommodations

44
Questions
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ENGR 4060 Italy
Goal Provide a foreign learning experience with
a strong technical component to engineering
students, which may be applied to graduation
requirements.
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Objectives
  • Study historical and current engineering and
    technology in northern Italy
  • Develop a familiarity with the general history
    and culture of northern Italy
  • Become proficient in European travel

48
In 2005 2006
  • 6 Pre-trip classes, withassignments.
  • 13 days in country,12 of organized activities.
  • 15 students in 05
  • 16 students in 06.
  • About even split between technical and cultural.
  • Technical tours stressed food, manufacturing and
    environmental engineering.
  • Students graded on journal and written assignment.

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Locations
  • Venice 9 days
  • Florence 3 days
  • Bologna 1 day
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