Students Study Abroad in Spain

tarragona city square in Spain

group image of all students who participated in the study abroadThirteen engineering students spent two weeks in Tarragona, Spain as part of a new program to study contemporary global issues in engineering management at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

Students were assigned a case study requiring them to work in teams to incorporate the knowledge gained through theoretical sessions and technical visits on the trip to discover unique solutions for their projects. “For our project, we had to take two countries – Spain and another of our choice – and perform a market analysis to see which would be better to first, produce in, and second, sell in,” said senior mechanical engineering major Nasim Abedelwahab. “We conducted research to draw conclusions from the data, then defended our findings for our final.”

In addition to their work, students were able to experience the rich culture and history of Spain. Students took excursions to various Roman ruins, learning about engineering innovations dating back thousands of years. The group also visited local industry such as the Institute for Applied Automotive Research to learn about the groundbreaking research happening in automotive safety.