Zooming with German university to talk cars and automotive technology
A study abroad experience for RIT’s College of Engineering Technology (CET) students took place over Zoom when the class connected with peers from Hochschule Mittweida University of Applied Sciences in central Germany.
Fourteen students from RIT were part of the spring class Global Engineering Experience - Automotive Electronics taught by Martin Anselm, assistant professor in CET’s Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology. It was to be the onsite class for a faculty-led international program that would continue over the summer with travel to Germany. While travel plans changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students still connected with peers through Zoom meetings for classes in culture and language as well as instruction in automotive engineering design principles to understand the industry perspective from two continents, said Jarrett Duncovich, one of the students.