Gap For Good ProgramNavigation
Real Projects. Real Results.
Stanford Gap For Good Program is a program in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE).
SGFG was founded in 2010 by My T. Le, a Lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Department, with three goals:
(1) To match undergraduate students with NGOs and Not-for-Profit Companies working on Sustainable Development and Global Health;
(2) To train these students by working on real-world projects; and
(3) To support them as they implement their designs in the field.
For more information about the program, please contact My T. Le at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Spring Quarter, students will enroll in EE46 – Engineering For Good – class to learn project management, design thinking, and team building skills while working on a hands-on public service project in partnership with an NGO or Not-For-Profit Company.
During the summer, students will continue their designs in the field with their partners. The final week of the program, at the end of the summer, will be a debriefing session to gain insight into the design process and social mission of the work.
Applications to SGFG will be accepted during Winter Quarter and students will be selected by March 2014. More information on the program will be posted on this web site during the coming months.
Following the success of the inaugural program in Summer 2012, SGFG was expanded into 2 quarters – Spring and Summer – in 2013.
During the Spring Quarter, 26 students worked on 9 projects in Global Health and Sustainable Development.
During the summer, 13 students traveled to the field to work on 4 interesting and diverse projects – Sustainable Energy and Development with a Native Tribal Council in Alaska, Climate Change Effect on Flooding with the United Nations Office of Development in Nicaragua, Childhood Malnutrition with the Children In Crisis program in Guatemala, and Expanding Technology Park with the Ministry of Information in Bhutan.