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University technology program launched to give peace a chance

Grant Gross | Aug. 10, 2015
Computer science and engineering students at Drexel University will have a new opportunity to use their skills for good with the launch of a technology program for promoting world peace.

In the future, the program may allow Drexel students to participate in international coop programs as well as work at PeaceTech Lab.

The new program also aligns closely with Drexel's vision of being the "most civically engaged university in the country," Hughes added. "The conflict that arises in communities, regions or countries can be mitigated, to a certain degree, through civil engagement."

The PeaceTech Lab, launched in 2014 as an off-shoot of the government-funded U.S. Institute of Peace, brings together engineers, activists, social scientists, data scientists and other experts to develop tech, social media and data tools focused on preventing violent conflict.

 

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