Grace Burleson

Grace is a PhD student at the University of Michigan where her research focuses on improving the ways engineers design technologies intended for social and economic development. She was an E4C Fellow 2017-19 and and holds a dual MS in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Anthropology.

Grace Burleson

Working Remotely: Seven Tips for Productive Online Meetings

March 18, 2020

Editor’s note: Grace Burleson is an Expert Research Fellow at Engineering for Change who wrote this article for Medium...

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Grace Burleson

Seven Recommendations for Disseminating Results to Tech4Dev Research Participants

January 29, 2020

There is a need for improved ethical standards in reporting the results of human-centered research back to participants. The...

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Grace Burleson

Affordable and Scalable: Evaporative Cooling Can Fight Food Loss – Time for Communities and the Development Sector to Embrace It

January 15, 2019

Food loss due to lack of effective storage is a global problem. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, approximately 23 percent...

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Grace Burleson

Advancing Research on Technology for Poverty Alleviation: How E4C Learns from Academic Institutions Worldwide

December 11, 2018

Worldwide, researchers investigate solutions to solve our world’s greatest concerns, such as access to clean water, food security, and...

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Grace Burleson

Engaging Students in Humanitarian Technology Projects: Six Expert Recommendations

How to engage students in humanitarian technology work was the topic of much discussion at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology...

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Grace Burleson

How to Incorporate Social Justice into the Engineering Design Process in Seven Steps

August 16, 2018

Engineering students are becoming increasingly interested in issues of social justice. Nearly 45 percent of university students say they...

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Grace Burleson

The Importance of Long-Term Project Planning: Case Studies in Eastern Uganda

November 3, 2017

In the rush to carry out their global development projects, many non-governmental organizations neglect to incorporate a maintenance plan....

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Grace Burleson

Evaluating Development Technology: Quantitative and Qualitative Recommendations

August 24, 2017

Every year, thousands of products are distributed to communities in low-resource settings. Unfortunately, many of these products are underused...

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Grace Burleson

Technologies in the Field: User Experience Reports

December 6, 2018

User Experience Reports are researched and written by E4C Fellows who interview users of different technologies being used in...

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Grace Burleson

Tendencias Tegnologicas del Tratamiento de Agua en los Hogares en Colombia

Read this report in English here. A través de Colombia, los esfuerzos para proporcionar soluciones al Tratamiento de Aguas...

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Grace Burleson

Household Water Treatment Trends in India

India has the world’s highest water-borne illness mortality rate with nearly 160 million people in the country lacking access...

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