Ken Pickar
Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering

California Institute of Technology
208 Gates-Thomas, Mail Code 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-4185


E/MedE/ME 105

Syllabus (pdf)
Background Materials
Projects/Final Papers
Trips to Guatemala

E/ME 103

Useful Links




E/ME 105: Product Design for the Developing World

Background Materials


  • CIA World Factbook: Guatemala
  • Amnesty International's Guatemala page
  • FAO: The role of women in the conservation of the genetic resources of maize (Guatemala)
  • Inter-American Development Bank. Indigenous peoples and poverty reuction: A case study of Guatemala (pdf)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development: Republic of Guatemala Country Strategic Opportunities Paper (pdf)
  • Wikipedia: Guatemala
  • The 2005 Guatemala Economic and Product Market Databook (pdf)
  • Human Development Report (pdf)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (doc)
  • PNUD, (2004)., Informe sobre desarrollo Humano, La libertad cultural en el mundo diverso de hoy.
  • PNUD,(2005)., Guatemala Informe Nacional de Desarrollo Humano. Diversidad Etnico-Cultural: la ciudadania en un estado plural.
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit, (2006). Guatemala Country Profiles The Economist Intelligence Unit, 26 Red Lion Square, London.
  • United Nations Human Development Reports (Naciones Unidas, Reportes sobre Desarrollo Humano, New York, US.) 1992-2008
  • U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and U.S. Department of State, 2005. Doing Business In Guatemala:  The 2007 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies. International copyright, all rights reserved outside of the United States
  • Sanitation Def (pdf)