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    Summer 2014 Projects

    From an island in the West Indies to the warm heart of Africa, our students were all over the world this summer working with our partners. Check out where our students were located and what projects they worked on.

    Patna, India

    Partner: Solar Alternatives and Associated Programs (SAAP)
    Bihar

    Jose, Aaron, and Matthew traveled to the northern part of India to continue work on a solar adsorption refrigeration project. The project's goal was to provide enough cooling to keep vaccines from spoiling during blackouts in rural India. 

    AUROVILLE, INDIA

    Partners: Auroville Consulting, Minvayu, Wattmon
    auroville

    In the southern Indian town of Auroville, Clay, Josh, Marcy, Katrina, and Yicong (not pictured) worked on energy consultation and wind turbine construction. 

    Group video 

    Student blog

    Project Poster: Renewable Energy in Auroville, India

    Project Poster: Wind Turbine Efficiency

    SABANA GRANDE, NICARAGUA

    Partner: Grupo Fenix
    sabana grande

    This summer, Henry and Ryan spent their time in the hills of Sabana Grande to work with our long-standing community partner, Grupo Fenix. One of their projects for this summer was focused on installing a drip irrigation system for the local garden. 

    Group video

    Project Poster: Drip Irrigation System

    PALIN, GUATEMALA

    Partner: Community Partner 
    guate

    In a small village of 1000 residents outside of Palin, Guatemala, Ivan, Colleen, Chris, and Kyle (not pictured) designed both a water collection system for the community and a surgery center in the community. 

    Group video

    Student blog

    Project Poster: Water Systems in El Cortijo

    ROSEAU, DOMINICA

    Partner: Dominica Manufacturer's Associationdominica

    This small island in the West Indies was home to Zakariye, Thomas, Mariana, and Gabriel for the summer. Dominica gave the students opportunities to explore several projects including coconut oil production, sustainable agriculture and local entrepreneurship.

    Group video

    Group blog

    Project Poster: Virgin Coconut Oil Extraction

    COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

    Partner: CECAM Bolivia 
    Cochabamba

    Bolivia has been an ETHOS site for many years. But this year, our students traveled to a new location, Cochabamba, to work with CECAM. Craig, Brian, and Kathleen worked on a few projects including a rocket oven designed for baking bread. 

    Group video

    Project Poster: ETHOS Rocket Oven

    LEBIALEM, CAMEROON

    Partner: Nkong Hilltop 
    cameroon

    Katy, Jose, Alyssa, and Chinedum (not pictured) were located in the city of Lebialem, Cameroon this summer to construct and install biosand filters. Biosand filters use a biological layer grown in the filter to clean dirty water. 

    Group video

    Student blog

    Project Poster: Biosand Water Filters in Buea, Cameroon

    WASHINGTON, USA

    Partner: Burn Design 
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    Within the U.S., Michael worked with Burn Design Lab on the west coast as they designed and tested clean burning, energy efficient stoves for several developing nations around the world.

    Project Poster: Stick Fed Rocket Stove Testing

    LILONGWE, MALAWI

    Partner: MAEVE
    Lilongawe

    Lilongwe was a new location for ETHOS this summer. Raphaella, Eric, Jasmine, Kristin (not pictured), and Juliana (not pictured) focused on stove technologies and biomass energy. 

    Group video

    Student blog

    Project Poster: Gasifier Stove and Renewable Biomass Fuel

    Project Poster: Carbon Finance and Stove Implementation

    Project Poster: VSBK Extrusion Implementation