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.


    Partner: Solar Alternatives and Associated Programs (SAAP)

    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. 


    Partners: Auroville Consulting, Minvayu, Wattmon

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

    Project Poster: Renewable Energy in Auroville, India

    Project Poster: Wind Turbine Efficiency


    Partner: Grupo Fenix

    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. 

    Project Poster: Drip Irrigation System


    Partner: Community Partner

    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. 

    Project Poster: Water Systems in El Cortijo


    Partner: Dominica Manufacturer's Association

    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.

    Project Poster: Virgin Coconut Oil Extraction


    Partner: CECAM Bolivia

    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. 

    Project Poster: ETHOS Rocket Oven


    Partner: Nkong Hilltop

    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. 

    Project Poster: Biosand Water Filters in Buea, Cameroon


    Partner: Burn Design

    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


    Partner: MAEVE

    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. 

    Project Poster: Gasifier Stove and Renewable Biomass Fuel

    Project Poster: Carbon Finance and Stove Implementation

    Project Poster: VSBK Extrusion Implementation

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