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Summer 2016 Projects


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PATNA, INDIA

Partner: Solar Alternatives and Associated Programs (SAAP)

Claudia and Katie traveled to the northern part of India to continue work on a solar adsorption refrigeration project. They redesigned and simplified ethanol-carbon STAR system by using locally available and affordable materials. The project's goal was to provide enough cooling to keep vaccines from spoiling during blackouts in rural India.

See Project Poster: Solar Thermal Adsorptive Refrigeration

Read more about their experience here.


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MYSORE, INDIA

Partner: The Organization for the Development of the People (ODP)

Rob and Maria traveled to Mysore, India and partnered with a local NGO to develop a technology that would improve the livelihoods of the ODP’s target population. They worked under ODP’s sustainable agriculture and natural resource management sectors to develop technology for small farmers.

See Project Poster: ETHOS Mysore 2016

Read more about their experience here.


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BANGALORE, INDIA

Partner: Grupo Fenix

Scott and Trevor spent their summer in Bangalore, where they worked on various projects including a solar powered aeroponics system. As a water efficient form of farming, this system can combat the issues of lack of proper access to electricity as well as India’s current, severe drought

See Project Poster: Solar Powered Aeroponics System in Bangalore, India

Read more about their experience here.


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CHILUMBA, MALAWI

Partner: Determined to Develop

Megan and Reed traveled to one of the least developed areas of Malawi to assist in a high school building design. Partnering with Determined to Develop, a non-profit in the Karonga area, they assisted in surveying the area and created 3D modeling of the designed buildings for construction.


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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Partner: Rocket Works

The drying of tobacco leaves with inefficient drying methods leads to excessive and rapid deforestation. Maggie and Erin traveled to work in Durban, South Africa to assist with the development and testing of a state-of-the-art tobacco barn.

See Project Poster: Tobacco Barn Testing in Durban, South Africa

Read more about their experience here.


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KUMBA, CAMEROON

Partner: Cameroon Football Development Program (CFDP)

Joe and Adam traveled to Mbo Barombi, Cameroon to work on the route planning and site survey for a proposed roadway to connect the isolated village to the town across the lake. They also chose to review the water catchment which was installed by the ETHOS Center in 2008 and updated in 2013. 

See Project Poster: Road Development in Mbo Barombi/Kumba, Cameroon

Read more about their experience here.


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MATAGALPA, NICARAGUA

Partner: Familias Especiales

Andrew and Teresa traveled to the mountains of Nicaragua, Matagalpa and engaged in a project to create a startup plan for a community farmer’s market. They researched cooling based solutions as well as alternatives solely concerned with improving air circulation to mitigate the high temperatures within the facility.

See Project Poster: Adaptive Equipment & Facility Ventilation in Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Read more about their experience here.


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WOODFORD HILL, DOMINICA

Partner: Dominican Manufacturing Association

Jason, Caitlyn, and Paige (not pictured) were partnered with Dominican Manufacturing Association and were each assigned various projects based on their majors in mechanical and civil engineering. Their projects included working with manufacturing and production companies, relief housing projects, and construction companies.

See Project Poster: ETHOS Trip to Dominica

Read more about their experience here.


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COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

Partners: SODIS, CONSES, and CECAM Bolivia

Gabby Maria, and Katie (not pictured) spent 10 weeks in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and each worked on different projects. These projects included addressing issues of high iron concentrations in water, scarcity of water resources and little access to sewage, poverty, gender-based violence, and environmental contamination.

See Project Poster: Iron Removal from Water Using Banana Peel Ash: Cochabamba, Bolivia

See Project Poster: Cochabamba Eco-Toilet Project

See Project Poster: Soap Making- Cochabamba, Bolivia

Read more about their experience here.


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SABANA GRANDE, NICARAGUA

Partner: Grupo Fenix

Molly and Colin traveled to Sabana Grande, Nicaragua to work on composting latrines. With their project at its beginning stages, they focused on educating the community by hosting meetings and conducting home surveys to determine the best sanitation solution for the region.

See Project Poster: ETHOS 10 Week Immersion Sabana Grande, Nicaragua

Read more about their experience here.


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HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA

Partner: Zona Juvenil Youth Organization

Saehan and Thomas (not pictured) worked and lived in a youth ranch located in a small village of Guatemala working for an organization of troubled children that have been left behind by family and the court system. Their projects focused on the construction of kitchen expansion and a rainwater collection system.

See Project Poster: Rainwater Collection in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Read more about their experience here.

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