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Professor Kelbaugh installs solar lighting with Taubman and engineering students in Guatemala

Friday, February 24, 2012

Professor Kelbaugh installs solar lighting with Taubman and engineering students in Guatemala

Architecture and Urban Planning Professor Douglas Kelbaugh will install solar lighting in Guatemala with group of engineering and urban planning students. The trip is organized by Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC) executive director John Barrie (BS LSA '79, BS Taubman '83, M.Arch '85). ATC creates sustainable technologies that promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for low-income people worldwide. ATC works in partnership with people in less economically developed countries to create world-class, low-cost technologies that solve problems and provide opportunity. ATC has ongoing relationships with people, villages and NGOs in Guatemala and villages and slum cities in Nicaragua. In 2011, ATC and the University of Michigan BLUELab engineering students collaborated with women weavers in Guatemala in order to create new technologies and new markets for women artisans.

To read more about ATC: http://apptechdesign.org/

More than one-third of Taubman College students are using spring break 2012 for experiential learning.

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